VISITOR’S GUIDE | 2011
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TABLE OF CONTENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS | 6-10 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICE CONTACTS | 11 EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS | 11 WAUPACA COUNTY COMMUNITIES | 12-14 ATTRACTIONS | 16-19 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT | 20-22 FESTIVALS & EVENTS | 23-31 LODGING | 32-38 PARKS & TRAILS | 41-46 RECREATION | 47-48 SERVICES | 50-51 SHOPPING | 52-54 Published by: WRC Media for Waupaca County Visitor & Promotional Council Design by: Mike Heidl www.mikeheidl.com All aerial photography by: Ron Brooks for WRC Media WRC Media 920-841-2118 Â© Copy Right 2011 by Waupaca County Visitors & Promotional Council Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited www.visitwaupacacounty.com #OVER 0HOTO 3UNSET ,AKE ON THE #HAIN / ,AKES 7AUPACA 0HOTOGRAPHER 4Y (ELBACH s WWWTYHELBACHPHOTOGRAPHYCOM
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Welcome to Waupaca County We welcome you with open arms to enjoy our beautiful county. Waupaca County offers an abundance of things to see and do. With 759 square miles of rolling woodlands, 240 lakes, 79 rivers and 35 trout streams you can fish, hunt, swim, boat, hike, golf, bowl, ski, snowmobile, and of course shop! We have it all, the amenities of a big city to the charm of a rural community. Hospitality takes the high road when you visit us. We want you to come and enjoy what we take for granted every day, beautiful land, water and skies. Need a place to stay for the night or week? We have everything from beautiful hotel suites to the charm of local bed & breakfasts, rustic or full hook up camping, resort living or vacation rentals. We guarantee you’ll feel ‘at home’ no matter what your style. Centrally located, you can reach us via State Highways 10, 54, 45 and 22 or fly in to one of our many wonderful airports which can accommodate aircrafts up to small jets. Maybe you want to come by watercraft, the Wolf River connects us to the Great Lakes and the mighty Mississippi. Which ever way, or season we have a lot to offer a family vacation, day trip or romantic weekend! Come & enjoy!
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The Waupaca County Visitor’s Guide is published by the Waupaca County Visitor & Promotional Council. The guide is a free promotional book designed to aid tourists in searching out many recreational and retail experiences that await you in Waupaca County. For more information or specific interest maps contact WCVPC, 221 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981. www.VisitWaupacaCounty.com. WCVPC does not take responsibility for any incidents of false advertising.
Appletree Lane Bed & Breakfast ........................... 33 Becker Marine ........................................................ 49 Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel ....................... 35 Chain O Lakes Marine ............................................ 48 Clear Water Harbor ................................................. 55 Cleghorn B&B.......................................................... 33 Clintonville Chamber of Commerce ....................... 15 Crystal River Inn ..................................................... 33 Deerhaven Campground......................................... 38 Embellishments ...................................................... 54 Evergreen Campsites & Resort .............................. 39 Feminine Touch ....................................................... 54 Ferg’s Bavarian Village ........................................... 53 First National Bank ................................................. 50 Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce ................... 28 Fremont Travel Plaza .............................................. 51
DISTANCE TO WAUPACA COUNTY
GREEN BAY, WI 40 Miles
ROCKFORD, IL 150 Miles
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 220 Miles
MILWAUKEE, WI 120 Miles
MADISON, WI 100 Miles
CHICAGO, IL 180 Miles
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 220 Miles
Gold ‘N Country Gifts, LLC ...................................... 54 Green Fountain Inn ................................................. 33 Iola/Scandanavia Chamber of Commerce ............. 15 Iola Old Car Show ................................................... 56 Journal Community Publishing Group................... 49 King Berry Farm & Greenhouse ............................. 54 King’s Table Restaurant.......................................... 21 Lindsay House B&B ................................................ 33 Mid-Western Rodeo ................................................ 30 Millstone of Iola Mills ............................................. 22 Ministry Health Care............................................... 51 New London Tourism Council ................................ 13 Norseman House Motel .......................................... 38 Panache .................................................................. 54 Party Doll Fleet ....................................................... 48 Pine Grove Resort ................................................... 37 Red Banks Resort LLC ............................................ 36 Ride Waupaca ......................................................... 25
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Royal Oaks Golf Course .......................................... 38 Stange’s of Waupaca .............................................. 54 Strawberry Fest ...................................................... 25 Symco Union Thresheree ....................................... 31 Turner’s Fresh Market ............................................ 53 Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.................... 5 Waupaca Camping Park ......................................... 36 Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation ............................................................. 51 Waupaca Area Triathlon ......................................... 25 Waupaca Chain Skiers ........................................... 19 Weasel’s Restaruant ............................................... 22 Webfooters Water Ski Show................................... 18 Willow Pond B&B & Events .................................... 33 Wisconsin Veterans Home...................................... 19 Wolf River Trips and Campground ......................... 40 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park...................................... 2
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Calendar Of Events JANUARY
Polar Bear Plunge Lime Kiln Lake Cty. QQ, Waupaca Winter Family Fun Day 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.mosquitohill.com
Marion Lions Fish Derby 4QWV[8WQV\/IZĂ…MTL)^M Marion 1
New London Chamber of Commerce Beer Tasting 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonchamber.com Turkey Dinner )UMZQKIV4MOQWV0ITT.ZMUWV\ Fremont EMS & Fire Dept. 8PQT4M_QV! Radar Run and Winterfest <][\QVÂŒ;XWV[WZMLJa5M\b Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club ___UM\bZQLOMZ]VVMZ[WZO
5IVI_I+PIUJMZ 8QV Bowling Tournament Keglers Bowling Center Winter Whirl, Clintonville Winter Celebration
Iola Winter Carnival 1WTIÂŒ Fire On Ice Snowmobile Races Weyauwega Womenâ€™s Wellness Day 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonchamber.com Wine & Beer Tasting Tedâ€™s Grandview Supper Club .ZMUWV\ÂŒÂˇ!"XU 5QSM;KPZMQJMZÂŒ!
Community Choir and Civic Orchestra ;XZQVO+WVKMZ\ÂŒ?I]XIKI Fish Boil Catholic Church ?MaI]_MOIÂŒ! !
Big Whopper Weekend 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondontourism.com
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Badger State Games Iola & Waupaca Expo Center
+PQTQ,QVVMZ8QbbI*QVOWÂˇXU )UMZQKIV4MOQWV0ITT.ZMUWV\ +IZWTaV)ZVL\ÂŒ! Ice Breaker VI Free Sport Show Fremont Event Center at Channel Cats www.channelcatsbar.com
St. Patrickâ€™s Day ?MMSTWVO+MTMJZI\QWV 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newdublin.com St. Patrickâ€™s Day Grand Parade & Irish Fest 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newdublin.com Musky Magic New London Middle School 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.mosquitohill.com
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\P)VV]IT?ITTMaM<W]ZVIUMV\ Fort Fremont Marine .ZMUWV\ÂŒ! www.fortfremontmarine.com
Walleye Tournament Red Banks Resort !! www.redbanks.net
Bubbles, Chocolate & Vino Experience +WUU]VQ\a+MV\MZÂŒÂˇ "XU +TQV\WV^QTTMÂŒ *ZI\.Za!IUÂˇXU Fremont Village Parking Lot +IZWTaV)ZVL\ÂŒ!
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Calendar Of Events -I[\MZ-OO0]V\ *]KPWT\b8IZS+TQV\WV^QTTM ?I]XIKI.QVM)Z\[;PW_ Waupaca EXPO Center Demo Days Fort Fremont Marine .ZMUWV\ÂŒ!
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City Wide Rummage Sale Manawa
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City Wide Rummage 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.waupacanow.com
RMC Fun Run Waupaca
Memorial Day Parade & Lakeside Cemetery Ceremony .ZMUWV\ÂŒ!!
Free Fishing Weekend throughout the state
Used Book Sale .ZMUWV\>QTTIOM0ITT !
