One of the best things about Menomonie in the summer time is hanging out at the Bottoms! It is the a gorgeous beach that stretches down the side of the Red Cedar River for about a mile. Grab some friends, a cooler, and a volleyball for a day full of Wisconsin beach fun. The Bottoms is located down by the Dunn State Public Hunting grounds, and its a little bit hard to find if you don’t know where you’re going. You can hop on a bike and pedal 15 miles down the Red Cedar Trail and you’ll run right into it, or you can type 524th St/Dunnville Rd into Google maps for a pretty decent set of directions. When you turn left at 524th St. (which is a sand/gravel road right next to the Red Cedar Trail), you’ll take it all the way down until it hits a dead end. From there, follow the path from the parking lot to the beach. Recently, some friends and I headed down there for a whole day of Wisconsin summer goodness.
If you have any questions about how to get there, feel free to e-mail me at Kigerc@uwstout.edu!