2015 Waupaca Area Visitor Guide

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2015 Visitors Guide

Chain O’ Lakes


Things to Do


Dining & Nightlife




Where Memories are Made

www.WaupacaMemories.com 888.417.4040

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Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area Welcome to the

Nestled among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful tourist destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique shopping scene, an assortment of dining to please every palette and comfortable lodging facilities and campgrounds. 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 Area so irresistible!

Table of Contents Waupaca Area Events




Dining and Nightlife


Area Maps


Sample Travel Itineraries


Things to Do


Area Churches






Photo Credits Tim Lenki Wild West Camground & Corral Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast Tim Koll Photography Susie Lettau Craig Libuse RJ & Linda Miller Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce Waupaca Historical Society Cover photo by Tim Sweet

Official Waupaca Area Visitors Guide Printed by Multi Media Channels, LLC, this guide is an annual publication of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce supported by participating businesses. 221 South Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-7343 (888) 417-4040

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Polar Bear Plunge   1:00 p.m. The Wheel House Restaurant & Becker Marine, Waupaca Ring in the new year with an icy dip in the Chain O’ Lakes. Proceeds benefit the Waupaca Fire Department.

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Oval track races, Sno-X, Kitty Cat Races, Vintage Racing, TLR Cup finals, vendors, raffles, food, beverages and entertainment.

Free Fishing Weekend   Statewide 61st Badger Women’s Bonspiel   w ww.curlwaupaca.com


Four event curling bonspiel with a three game guarantee. Bonspiel includes Friday evening meal, breakfast & lunch Saturday and Sunday and a banquet Saturday evening. 24 - 25

Jan. 30 - Feb. 1

O’so Pond Hockey Classic   South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com



Waupaca Men’s Beerfest Bonspiel   w ww.curlwaupaca.com


Jurnie’s Shelter Winterland Ball   920-851-2928 www.wix.com/Jurnies_Shelter/home All proceeds beneft the future domestic abuse shelter for Waupaca County.



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Spring Fun Extravaganza   Fox Valley Technical College, Waupaca 715-942-1700 www.FVTC.edu/Waupaca Take up to 4 classes from 20+ hands on workshops and seminars for under $25. Inexpensive fun for the whole family.


Community Chorus and Civic Orchestra Spring Concert   Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center 715-258-7724 www.FineArtsFestival.org

Apr. 26 - May 1

Waupaca Art Show   Waupaca Expo Center www.FineArtsFestival.org

Iola Winter Carnival   Iola 715-445-4005 www.ISChamber.org Ice carving contest on State Street; Norwegian lutefisk supper and craft sale at the High School; twilight snowshoe race, Nordic combined cross-country ski race and ski jumping at the Iola Winter Sports Club.

WDUX Home & Garden Show   Waupaca Rec Center 715-258-5528 www.WDUXradio.com Annual show featuring exhibits for home, garden, and leisure. Take advantage of home specials and thousands of dollars in door prizes.

Irish Wake   Downtown Waupaca www.WaupacaArts.org Annual event which includes singing, poetry reading and toting a messagefilled coffin throughout the streets of Downtown Waupaca with stops at local establishments.

Women’s Spring Crafting Retreat - Camp LuWiSoMo   920-622-3350 www.luwisomo.org Enjoy a weekend dedicated to creating greeting cards and stamping or work on a quilting, crocheting or knitting project.


Experience the game the way it was meant to be played. Teams will square off against their opponents, in the winter elements, in a spirited competition to be the next O’so Pond Hockey Classic Champion.

Reverse Raffle Fundraiser   w ww.curlwaupaca.com The Reverse Raffle is Waupaca Curling Club’s end of season party. One ticket to the Reverse Raffle includes a night of fun, dinner and drinks for two, plus a chance at winning one of the 36 cash prizes.

A Night of Romance Rotary Valentine’s Dance & Celebration   7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Waupaca Ale House, Waupaca www.WaupacaRotary.org Evening will include the world’s biggest chocolate fountain in the ticket price and every girl receives a rose that night!

This three day curling bonspiel has four events with a three game guarantee. Entry for the bonspiel includes curling, drinks (local beer to try), and meals.


Fire On Ice Snowmobile Races   Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega 920-867-4567 www.FireOnIceWega.com

Annual juried art show and exhibit.

May 2 Chain O’Lakes Blues Festival October 2-3

RMC Fun Run   Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca Annual 1 mile and 5K run/walk.


Iola Bump & Jump Iola Winter Sports Club Cty. Hwy. MM, Iola WI WORS - Wisconsin Off-Road Series


Waupaca Kids Triathlon August 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.


Waupaca Area Triathlon South Park, Waupaca WI August 15, 2015 www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com 7:00 a.m.

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Iola Community Rummage Sale   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Iola 715-445-4005 www.ISChamber.org Map available at area businesses.


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Wisconsin Veterans Home Open House and Old Car Show   Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com A full day of activities includes an old car show, military vehicles, tours, excursions on the Chain O’ Lakes, band concerts, food and refreshments.


Strawberry Fest   9 :00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Waupaca 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com Held annually on the third full weekend in June. Strawberry Fest is a family festival that features an art/craft fair with 150 vendors, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more. A great way to celebrate the first taste of summer!

Memorial Day Programs   Rotary Riverview Park, Waupaca & Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com

Breakfast, bake sale, raffle, airplane viewing and rides. Fun for the whole family. 21


Garden Walk and Art Stroll


Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Iola Historical Society Historic Village 715-445-4005 www.ISChamber.org

June Free Fishing Weekend   Statewide


Waupaca Lioness Community Wide Rummage Sale   Waupaca Area

Strawberry shortcake, viewing of historic buildings and antique appraisals. 28

Maps available at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce. 14

Flag Day   Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com Avenue of Flags proudly displayed.


Midwest Renewable Energy Fair   Custer, WI

DAV King Day   10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com Roast beef dinner, band concert and door prizes.

Strawberry Fest June 20


Railroad Depot Open House   10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Waupaca 715-256-9980 www.WaupacaHistory.org Visit Waupaca’s historic railroad depot and see the recently acquired caboose.


Hutchinson House Museum Open House   10 a.m. - 4 p.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-256-9980 www.WaupacaHistory.org Take a step back in time with a visit to the historic Hutchinson House with its impressive collection of Victorian artifacts. Free admission.


Waupaca Art Show April 26 - May 1

American Legion King Day   10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com Chicken Barbecue, band concerts and a parade.

VFW Post 1037’s Ladies Auxillary water side ceremony at Rotary Riverview Park in Waupaca followed by Lakeside and Cemetery services. Flags displayed on over 6,000 graves, picnic and musical entertainment at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King..


Annual Lions Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast   Waupaca Municpal Airport 715-258-2710

Stawberry Fest Train Show   June 20: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Waupaca Recreation Center 715-824-2045 www.wamrltd.com

June 12 - July 31

Waupaca City Band Summer Concert Series   Fridays at 7:00 p.m. On the bandstand in Downtown Waupaca 715-252-7280 In existence since 1887. Final concert is at the Wisconsin Veterans Home King.

Mid-June through Mid-Aug.

Chapel on the Lakes   Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. Clear Water Harbor, Waupaca 715-258-7688 Interdenominational service held weekly aboard the Chief Waupaca sternwheeler.

July Saturdays

Chain Skiers Water Ski Show   6:30 p.m. Rainbow Lake www.WaupacaChainSkiers.org Weekly water ski show on Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes. Held mid-June through August on Rainbow Lake. Viewing available at the Marden Center, Wisconsin Veterans Home King.

Two gyms of model railroad layouts and sales tables. Food stand and model contest. Model railroad related demonstration tables. www.WaupacaMemories .com



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July 24-31, Aug. 1


Mid-Western Rodeo   Manawa Rodeo Grounds 800-74RODEO www.ManawaRodeo.org It’s Big - It’s Wild - It’s Western! Voted the Great Lakes Circuit best medium rodeo. Bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and tie down roping, women’s barrel racing, pony rides, vendors, free dances after the evening rodeo performances, chicken bbq, Stampede 5K/10K fun run/walk and rodeo parade.



24 - 26

Iola Fireworks   Dusk Shores of Lake Iola 715-445-4005 www.ISChamber.org Softball games, food & beverages, raffle and fireworks at dusk.


Round Lakes Fireworks   Chain O’ Lakes, Waupaca


Hometown Day Celebration   Downtown & South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com

July 31Aug. 2

Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet   Iola Old Car Show Grounds, Iola 715-445-4000 www.IolaOldCarShow.com “Pace 4 Race” Featuring pace and race cars. “Teamed to Learn” education tent, 4,430 swap meet spaces, car corral area with vehicles 2000 and older. Great food and camping is available.

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Chain Skiers Water Ski Show   6:00 p.m. Rainbow Lake www.WaupacaChainSkiers.org



Art at the Depot   Waupaca Railroad Depot, 715-256-9980 www.WaupacaHistory.org Stop by the historic depot building during Waupaca’s “Art on the Square” event to see more special art displays.

The Shakedown   Symco 920-235-1020 www.SymcoShakedown.com


John Hatherly Mid-Century “Ride Waupaca”   Waupaca High School www.321GoEvents.com

1964 & older traditional style hot rods and customs. Camping, free parking, vendors. Party, car show and rockabilly weekend. Free tubing on the Little Wolf River.


Waupaca Rod & Classic Car Show & Cruise   8:00 a.m.   South Park, Waupaca 715-281-9330

Family Weekend - Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 www.luwisomo.org

300 classic cars at South Park. Public welcome. 26-30

Iola Vintage Military Show   Iola Old Car Show Grounds 415-445-4000 www.IolaVMS.com Show vehicles include military vehicles, military equipment, tractors, machines and professional vehicle exhibits. Battle re-enactments for World War II and Vietnam era with pyrotechnics. Living history encampments, swap meet, parades of vehicles and speakers are scheduled. Family camping available.


Waupaca Area Triathlon   7:00 a.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343/888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com Waupaca’s annual triathlon, a 1/2 mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run, will start 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 at event website.

Chicken BBQ, 5K & 10K walk/run, fireworks and more.

Iola Thursday Nights on Main   6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Downtown Iola 715-445-4005 www.ISChamber.org

Waupaca Children’s Theater   Time & location TBA 715-256-1008 www.FineArtsFestival.org

Scandinavia Corn Roast   Ellison Park, Scandinavia 715-281-3127 www.CornRoast.net

Weekly water ski show on Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes. Held mid-June through August on Rainbow Lake. Viewing available at the Marden Center, Wisconsin Veterans Home King.

Various entertainment each Thursday evening. July 20-24


August Saturdays

Kids’ Mini Triathlon   6 p.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343/888-417-4040 www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com Special event for children ages 4-10. Distances will vary according to age groups.

Bands, baseball games, carnival, tractor pull, pie social, free corn on Sunday.

The 4th of July celebration features a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m., a chicken barbecue lunch at South Park at 11 a.m., a waterski show on Rainbow Lake at 6 p.m. and fireworks over Shadow Lake at dusk. 9-11


Thresheree & National Tractor Pull   Symco 920-757-6995 www.SymcoUTC.com Demonstrations and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Art on the Square   Downtown Waupaca www.WaupacaArts.org An eclectic celebration of the arts with a full weekend of art, music, dance, great food and more.

“Into the Woods” by James Lapine.

97.9 WSPT Lighted Boat Parade   Clear Water Harbor, Waupaca 715-258-2866 Boat decorating contest and parade through Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes.