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Spring Cruise Car Show Clintonville
City Wide Rummage Sales Clintonville
Wakeboard Tournament Fort Fremont Marine !
Manawa Chamber/Community Golf Scramble Cedar Springs Golf Course Manawa
Webfooters Water Ski Show XU.ZMUWV\ Every Wednesday & Sunday
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Calendar Of Events New London Tourism Concert in Taft Park 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonchamber.com +WUU]VQ\a?QLM:]UUIOM;ITM Waupaca Lioness
Webfooters Water Ski Show XU.ZMUWV\ Every Wednesday & Sunday
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Waupaca Model Railroad Show Waupaca Recreation Center Waupaca ! )VV]IT4QWV[.Ta1V,ZQ^M1V *ZMISNI[\5]VQKQXIT)QZXWZ\ ?I]XIKIÂŒ
Wisconsin Powered Parachute )[[WKQI\QWV.TaQV6M_4WVLWV !! ! ___UIZS[XIZSIVLIQZĂ…MTLKWU ?I]XIKI)ZMI/IZLMV?ITS )Z\;\ZWTT!IUÂˇXU ! WZ 1WTI0Q[\WZQKIT;WKQM\a Strawberry Fest 174) Manawa Rodeo Customer )XXZMKQI\QWV-^MVQVO Rodeo Grounds
Fantastic Fireworks ?)7TMV)\PTM\QK.QMTLÂŒ+TQV\WV^QTTM .QZM_WZS[I\L][SÂŒ+TQV\WV^QTTM Independence Day in Weyauwega .IQZOZW]VL[ÂŒ?MaI]_MOI ! www.weyauwegachamber.com
Old Fashioned \PWN 2]Ta+MTMJZI\QWV 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.waupacanow.com
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Waupaca Firemenâ€™s Dance ;_IV8IZS"XU ?I]XIKIÂŒ
Wakeboard Tournament Fort Fremont Marine !
New London Tourism Concert in Taft Park 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonchamber.com
Community Summerfest Weyauwega Community Park ?MaI]_MOIÂŒ www.sspeterpaulchurch.org
-)))QZ^MV\]ZM?Q\\UIV:MOQWVIT )QZXWZ\7[PSW[P Thresheree & National Tractor Pull Symco !
Calendar Of Events AUGUST
Iolaâ€™s Vintage Military & Gun Show With Vintage Tractors & Equipment 1WTIÂŒ www.iolavms.com
Webfooters Water Ski Show XU.ZMUWV\ Every Wednesday & Sunday
Chicken BBQ & Corn Roast 0IPV)4]TI:M[WZ\
Chain Skiers Water Ski Show ;I\]ZLIa[I\"XU3QVO
Scandinavia Corn Roast ! www.cornroast.net
Fish Boil & Outdoor Worship Service Under the Tent Immanual Lutheran Church BQ\\I]ÂŒ!
Waupaca County Fair Waupaca County Fairgrounds ?MaI]_MOIÂŒ! ! New London Tourism Concert in Taft Park 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonchamber.com
Field of Praise John Bartelt Field Marion
Wolf River Marketplace IUÂˇXU 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! ___KQ\QbMV[WVTQVMKWU -^MZa;I\]ZLIa)]O][\ Brat Fry on Wolf River /QTT[4IVLQVOÂŒ?MaI]_MOI ! ;WTM\W;W]T3:]V John Bartelt Field Marion 0MZQ\IOM,Ia[:IQT.M[\ 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.historicalvillage.org Wakeboard Tournament Fort Fremont Marine ! Firemenâ€™s Festival & Parade Clintonville
Rod & Classic Custom Car Show South Park, Waupaca 18
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Northeast Wisconsin Strongman Challenge 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.bigtonyscrivens.com
City Wide Rummage 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.waupacanow.com
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Wolf River Marketplace IUÂˇXU 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! ___KQ\QbMV[WVTQVMKWU -^MZa;I\]ZLIa;MX\MUJMZ :]UUIOM):IUI IUÂˇXU 5IZa3ZI][M!
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Breakfast Rotaryâ€™s Oktoberfest Waupaca
Cheese & Sausage, Fall Family Fest 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonchamber.com 0WZ[M*]OOa,Ia[ Downtown Weyauwega
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Calendar Of Events Cemetary Walk Oakwood Cemetery Weyauwega www.weyauwegachamber.com Civil War Cemetary Walk .TWZIT0QTT[+MUM\IZa 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondonwi.org/museum
Walleye Tournament Red Banks Resort .ZMUWV\ÂŒ!!
Manawa City Wide Rummage Sale, part II 5IVI_IÂŒ!! 5W[Y]Q\W0QTT6I\]ZM+MV\MZ 0WVMa;]VLIa 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.mosquitohill.com
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Veterans Day Program ?Q[KWV[QV>M\MZIV[0WUM King
Lighted Christmas Display +TQV\WV^QTTMÂŒ www.clintonvillewi.org/chamber
0WTQLIaWN ?WVLMZ8IZILMIVL Santa Land 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.newlondontourism.com
Classic Christmas Throughout Waupaca www.waupacamemories.com
Old Fashioned Christmas .M[\Q^IT,W_V\W_V.ZMUWV\ !
Santa Visit 1WTIÂŒ
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)UMZQKIV4MOQWV>M\MZIVÂź[,Ia,QVVMZ )UMZQKIV4MOQWV0ITTÂŒ.ZMUWV\ !!
Scarecrow Contest Waupaca Month of October 4W[\)Z\[.IQZ<I[\MWN 6WZ_Ia 1WTIÂŒ 0IZ^M[\5WWV.M[\I\ 5W[Y]Q\W0QTT6I\]ZM+MV\MZ 6M_4WVLWVÂŒ!! www.mosquitohill.com
Fremont Tree Lighting Ceremony & Vigilight Candle Walk Wolf River Crossing Park Classic Christmas Throughout Waupaca www.waupacamemories.com
Christmas Shop at the Library & More Than a Bake Sale! .ZMUWV\>QTTIOM0ITT ! Classic Christmas Throughout Waupaca www.waupacamemories.com
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911 - Emergency for Police, Fire, Rescue/Ambulance & Sheriff Emergency Numbers CLINTONVILLE Police Department - Non-emergency ........................................ 715-823-3117 Fire Department - Non-emergency ............................................ 715-823-3750 ThedaCare On Call ................................................................. 1-800-236-2236 24 Hours a Day 7 Days A Week FREMONT Police Department - Non-emergency ........................................ 920-446-2299 Aurora Health Center ................................................................. 920-446-2000 IOLA/SCANDINAVIA Fire & Ambulance Service - Non-emergency ........................... 715-445-2515 Scandinavia Fire Department - Non-emergency ....................... 715-467-2360 MANAWA Fire Station - Non-emergency ................................................... 920-596-2593 Police Department - Non-emergency ........................................ 920-596-3390 ThedaCare Physicians Manawa ................................................. 920-596-3435
NEW LONDON Police Department - Non-emergency ........................................ 920-982-8505 Fire Department - Non-emergency ............................................ 920-982-8507 Urgent Care - New London Family Medical Center, 1405 Mill Street .................................. 920-531-2000 WAUPACA Police Department - Non-emergency ........................................ 715-258-4400 Fire Department - Non-emergency ............................................ 715-258-4434 Hospital - Urgent Care ............................................................... 715-258-1000 Riverside Medical Center, 800 Riverside Drive, Waupaca WEYAUWEGA Police Department - Non-emergency ........................................ 920-867-4141 Fire Department - Non-emergency ............................................ 920-867-2119 WAUPACA COUNTY DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES Jeff Knorr, Warden ..................................................................... 920-446-2494
Area Chamber of Commerce Office Contacts CLINTONVILLE AREA Chamber of Commerce 18 S. Main St., P.O. Box 56 Clintonville, WI 54929 715-823-4606 www.clintonvillewi.org/chamber firstname.lastname@example.org FREMONT AREA Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 114 Fremont, WI 54940 920-446-3838 www.travelfremont.com IOLA-SCANDINAVIA AREA Iola-Scandinavia Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 167 Iola, WI 54945 715-445-4000 www.ischamber.org
NEW LONDON AREA Chamber of Commerce 301 E. Beacon Ave. New London, WI 54961 920-982-5822 www.newlondonchamber.com www.newlondontourism.com email@example.com MANAWA AREA Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 221 Manawa, WI 54940 920-596-2495 www.ManawaChamber.com MARION AREA Marion Economic Development Corp. 230 Mavis Rd. Marion, WI 54950 715-754-2535 OGDENSBURG, VILLAGE OF N5700 Spring St. Ogdensburg, WI 54962
920-244-7845 SYMCO, VILLAGE OF N8599 Ferg Rd. Manawa, WI 54949 920-596-2946 www.fergsbavarianvillage.com WAUPACA AREA Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 221 S. Main St. Waupaca, WI 54981 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com www.WaupacaMemories.com info@WaupacaMemories.com WEYAUWEGA Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 531 Weyauwega, WI 54983 920-867-2500 www.WeyauwegaChamber.com info@WeyauwegaChamber.com
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WAUPACA COUNTY COMMUNITIES Clintonville
Whether you live, work or play in the Clintonville area you’re sure to find plenty to do. Clintonville is home, a safe and comfortable place to live, work and raise a family. Our rich history sets us apart from other places in the area. Our historical society is very active and takes great pride in the wonderful historical area that they maintain. Here you can visit an original cordwood house or take a peek at a collection of historical stones including a section of The Great Wall of China. A visit to the Four Wheel Drive Museum is a definite must where you will learn how the ball and socket steering joint located at both the front and rear axel allowing for four wheel drive traction was first created. The people and families who live here today continue the traditions of friendship, cooperation and commitment to the future. We are fortunate to have a variety of business, industry and natural resources. Clintonville is a great place to live with an active, forward thinking city government. With excellent schools, friendly people and a quaint small town feel I’m sure that you will find Clintonville has just what you’ve been looking for.
