Nestled on the banks of the scenic Chippewa River off of Hwy 178, the City of Cornell is a center for area history and year-round recreation. The city has the only remaining pulpwood stacker, located in the Mill Yard Park, site of the Cornell Visitors Center and Native American Museum (open May through October).
Cornell is also a trailhead for the 20-mile Old Abe Trail, for biking, walking, rollerblading and snowmobiling. Brunet Island State Park offers camping and other outdoor recreation. Cornell also has links to Wisconsin’s extensive snowmobile trail network. A community center offers flea markets, antique shows and other events. Cornell is home to several community festivals throughout the year; fireworks on July 3, a car show, Chippewa River Rendezvous and an annual craft and art fair.