Waupaca Community Theater   July 24, 25, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. July 26 at 2:00 p.m. Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center 715-256-1008 www.FineArtsFestival.org

Waupaca Senior Center Rummage, Raffle & Brat Fry   Waupaca Recreation Center 715-258-4437

Waupaca County Fair   Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega 920-867-3395 www.WaupacaCountyFair.org Traditional County Fair with midway, show animals, entertainment and food stands.

September 4

Waupaca Breakfast Rotary’s Oktoberfest   Waupaca Ale House, Waupaca www.WaupacaRotary.org A Waupaca Breakfast Rotary fundraiser with beer and wine sampling, German food and great music.


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Walk to End Alzheimer’s   9:00 a.m. Waupaca Rec/Senior Center




Horse & Buggy Days   Downtown Weyauwega 920-867-2500 www.WeyauwegaChamber.com Parade at 1:30pm through Downtown Weyauwega.


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Fall O Rama   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-258-4435 www.WaupacaFallORama.com

County Line Trail Blazers Annual Chicken BBQ   East Road & Crystal Lake Rd, Waupaca 715-258-9316


Old snowmobile show and live music. 25-27

Harvest Festival   Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 www.luwisomo.org Activites and fun for the whole family.

October 2-4


Chain O’Lakes Blues Festival   Indian Crossing Casino, Waupaca 715-258-7343 www.ChainOLakesBluesFestival.com


Dates and Details can be confirmed by checking the website listed or WaupacaMemories.com

Community Halloween Party   3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Waupaca Recreation Center, 407 School Street 715-258-4435



Women’s Fall Crafting Retreat   Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 www.luwisomo.org Enjoy a weekend dedicated to creating greeting cards and stamping or work on a quilting, crocheting or knitting project. Veterans Day Program   9:30 a.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com Program honoring all Veterans with a performance by the Waupaca High School Choir in Marden Center.


Serendipity Craft Show   9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Waupaca Rec/Senior Center


Women’s Blaze Orange Bonspiel (B.O.B.)   w ww.curlwaupaca.com

Classic Christmas   Participating Waupaca Area Businesses 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com Shop Waupaca, King and in between to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your Christmas gift list. Over 40 unique shops with holiday specials.

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Taste of Christmas   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Spencer Lake Christian Center 715-258-5707 www.Spencer-Lake.org Annual community-wide celebration kicking off the Christmas season with all of the traditional sights, sounds and tastes of the holidays.


Iola Lioness Christmas Parade   10:00 a.m. Downtown Iola 715-445-4005 www.ISChamber.org Visit with Santa, treats, kids entertainment and Toys for Tots collection.


Autumn Harvest Fest   King Celebrate fall with this interactive family festival complete with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, 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.

Last Weekend of Nov.

Community event with food, games, activities, arts & crafts and dancing.

Good times and great music at the historic Indian Crossing Casino featuring some of the best blues bands in Wisconsin. 3

Scarecrow Contest   Participating Waupaca Area Businesses 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com

Deer Widows Weekend Craft Shows   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Various Locations in the Waupaca Area 715-258-7343 www.WaupacaMemories.com Round robin of craft shows held throughout the Waupaca Area.

Scarecrows featured at area businesses, vote for your favorite with donations to the Waupaca Area Food Pantry. Enter to win gift certificates to area businesses.

Hidden Studios Art Tour   Waupaca & Portage Counties 715-258-0195 www.HiddenStudiosArtTour.com A Tour of Working Studios in Central Wisconsin. Generally considered the peak fall foliage weekend in central Wisconsin, October, this is the only weekend of the year that the Hidden Studios open their doors to the public.

From Bourbon Street to Broadway   WMS Gerald Knoepfel Auditorium An instrumental concert featuring local professional musicians. Freewill offering. Open seating. Proceeds to benefit the Waupaca Middle School Music Boosters, Waupaca International Cultural Exchange Committee, and the Red Cross.

Children’s parade, pumpkin carving demonstrations, food, craft fair, live music and a petting zoo. 19

Taste of Norway/Lost Arts Fair/Fall Gift & Craft Show   Iola 715-445-5505 www.ISChamber.org


Pearl Harbor Day Program   9:30 a.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 www.WVHKing.com Program honoring all Veterans with a performance by the Waupaca High School Band.


Senior Men’s Bonspiel   (55+ years) www.curlwaupaca.com 16 team round robin style curling bonspiel. Four game guarantee with three games played Friday and the semi-finals and finals played Saturday.

Held during the Wisconsin deer opener weekend. This is a three day curling bonspiel with four events and a three game guarantee

www.WaupacaMemories .com



Lodging Guide Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway at a quaint B&B, a comfortable and modern hotel room, a private vacation home on the lakes or you are looking to enjoy nature with a camping experience; the Waupaca Area has it all! Our area lodging facilities offer friendly accommodations at reasonable rates with quick access to recreational opportunities and a diverse collection of shopping and dining experiences.

Bar/Lounge On-site

Bar/Lounge (1 Block)

Comfort Suites Foxfire 199 Foxfire Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 942-0500 www.ComfortSuites.com/Hotel/WI/108


Norseman House Motel 410 North Main Street Iola, WI 54945 (715) 445-3300 www.NorsemanMotel.com


Village Inn Hotel 1060 West Fulton Street Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-8526 www.VillageInnWaupaca.com


Outdoor Pool

Vi llage Inn Motel 1060 West Fulton Street Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 258-8526


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On Lake Iola

• All Non-smoking Rooms • Year Round Recreation • Private Beach • Heated Pool • Boats • Visa and MasterCard

410 N. Main Street Iola, WI 54945 (715) 445-3300 e-mail: norseman@tds.net www.norsemanmotel.com


Laundry Services

Cable TV

Room Service

In-Room Whirlpool Available

Meeting Rooms

Indoor Pool & Whirlpool

Restaurant (1 block)

Complimentary Breakfast

Restaurant On-Site

Exercise Room


Pets Allowed (Limited)


Game Room


Grand Seasons Hotel 110 Grand Seasons Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-9212 www.GrandSeasonsHotelWaupaca.com



Hotels The Waupaca Area has a nice selection of hotels to choose from, each with modern in-room conveniences, pool area, complimentary breakfast and close access to Waupaca Area businesses and recreational opportunities.


Gather In Waupaca Make the Waupaca Area your conference or wedding destination. With a variety of conference centers, meeting facilities and unique venues to choose from, you’re sure to find a property to meet your needs. Conference planners will find modern conference facilities with full amenities and onsite lodging. And brides-to-be can choose from traditional reception halls, quaint bed & breakfast facilities and one of a kind venues such as the Chapel in the Woods and the Chief Waupaca, an authentic double-decker paddle boat on the Chain O’ Lakes. Whatever your reason for gathering, contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce staff to assist you. Our friendly staff can provide: • Recommendations on facilities and area vendors. • Area information for pre-event promotion and planning.

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• Warm, Welcoming Rooms • Soft, Cozy Bedding • Swimming Pool • Free Breakfast • Free Internet Access

Conveniently located next to Foxfire Golf Course & Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center

715-942-0500 199 FoxFire Drive Waupaca, WI 54981

Grand Seasons Hotel Conference Center and Waterpark

110 Grand Seasons Dr. Waupaca, WI • 715-258-9212

www.WaupacaMemories .com


• Indoor Waterpark • Complimentary • Hot Tub • Complimentary Drink Tickets • Game Room/Arcade Hot Breakfast Buffet • Full Healthclub onsite with tanning beds & more



Crystal River Inn B&B E1369 Rural Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-5333 www.CrystalRiver-Inn.com


Ferg’s Bavarian Village N8599 Ferg Road Manawa, WI 54949 (920) 596-2946 www.FergsBavarianVillage.com


Green Fountain Inn 604 South Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-5171 www.GreenFountainInn.com


Lindsay House B&B 539 Depot Street Manawa, WI 54949 (920) 407-1416 www.LindsayHouse.com


Bed & Breakfasts For visitors seeking new and unique accommodations with all of the amenities, look no further than the many B&B’s throughout the Waupaca Area. Our local innkeepers will take the time and attention to develop the perfect package for your stay, whether it’s a girl’s getaway, spa weekend, a romantic anniversary weekend or a kayak trip, they offer their local knowledge to build you the perfect Waupaca experience.

~ Along the Crystal River ~




• Country Charm with Urban Amenities • Convenient Location- Close to Chain ‘O Lakes, Downtown, Activities & Shopping • 7 Historic Acres, River, Gardens, Covered Porch


Area Bed & Breakfast on Trip Advisor

• Full Homemade Breakfast with Room Service Available • Whirlpool, Fireplaces, Central Air, WIFI, Cable/DVD & Much More!


Bed & Breakfast A place of peace for rest and refreshment on the Crystal River


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• 1853 Farmstead and Buildings in Historic Village of Rural • Wireless, High Speed Internet • Cabins for Families

E1369 Rural Road • Waupaca, WI • 715-258-5333

• Weddings, receptions, & private parties

Join us and experience the tranquil feeling of a less hurried time.

E3192 Apple Tree Lane • Waupaca, WI

www.crystalriver-inn.com • E-mail: crystalriverinn@charterinternet.com

• Intimate, elegant setting

• WiFi

Crystal River INN • Travel Green Wisconsin Certified • Certified Wildlife Habitat • Prairie Restoration in Progress

604 S. Main Street • Waupaca, WI • 1-800-603-4600 www.greenfountaininn.com

• Gourmet hors d’oeuvres or dinners

(715) 258-3107 www.appletreelanebb.com

Green Fountain Inn

Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast Open Year arOund

Room Service

Artha B&B, Sustainable Living Center 9784 County Road K, Amherst, WI 54406 (715) 824-3463 www.ArthaOnline.com

Meeting Rooms




Apple Tree Lane B&B E3192 Apple Tree Lane Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-3107 www.AppleTreeLaneBB.com

Cable TV

• Welcome bags for your guests. • Suggestions for leisure activities to supplement your gathering activities. • Complimentary wedding guides for brides.

Bed & Breakfasts

Complimentary Breakfast

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In-Room Whirlpool




Ferg’s Bavarian Village Alpen Haus Gift Shop Willkommen to Ferg’s Bavarian Village where traditional Old World Treasures Bavarian hospitality and charm


greet you the year around.

Ferg Haus Inn Bed & Breakfast Edleweiss Biergarten Restaurant

N8599 Ferg Road • Manawa,WI 54949 Phone/Fax: 920-596-2946 E-mail: fergbvil@wolfnet.net Website - http://fergsbavarianvillage.com


Your Hosts: Lloyd and Shirley Ferg

Located on the shores of the Wolf Wolf River in Orihula




Cliff & Judy Hahn 8861 S. Wolf Wolf River Road Fremont, WI 54940 920-446-3245 www.hahnalula.com www .hahnalula.com


• Dining • Lodging • Camping • Swimming • Boat & Motor Rental

9495 HWY 54 AMHERST, WI. 54406

Sites With Concrete Pads & Patios • Full Hookups • Pull-thru • Lake Sites • Tent Sites Swimming Pool • 50-Acre Lake Modern Bathrooms with Hot Showers Recreation Room Campground Store • Laundry Dump Station • Propane

Waupaca Camping Park LLC E2411 Holmes Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-8010

Nearby Attractions Closest Campground To: Ding’s Dock Canoeing The Red Mill Chain O’ Lakes Canoe Trips on Crystal River Tubing on Wolf River

E-mail: info@waupacacampingpark.com waupacacampingpark.com Directions: 35 miles west of Appleton on Highway 10 to exit Highway 22/K, south 1/4 mile, right on Western Road, left on Holmes Road, 1/4 mile to park.