Fremont is blessed with the amazing beauty of the Wolf River, as a part of the Winnebago system, and for that reason alone makes it a hot spot on your journey. With incredible year round fishing, a plethora of restaurants, and the welcoming access for boating and water sports, Fremont’s where it’s at. Need a little more information? Visit the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.travelfremont.com and you’ll find it there! Or if you’re in town, simply visit the FACC’s Visitor’s Information Center.
Settled in the Mid-1800s, Iola’s Norwegian heritage is still evident in warm hospitality, coffee breaks, and touches of Scandinavian accents which make it “A Very Special Place.” Held annually the second weekend in July, Iola Old Car Show is attended by over 100,000 car enthusiasts with up to 2,500 show cars. Glacier Wood Golf Course offers a beautiful eighteen-hole challenging course nestled in the rolling glacier forests. The Iola Vintage Military, Gun, Vintage Tractors & Equipment Show is held the second weekend in August. Water related activities are abundant with a multitude of lakes and streams. Driving on the serene roadways you’ll see a variety of wildlife. Iola’s Historical Society Complex consists of a depot, town hall, one-room log cabin, one-room schoolhouse and a replica 1901 firehouse. Iola Winter Sports Complex features ski-jumping, and more than four miles of lighted cross-country ski- trails. Norseman Hill hosts the Iola Winter Carnival ski functions and Badger State Games the first weekend in February—in conjunction there’s the traditional Lutefisk dinner. Check out Iola Mills which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a great school-district
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and exceptional fitness/aquatic center Iola is a great place to live, work, play or visit!
For over 50 years, Manawa is Rodeo City, featuring PRCA MidWestern Rodeo excitement. As one of the best professional rodeos in the Great Lakes Circuit, it attracts over 15,000 people annually to Manawa. Outdoor activities are always plentiful: the Little Wolf River flows southwest through the city, offering fishing and canoeing. Snowmobilers find trails through and around Manawa. Cedar Springs Golf Course is open to the public, and is friendly to the beginner and a test to the serious golfer. Bear Lake Campground is one of the area’s finest, and still close downtown shopping. A number of ponds and parks will allow families to enjoy and study the beauty of central Wisconsin. A city that prides itself on a growing manufacturing base, variety of shops and restaurants, excellent school system, and community support of a diverse number of annual activities. Manawa invites you to visit, vacation, and maybe even make it your home.
Recreational opportunities abound in this small community in northeastern Waupaca County. The natural beauty of the area’s wooded land, farm fields, lakes and streams, coupled with plentiful game make Marion a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Hunters in pursuit of white-tailed deer, wild turkey, grouse, geese, ducks, rabbits and squirrels enjoy the thousands of acres of public hunting land located within minutes of downtown Marion. The Marion Pond is famous for it’s trophy sized game fish and abundant pan fish. A network of trails run through and around the city, creating opportunity for bicycling, walking and hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and horseback riding.
Catch a great day in New London boating, fishing, canoeing, rafting or tubing on the scenic rivers flowing through the heart of Wolf River country. Shoppers can explore unique shops and friendly, relaxed dining atmospheres offered in this picturesque, riverside community. As one strolls through the downtown, take pleasure in the charming restored buildings. Visit our Heritage Historical Village and travel back in time as you tour the meticulously preserved buildings and railway artifacts. For the naturalist and outdoorsmen New London has limitless activities to offer. Explore 900 acres of manicured parks featuring walking, biking, and cross country ski trails, disc golf and a variety of other sports. Take part in one of many unique programs offered at Mosquito Hill Nature Center. The Wolf and Embarrass rivers offer year round challenges for the avid fisherman starting with the Walleye run each spring. The legendary Wolf River Sturgeon Trail provides the perfect vantage point to observe the awesome
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WAUPACA COUNTY COMMUNITIES Sturgeon during their spring spawning ritual. Whether spending a lazy summer day floating down the river, or a fall day sampling locally made cheese and sausage at the Fall Family Fest, we are sure you will enjoy your time in New London.
The natives call it “The Burg”. The public call it Paradise Located in the geographic center of Waupaca County, Ogdensburg bears the name of Caleb Ogden, who served his hometown, his country, his state and his county first as co-founder of the village, next as the District Attorney of Waupaca County, then as a Circuit Judge for 28 years and then, along with his son, the founders of two newspapers (the County Republican and the County Post.) With a population of some 200 people, “the Burg” is a pleasant and neighborly place to reside or to visit. Four public parks offer venue for athletic competition in basketball, baseball and for a variety of winter sports like ice skating, cross county skiing and snowmobiling. The Ogdensburg/St Lawrence Volunteer First Responders holds a periodic fundraiser with an annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire House which features raffles, Kids ID’s, silent auctions, held the last Sunday in October. Another event scheduled for late Summer “09 in the 9th annual Ogdensburg Athletic Club’s Sports event known to the world as the OGLYMPICS.
Scandinavia’s areas picturesque setting among lakes, streams, and fertile soil attracted the first Norwegian settlers in the early 1850s. Once known as “The Indian Land” Scandinavia’s township was incorporated in 1854. The area offers great hunting and fishing opportunities with deer, turkey and many species of fish. The former GB&W Railroad has been converted to a hiking and biking trail during summer months and groomed snowmobile trails in the winter. Scandinavia is home to the Scandinavia Vikings Baseball team. The annual corn roast weekend held the first weekend in August attracts people from all over and serves as an annual “homecoming”. There’s plenty of entertainment, great food, family entertainment, ball games, carnival rides, ATV and Farm & Antique Tractor pulls along—and of course the annual corn roast and pie social held on Sunday. Scandinavia Lutheran Church continues to serve and be a cornerstone in the community and remains the first and oldest institution as it has been for over 154 years. The Friends of Scandinavia History are working on a number of preservation projects for the community. Scandinavia invites you to stop by and enjoy the “down home” values that are shared among the businesses, organizations and people!
