Menomonie is famous for the Red Cedar River, a tributary of the Chippewa River. This river runs parallel with the Red Cedar State Trail, which skirts along the steep walls of the Red Cedar Valley. Along its route, the river passes through the communities of Irvington and Downsville as well as the Dunnville State Wildlife Area. Bald eagles are frequently sighted on the nearby rivers and can be found perched on the majestic white pines along these beautiful waterways. Fishing is a common river activity in Menomonie, well known for its large walleye population.