Real Log Cabins! Camping Cabins One Room sleeps family of 4 Two Room sleeps family of 6 Now bring your non-camping friends along! www.WaupacaMemories .com



Deerhaven Campground N3185 Butts Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 256-1412 www.DeerhavenCampground.com




Evergreen Campsites & Resort W5449 Archer Lane Wild Rose, WI 54984 (920) 622-3498 www.EvergreenCampsites.com




Hahn-A-Lula Resort 8861 South Wolf River Road Fremont, WI 54940 (920) 446-3245 www.HahnALula.com




Iola Pines Campground 100 Fairway Drive Iola, WI 54945 (715) 445-3489 www.IolaPines.com





Nature’s Edge Resort N1115 County Road E Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-3149 www.NauturesEdgeResort.net

Lake/River Frontage


Boat Landing


Pull Through Sites Available

Meeting Facilities





Spencer Lake Christian Center N1385 County Highway E Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-5707 www.Spencer-Lake.org



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Waupaca Camping Park E2411 Holmes Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-8010 www.WaupacaCampingPark.com




Wild West Campground & Corral 9495 Highway 54, Amherst, WI 54406 (715) 824-5112 www.WildWestCampground.com


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Wolf River Trips & Campground E8041 Couty Road X New London, WI 54961 (920) 982-2458 www.WolfRiverTrips.com




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Royal Oaks Golf Resort N4440 Oakland Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-5103 www.RoyalOaksGolf.webs.com


Hiking Trails/ Natural Area


Horseback Riding/Trails

Camp LuWiSoMo W5421 Aspen Road Wild Rose, WI 54984 (920) 622-3350 www.LuWiSoMo.org


Dump Station


On-site Restaurant or Bar


Dining Hall w/ Food Service



Water & Electric Hook-ups

Blue Top Resort & Campground 1460 Wolf River Drive Fremont, WI 54940 (920) 446-3343 www.BlueTopResort.com

Cabins/ Lodges

& Resorts

Tent Sites



RV Sites

Campgrounds & Resorts The Waupaca Area offers a variety of campgrounds and resorts for every visitor, from rustic campsites to family cabins to large group facilities. We can provide your family or group the outdoor experience you are looking for year round.




Take a Virtual Tour at WWW.EVERGREENCAMPSITES.COM • Chippy Express (Train Rides) • 70 Acre Lake With Sandy Beach • Peddle Karts, Canoes • Row & Paddle Boats, Kayaks, Pontoon Boats and Buoy Boards • Gemstone Mining • Mini Golf • Spacious and “Big Rig” Friendly • Yurt, Cabin & Deluxe Cabin Rentals • Completely Blacktopped • Full Service & Pull Thru Sites with Concrete Pads

- LODGE • Laundromat Ice Cream Shoppe Atm • Store Groceries Beverages

- ON-SITE RESTAURANT • Full MENU! Home made PIZZAS & Fish Frys

- Full Service Yr Round Lake Cottages • Fully Furnished and sleep 8-20+ • Everything You Need Overlooking • Serene Kusel Lake

- CABINS • Sleeps 4-8

Heated Waterpark 866-450-CAMP (2267) W5449 Archer Lane • Wild Rose Highest Rati ngs Achievable

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The Post N2405 Long Cove Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (404) 255-2449



Stretching Waters, LLC E1495 State Road 54 Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 256-4154 www.stretchingwaters.com







Pines Inn Cottages N2566 Pines Inn Lane Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 445-2337 or (715) 412-1910

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Pinehaven Retreat N2771 Highway QQ, Waupaca, WI 54981 (224) 377-9205 www.PineHavenRetreat.com

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Otter Lake Cottage N2973 Otter Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 498-8741 www.OtterLakeCottage.net



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Castle Point Cottage N2476 Whispering Pines Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (937) 294-7701 www.castlepointcottage.com

Off-Season Rentals


Vacation Rentals

Partial Week Rentals Available (Limited)

Vacation Rentals Choose from a variety of waterfront vacation properties. Generations of families have made memories spending quality time together during their summer vacations on the Chain O’ Lakes. Individual properties can accommodate families and groups up to twenty people. Larger groups can take advantage of adjacent properties to host extended family gathering or even business retreats. Rentals are available year round.

Detailed rental information available at www.WaupacaMemories.com/stay/vacation-rentals/

Family Camping in God’s Natural Beauty!

Deerhaven Campground LLC N3185 Butts Dr. Waupaca WI 54981

Daily & Permanent sites available. Reserve your site now! Campground is located near the Chain O’Lakes. Included: Electric, sewer, water, large sites, bathroom, showers, and laundry. Nearby Attractions: Golfing, shopping swimming beach, boat landing.


Iola Pines Campground 100 Fairway Drive • Iola, WI 54945 715-445-3489 iolapines.com 2015 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

(715) 256-1412

Or try our web site at www.deerhavencampground.com email: dhaven@charter.net



Call us for more information and a color brochure at

Directions: 1 mile from Waupaca west on Hwy. 54, turn right on Butts Drive, 1/4 mile to park.


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Stretching Waters offers accommodations for your entire wedding group on the Chain O’Lakes.

The banks of the lakes offers an ideal location for your ceremony, too.

wedding Lodging for up to 42 guEsts

The Farmhouse & Annex property sleeps up to 19 guests and is situated close to the Summerset House allowing you to accommodate as many as 42 guests for your wedding weekend.

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The Summerset House was recently remodeled and accommodates up to 23 guests. Summerset is a great property for keeping all of your family and friends together during your special weekend. It’s a wedding for you, but also a vacation for them!

Bring all your family & friends together for the wedding vacation of a lifetime!


Lodging Bed & Breakfasts Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast E3192 Apple Tree Lane, Waupaca (715) 258-3107  1 www.AppleTreeLaneBB.com Experience an authentic 1880 Victorian farmhouse situated on 7 acres and river frontage with wonderful amenities, welcoming hospitality, and impeccable service. Crystal River Inn Bed & Breakfast, LLC E1369 Rural Road, Waupaca (715) 258-5333  2 www.CrystalRiverInn.com 1853 riverside farmstead. Inn and two cabins. Mention this ad for a free mug in your room. Ferg’s Bavarian Village Ltd. N8599 Ferg Road, Manawa (920) 596-2946  3 www.FergsBavarianVillage.com Ferg Haus Inn Bed & Breakfast, the Edelweiss Restaurant featuring German food and refreshments and the Alpen Haus gift shop with European imports.

Green Fountain Inn 604 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-5171  4 www.GreenFountainInn.com Perfect location for small weddings, anniversary and birthday celebrations. Indoor and outdoor café. Restaurant with fine dining.

Camp LuWiSoMo Inc. W5421 Aspen Road, Wild Rose (920) 622-3350  7 www.LuWiSoMo.org We welcome all who enjoy nature to come and experience the natural beauty LuWiSoMo has to offer during any season.

Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast/ Smith’s Manawa Steakhouse 539 Depot Street, Manawa (920) 407-1416  5 www.LindsayHouse.com Quaint, quiet home away from home Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast “Where the joy of living is served daily!”

Deerhaven Campground N3185 Butts Drive, Waupaca (715) 256-1412  8 www.DeerhavenCampground.com Daily and seasonal large grassy sites to accommodate lots of comfort for you and your family, including shower and laundry facilities.

Campgrounds & Resorts Blue Top Resort & Campground 1460 Wolf River Drive, Fremont (920) 446-3343  6 www.BlueTopResort.com Resort/campground on Partridge Lake connecting the Wolf River; 26 overnight sites; 5 housekeeping cottages; pontoon, boat and motor rental.

(920) 446-3245  10 www.HahnALula.com Food, bar, lodging: campground, tent, RV all hookup. Open all year round, right on the Wolf River.

Evergreen Campsites and Resort W5449 Archer Lane, Wild Rose (920) 622-3498  9 www.EvergreenCampsites.com Central Wisconsin’s ultimate family four seasons resort. Let us be your vacation destination. Location Wild Rose. Hahn-A-Lula Resort 8861 South Wolf River Road, Fremont

W5202 Aspen Road, Wild Rose, WI 54984

Iola Pines Campground 100 Fairway Drive, Iola (715) 445-3489  11 www.IolaPines.com 62 sites with water/electric. Movie Nights, Swimming Pool, Playground, Pavilion, Game Room, Volleyball, Horseshoes. Themed weekends. Next to Glacier Woods Golf Course. Nature’s Edge Resort N1115 County Road E, Waupaca (715) 258-3149  12 www.NaturesEdgeResort.net Take the whole family, or simply someone special, to Nature’s Edge Resort and get away from it all. Royal Oaks Golf Resort N4440 Oakland Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-5103  12 17 www.RoyalOaksGolf.webs.com See page 32 for more info.

Tel.: (608) 343-5265 www.luwisomo.org

F ami ly Ca mpsite s Sites In The Woods! Miles of Hiking Trails

Seasonal Sites 13 Cabins 50 Primitive Sites 12 Electric only 38 Electric + Water

Fire Pits & Picnic Tables 3 Clean Shower Houses, Flush Toilets & Laundromat Camp store — Firewood

Ice Cream Treats & Ice Ask about FREE Watercraft

Horse Rides! 380 acres with Wooded Trails Hiking Swimming Beach Boats & Canoes Fishing & Archery Playgrounds Near Wild Rose & Redgranite Attractions!



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Lodging Spencer Lake Christian Center N1385 County Highway E, Waupaca (715) 258-5707  13 www.Spencer-Lake.org Host your next retreat, conference, luncheon, or camp on beautiful Spencer Lake! We’re open all year. “Your Event, Our Location the perfect combination!” Waupaca Camping Park E2411 Holmes Road, Waupaca (715) 258-8010  14 www.WaupacaCampingPark.com Central location near many area attractions such as mini golf, tubing, canoeing, sternwheeler cruises, fishing, boat rentals, ski shows, horseback riding and golfing. Wild West Campground & Corral 9495 Highway 54, Amherst (715) 824-5112  15 www.WildWestCampground.com A quiet, family owned campground offering generous wooded sites. Campground cookouts, weekend hayrides, daily horseback riding and summer girls horse camps.

Wolf River Trips & Campground E8041 Couty Road X New London (920) 982-2458  16 www.WolfRiverTrips.com

Hotels & Motels Comfort Suites Foxfire 199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca (715) 942-0500  17 www.ComfortSuites. com\hotel\WI108 Full-service hotel located in the heart of the Chain O’ Lakes on Foxfire Golf Club close to many area amenities. Grand Seasons Hotel 110 Grand Seasons Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-9212  18 www.GrandSeasonsHotelWaupaca.com The perfect location for a weekend getaway, family vacation, or business retreat. Experience our warm hospitality offered in a charming and picturesque setting. Norseman House Motel 410 North Main Street, Iola (715) 445-3300  19 www.NorsemanMotel.com

Great motel located on Lake Iola. Quiet peaceful setting; just what the doctor ordered! Village Inn Hotel 1060 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8526  20 www.VillageInnWaupaca.com Located minutes from restaurants, retail, and outdoor activites. We offer rooms facing our indoor pool, or with a private outdoor entrance.

Vacation Rentals Otter Lake Cottage N2973 Otter Drive, Waupaca (715) 498-8741  21 www.OtterLakeCottage.net Clean, 4 bedroom cottage that can be split into a 3 and 1 bedroom

cottage. Pontoon available. Great swimming and fishing. Pines Inn Cottages N2566 Pines Inn Lane, Waupaca (715) 445-2337 or (715) 412-1910 Four heated units with 100 ft of pristine sand bottom frontage on McCrossen Lake. Large fishing/ swimming dock, raft, sand beach. Stretching Waters, LLC E1495 State Road 54, Waupaca www.StretchingWaters.com (715) 256-4154  22 Offering the most luxurious and spacious vacation experiences on the Chain O’ Lakes. Specializing in big multi-family summer vacations and events.