Visit the Symco area nestled in the heart of Waupaca County. Early settlers founded St. Mark Lutheran Church and Parochial School.
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Enjoy the historic village of Old Symco, called Unionville, the town’s original name, constructed by the Union Threshermen right in Symco. Even the old bridge has been ‘saved’ by the Threshermen. Stroll through the Turn of the Century Street, where many old buildings from the past, rescued from destruction, have been relocated and refurbished. On the last full weekend in July , come to the Thresheree . At Ferg’s Bavarian Village, west of Symco off Highway 161, on Ferg Road, we step into another era of time. The century old farmstead, in the Ferg family since 1898, has been restored to resemble an Alpine village. Found here is a bed and breakfast with feather beds and down comforters, a gift shop featuring European imports including nutcrackers, smokermen, cuckoo clocks, and glass ornaments. German food and refreshments are served in the biergarten. Join us as crowds gather for Oktoberfest on the second Saturday in August. Christmas is celebrated with life-sized Christmas scenes including the Silent Night Church displayed lit from 4:30 until 9:00 p.m. nightly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s day.
Waupaca Chain O’Lakes
Nestled amongst pristine spring-fed lakes and the Crystal and Waupaca Rivers in Central Wisconsin is the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area, consisting of the City of Waupaca, the King area, and neighboring villages. This thriving community was settled in the mid-to-late 1800’s and is home to about 25,000 residents (about 6,000 in the City of Waupaca itself). The unique natural features of the area marry its rich history to entice visitors year-round. Originally, the Menomonie tribe had many villages here and considered the area sacred. Our Native heritage is still apparent – for example, one of the most popular features on ‘the Chain’ is the famous Indian Crossing, a channel between Lime Kiln and Columbia Lakes. Hartman Creek State Park, the Ice Age and River Ridge Trails, and dozens of community parks, public beaches and boat landings are just a few of the places to discover nature and pursue water activities. The area also offers shopping, business, and entertainment to rival that of many larger communities – plus museums, galleries, zoos, festivals, and music. With a solid business community, a diverse and friendly populace, and a natural playground all around, it’s no wonder so many find the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area so irresistible.
Weyauwega (pronounced Y-O-Wega) was established 153 years ago. What the Menominee Indian-originated name means has several interpretations - none of which can be sure. As original as its name, this small city of close to 2,000 people has charm and character. Just stepping off U.S. Highway 10 in Central Wisconsin, you’ll leave the fast lane.
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Clear Water Harbor N2757 Cty. QQ Waupaca, WI 715-258-2866 www.clearwaterharbor.com Enjoy the beauty of the Chain O’Lakes upon a relaxing boat tour cruise! Choose from a 60 foot authentic sternwheeler or a custom-built 54 foot motor yacht both with enclosed cabins. Great food and good times are served up at this waterfront restaurant with live entertainment.
Hometown Program Main Street Iola, WI 715-445-2200 Area residents are treated to a wide variety of free entertainment the second and fourth Thursdays of June, July and August starting at 6pm on downtown Main Street. From big band to pop rock, children’s and barbershop music to gospel, jazz and harmony blues, the entertainment variety is sure to please the whole family.
Proceeds benefit scholarships for Waupaca High School Seniors.
Waupaca Chain Skiers P.O. Box 185 King, WI 715-258-6807 www.WaupacaChainSkiers.org The Chain Skiers is a non-profit water ski show club. Shows are Saturday nights from June to mid - August. Junior ski show starts at 6 p.m. and the main show begins at 6:30 p.m. on Rainbow Lake behind the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King, Wisconsin. Shows are free however donations are accepted.
Webfooters Water Ski Shows Fremont, WI www.webfooters.org The Webfooters not-for-profit organization hosts shows in downtown Fremont, next to Baylake Bank, every Wednesday and Sunday throughout June, July, and August. Shows begin at 6:00 p.m. and are FREE to all who are there to support and watch.
Waupaca WI 847-842-8541 www.321goevents.com A fully supported bicycling event with varying distances of 12, 20, 50, 62, 70 and 100 mile ride courses. Any cyclist, regardless of ability, should be able to enjoy the peaceful, scenic roads Waupaca offers. Great rest stops. Sag vehicles.
Corner of Chet Krause Drive and Division St. Hwy. 161 & 49, Iola, WI 715-445-2200 May through October - The Farmers Market area is located on the corner of Chet Krause Drive and Division Street/HWY 161 & 49, next the the Nordic Norwegian Viking Carving. Support your local growers.
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Honken’s Hilltop Farm
Waupaca Public Library
E721 Cty. Rd. MM Iola, WI 715-498-0919 Farm offers everything from fresh apples to a pumpkin patch, horse drawn wagon rides and winter-time sleigh rides.
107 South Main St. Waupaca, WI 715-258-4414 www.WaupacaLibrary.org Providing access to the daily news, magazines, microfilm, books, movies and music. The library includes a “Teen” room and a variety of materials, programs and services for children, plus a full schedule of ongoing programs and special events for all ages.
Wolf River Marketplace Downtown New London New London, WI 920-982-4410 www.citizensonline.com Enjoy a relaxing morning at the farmer’s market in downtown New London. The market offers a variety of home grown fruits and vegetables and crafts. The marketplace operates each Saturday morning June through September.
New London Public Library 406 S. Pearl St. New London, WI 920-982-8519 www.newlondonlibrary.org The Library, established in 1895, is part of the sixteen member Outagamie / Waupaca Library System (OWLS). The library offers internet and wireless access, a local history reference collection, area newspapers on microfilm and other resources for researching genealogy and area history.
Museums and Historic
Friends of Scandinavia History 110 Industrial Scandinavia, WI 715-467-2729 www.scandinaviaboosterclub.com Tour historic buildings the first Saturday of the month June through September; meeting schedule on website.
Heritage Historical Village 900 Montgomery St. New London, WI 920-982-8557 or 920-982-5186 www.historicalvillage.org Step back in time as you tour a collection of unique historic buildings furnished with original or period furnishings. There’s an Octagon House dating to 1867 and a Log Cabin dating to 1850. View vintage railroad cars and an engine. Each August the village hosts a Heritage Days and Rail Fest.
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A ATTRACTIONS Y Holly History and Genealogy Center
Marion Area Historical Museum
321 S. Main St. Waupaca, WI 715-256-9980 www.waupacahistory.org Explore historical collections and artifacts such as early plat maps of Waupaca County, historical photographs, settler family histories, a vintage telephone switchboard and a Royal Daulton Character Jug collection. Also a rich source of genealogical research material. Open Wednesday and Friday 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
620 E. Ramsdell St. Marion, WI 715-754-2651 Historical park with many items on display including a history building.
Hutchinson House Museum South Park Waupaca, WI 715-256-9980 www.waupacahistory.org A 1854 eleven room pioneer house, refurbished for late 1800’s Victorian style living. Furnished with antiques used by early settlers offering an impressive display of household furnishings, clothing, and dishes Interpretive tours provided. Open Memorial to Labor Day weekends, Saturday, Sundays and holidays, 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Iola Historical Village Complex 210 Depot St. Iola, WI 715-445-IOLA The complex is open every Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. May thru September. Consists of a Depot, Helvetia Town Hall, 19th century one room log cabin, one room Townsend School House and 1901 Firehouse with 3 pieces of antique firefighting. 18 | Waupaca County Visitor’s Guide | 2011
New London Public Museum 406 S. Pearl St. New London, WI 920-982-8520 www.newlondonwi.org/ Established in 1917 with the donation of the unique taxidermy collection of Charles Carr, the museum’s permanent collection includes a wide range of artifacts, rare books, Native American objects and a military collection.
Take a walk through time as you view the ever changing historical themed displays offered throughout the year.
Symco Union Thresherman Club P.O. Box 71 Manawa, WI www.symcoutc.com Open April – November, tour “Unionville”, which is a collection of replica buildings that date to the 1800’s. Included are a General Store, Blacksmith, Harness and Print Shop, Bank, Firehouse, Church, Saloon, Feed and Saw mill. Also included are a collection of operational Fairbanks Morris engines and antique tractors and equipment.
