Putnam Park Is A Secret Oasis Hidden In Plain Sight In The Heart Of Eau Claire, Wisconsin
By Ben Jones|Published July 08, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
There’s a beautiful park in Eau Claire that’s easy to miss. Putnam Park winds through the heart of Eau Claire, next to the hustle and bustle of the city — but at the same time, a world away. It’s easy to drive right past this park, but if you take time to seek it out, you’ll discover a unique natural oasis that’s perfect for a relaxing stroll or bike ride. Here’s why you need to seek out Eau Claire’s Putnam Park.
Putnam Park is relatively flat so it’s a good spot for an easy walk. The trail stretches 1.3 miles and leashed dogs are allowed. Interested in more hidden gems in Wisconsin? Check out this amazing bridge park you may have never heard of.
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