Nature’s Edge Resort Family Owned and Operated - Welcome to Our Family! • • •

Nature’s Edge Resort

Seasonal Campsites to Enjoy Peace and Relaxation Cabin Rentals for All Four Seasons Wedding and Event Venue for All Your Meeting and Event Needs Restaurant and Bar With Unique Daily Specials

Call Us Today For More Info!

N1115 County Road E Waupaca, WI 54981 Phone: 715-258-3149 E-mail: naturesedgeresort@gmail.com Website: www.naturesedgeresort.net

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Dining & Nightlife

Dining Guide Choose from an assortment of dining opportunities. Whether you’re in the mood for a waterfront meal, a family pizza night or a traditional supper club experience, we have you covered.

Arby’s 1020 West Fulton Street, Suite G, Waupaca (715) 258-6830  1 www.drmArbys.com Arby’s® is the place for people hungering for a unique, better tasting alternative to traditional fast food. Chain O’ Lakes Bar & Grill N2598 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-4114  2 www.TheChainBar.com Offering burgers, wraps, pizza, salad, great fish and more! Dine inside or out. Entertainment and events. Family friendly and a local favorite. Chef Chu’s N2834 Cty Tk QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-8434  3 www.ChefChusChinese.com Authentic chinese fine dining, gluten free menu, best cheesecake award, dine-in, takeout or delivery, great wines.

Clear Water Harbor N2757 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-2866  4 www.ClearWaterHarbor.com Waterfront restaurant and bar, Chain ‘O Lakes cruises, live entertainment, private parties, ice cream shoppe, nightly sunsets, playground. Cronies Café & Espresso Bar 220 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 256-2530  5 www.CroniesCafeWaupaca.com A hometown café on Main Street in Downtown Waupaca serving breakfast, lunch, gourmet coffee drinks, beer, wine and daily specials. Crystal Cafe of Iola 126 North Main Street, Iola (715) 445-9227  6 www.CrystalCafeIola.com Join us, you’ll be treated like family from the moment you come through the door.

Outstanding Pizza! • Delicious & Diverse Menu • Daily Specials • Friendly Staff • Perfect Place For Parties, Reunions & Gatherings! • Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar On Covered Deck


Serving 100% grass fed beef burgers

Thank You for voting us


3 years in a row!

Located on the Strip in King N2598 CTY QQ, Waupaca thechainbar.com


WE DELIVER! 715-256-2530

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7am-3pm Sun. 9am-1pm (breakfast only) Homemade desserts daily

Open 7 Days A Week Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm Check us out on Facebook Telephone: 715-258-8434 Fax: 715-258-8144

www.chefchuschinese.com N2834 County Road QQ Waupaca, WI 54981

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We Deliver $15 minimum order for delivery. $3.00 Delivery Charge

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Dining & Nightlife Ferg’s Bavarian Village N8599 Ferg Road, Manawa (920) 596-2946  3 www.FergsBavarianVillage.com See page 11 for more info. Glacier Wood Golf Club 608 Water Street, Iola (715) 445-3831  10 www.GlacierWoodIola.com See page 34 for more info. Hahn-A-Lula Resort 8861 South Wolf River Road, Fremont (920) 446-3245  10 www.HahnALula.com See page 11 for more info Hidden Waters Golf Course E4480 State Road 22-54, Waupaca (715) 258-5054  11 www.GolfHiddenWaters.com See page 33 for more info. Johnson’s Waupaca Woods Restaurant 815 West Fulton Street #1, Waupaca (715) 258-7400  7 www.EnjoyTheWoods.com Serving the best breakfast in Waupaca with our extensive

menu in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Open 7am - 9pm M-F; 7am - 3pm weekends.

pastries. Open 6am - 7pm Th, Fri, Sat, 6am-4pm Sun-Wed with breakfast served all day.

King’s Table Restaurant N2717 County QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-9150  8 www.KingsTableRestaurant.com Enjoy our cozy dining room overlooking a natural wooded area. Banquet facilities accomodating up to 100 guests with carry out and catering services available with full bar.

Millstone of Iola Mills 300 North Main Street, Iola (715) 445-2989  11 www.IolaMills.com Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Features handmade Gelato, casual dining, locally brewed beer, espresso bar. Entertainment venue.

Klismet’s Three Squares Restaurant 1222 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8951  9 www.ThreeSquaresWaupaca.com Serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Located in Waupaca Mobil Travel Center for all your convenience needs. Little Fat Gretchen’s 108 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-0132  10 Find us on Facebook ‘Little Fat Gretchen’s’ Delightful family dining & social experience; featuring homemade specials, fresh pies, cakes &

Nature’s Edge Resort N1115 County Road E, Waupaca (715) 258-3149  12 www.NaturesEdgeResort.net Take the whole family, or simply someone special, to Nature’s Edge Resort and get away from it all. Paca Pub & Grill 106 North Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8889  13 Stroll Waupaca’s Downtown and explore many great shops, restaurants and pubs. You will find something for everyone! The Secret Garden Cafe 604 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-5171  4

www.GreenFountainInn.com See page 10 for more info. Subway and Mama DeLuca’s Pizza Restaurant 601 Lakeshore Drive, Weyauwega (920) 867-2488  15 www.ocscoop.com Dine in and carry out service, drive-thru, free WIFI and Subway catering. Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center 201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca (715) 942-2424  16 www.WaupacaAleHouse.com Full menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers! Enjoy our full service bar with plenty of TV’s to view your favorite sports. The Wheel House Restaurant E1209 County Highway Q, Waupaca (715) 258-8289  17 www.WheelHouseRestaurant.com Famous for pizza. Serving pasta, soups, stews and delicious homemade sandwiches. Scooper’s Ice Cream Parlor right across from the Wheel House.

Great food & fun all year ‘round. JUST MINUTES from ALL Hotels, Motels & Campgrounds! ~ Dine with Us or “Take Away” (715) 258-8289 ~

2015 OUTDOOR GRILLIN’ & LIVE MUSIC EVENTS Monday Night Famous The Original Pizza Buffet



STEAK FRY: RIB EYE SANDWICH Wednesday Night BBQ Rib Dinner

Saturday, July 11th

‘‘SAUSAGEFEST” Saturday, July 25th


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Saturday, August 22nd


Sunday: Prime Rib

Saturday, September 26th


HWY Q Overlooking The Chain O’ Lakes Call for Directions (715) 258-8289



• Always Something... • Gourmet Coffee/Tea Menu. • Fruit Smoothies! Of Course, still the best in sweet treats!


Off Season Private Parties Offered

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Crystal Cafe & Catering 126 n. Main st. - iola, Wi Free Wi-Fi available Breakfast Available ALL Day!

All specials are homemade and all natural just as with everything we serve – never any preservatives from our Friday Fish Fry (A delicious Wisconsin tradition, and at the Crystal you can enjoy your fish fry with a cold beverage) to our Saturday Biscuits & Gravy to our Sundays – Eggs Benedict (while they last).

Voted Wisconsin’s Amazing Pies

(715) 445-9227 Open 6:30 am - 7pm



Featuring the largest buffet in the area! Also serving... ~ Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner ~ Friday Fish Fry Full Menu Always Available with Daily Specials




Large selection of eggs, omelettes, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, homemade cinnamon rolls and much more.

Choose from a variety of daily special including meatloaf, salisbury steak, spaghetti & meatballs, plus our full menu daily.

Hearty dinners include Friday Fish Fry, savory steaks, baked ham dinners, baked chicken dinners and much more.

Three Squares Restaurant 24-Hour Visitors Info Booth Intersection Hwys 10-54-QQ • Waupaca Conveniently 715-258-7582 Across from Grand Seasons Located Inside of the Best Western Hotel Close to Comfort Suites and Local Shopping




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LittLe Fat Gretchen’s • Organic Coffee, Latte’s & Expresso • Homemade Pies and Other Bakery Items • Unique Daily Specials • Vegetarian Friendly

108 S. Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981 715.258.0132 www.facebook.com/LittleFatGretchens

“The BEST FOOD in Town!”

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places ~ Featuring ~

See our entire menu at www.enjoythewoods.com

• Casual Dining • • Handmade Italian Ice Creams • • Espresso Bar • Locally Brewed Beer •


300 North Main Street Iola, WI 54945 • 715-445-2989 www.iolamills.com

OPEN: Monday - Friday 7am - 9m Saturday - Sunday 7am - 3pm

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815 W. Fulton Street Located in the rear of Waupaca Woods Mall 715-258-7400 Plenty of parking in the rear of The Woods Mall! 05019038

Your Destination to Waupaca!

Voted Best Wedding Venue

Serving a full lunch & dinner menu from soup & salads to entrées & steaks


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Cooked outside over an open fire. Fish, red potatoes, onions and carrots are served with a generous amount of melted butter. Includes homemade dessert. April 24 May 22 June 26 July 24 05095009

Elegant Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony / Reception areas including heated or cooled tent for seating up to 350 guests

Don’t Miss Our Famous Fish Boils!

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KING’S TABLE R E S T A U R A N T Hwy. QQ • King, WI • 715-258-9150 www.kingstablerestaurant.com


Business Locations Use this map to find the location of businesses listed in this guide. Lodging Bed & Breakfasts 1 Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast 2 Crystal River Inn B&B 3 Ferg’s Bavarian Village Ltd. 4 Green Fountain Inn / The Secret Garden Cafe 5 Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast Campgrounds & Resorts 6 Blue Top Resort & Campground 7 Camp LuWisoMo 8 Deerhaven Campground 9 Evergreen Campsites and Resort 10 Hahn-A-Lula Resort 11 Iola Pines Campground 12 Nature’s Edge Resort 23 Royal Oaks Golf Resort 13 Spencer Lake Christian Center 14 Waupaca Camping Park 15 Wild West Campground & Corral 16 Wolf River Trips & Campground Hotels & Motels 17 Comfort Suites Foxfire 18 Grand Seasons Hotel 19 Norseman House Motel 20 Village Inn Hotel Vacation Rentals 21 Otter Lake Cottage 22 Stretching Waters

Dining & Nightlife

1 Arby’s 2 Chain O’Lakes Bar & Grill 3 Chef Chu’s 4 Clear Water Harbor 5 Cronies Café & Espresso Bar 6 Crystal Cafe of Iola 7 Johnson’s Waupaca Woods Restaurant 8 King’s Table Restaurant 9 Klismet’s Three Squares Restaurant 10 Little Fat Gretchen’s 11 Millstone of Iola Mills, The 12 Nature’s Egde Resort 13 Paca Pub & Grill

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Smith’s Manawa Steakhouse Subway and Mama DeLuca’s Restaurant Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center The Wheel House Restaurant

Things To Do Attractions 1 Adventure Outfitters, LLC 2 Ding’s Dock, Indian Crossing Cottages & Casino 3 Iola Historical Society 4 Wisconsin Veterans Home 5 Wolf River Paddle Sports 6 Wolf River Trips & Campgrounds Boat Sales & Rentals 7 Becker Marine 8 Taylor Lake Marine Golf 9 Cedar Springs Golf Course 10 Glacier Wood Golf Club 11 Hidden Waters Golf Course 12 Royal Oaks Golf Resort



Amish Furniture Warehouse 2 Anne’s Hearts Desire 3 Cate & Co. 4 Cinnamon House 5 Dane’s Home Antiques 6 Embellishments 7 Feminine Touch 8 Fletcher’s Jewelry 9 Full Circle Boutique 10 Graziano Gardens, LLC 11 King Berry Farm & The Raspberry Connection 12 Lucky Tree 13 Mainstreet Marketplace 14 Panache 15 ShopKo Hometown 16 Stange’s of Waupaca 17 Sweets’ Glass Treats 18 The Red Mill 19 The Revival 20 Timber Creek Gift Shop

Convenience Stores 21 Chain BP 22 Bear Creek Travel Plaza 23 Fremont Travel Plaza Grocery Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly Niemuth’s Steak & Chop Shop

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Services Animal Health 1 Countryside Animal Hospital 2 Waupaca Small Animal Hospital Church 3 First Assembly of God Clubs & Organizations 4 Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club Health Care Services 5 Community Eyecare Center 6 Park Vista 7 ThedaCare Physicians / Riverside Medical Center Manufacturing 8 Waupaca Foundry Inc Marinas 9 Amherst Marine, Inc 10 Anchor Point Marina Publishers 11 Journal Print Group 12 Multi-Media Channels, LLC Real Estate 13 Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group 14 Shambeau & Thern Real Estate 15 United Country-Udoni & Salan Realty Group Radio 16 WDUX AM800/FM92.7 Sanitation 17 Maverick Pumping/Packerland Portables Small Engine Sheridan Service Garage Co.