Wisconsin Veterans Home N2665 Cty. Rd. QQ King, WI 715-258-5586 www.wvhking.com Established in 1887, this 320-acre complex on Rainbow Lake is home to almost 700 Wisconsin Veterans and spouses. Tour the grounds and explore the Marden Memorial Center which houses a bowling alley, coffee and gift shop, movie theater, ceramics, wood shop, and Veterans museum! Open all week 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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A DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Y Clear Water Harbor
Pine Grove Resort
N2757 Cty. QQ Waupaca, WI 715-258-2866 www.clearwaterharbor.com
E7426 Cty. Rd. H Fremont, WI 920-446-3295 www.pinegrovefremont.com By road or water, join us any day of the week, April through October for great food and drink in a casual atmosphere. Offering our full country breakfast menu, waterfront bar and grill menu with sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and Friday Fish Fry. Come for the Fun of it!
Kingâ€™s Table Restaurant
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The Millstone of Iola Mills 300 N. Main St. Iola, WI 715-445-2989 www.iolamills.com The Millstone of Iola Mills, circa 1853. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Electricity produced on site by the original water turbine. Casual dining, locally brewed beer, espresso bar and handmade Italian ice cream (gelato). The quality and attention of a small family business. Experience yesterday today!
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N2717 Cty. QQ Waupaca, WI 715-258-9150 www.kingstablerestaurant.com Dine in our warm and cozy dining room while looking at the natural wooded area outside. Our Banquet facilities are a perfect place for most any event or family affair. We can accommodate up to 100 guests with full bar services. Our menu is available for carry out and we offer off premises catering.
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A DINING & ENTERTAINMENT Y Weasel’s 108 E. Union St. Waupaca, WI 715-258-5900 Join us for ‘award winning pizza, our own farm raised lamb served as chops, shish-ka-bob and the popular lamburger; plus Weasel’s “pretty good chili” and more. A warm and friendly pub atmosphere ideal for dining, conversation and loitering. The music we play can easily be ignored.
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A FESTIVALS & EVENTS Y Winter Whirl
January 28-29, 2011 Clintonville Family oriented winter celebration in the heart of Clintonville, including bowling and a chili/chicken soup cook-off.
Badger State Games
February 5, 2011 Iola Winter Sports Club and Waupaca Expo Center The region’s Badger State Winter Games are held in conjunction with the Iola Winter Carnival Norseman Ski Hill, Iola.
Iola Winter Carnival
February 5-6, 2011 Iola, WI 715-445-4005 The event hosts the Badger State Games ski jumping and nordic combined on Saturday, a Norwegian lutefisk supper, craft fair, ice sculpting competition, and a fish derby. On Sunday the Central Ski Jumping and Nordic combined competitions are held at Winter Sports Club.
Fire on Ice
February 11-13, 2011 Waupaca County Fairgrounds Weyauwega, WI www.fireonicewega.com
Marion Lions Fish Derby
February 26, 2011 Marion, WI Family event with raffle tickets, fishing contest and music.
St. Patrick’s Day Grand Parade and Irish Fest March 19, 2011 North Water St. New London, WI 920-472-9170 www.newdublin.com
Wisconsin’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade with marching and bagpipe bands (over 100 units total). Festivities begin when Leprechauns change the town’s name to “New Dublin”. Weekday festivities include Irish caroling, an Irish Ceili, and local restaurants serving corned beef and cabbage. Irish Fest features live Irish music, food, beverages and market booths.
Big Whopper Weekend
April 15-17, 2011 1215 W. Wolf River Ave. New London, WI 920-779-6346 www.newlondontourism.com Try your luck fishing the Wolf River during the annual Walleye run which occurs each April. There are contest prizes in many fish categories and a huge raffle. Come and enjoy Buffalo burgers, concessions and music all under the heated big top tent.
Waupaca Art Show
April 24-29, 2011 Waupaca Expo Center Waupaca, WI This annual art show runs from the last Sunday in April through the following Thursday. Artists from the upper Midwest, Wisconsin and the local area take part in this juried show at the Waupaca Expo, near the intersection of Hwy 10 and Hwy 54 on the west side of Waupaca.
Wisconsin Veterans Home Open House and Old Car Show
May 15, 2011 N2665 Cty. QQ King, WI A full day of activities includes the Old Car Show, military vehicles, tours, excursions on the Chain O’ Lakes, band concerts, food, and refreshments at the Veterans Home.
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A FESTIVALS & EVENTS Y Strawberry Fest
June 18, 2011 Downtown Waupaca, WI 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com Held annually on the third full weekend in June. STRAWBERRY FEST is a family festival that features a large downtown art/craft fair, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more, providing a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer.
Waupaca Model Railroad Show
June 18-19, 2011 Waupaca Recreation Center 407 School St. Waupaca, WI Fun for the whole family at this annual show that includes railroad layouts, food, and fun.
Waupaca Area Garden Walk & Art Stroll
June 25, 2011 Waupaca area Waupaca, WI 715-258-3289 or 715-256-4145 A rare chance to stroll some of the area’s most scenic gardens while viewing work by area artists, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets $10 day of event.
Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest June 26, 2011 210 Depot St. 715-445-IOLA
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free dances, Chicken BBQ, The Stampede - a 5K / 10K fun run walk and a huge parade. It’s a weekend full of affordable family fun.
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2011 801 Werner-Allen Blvd. New London, WI 920-982-2511 www.newlondoninfo.com Celebrate freedom at beautiful Hatten Park. The festivities include plenty of kid’s activities and fun for the entire family. Enjoy DJ’s, live music, food and beverages. At dusk, pick a spot and spread out a blanket to watch the spectacular fireworks.
Hometown Day Celebration
July 4, 2011 South Park Waupaca, WI 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com The 4th of July celebration features a parade down Main Street and food stands at South Park. There is also a 6:30 p.m. Chain Skiers Show at the Veterans Home, and a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over Shadow Lake.
Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet
July 7-10, 2011 Iola Old Car Show Grounds 130 Jenson Dr. Iola, WI 715-445-4000 www.iolaoldcarshow.com Midwest’s largest Old Car Show held 2nd weekend of July. Feature exhibit is “Delightful Dodges and De Sotos”. Show Cars 1981 and older will be classified as Post-War, Pre-War, Modified, All Original, Old Cars, Young Drivers, and Blue Ribbon Concours. 4,428 Swap Meet Spaces, Car Corral – 2000 and older. Great food and Campground is available. Daily Admission $8.00, Weekend $15.00, Age 10 and under are free. Car Club day on Sunday.
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A FESTIVALS & EVENTS Y Chain O’ Lakes Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show & Parade
July 9, 2011 Clear Water Harbor Waupaca, WI 715-258-3414 The Chain O’ Lakes Association sponsors this antique and classic wooden boat show and parade. An in-water boat show will take place at the Harbor Bar from Noon - 3 p.m. and the parade through the Chain will begin at 3 p.m.
Iola Vintage Military & Gun Show with Vintage Tractors and Equipment
August 5-7, 2011 Marion, WI Christian music festival.
August 13-14, 2011 Iola Old Car Show Grounds 130 Jenson Dr. Iola, WI 715-445-4005 www.iolavms.com Held the 2nd weekend of August this event has military vehicles, military equipment, tractors, machines and a professional vehicle exhibit, re-enactor encampments, World War II and Vietnam era battle re-enactments with pyrotechnics, swap meet, speakers, entertainment, campground and parades of vehicles. Daily Admission: Adults $6.00. Child $4.00.
Scandinavia Corn Roast
Field of Praise
August 5-7, 2011 Ellison Park 110 Industrial Park Dr. Scandinavia, WI 715-498-0455 www.scandinaviaboosterclub.com Held the 1st weekend of August, Music-Entertainment, Baseball Games, Carnival, Tractor Pull, Pie Social, Free Corn on Sunday only. Daily admission.