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Street Index 10th Street...................... 12-E 5th Street........................12-D 6th Street........................12-D 7th Street......................... 12-E 8th Street......................... 12-E 9th Street......................... 12-E Airport Road................17-H Alm Lane........................... 8-C Amy Street......................... 7-F Anderson Road............. 8-C Appletree Lane South..................................14-G Arbor Street......................5-I Arrowhead Drive..........3-F Ashman Street..................5-I Axtell Road................... 16-D Badger Street................ 11-D Bailey Street...................10-C Balch Street....................12-D Ballard Street................. 11-B Barnhart Road................ 9-H Bartell Road......................17-I Bartlett Street.............. 12-C Bell Avenue........................6-F Berkshire Lane.................1-E Berlin Street................... 12-E Bethany Drive.................11-E Big Pine Court..............10-C Birch Tree Lane............... 7-F Birchwood Drive.......... 4-H Blackberry Trail............. 2-D Bowlby Lane................. 10-D Bowling Lane Road....10-E Brainard Road..............10-C Brittany Lane................ 10-G Browne Lane.....................5-F Browne Street.............. 11-D Buffalo Ridge Lane.......12-F Bunker Road..................12-G Butternut Road............. 3-H Butts Drive.......................6-D Cali Way............................. 10-I Cambria Lane.................. 5-E Cambria Lane................. 9-G Camp Road...................... 4-G Cardinal Court................9-E Cemetery Road................5-I Center Street................11-C Chad Court........................ 7-F Channel Park Drive.... 4-G Charles Wright Drive.................................. 10-D Churchill Street............ 12-E Circle Drive..................... 8-H Clark Street..................... 12-E Cleghorn Road............... 4-G Clubhouse Lane........... 14-F Colden Lane.................. 13-A Columbia Lake Drive.3-G Columbia Street........... 12-E Commercial Drive...... 16-F Conifer Drive..................... 9-I Conservation Club Road..................................... 14-F Constance Road.........14-C Cooper Street...............11-C Country Lane................. 4-H


Countryside Court.. 10-D Countryside Court.. 10-D County Park Lane........ 4-G Covered Bridge Road.8 -C Crestview Lane............11-C Crestwood Drive.......... 6-E Crystal Court...............13-D Crystal River Lane....... 8-H Danielson Road............. 9-H Deer Street.................... 11-D De-Lish-Us Avenue...11-C Demarset Street.......... 12-E Division Street............. 11-D Draeger Road...............13-G Duck Lake Drive........... 9-D Duvenick Lane.................8-F East Road.............................. 9-I Edwards Road..............13-G Elm Street........................11-C Emmons Creek Road... 2-I Erickson Road................. 5-C Evans Street.................... 12-E Evergreen Drive.............. 9-I Fawn Ridge Court........9-C Feathers Court............13-C Ferg Lane.........................16-G Fern Avenue.....................2-H Fox Fire Court................ 8-E Fox Fire Drive................8-D Franklin Street.............. 11-D Frontage Road................. 6-B Fulton Street................... 9-D Fulton Street East......12-D Fulton Street West... 11-D Furman Drive.................. 9-D Galilee Road..................15-H Garfield Lane..................6-D Glenvale Court................9-F Godfrey Drive...............15-E Golke Road........................2-F Grandview Lane.............5-F Grandview Road.............5-F Granite Street...............11-C Halbert Lane................... 5-G Handrich Road............. 17-C Harber Drive............... 10-D Harding Street...............13-E Hardy Trail......................10-C Harrington Road.........16-E Harrison Street North..................................11-C Harrison Street South.................................. 11-D Hart Court.................... 10-D Hartman Creek Road.1-F Hawke Road..................13-C Heather Lane................. 16-F Heavens Way....................9-F Hedard Road.................. 8-G Hibbard Street............. 12-C Hicks Lane......................... 6-E Hicks Lane......................... 6-E High Point Ridge.........12-G High Street..................... 11-D Highland Drive............ 10-D Highland Drive............. 11-D Highland Lane.................. 5-E

Hill Street.........................10-E Hillcrest Drive............. 10-D Hillock Court................ 10-B Hodgett Court............ 11-G Hodgett Road............... 11-G Holbeck Street..............11-C Holmes Road.................10-E Honey Bear Court.... 10-B Honey Bear Lane....... 10-B Industrial Drive............15-D Jackson Road................... 5-C Janl Road......................... 10-G Jefferson Street............ 11-D Jes Drive............................. 7-D Joann Lane........................ 9-D Julie Avenue.....................6-G Julie Lane..............................9-F Junction Street...............11-E Kelleen Drive....................8-F King Road............................ 7-F Knight Lane.........................2-F Kristin Lane...................... 10-I Laighton Road..............10-C Lake Drive West..........4-D Lake Street..................... 11-D Lamplighter Lane...........9-C Larson Road.....................8-A Larson Street................. 12-E Lawson Drive.................14-E Lensmire Lane............... 16-F Lind Lane............................. 7-F Locksley Lane....................5-F Long Cove Road........... 3-G Lunde Road................... 10-G Main Street..................... 11-D Main Street..........................5-I Maple Lane.........................9-F Maple Street..................12-D Marl Lake Road..............2-H Mary Jane Circle............... 9-I Mary Street......................6-G Matheson Street..........13-E Mayek Drive................... 16-F McCrossen Drive.........6-H Mead Drive................... 10-D Meadow Ridge............ 10-D Meadow Ridge Road................................... 10-D Meadow Valley Court.9-C Meadow View Court.13-F Mertll Road...................... 4-H Michigan Street............13-D Mill Street.........................11-C Miller Street................... 12-C Miner Drive, East, West......................... 5-G Miracle Mountain Way.9-I Mitchell Avenue..............6-F Morton Street..............10-C Mountain Lane.............13-G Mountain View Lane.14-G Murray Lane......................6-F Nancy Lane........................9-E Never Mind Court....10-C Nichols Road..................14-B Nieuman Road.................. 7-I Norris Lane........................5-F

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Rolling Ridge Court..12-G Rotary Street................. 16-F Rose Circle....................... 10-I Round Lake Drive..........4-F Royalton Street...........12-D Runway Drive...............16-G Rural Road...........................4-I Rusch Road.........................1-E Sabine Court.....................9-E Sanders Road.....................6-I Schearer Street...........12-D School Street................12-D Scott Street.....................11-C Session Street............... 11-D Shadow Lake Drive....11-E Shadow Lake Road...... 10-I Shadow Road.................10-E Shambeau Road..........13-C Shambeau Trace........... 10-I Shamrock Lane.............. 7-D Sheridan Road.............. 10-B Shoemaker Road.........13-E Simcox Street................11-C Skyview Lane.................. 9-G Smith Lane..........................5-F Smith Road........................7-H Smith Street West.... 10-D Snug Harbor Lane....... 4-G Sonna Street....................6-G Sorenson Lane..............15-B Spindt Drive..................15-D State Street North....12-D State Street South.....12-D Stewart Street..............13-D Stonefield Court............ 8-B Sunnyview Road......... 17-C Sunridge Court........... 10-D Sunridge Drive............ 10-D Sunrise Lane.....................7-C Sunset Court................. 10-B Sunset Drive..................10-C Sutton Street................13-D Swampy Acres Lane..14-B Tammy Trail..................... 3-G Taylor Court......................9-F

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Day 1: Arrive at one of the Waupaca Area’s bed and breakfasts, each featuring their own unique appeal to visitors and check into your home away from home. Head out to dinner at Johnson’s Waupaca Woods Restaurant for a great fish fry in their warm dining atmosphere everyone will enjoy.

Day 1: Check into one of the Waupaca Area hotels each with comfortable accommodations and reasonable rates. Enjoy dinner at the Waupaca Ale House, offering a full menu with burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

Day 2 : After breakfast at the Inn, stop at Adventure Outfitters to rent a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis and head out to Hartman Creek State Park. There are 6 miles of trails available for cross-country skiing and 3.5 miles available for snowshoeing. For dinner head to Chain O’ Lakes Bar & Grill, a local favorite spot with a diverse and delicious menu and entertainment in the evenings.

Day 2 : Sleep in and enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the hotel. Then head out for some shopping in the Chain of Lakes area and stop at shops such as Cinnamon House, Anne’s Hearts Desire, Cate & Company and Timber Creek Gift Shop. Stop at King’s Table Restaurant for a relaxing lunch overlooking a natural wooded area. Feeling creative? Express that creativity by taking a glass arts class this afternoon at Sweets’ Glass Treats. Tonight enjoy an authentic Chinese dinner at Chef Chu’s Chinese Restaurant.

The long days and warm weather of summer are but a memory, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some new ones this winter in Waupaca.

Day 3 : Sleep in and enjoy breakfast in bed. Before heading home, stop out at Wild West Campground & Corral for a horse drawn sleigh ride across the rural central Wisconsin landscape. ❚


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Get outdoors and shake away winter with a wide variety of activities to keep you busy.

Day 3 : After a leisurely breakfast at Little Fat Gretchen’s in Downtown Waupaca, featuring homemade specials, fresh pies, cakes and pastries, head out to the Red Mill Gift Shop. Take a stroll through the beautiful grounds along the Crystal River including a wedding chapel and covered bridge. ❚

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Day 1: After a leisurely breakfast head out to play 18-holes at one of several area golf courses all within a short drive, such as Cedar Springs Golf Course, Glacier Wood Golf Club, Hidden Waters Golf Course or Royal Oaks Golf Resort. With a variety of courses, each offers a unique opportunity for play from 18-hole championship courses to a 9-hole executive style. In the evening enjoy dinner and take in the beautiful sunset on the deck of Clear Water Harbor overlooking Taylor Lake.

Day 1: Enjoy entertainment by some of the state’s most talented blues musicians in the historic Indian Crossing Casino at the annual Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival.

Long sunshine filled days, ideal temperatures and starry nights are just a few perks of summer in Waupaca.

Day 2 : With a variety of events happening throughout the summer in the Waupaca Area, you’re sure to find one featured during your stay. Take part in such events as the Iola Old Car Show, the Waupaca Area Triathlon, Hometown Day Celebration or Strawberry Fest. While enjoying the events you may also be inclined to take in some of the history of the area at the Hutchinson House in Waupaca’s South Park, a tour of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King or a self-guided tour of the historic Yankee Village of Rural. For dinner, enjoy The Wheel House Restaurant famous for their pizza, pastas and sandwiches. Save room for an ice cream cone from Scoopers right next door.

Fall is a special time in Waupaca as the lush greens of summer give way to a display of red, yellow, brown and orange.

Day 2 : After breakfast at Cronies, a hometown café known for their gourmet coffee drinks and daily specials, take a walk through Downtown Waupaca and stroll the many shops such as Panache, Embellishments, Stange’s of Waupaca, Feminine Touch and Dane’s Home Antiques. After lunch take in the fall colors aboard the Chief Waupaca, an authentic double-decker sternwheeler, with a 1 ½ hour narrated tour. Day 3 : Stop at Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly to pick up everything you need for a picnic, then head out to one of Waupaca Area’s many parks to enjoy the beautiful fall colors. Before heading home, stop at King Berry Farm and The Raspberry Connection for seasonal produce and gifts.

Day 3 : Head out to explore the Chain O’ Lakes on the pontoon you’ve rented from one of several area marinas such as Amherst Marine, Anchor Point Marina, Becker Marine or Taylor Lake Marine. If you prefer the quieter side of the Chain, pick up a kayak to take you into the Upper Chain, featuring four nonmotorized lakes surrounded by the natural beauty of towering pines and marvel at the aqua-marine, crystal clear waters. If you’re feeling more adventurous, paddle the Wolf or Embarrass Rivers and rent a kayak or canoe from Wolf River Paddle Sports or at Adventure Outfitters, they offer trips down the Waupaca and Crystal River. In the evening, grill out along the lake after stopping by Niemuth’s Steak and Chop Shop for fresh streaks, seafood and all the trimmings Day 4 : Make the short drive to the quaint village of Iola to the Iola Historical Society and take in hundreds of historic relics from Iola’s Swiss and Norwegian heritages that are preserved and captured at the Historic Village and Museum complex. Enjoy lunch at The Millstone of Iola Mills, featuring casual dining, locally brewed beer and an espresso bar. Save room for a delicious piece of pie at the Crystal Cafe of Iola.

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Things to Do Just how much fun can you have on a weekend or week long vacation? In the Waupaca Area it’s as much as you can handle. From the famous Chain O’ Lakes, to golfing one of several area courses, to hiking or biking along scenic trails, to the area’s rich history; there is fun at every turn! Maps and information can be found at www.WaupacaMemories.com or the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce office. Trails

River Ridge Trail – Network of on-road and off-road trails in and around the City of Waupaca. Includes paved and barked trails. Road Biking Routes – Several routes available ranging in length from 4 to 35 miles. See map on page 27. Ice Age National Scenic Trail – Several segments traverse the Waupaca Area including sections in Hartman Creek State Park, Emmons Creek State Fishery and Wildlife Area, and Skunk & Foster Lakes State Natural Area. Tomorrow River State Trail – Converted railroad bed travelling from Plover to Manawa with access in Scandinavia just a short drive north from Waupaca.

Hartman Creek State Park We welcome you to visit Hartman Creek State Park! As park superintendent it is my privilege and pleasure to invite you to explore and enjoy the many wonders our park has to offer. Hartman Creek is a hidden jewel offering several recreational opportunities for all ages. With several lakes connected to the famous Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes, we offer opportunities for fishing, boating and a beach specifically designed to provide you with a great swimming experience. For those seeking to get out into the park and explore some of the parks many nook and crannies, several miles of trail are here for you to enjoy on our hiking, biking and equestrian trails. During our summer season many come to the park to enjoy a quality camping experience. We are pleased to provide you with 101 campsites within our family campground featuring 23 electrical sites, two shower buildings, one with new shower stalls, and camphosts on sites 23 and 844 to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. We even offer a Teepee for rent! We frequently receive compliments on our campground for the beautiful, spacious sites and the quiet, peaceful experience people have to come to expect over the years. For larger groups we offer a five site group campground that can accommodate up to 50 people per site. The park also has several picnic areas, a restored log cabin called the Hellestad House that doubles as a nature center, and a nationally recognized hiking trail, The Ice Age Trail. On behalf of all the staff and volunteers that work hard to provide you with a great experience I welcome you to enjoy your park! Michael Bergum, Park Superintendent

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Tubing the Little Wolf River

200 CAMPSITES • Riverside • Rustic • Seasonal • Full Hook-up

• Dump Station • Pull-thru Sites • Showers • Laundry

Wolf River Trips & Campground

For reservations, call or write: E8041 Cty. Hwy. X, New London, WI 54961


For more information and a detailed sight map visit us at: www.wolfrivertrips.com Green Bay, Hwy. 54 ............................ 47 Miles Appleton, Hwy. 15.............................. 24 Miles Appleton, Hwy. 96.............................. 26 Miles Menasha, Hwy. 96.............................. 28 Miles 30

Oshkosh, Hwy. 96 .............................. 28 Miles Milwaukee, Hwy. 41/45 .................... 110 Miles Madison, Hwy. 51 ............................ 105 Miles Chicago Hwy. 41/45 ......................... 195 Miles

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Tubing, Canoeing and Kayaking

• Swimming • Volleyball • Horseshoe • Game Room

• Shuffleboard • Fishing • Upper Deck Full Liquor Bar & Grill

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For camping and river trip adventures, take County Hwy. X west from New London or Hwy. X east off Hwy. 10 from Weyauwega. From Hwy. 54 between New London and Waupaca, turn south on Larry Road at Pine Tree Supper Club. Easy access from Hwy. 10, 110, 54, 22, 96 and 15.

Columbia Lake Boat Landing


Also known as “Snug Harbor”

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Picturesque Bridges Criss-Crossing the Waupaca River

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Hartman Creek State Park


This 1,500-acre quiet and friendly natural gem is located near the beautiful spring-fed Chain O’Lakes. Facilities include camping, recreational opportunities, the Hellstad House Log Cabin, Whispering Pines day use area, and seven lakes.

Ice Age Trail


The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a long-distance footpath located within the state of Wisconsin following the southern most extent of Wisconsin’s most recent glaciers. The trail is suitable for walking, hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing. For a map of the trail through Waupaca County go to www.IceAgeTrail.org or contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce or Hartman Creek State Park.

Indian Crossing Park


On either side of the bridge along Highway Q along Lime Kiln Lake

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The River Ridge Trail is part of a plan to preserve urban natural areas or “greenspace” in a non-motorized trail system that winds throughout the Waupaca Area. The first trail segment, a scenic loop of 1.6 miles, opened in fall of 1996. Since then, over 22 miles of trails have been designated. Bikes are allowed only on limestone or blacktopped surfaces. The trail lies in the tension zone between Wisconsin’s northern and southern eco-regions, an area of unique biological diversity. By linking parks and other public and private lands, the community and its visitors will be able to enjoy the wealth of natural features for years to come.

Riverside Park


Rotary Riverview Park


Schwenn Lions Park

Shambeau Park


South Park


Public Beach

Swan Park


Baseball/Softball Fields, Basketball Court, Skate Park, Sledding Hill, Hockey Rink

Taylor Lake Boat Landing


Most popular boat landing on the Chain O’ Lakes

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Tomorrow River State Trail

14 mile trail from the Village of Plover to Manawa developed along an abandoned railroad grade with a crush limestone surface. Bicyclists and horseback riders 16 years of age and older are required to have either an annual or daily trail pass in order to use the trail. Annual passes are $20.00 and daily passes are $4.00. Daily trail passes are available along the trail at self registration stations and annual passes can be purchased at the Waupaca or Portage County Parks Departments. The trail is open to bicyclists, hikers, joggers, and horseback riders year round. Snowmobiles, skiers, and dog sledders may use the trail during the winter. No ATV’s or other motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail, and dogs must be leashed at all times.

Wau-King Trail

This 3.5 mile trail runs from Waupaca to King. It is a paved trail that allows foot and bicycle traffic along with roller blade and other non-motorized transportation. The trail is well used as it provides a safe path to travel from Waupaca to the high school and the Wisconsin Veterans Home as well as many other Chain O’ Lakes destinations. There are benches and garbage cans located along the trail as well as gates to ensure there is no vehicular traffic. Runs from South Main Street in Waupaca to Highway QQ in King. Map available online at www.WaupacaMemories.com or at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 221 South Main Street, Waupaca or by calling (715)258-7343.

Waupaca County Dog Park


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Waupaca Recreation Center

403 miles of groomed trails connecting all points within the county. Maps available at www.WaupacaCountyParks.com or at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 221 S. Main Street, Waupaca or by calling (715) 258-7343.

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Indoor Gymnasium w/ Basketball Courts

Waupaca Parks & Recration Waupaca County Parks & Recreation Hartman Creek State Park

407 School Street, Waupaca 715-258-4435 811 Harding Street, Waupaca 715-258-6243 N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca 715-258-2372

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Rich farmlands with ample food supply blend with widespread woodlands to create the ideal habitat for wildlife around the Waupaca Area. A variety of public lands are open for hunting including Mukwa Wildlife Area, eight State Natural Areas, and Hartman Creek State Park.


Fishing opportunities are abundant in the Waupaca Area highlighted by the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes and a collection of quality trout streams.

State Designated Rustic Roads

R-17: This scenic route south of Amherst travels Otto Road from US 10 west to Morgan Road, then south on Morgan Road to County T, passing through hilly, rugged terrain, forests and fields, offering glimpses of native wildlife and a boulder-strewn section of the Tomorrow River. R-23: Scenic Rural Road begins in the historical Yankee town of Rural travelling west crossing the Crystal River three times over picturesque stone bridges and through Hartman Creek State Park ending at Hartman Road. R-24: Extending west from Rural Road to the county line, Emmons Creek Road crosses a spring fed trout stream and passes through several stands of native pines and hardwoods.

Boating & Kayaking (see map for access points)

Chain O’ Lakes – Public boat landings are available throughout the Chain. For a quieter paddle, put-in at the Knight Lake Road landing and enjoy the 4 non-motorized lakes referred to as the “Upper Chain”. Crystal River – Access at the mouth of the river on the South end of Long Lake, in Parfreyville at the intersection of Rural Road and Highway K, at Nelson Park by the Red Mill in Little Hope and at Shadow Lake in the City of Waupaca. Waupaca River – Enter at intersection of Cobb Town Road and Highway Q with take-outs and parking available at the covered bridge on Covered Bridge Road and Brainard’s Bridge Park on Brainard Road. Or, for a quick trip through the City of Waupaca, enter at Rotary Riverview Park in Downtown Waupaca on Cooper Street, with take-outs on Royalton Street and at the River Ridge Trail Natural Area at the intersection of Highway 22/54 and Godfrey Drive. Several marinas and outfitters with rentals and guide service available. See page 33 for a complete listing.

R-57: Travelling South Foley Road and Town Line Road between US 10 and WIS 54 just West of Waupaca. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail follows this route. The scenic beauty of this segment is enhanced by rolling hills, an arch of trees over the road at two points, deep ravines accented with ferns and a variety of wild flowers, a large apple orchard and the Waupaca River.

Royal Oaks Golf Resort N4440 Oakland Drive Waupaca Phone: Cell:

715-258-5103 715-412-0874 Camping with hookups 9 hole golf course Night golf parties


Rental equipment available


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Attractions Adventure Outfitters, LLC 106 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-0775  1 www.AdventureOutfittersLLC. com Your one-stop resource for outdoor fun and activity. Look no further than Adventure Outfitters for a day of fun and adventure. Clear Water Harbor Cruises N2757 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-2866  4 www.ClearWaterHarbor.com See page 2 for more info. Ding’s Dock E1171 County Road Q, Waupaca (715) 258-2612  2 www.DingsDock.com Home of the famous Crystal River Canoe Trip. Canoe, kayak, pontoon and ski boat rentals available. Open May 1st through September. Iola Historical Society

210 Depot Street, Iola (715) 445 - IOLA (4652)  3 www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org Hundreds of historic relics from Iola’s Swiss and Norwegian heritages are preserved and captured at the Historic Village and Museum complex. Iola Old Car Show

P.O. Box 1, Iola (715) 445-4000 www.IolaOldCarShow.com The annual Iola Car Show & Swap Meet - “The Midwest’s Greatest!” held the 2nd weekend in July. The Red Mill, LLC N2190 County K, Waupaca (715) 258-7385  18 See page 38 for more info.