Heritage Days and Rail Fest
August 6-7, 2011 900 Montgomery St. New London, WI 920-982-8557 www.historicalvillage.org The entire family can take pleasure in this historical festival. Spend an August weekend enjoying a variety of historic demonstrations, displays, and food. Watch a “live action” train hold-up and shooting demonstration. Travel back in time as you visit a buck skinner’s rendezvous encampment with a hawk and knife toss.
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August 13-14, 2010 Clintonville, WI Parade, water fights, games for the kids and music.
Arts on the Square
August 19-20, 2011 Downtown Waupaca Waupaca, WI www.waupacaarts.org A juried fine arts festival and multidimensional celebration of the arts. This event takes place on the Waupaca Town Square and includes a 24-hour theatrical installation, arts workshops, an expanded farmer’s market, entertainment stages, and street performers. This is a participatory festival, visitors can view and create their own art.
Kids’ Mini Triathlon
August 19, 2011 South Park Waupaca, WI 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com Special event for children ages 10 and under. Distances will vary according to age groups.
Waupaca Area Triathlon
August 20, 2011 South Park Waupaca, WI 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com Waupaca’s annual triathlon, a 1/2 mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run starts at 7 a.m. on beautiful Shadow Lake. Short Course, 1/4 mile swim, 7.1 mile bike and 2 mile run. Registration forms available at the Chamber. Online registration available from event website.
Rod & Classic Car Show & Cruise
August 27, 2011 South Park Waupaca, WI 715-256-1099 www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com Rod and classic car show with all the summer amenities of Waupaca’s South Park.
September 9, 2011 Waupaca Ale House Waupaca, WI A Waupaca Breakfast Rotary fundraiser with beer and wine sampling, German food and great music.
Cheese & Sausage, Fall Family Fest
September 10, 2011 North Water St. New London, WI 920-982-5822 www.newlondontourism.com Don’t miss this annual September family event that brings neighbors and visitors downtown. The kids can enjoy a variety of games, and activities while adults can take pleasure in the live entertainment. Shop more than 100 craft, produce, and food vendors, or taste and purchase locally made cheese and sausage.
51st Annual Horse & Buggy Days
September 16-17, 2011 Weyauwega, WI 920-867-2500 www.weyauwegachamber.com The clock is turned back for this event to celebrate days gone by. Families come home, friends gather, and new-comers are welcomed. A king, queen and court adorn the event. Lots of food, games, live music, and a gala parade with horse and buggies create a fun atmosphere.
September 17, 2011 Clintonville, WI Bands, crafters, food and beverage vendors, a farmer’s market, Amish goods, and more make fun for all ages!
Honey Sunday at Mosquito Hill Nature Center
September 18, 2011 N3880 Rogers Rd. New London, WI 920-779-6433 www.mosquitohill.com Celebrate the honeybee and the gentle art of beekeeping during this annual September event. The Waupaca County Beekeepers’ Association joins the center staff and volunteers in offering demonstrations and tours to the observation hives. Conclude your visit by enjoying honey baked goods and honey sundaes.
Harvest Moon Fest at Mosquito Hill Nature Center
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A FESTIVALS & EVENTS Y learning sessions. Bundleup for a hayride in the crisp fall air. Live critters that inhabit the Halloween skies will visit the nature center. Cider and caramel apples will be available for sale.
Autumn Harvest Days
October 1, 2011 King, WI Celebrate fall with this interactive family festival complete with pumpkin carving, crafts, fresh produce, entertainment and more! Waupaca area merchants participate with in-store specials to give you even more reason to celebrate autumn. Enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch and Waupaca’s fall colors during Autumn Harvest. The region’s Badger State Winter Games are held in conjunction with the Iola Winter Carnival Norseman Ski Hill, Iola.
November 18-20, 2011 .OVEMBER s $ECEMBER Waupaca, WI 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com A Christmas shopping experience to remember including an outdoor holiday decoration contest.
Holiday of Wonder Parade and Santa Land
December 2-3, 2011 North Water St. New London, WI 920-982-5822 www.newlondontourism.com Friday evening Christmas festivities include a Holiday of Wonder parade, gingerbread house contest, cookie decorating, horse-drawn wagon rides, live Nativity, reduced rate movie at the local movie theatre, hot and tasty drinks, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa Land. Santa Land is also open on Saturday.
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A LODGING Y Bed & Breakfasts Ferg’s Bavarian Village Ltd. N8599 Ferg Rd. Manawa, WI 920-596-2946 firstname.lastname@example.org Willkommen to our Alpine-style bed and breakfast featuring fat feather beds and fluffy down comforters, with private attached baths. Enjoy our Bavarian village with the Edleweiss Biergarten, Alpen Haus Gift Shop, St. Nikolas Church, acres of lawn, ponds and gardens while surrounded by the beautiful country-side.
Waupaca Area Bed & Breakfasts Located throughout the Waupaca area, see ad on page (33) Come stay and enjoy one of our wonderful Bed & Breakfasts. Appletree Lane B&B, Cleghorn B&B, Crystal River Inn B&B, Green Fountain Inn, Lindsay House B&B and Willow Pond B&B.
Campgrounds Deerhaven Campground N3185 Butts Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-256-1412 www.deerhavencampground.com While visiting this area, we invite you to call Deerhaven Campground your home! Enjoy clean air and tranquility at Deerhaven Campground. We offer daily and seasonal large sites to accommodate lots of comfort for you and your family, including shower and laundry facilities. Instant telephone hook ups available.
Evergreen Campsites and Resort W5449 Archer Ln. Wild Rose, WI 54984 920-622-3498 / 866-450-2267 www.evergreencampsites.com Family –fun all in one! Fantastic sites, comfortable cabins, and beautiful cottages for rent. Activities for all ages: mini-golf, playgrounds, sandy beach and water park. Grill and ice cream shop open daily, May through September. Friday and Saturday specials. Come for the day or a weekend get away. Just minutes from Waupaca!
Royal Oaks Golf Resort, Inc. N4440 Oakland Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-258-5103 www.gglbbs.com/royaloaks
Waupaca Camping Park, LLC E2411 Holmes Rd. Waupaca, WI 715-258-8010 www.waupacacampingpark.com Waupaca Camping Park is a family campground located South of Waupaca, near Highways 10 & 22 South. Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids are within one hour of our park. Nearby attractions: mini golf, tubing, canoeing, sternwheeler cruises, fishing, boat rentals, ski shows, horseback riding and golfing.
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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park E6506 Hwy. 110 Fremont, WI 920-446-3420 www.fremontjellystone.com With 98 gorgeous acres of trees and breathtaking views, Jellystone Park™ sits on the shores of picturesque Partridge Lake, outside of Fremont, Wisconsin. Whether you choose full-service cottages, rustic cabins or spacious campground and tent sites, you’ll find a perfect place to stretch out and relax. See ad, inside front cover.
Hotel / Motel Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel & Conference Center 110 Grand Seasons Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-258-9212 or 877-880-1054 www.bestwesternwaupaca.com For business or for fun! 90 beautifully appointed guest rooms that include breakfast, cocktail, water park passes and use of our full health club. Meeting and conference facilities. Beautiful banquet hall. Great location for family reunions or weekend getaways. Just minutes from the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’Lakes and local shops.
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Enjoy a leisurely tube or canoe trip down the Little Wolf River through the spectacular scenery created by the forests and farmlands of central Wisconsin. Camp on the peaceful banks of the river and relax in our lounge. Year round, we offer a fun-filled, relaxing vacation for the entire family.
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A LODGING Y Norseman House Motel 410 N. Main St. Iola, WI 715-445-3300 www.norsemanmotel.com Come visit our beautiful motel and grounds located on pristine Lake Iola. Enjoy numerous activities including hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. You can also golf at Glacier Wood Golf Course which was named Wisconsinâ€™s # 1 municipal course in Wisconsin by Golf Digest. Kick back and relax with us.