Sweets’ Glass Treats N2724 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-0777  17 Find us on Facebook “Sweets’ Glass Treats” See page 37 for more info. Wild West Campground & Corral 9495 Highway 54, Amherst (715) 824-5112  15 www.WildWestCampground.com See page 11 for more information. Wisconsin Veterans Home N2665 County Road QQ, King (715) 258-5586  4 www.WVHKing.com Wolf River Paddle Sports, LLC 320 East North Water Street, New London (920) 538-5198  5 www.WolfRiverPaddleSports.com Enjoy an adventerous day paddling the Wolf and Embarras Rivers. Kayak and canoe trips available by advanced reservation. Happy Paddling!!

Anchor Point Marina 9118 Marion Lane, Fremont (920) 446-2224  10 www.AnchorPointMarina.com Full service marina with boat slips, sales, service, fuel, storage, rentals, 10 person houseboat rentals, available and pontoons. Becker Marine E1208 County Highway Q, Waupaca (715) 258-9015  7 www.BeckerMarine.com Sales, service, rentals, storage and dock fuel conveniently located on Lime Kiln Lake in the heart of Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes. Taylor Lake Marine N2757 County Road QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-8840  8 www.TaylorLakeMarine.com Full service marina with pontoon and paddle sport rentals. Located next to Clear Water Harbor.

Golf Cedar Springs Golf Course E7005 Cedar Springs Road, Manawa (920) 596-2905  9 www.CedarSpringsGolfCourse.com

Beautiful well groomed 9 hole golf course, sports bar and grill, huge land & sea buffet on Friday nites, wedding & banquet hall. Glacier Wood Golf Club 608 Water Street, Iola (715) 445-3831  10 www.GlacierWoodIola.com 18-hole championship course carved magically by ice and earth cited as “an awe inspiring golf experience”. Voted best muny in Wisconsin, 2009. Hidden Waters Golf Course E4480 State Road 22-54, Waupaca (715) 258-5054  11 www.GolfHiddenWaters.com Beautiful 9-hole course, driving range, drive-up beverage window, banquet facility and year round bar & grill on snowmobile trail.

Royal Oaks Golf Resort N4440 Oakland Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-5103  12 www.RoyalOaksGolf.webs.com A 9-hole executive style golf course. Great for families, seniors, beginners. 25 site campground.

Wolf River Trips & Campground

E8041 County Road X, New London (920) 982-2458  6 www.WolfRiverTrips.com Planning a day of tubing or a week of camping and fishing, we have everything you need for a fun-filled, relaxing family vacation.

Boat Sales & Rentals Amherst Marine, Inc. 422 South Main Street, Amherst 9 (715) 824-5635  www.AmherstMarine.com See page 44 for more information

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Things to Do from 1 to 4pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Holly History & Genealogy Center 321 South Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981, (715) 256-9980, WaupacaHistory.org The Holly Center provides the community with a history and genealogy library and research facility, an exhibition area, and a meeting and lecture room. Open on Wednesday and Friday from 1-3pm. And Saturday 9 am to noon in June, July & August. Admission is free.

Waupaca Area History Some of the earliest settlers came to Waupaca in the mid-1800s looking for the “wonderful falls” up the river that they had heard so much about. Some say “Waupaca” means tomorrow, sparkling waters, clear water, or brave young hero. Others credit the city’s name to an old Indian chief, “WaPuka”, whose name means “watching.” Whatever its origin, Waupaca is an area rich in history.

Waupaca Train Depot 525 Oak Street (County E) just north of the railroad bridge. In 1907 the Wisconsin Central Railway spared no expense to construct a beautiful passenger station with sandstone walls, Spanish Tile roof, and three waiting rooms each with a fireplace. Many historic railroad items are on display inside. A car barn on the depot grounds houses the 1899 baggage car from Waupaca’s trolley line. Open during Strawberry Fest in June as well as for other events. Contact the Waupaca Historical Society for a tour or to schedule your own event at the depot.

The Hutchinson House Museum – located in Waupaca’s South Park The Victorian style museum has an impressive display of household furnishings, clothing, glassware, and textiles, with many of the artifacts having ties to early settlers of Waupaca County. The Hutchinson House is a familyfriendly destination with a special scavenger hunt for children ages 5-12. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday and summer holidays

Historic Sites in Rural Rural is a “Yankee town.” All of the descendents originated from Great Britain or New England. Through the years Rural residents have sought to perpetuate the uniqueness of this historic spot where four bridges span the

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Things to Do Crystal River and the mill race is still visible. Most of the sites (17 in all) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the most enjoyable activities is to walk around the village and observe its beauty on the banks of the Crystal River. During the months of June through September, the Rural Historical Society museum is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 1 pm to 3pm. Contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce for a tour pamphlet. Historic Walking Tours of Waupaca Take a walk back in time down the historic streets of Waupaca where you will explore the city’s past. The tour maybe taken on foot, by bike or car. Two tours are outlined in a self-guided tour book. Tour One takes you through parts of Waupaca’s historical downtown and residential area. The tour starts at South Main Street in South Park, continues down Main Street to Lake Street past many wonderful homes, a former hospital, and the famous Cristy House. The tour continues through the historic district traveling by many wonderful homes, churches and a former funeral home, ending back in the downtown business district. This tour is about two miles and will take about two hours. Tour Two is entitled the Commercial Industrial Tour. You will see the Waupaca falls, Waupaca Foundry plant one,

the Whale Paper Company, Wisconsin Central Railroad, the Soo Line Freight and Passenger Station, Potato Warehouses and many other businesses. This tour is about three miles and will take about two hours. The tour book is available for purchase at the Waupaca Area Chamber office for $2. Iola Historical Society 210 Depot Street, Iola, WI 54945 (715) 445-IOLA (4652)  3 www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org The Historic Village & Museum is a seven building complex. Featured are the historic 1894 Iola & Northern Railroad depot and attendant caboose, the Helvetia Town Hall built in 1919, a reproduction of the 1897 one room Townsend School, a replication of Iola’s 1901 Firehouse displaying three antique firefighting apparatus, and a pioneer style log cabin. A museum building features several unique exhibits including Native American artifacts, and tributes to Iola violin maker Bert Stromberg and a local “Humble Hero” of World War II, B-17 bomber pilot Lee Nelson. Another building, the “Machine Shed,” displays local agricultural, construction and manufacturing artifacts. The Society has also in place seven in a growing series of “Historic Iola” markers placed at sites around the village. Open on Saturdays in June – August from Noon to 4pm or by appointment.

Wisconsin Veterans Home at King N2665 County Road QQ, King (715) 258-5586  4 www.WVHKing.com A long term care facility caring for veterans and their spouses. The dedicated staff strive to meet the unique needs of veterans by providing compassionate care built on the foundation of integrity, honor and respect. Wisconsin Veterans Home at King spans across 320 acres of rich picturesque scenery and is located on the shores of beautiful Rainbow Lake. Yellowstone Trail In 1912 the Yellowstone Trail became proposed as America’s first trans-continental highway across the northern portion of the country – stretching from the east coast at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts and ending on the west coast at Puget Sound, Washington. The Yellowstone Trail entered the City of Waupaca on the


south side of current Highway 10 at County Road A on Appletree Lane. It followed Appletree Lane north through the original Barnes Apple Orchard and into what is now Churchill Street. From Churchill Street the Yellowstone Trail turned west onto School Street (which becomes Badger Street) to the downtown area. The traveler turned north on Main Street where he turned west at the Dane’s Home onto Granite Street. It continued west onto Hillcrest where it merges into Fulton Street, leaving town westward past “Chady’s Corner” (State Highway 54 and County Highway QQ). Shortly after the initial route was established, it was diverted from Granite Street to Fulton Street. Signs mark the route travelling westward and additional information about the trail and historical landmarks along the way are available at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce or at www.YellowStoneTrail.org. ❚


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The Arts The Waupaca Area has a rich arts community. Local organizations host events throughout the year to feature local talent from choral concerts to standing art exhibits to festivals. The Waupaca Community Arts Board hosts the annual Arts on the Square, a full weekend including a juried fine arts show, three performance stages, participatory arts workshops, street performers, community art projects and a street dance. In March, the Irish Wake, a musical and theatrical celebration where participants join in a walk with a faux coffin visiting establishments in Downtown Waupaca singing songs with live musicians while honoring those who have passed. The Waupaca Bach Festival is a weeklong celebration of the life, times and music of JS Bach with various events in many locations for all ages. The Phantom Art Gallery, an ever changing gallery set up behind the windows of vacant downtown buildings. Artwork on display is available for purchase. The Waupaca Fine Arts Festival fosters the arts through promotion and sponsorship of artistic programs, cultural activities, and educational leadership to further promote

Gateway Apostolic Church Meets at 415 South Main, Waupaca (920) 251-6574

artistic appreciation to the citizens of the Waupaca Area. The three main branches of the Fine Arts Festival include: The Waupaca Community Chorus and Civic Orchestra, the Waupaca Community Theatre, and the Waupaca Art Show. The artists of the Hidden Studios open their

Scared Heart Catholic 614 South Bridge Street, Manawa (920) 596-3323

Faith Community (Ev. Free) N2541 County Road K Waupaca (715) 258-8857

First Assembly Of God 1420 Berlin Street, Waupaca (715) 258-2705

Church Of Christ 215 West Badger Street, Waupaca (715) 258-2774

Jehovah’s Witness E3273 Apple Tree Lane, Waupaca (715) 258-7446

Radiant Fellowship (AOG) 420 North Harrision Street Waupaca (715) 258-3005

Maple Street Church Of Christ 204 Maple Street, Waupaca (920) 858-5831

Calvary Lutheran (LCMS) E1887 King Road, Waupaca (715) 258-3530

Fellowship Baptist N3548 County Road E, Waupaca (715) 258-5086

Little Wolf Church Of The Nazarene E6210 County Road BB, Manawa (920) 596-3881

Emmaus Lutheran (LCMS) N180 Coumty Road A, Waupaca (715) 258-3193

First Baptist 1500 Roman Road, Waupaca (715) 258-3535 St. Mary Magdalene Catholic N2845 Shadow Road, Waupaca (715) 258-2088 Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic 608 East Main Street, Weyauwega (920) 867-2179


Waupaca Christian Church E2249 King Road, Waupaca (715) 258-8841 St. Mark’s Episcopal 415 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-5125 Badger Community Highway 54 & Badger Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-8112

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Farmington Lutheran (LCMC) N4414 County Road Q, Waupaca (715) 467-2246 First Lutheran (LCMC) 700 Main, Ogdensburg (920) 244-7881 Immanuel Lutheran (WELS) 1120 Evan Street, Waupaca (715) 258-0204 Scandinavia Lutheran (LCMC) 105 Church Street, Scandinavia (715) 467-2367

doors to the public for Art Along the Ice Age Trail, A Tour of Working Studios in Central Wisconsin annually on the first weekend of October. For detailed dates and times for these and other arts events in the Waupaca Area, see the Event Calendar in this guide.

St. John Lutheran (LCMC) N3882 County Road KK, Weyauwega (920) 867-3793 St. Paul Lutheran (LCMS) 750 Depot Street, Manawa (920) 596-2837 St. Peter Lutheran (WELS) 312 West Main, Weyauwega (920) 867-3169 Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran (LCMC) 153 County Road QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-8061 Trinity Lutheran (ELCA) 206 East Badger Street, Waupaca (715) 258-7688 Zion Lutheran (LCMC) 157 North Bridge Street, Manawa (920) 596-3275 First United Methodist 720 Demarest Street, Waupaca (715) 258-3400

Crystal Lake United Methodist County K, Waupaca (715) 258-9486 Iola United Methodist 190 West Iola Street, Iola (715) 445-5200 Manawa United Methodist 655 Depot Street, Manawa (920) 596-3463 Parfreyville United Methodist N1979 County Road K, Waupaca (715) 258-8615 First Presbyterian 200 South Street, Weyauwega (920) 867-2880 Hope United Church Of Christ 9315 County Road H, Fremont (920) 446-2952 Victory Church E3443 Apple Tree Lane, Waupaca (715) 258-9661 Camp Cleghorn Chapel (Non-Denominiational) Chain O’ Lakes off Cleghorn Road, Waupaca June-September


Shopping Guide The Waupaca Area is home to stores and shops with everything from gifts to clothing to furniture and more. We are your shopping destination away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. You’ll find many shops centered in Downtown Waupaca and on Highway QQ in King as well as many throughout the greater Waupaca Area.

Amish Furniture Warehouse N4531 Larry Road, New London (920) 982-6329  1 www.AmishFurnitureWarehouse.biz For 25 years, a family owned country store that offers old fashioned way of business, personalized service, quality furniture, solidly built, competitively priced, in a friendly atmosphere. Anne’s Hearts Desire  Cate & Company  3 Cinnamon House  4 Downtown King If you are looking for the perfect outfit, a beautiful gift or a wonderful piece to adorn your home we can help.


Dane’s Home Antiques 301 North Main Street, Waupaca (715) 256-0693  5 Find us on Facebook. Visit the historic Dane’s Home Antique Mall, three floors of collectibles, vintage jewelry, furniture, books, repurposed treasures within these walls. Embellishments  6 Feminine Touch  7 Panache  14 Stange’s of Waupaca 16 Be dazzled by the possibilities. Unearth unique treasures for your wardrobe and home on a shopping adventure to four exceptional fashion forward merchants.

Fletchers Jewelry  8 Full Circle Boutique LLC  Lucky Tree, LLC  12 Mainstreet Marketplace  Paca Pub  13 The Revival, LLC  19 Stroll Waupaca’s Downtown and explore many great shops, restaurants and pubs. You will find something for everyone!

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Graziano Gardens, LLC W3280 Akron Court, Pine River (920) 427-9004  10 www.GrazianoGardensllc.com Extensive plant offerings including annuals, exotics, natives, perennials, trees and shrubs. Surrounded by demonstration gardens and art, come share the experience! King Berry Farm & The Raspberry Connection E2076 King Road, Waupaca (715) 258-6055  11 www.KingBerryFarm.com Experience the seasons from gardening and floral creations to farm fresh market produce, Christian gifts given with a message and personal service.

Grocery Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly 810 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-3161  24   www.ShopThePig.com Locally owned, fresh, friendly, low price complete line grocery store including groceries, meat, produce, deli, bakery, liquor, beer and wine.

Convenience Stores Chain BP N2479 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-5153  21 Located on your way to the Chain O’ Lakes for all your convenience needs. Full line of beer, wine, liquor, snacks and in-store Subway.

N2190 County K, Waupaca (715) 258-7385  18 www.Red-Mill.weebly.com Country gift shop in historic grist mill. Picturesque covered bridge over the Crystal River and quaint chapel available for weddings on-site. 825 W. Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-9000  15 www.Shopko.com Your store with More! More style, more brands, more value, more for you.

Hwy 96 & 110, Fremont (920) 446-3344  23 www.OcsCoop.com Dine in and carryout service, drive-thru, and Subway catering. Convenience stores with onsite Subway; see ad for 4 cents off.

Timber Creek Gift Shop N2707 County Road QQ, Waupaca (715) 256-9191  20 www.TimberCreekGiftShop.com A cozy gift shop in a quaint brick house with two levels of gifts for every reason and every season.

The Red Mill, LLC

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Bear Creek Travel Plaza Hwy 45 & 76, Bear Creek (715) 752-3504  22 Fremont Travel Plaza

Sweets’ Glass Treats N2724 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-0777  17 Find us on Facebook “Sweets’ Glass Treats” A cozy cottage in King featuring glass art and a variety of other one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. Offering classes in stained and fused glass.

Niemuth’s Steak & Chop Shop 715 Redfield Street, Waupaca (715) 258-2666  25 www.NiemuthsSteakAndChop.com Family owned for over 50 years. We guarentee professional and reliable service to our customers. Hours 8am-6pm MondayFriday; 8am-1pm Saturdays.

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King Berry Farm and Greenhouse Open May 1 - October 31

Mon-Sat 9-5:30 Sun 11-5 Annuals • Perennials • Raspberries Fresh farm produce • Pumpkins



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Services Animal Health Countryside Animal Hospital E2691 Larsen Road, Waupaca (715) 258-2200  1 www.CountrysideAnimalHosp.net Offering complete pet health care services, pet supplies and boarding services with experienced, animal-loving veterinarians. Waupaca Small Animal Hospital 780 Bowling Lane, Waupaca (715) 258-3343  2 www.WaupacaSmallAnimal.com We take pride in offering the latest in medical technology and providing your pet with the individual care they deserve. Automotive Waupaca Mobil Travel Center 1222 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-7676  9 See page 20 for more info. Churches First Assembly of God 1420 Berlin Street, Waupaca (715) 258-2705  3 www.FirstAGWaupaca.com First Assembly of God making a difference at hearts and lives of people in and around our Waupaca community. Clubs & Organizations Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club P.O. Box 612, Waupaca  4 www.WaupacaRotary.org Committed to raising the standard of living in our community and around the world. Meets Wednesday at 7 a.m., Waupaca Ale House. Economic Development Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation (920) 982-1582 www.VisitWaupacaCounty.com Looking to start-up, move or expand a business in beautiful Waupaca, please contact the Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation. 42

Health Care Services Community Eyecare Center, S.C. 222 South Washington Street, Waupaca (715) 258-2020  5 www.CommunityEyecareCenter.com A complete eyecare center, offering optical, medical and emergency care for the entire family in Waupaca and Iola. Park Vista 950 County QQ, Waupaca (715) 256-0100  6 www.parkvistaliving.org Park Vista sits in a secluded part of town with beautiful walk paths and is near Foxfire Golf Club. ThedaCare Physicians / Riverside Medical Center 800 Riverside Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-1000  7 www.ThedaCare.com Family medicine, general surgery and specialists located at Riverside Medical Center, a 25 bed acute care, critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency room. Manufacturing Waupaca Foundry Inc 1955 Brunner Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-6611  8 www.WaupacaFoundry.com Waupaca Foundry produces gray and ductile iron castings in six foundries in the United States with a workforce exceeding 3,700 people. Marinas Amherst Marine, Inc 422 South Main Street, Amherst (715) 824-5635  9 www.AmherstMarine.com Amherst Marine has been taking care of central Wisconsin’s boating needs since 1988. Sales - service - storage. Located in Downtown Amherst. Anchor Point Marina 9118 Marion Lane, Fremont (920) 446-2224  10 www.AnchorPointMarina.com Full serive marina with boat slips, sales, service, fuel, storage, rentals, 10 person houseboat

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rentals available and pontoons. Becker Marine E1208 County Highway Q, Waupaca (715) 258-9015  7 www.BeckerMarine.com See page 45 for more info. Taylor Lake Marine N2757 County Road QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-8840  8 www.TaylorLakeMarine.com See page 34 for more info. Publishers Journal Print Group 600 Industrial Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-1332  11 www.JournalPrintGroup.com Journal Print Group is a full service printer dedicated to customer satisfaction. Serving our customers for over 40 years. Multi-Media Channels, LLC 600 Industrial Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-3207  12 www.WaupacaNow.com Official newspaper and online source for local news, sports and community events. Radio WDUX AM 800/FM 92.7 200 Tower Road, Waupaca (715) 258-5528  16 www.WduxRadio.com Local radio station 92.7 FM - The best of yesterday and today, and sports nights and weekends. AM 800 - classic country. Real Estate Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group 109 East Badger Street, Waupaca (715) 258-3221  13 www.ColdwellHomes.com

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group - Waupaca office. We specialize in recreational, residential & commercial real estate in and around Waupaca County! Shambeau & Thern Real Estate, LLC 110 East Badger Street, Waupaca (715) 258-9900  14 www.WaupacaAreaRealEstate.com Locally owned and operated, serving Waupaca, Waushara and Portage counties. Chain O’ Lakes specialists, your home town team. United Country-Udoni & Salan Realty Group 120 East Badger Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8800  15 www.UnitedWaupaca.com Waupaca’s leading Lifestyle Real Estate Sales & Marketing Company specializing in Chain O’ Lakes waterfront property, recreational property & vacation rentals. Sanitation Maverick Pumping/ Packerland Portables E2021 King Road, Waupaca (715) 258-5452  17 www.MaverickPumping.com Septic and grease trap services with 24 hour emergency service available. Portable restroom rental short term or long term. Small Engine Sheridan Service Garage Co. E519 Rieben Road, Waupaca (715) 256-1600  18 Outdoor power equipment and small engine sales, service and repair. Located just west of Waupaca off of Highway 10 in Sheridan.


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Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club Raising funds to support education in the Waupaca Area. You are invited to:

A Night of Romance • February 14, Waupaca Ale House

An Evening of Musical Theater • Date TBA, WHS Performing Arts Center

Oktoberfest • September 4, Waupaca aA Ale House Meet every Wednesday at 7am at the Waupaca Ale House 201 Foxfire Drive


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54th Annual

IOLA WINTER CARNIVAL February 7-8, 2015 February 6-7, 2016

• Ski Jumping Tournaments • Traditional Norwegian Lutefisk Supper • Craft Show • Excellent Cross-Country Ski Trails • Ice Sculpture Contest

Iola Winter Sports Club E398 County Rd MM Iola, WI 54945 715-445-3411

www.iolawintersportsclub.org www.ischamber.org

24th Iola VIntage MIlItary & gun Show Iola Old Car Show, Inc. PO Box 1 - Iola, WI 54945 715-445-4000 information@iolaoldcarshow.com www.iolaoldcarshow.com 47th Annual


July 31-August 2, 2015

Scandinavia Booster Club,, Inc. PO Box 232 - Scandinavia,, WI 54977 www.cornroast.net 715-445-4149 email: info@cornroast.net

With Vintage Tractors & Equipment

August 8-9, 2015

Military Vehicles & Equipment, Parades, Swap Meet, WWII Battle Re-enactment, Vietnam Battle Re-enactment, Living History Encampment, Vintage Weapons and Memorabilia, Vintage Tractor & Machinery Displays and Demonstrations, Gun Show, Guest Speakers, Great Food Service - SOS Breakfast.

Ellison Memorial Park Scandinavia, WI Great Entertainment Great Music Great Food Great Refreshments Carnival Rides Ballgames Chainsaw Wood Sculpting Friday Fish Fry Saturday Parade Saturday Truck Pulls Sunday Corn Roast Sunday Tractor Pulls Sunday Pie Social



PO Box 1 - Iola, WI 54945 mary@iolaoldcarshow.com

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