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Experience Waupaca County. Crystal River
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A LODGING Y Resort Pine Grove Resort E7426 Cty. Rd. H Fremont, WI 920-446-3295 www.pinegrovefremont.com
Red Banks Resort, LLC E7321 Red Banks Rd. Fremont, WI 920-446-2933 www.redbanks.net Cottages, R.V. and Tent Campground with hook-ups. Boat, motor and pontoon rentals available with boat ramp and docking. Off-shore fishing. Restaurant and bar with activities and entertainment March through October.
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A PARKS & TRAILS Y Bernegger River Walk
Fremont Nature Trail
103 S. Pearl St. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org This is New London’s smallest park nestled on the beautifully landscaped banks of the Wolf River. In the summer of 2009, a paved walking path and additional fishing docks were added. Enjoy fishing with the kids from the new docks or the boat dock. Conclude a day of boating by docking here and taking a short leisurely walk to one of New London’s many fine restaurants.
Fremont, WI www.travelfremont.com Fremont offers its very own nature area. Enjoy any season as you hike or bike this half-mile nature trail. The trail winds through a typical Northwood’s forest abounding with wildlife and wildflowers. We invite you to take pleasure in our trail’s natural beauty.
Bucholtz Park Morning Glory Drive Clintonville, WI Community pool, softball diamonds, lighted tennis courts, basketball court, playground, open shelters, sand volleyball courts, restrooms.
Clintonville Park Greentree Road Enjoy this quiet winding one-mile trail as it meanders around the Clintonville High School Campus.
Franklin Park 500 Division St. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org New London’s oldest park at 1.3 acres offers a playground complete with large sandbox and a walkway shaded by mature trees that make up the park. It is home to The New London Area Chamber of Commerce office. Handicap accessible. Restrooms available.
Hatten Park 801 Werner-Allen Blvd. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org Named after William Hatten, a prominent lumber company owner and major contributor to the park. This park boasts of 120 wooded acres with nature and cross-country ski trails. The park offers shelter rentals, playgrounds, basketball court, ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a disk golf course. Handicap accessible. Restrooms.
Ice Age Trail Access at Iola Winter Sports Club - 5 miles Hartman Creek State Park Hwy. 54 west of Waupaca Town of Sheridan, Cobb Town Rd. - 3 miles
Iola Winter Sports Club E398 Cty. Rd. MM Iola, WI 715-445-3411 Cross-country skiing on more than 7 miles of trails. 4 miles are lighted for night skiing. Ski Jumping from 5, 10, 20, 40 and 60 meters. 2011 | Waupaca County Visitor’s Guide | 41
A PARKS & TRAILS Y The Little Wolf River
Mukwa Wildlife Area
New London, WI 920-832-4790 www.co.outagamie.wi.us/ Famous for fast, clean water this river is home to an array of fish species including Small and Large Mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Northern Pike and Trout. It’s also a great place to enjoy inner tubing and canoeing or just spend some leisure time on the banks of the river.
Cty. Hwy. X New London, WI This 1,500 acre marshland located just west of New London is famous for the annual migration of Walleye, White Bass, Catfish and spawning Sturgeon along its river banks. Outdoor enthusiasts can also observe duck, pheasant, deer and turkey in their natural habitat.
800 Montgomery St. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org Try your skills on this park’s quarter pipes, launch boxes, grind rails and a pyramid. The park is designed for skateboards, BMX bikes and roller blades. In time, additional equipment will be added to enhance the quality of the skate park. The park is adjacent to beautiful Memorial Park.
800 Montgomery St. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org This spacious park boasts 13 acres on the banks of the Wolf River and has a resident osprey that returns each spring. The facility offers a shelter, restrooms, playground, ball fields and volleyball courts. There’s a 9-11 memorial and is adjacent to New London Skate Park and the Heritage Historical Village. Handicap accessible.
Mosquito Hill Nature Center N3880 Rodgers Rd. New London, WI 920-779-6433 www.mosquitohill.com Enjoy this year round park with both indoor and outdoor opportunities on 430 wooded acres adjacent to the Wolf River. The park boasts a beautiful nature center offering a variety of environmental education classes. Visit the butterfly house July through August. Trails are available for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
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New London Skate Park
Partridge Lake Park Fremont, WI Locally known as the Fremont Beach, it is located at the intersection of Lake Street and Wolf River Drive. The marked swimming area has a sand beach with picnic tables, grills, and an open sided shelter. A restroom with running water, pay phone and soda machine are near the shelter. The beach is “use at your own risk” with no lifeguard on duty.
Pfeifer Park 509 Burton St. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org Named after Dr. Fred Pfeifer, who developed the American Water Spaniel breed, this 9.4 acre park offers many leisure opportunities. Enjoy a peaceful walk along the shady banks of the Embarrass River or play a few games of tennis. Additional amenities include a playground, ball fields, basketball court and restrooms. Handicap accessible.
River Ridge Trail Waupaca, WI The City of Waupaca and volunteers have developed the River Ridge Trail, which will eventually encircle the entire city. Much of this trail is within Swan Park on the city’s northwest side, off Hwy. 49. Walk, hike or bike over 25 miles of trail.
Riverside Park 1215 W. Wolf River Ave. New London, WI 920-982-8521 www.newlondonwi.org Enjoy a stroll through this 5 acre park on the shady banks of the Wolf River. Amenities of the park include boat launches, docks, vehicle / boat trailer parking, shelter and year-round restrooms. In winter, enjoy the lighted sledding hill and ice rink. Many of New London’s fine restaurants are within walking distance. Handicap accessible.
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A PARKS & TRAILS Y Located on Shadow and Mirror Lakes. The park offers two shelters, grills, restrooms, playground, picnic area, sand volleyball court, horseshoe court, fishing pier, boat launch and a beautiful sand beach with full supervision. Winter months offer a great place for ice fishing.
Waupaca County and Club Snowmobile Trails
Waupaca County Fairgrounds
Brainerd Rd. Waupaca, WI 715-258-4435 This 95 acre park contains four lighted baseball/ softball fields, bathrooms, concessions, small shelter, a large playground, skateboard park, and two sand volleyball courts. Also serving as an access point to the River Ridge Trail, hiking, biking and cross county skiing become an activity offered by this park.
Tomorrow River State Trail
Waupaca, WI www.waupacacountyparks.com 403 miles of groomed trails connecting all points within the county. Maps available. Weyauwega, WI 715-258-6243 www.waupacacountyparks.com This 39-acre site is used throughout the year for a variety of events almost every weekend. The biggest is the Waupaca County Fair in August. Winter events include sno-cross and oval snowmobile races. The grounds are maintained as a park.
Weyauwega Community Park
411 W. High St. Waupaca, WI Weyauwega, WI www.waupacacountyparks.com 920-867-2630 This 28 mile limestone surface trail runs from 15-acre wooded park is situated on a hillside. Manawa to Plover. Uses include biking, hiking, Young and old can enjoy the recreational snowmobiling and horseback riding on a parallel possibilities located here throughout the year – trail. State trail passes are required for bikers and baseball, horseshoes, swimming lake, playground equestrians ages 16 and older. The trail can be equipment, tobogganing, sledding, and a accessed in Scandinavia, Hwy 49 or Manawa, Hwy B. walking trail. There are two enclosed and three open shelters for use or to reserve. Wau-King Trail Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Waupaca, WI This blacktopped trail for biking, hiking and rollerblading runs 3.5 miles from Waupaca to King. The trail follows Highway 22 through the Waupaca High School property continuing to the Wisconsin Veterans Home, Cty. Hwy. QQ in King. Parking at Waupaca High School after school hours or at South Park. 44 | Waupaca County Visitor’s Guide | 2011
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A PARKS & TRAILS Y Wolf River Sturgeon Trail West of New London on Cty. Hwy. X New London, WI 715-258-6243 www.waupacacountyparks.com This beautifully landscaped, blacktopped 1600 foot Wolf River trail is a favorite vantage point for people to closely observe Wisconsin’s oldest and largest fish. Each spring when water temperatures reach the desired 52 - 54 degrees, the Sturgeon begin their spawning ritual on the rip-rapped shoreline. Visit dnr.wi.gov/fish/sturgeon for spawning report.
Wolf River Shoreline Fishing Area Highway 45 by-pass New London, WI 920-832-4790 www.co.outagamie.wi.us/ Take pleasure in a day of fishing at this 2 acre park just south of New London. This location offers a quiet, backwater setting excellent for pan fish and Northern Pike. Try to catch the “big one” from the available fishing deck. Picnic on the rustic shore of the Wolf River.
Yellowstone Trail Waupaca, WI www.yellowstonetrail.org/ The Yellowstone Trail was America’s first transcontinental highway across the northern tier of states. Entering Waupaca at County A off Hwy 10, follow the historic markers as the Yellowstone Trail takes you through downtown Waupaca before exiting off of Fulton Street on the west side of the city.
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A RECREATION Y Boating Becker Marine E1208 Cty. Hwy. Q Waupaca, WI 715-258-9015 or 866-495-4184 www.beckermarine.com Offering rentals by the hour, day or week on ski rigs, fishing boats, pontoon boats, canoes and paddle bikes. Sales of Sierra Boats, Evinrude and Johnson Outboards, Harris Pontoon and Kayot Deck Boats, Shoreland’R and Trailermaster Trailers, Shore Station Docks and Boat Hoists. Service and dock fuel offered.
Chain O’Lakes Marine N2757 Hwy. QQ King, WI 715-258-8840 www.chainolakesmarine.com Full service on the water boat dealer. Sales, service, rentals, accessories, boat refurbishing, storage, nautical gift shop / ship store. Areas largest rental fleet featuring: large party pontoons, kayaks and canoes. Flexible rental hours to meet your needs. Dock / boat lift sales and installation. Snow mobile repair and professional snow plowing.
Red Banks Resort, LLC E7321 Red Banks Rd. Fremont, WI 920-446-2933 www.redbanks.net
Waupaca Chain O’Lakes South Western corner of County Waupaca, WI 22 spring-fed interconnected crystal clear lakes located in the south western corner of Waupaca
County. Offering four seasons of water fun. Wake and no wake lakes, set water skiing hours. Public boat launches and marinas. Access to restaurants and entertainment via boat.
Iola Conservation Club N7723 Cty. Rd. J Iola, WI 715-445-4047 www.iolaconservationclub.org New clubhouse-shooting facility outdoor and indoor shooting opportunities.Indoor archery, pistol range, outdoor trap range and rifle range with covered shooting stations. Modern kitchen-banquet room to hold functions.
Fitness Iola-Scandinavia Fitness and Aquatic Center 445 S. Jackson St. Iola, WI 715-445-2411 www.iola.k12.wi.us Fitness Center, 6-lane lap pool, Zero-depth Entry Leisure Pools, Whirlpool, Gymnasium, Climbing Wall, Meeting Rooms and kitchen. Learn to swim program.
New London Aquatic and Fitness Center 815 W. Washington St. New London, WI 920-982-8524 www.newlondonwi.org Six lane indoor pool, water slides, diving board, whirlpool and outdoor splash pad, swim lessons, deep and shallow water exercise classes, public / family / adult swims, multi-purpose room offering Continued... 2011 | Waupaca County Visitor’s Guide | 47
A RECREATION Y a variety of weight-lifting and exercise equipment (open during scheduled pool hours; available for persons 16 and older).
Golf Glacier Wood Golf Course 604 Water St. Iola, WI 715-445-3831 www.glacierwoodiola.com Voted Best “Muny” in Wisconsin with a 4.5 star rating is open to the public.
Perry’s Landing Golf Course 521 Mavis Rd. Marion, WI 715-754-5667 18 hole golf course
Royal Oaks Golf Resort, Inc. N4440 Oakland Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-258-5103 www.gglbbs.com/royaloaks The 9-hole challenging executive course features 1,400 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 56. Camping with full hook-ups, free showers, swimming pool, and laundry facilities make this the perfect place for families. Close to the Waupaca Chain O’Lakes.
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Sports Waupaca Expo Center 187 Grand Seasons Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-258-2990 Indoor hockey arena with locker rooms and concessions. Offering public skating during the winter months. The 28,800 square foot building is available for other activities during the non-ice season.
Waupaca Recreation Center 407 School St. Waupaca, WI 715-258-4435 Offering two full size basketball courts, volleyball, walking, kids activities, classes, clinics, camps and educational programs. It also includes the senior center with many activities.
Wolf River Trips & Campground E8041 Cty. Hwy. X New London, WI 920-982-2458 www.wolfrivertrips.com
Water Parks Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel & Conference Center 110 Grand Seasons Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-258-9212 or 877-880-1054 www.bestwesternwaupaca.com
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park E6506 Hwy. 110 Fremont, WI 920-446-3420 www.fremontjellystone.com
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A SERVICES Y Community For Area Chamber of Commerce Office Contacts See Page 11 Convenience Store Fremont Travel Plaza E7487 Hwy. 110 Fremont, WI 920-446-3344 www.ocscoop.com Convenient One Stop for all of your traveling needs! Gas, Diesel, Propane, Groceries, DMV License Plate Renewals, DNR Licenses (Fishing and Hunting), Wisconsin Cheese, Free WI - FI, Bait (Seasonal), Easy In / Out for RV’s and Boats, Car Wash and Prepaid Minutes.
Financial Institutions First National Bank 111 Jefferson St. Waupaca, WI 715-258-5511 www.fnbwaupaca.com First National Bank is a locally-owned bank with it’s main office in Waupaca. Stop in to see an account representative or loan officer to discuss your financial needs, such as checking, savings, CDs, or loans for any purpose. Other area locations include Clintonville, Iola, Marion, Seymour, Shiocton and Weyauwega.
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Medical Ministry Health Care
Publishing Journal Community Publishing Group
190 Grand Seasons Dr. Waupaca, WI 54981 715-258-3650 Right here, where loved ones are close. Where people from one generation to the next set down roots and families thrive. Where an exceptional health care team works together with you every day to keep your family healthy through every stage of their life. Call to schedule your next appointment.
600 Industrial Dr. Waupaca, WI 715-258-3207 www.waupaca.com or www.waupacanow.com
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A SHOPPING Y Embellishments, The Feminine Touch, Panache, Stange’s of Waupaca Downtown Waupaca Waupaca, WI Be dazzled by the possibilities. Unearth unique treasures for your wardrobe and home on a shopping adventure to four exceptional fashion forward merchants. Prowl for fresh hot looks in stores that stay ahead of the curve. Gather your girlfriends and get moving. You will love these stores. Great shopping awaits!
King Berry Farm offers seasonal flowers, plants, and vegetables; May thru October. Raspberries July thru October. Homegrown tomatoes, sweet corn and pumpkins.The Raspberry Connection offers Christian books and Bibles. We focus on gifts with a message; expressing faith through the items that enhance your kitchen and garden.
Turners Fresh Market E208 Hwy. 54 Waupaca, WI Gold ‘n Country Gifts LLC 715-258-3355 E6707 Cty. Rd. X www.turnersfreshmarket.com Weyauwega, WI The best in seasonal produce featuring our 920-867-3827 own bedding plants, strawberries, sweet www.goldncountrygifts.com corn, pumpkins and other vegetables. We Our shop offers an eclectic array of shabby feature gourmet Amish products, Wisconsin chic, unique estate and auction finds whim- made maple syrup, jams, jellies and honey. sical metal yard and garden art, along with Fall decorations and events. Check crop multiple product lines. There are two large availability and events on our newsletter showrooms and a large outdoor garden on our website. area. Our products are displayed in theme vignettes by lodge, shabby chic, seasonal and primitives. Ferg’s Bavarian Village Ltd. N8599 Ferg Rd. Manawa, WI 920-596-2946 email@example.com
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Published on Jul 14, 2011