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2021 VISITORS GUIDE | FREE

Make Memories from the chain to main

Things to Do | Maps | Events | Dining & Nightlife | Shopping | Lodging | Services


Harbor Clear Water

Waterfront Restaurant & Bar • Chain O’Lakes Cruises N2757 Cty Hwy QQ, Waupaca, WI fun@clearwaterharbor.com

CRUISE & PRIVATE PARTY INFO (year round)

715-258-2866

RESTAURANT

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PONTOON & WATER SPORTS RENTAL

•• Playground Playground for for the the kids kids •• Chocolate Chocolate Shoppe Shoppe Ice Ice cream cream •• Live Live music music on on the the water water •• Private Private party party venue venue


Cover Photo: South Park Beach at Shadow Lake Courtesy of Noah Lencki Foxfire Golf at Par 4 Resort Courtesy of Noah Lencki

TABLE OF CONTENTS

among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful Nestled 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 Chain O' Lakes Area so irresistible!

Waupaca Area Events Lodging Dining & Nightlife Area Churches Area Maps & Business Locations Things to Do Shopping Services

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I Love Waupaca!

Official Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area Visitors Guide Printed by Spectra Print Corporation, this guide is an annual publication of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitor Bureau supported by participating businesses.

315 South Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-7343

www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com email: Info@WaupacaAreaChamber.com

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2021 Events MARCH

JUNE

MARCH 29 | SUNDAY

JUNE 5-6 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

To recognize Vietnam Veterans. (715) 258-4247 | www.WisVets.com

Statewide.

APRIL

Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. Avenue of Flags proudly displayed. (715) 258-4247 | www.WisVets.com

V IETNAM VETERANS DAY

FREE FISHING WEEKEND

JUNE 14 | MONDAY

F LAG DAY

APRIL 22 | THURSDAY

F OUNDATIONS FOR LIVING SPRING FUNDRAISER

Virtual Auction 7:00pm (715) 942-2725 | www.fflwaupaca.org

MID JUNE-MID AUGUST | WEDNESDAYS

CHAPEL ON THE LAKES

Clear Water Harbor, Waupaca. Wednesdays at 6PM. Interdenominational service held weekly aboard the Chief Waupaca sternwheeler. (715) 258-7688.

JUNE 14-JULY 26 | FRIDAYS

MAY MAY 8 | SATURDAY

I OLA-SCANDINAVIA COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE

Iola & Scandinavia, 8AM-5PM. Map available at area businesses. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

WAUPACA CITY BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Downtown Waupaca, Fridays at 7PM. Historic bandstand in existence since 1887. Final concert is at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. (715) 252-7280

JUNE 19 | SATURDAY

STRAWBERRY FEST

Waupaca. Parade at 10am, followed by a ceremony, family friendly activities through the afternoon and evening with live music as well at Swan Park. (715) 258-4434 | www.waupacafire.org/150th-celebration

Waupaca. 9AM-4PM. 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, providing a great way to celebrate the first taste of summer. Relocated this year to Jefferson Street and Trinity Lutheran Church. (715) 258-7343 | www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

MAY 18 | TUESDAY

JUNE 19 | SATURDAY

MAY 22 | SATURDAY

 AUPACA FIRE DEPT SESQUICENTENNIAL W CELEBRATION - 150TH ANNIVERSARY

WORS BUMP N JUMP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

Iola Winter Sports Club. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

MAY 31 | MONDAY

M EMORIAL DAY PROGRAMS

Rotary Riverview Park, Waupaca. Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. Waupaca VFW Post 1037's Ladies Auxiliary waterside ceremony at Rotary Riverview Park followed by Lakeside Cemetery service. Flags displayed on over 6,000 graves, picnic and musical entertainment at the Wisconsin Veterans Home. (715) 258-4247 | www.WisVets.com

MAY 31 | MONDAY

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PIG ROAST

Iola. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

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R AILROAD DEPOT OPEN HOUSE

Waupaca. 10AM-4PM. Visit Waupaca's historic railroad depot and see the recently acquired caboose. (715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistory.org

JUNE 19 | SATURDAY

H UTCHINSON HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

South Park, Waupaca. 10AM-4PM. Take a step back in time with a visit to the historic Hutchinson House with its impressive collection of Victorian artifacts. Free admission. (715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistory.org

JUNE 19-20 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

S TRAWBERRY FEST TRAIN SHOW

Waupaca Recreation Center. 9AM-5PM on 6/19 & 10AM-4PM on 6/20. Two gyms of model railroad layout and sales tables. Food stand and model contest. Model railroad related demonstration tables. (715) 824-2045 | www.wamrltd.com


EVENTS Waupaca's 100-foot Union Street Mural Courtesy of Waupaca Community Arts Board

JUNE 20 | SUNDAY

ANNUAL LIONS FLY-IN, DRIVE-IN BREAKFAST

Waupaca Municipal Airport. Breakfast, bake sale, raffle, airplane viewing and rides. Fun for the whole family. (715) 258-2710.

JULY 4 | SUNDAY

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION - FIREWORKS Downtown & South Park, Waupaca. The 4th of July Celebration features a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m., a chicken barbecue lunch at South Park

JUNE 27 | SUNDAY

at 11 a.m., a waterski show on Rainbow Lake at 6 p.m. and fireworks over

Iola Historical Society historic village. 11AM-3PM. Strawberry shortcake, viewing of historic buildings and antique appraisals. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

(715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com

I OLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY STRAWBERRY FEST

Shadow Lake at dusk.

JULY 8-10 | THURSDAY-SATURDAY

I OLA CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET

Iola Car Show Grounds, Iola. Featuring Camaro & Firebird vehicles.

JULY

“Teamed to Learn” education tent, 4,430 swap meet spaces, car corral

JULY 1-3 | THURSDAY-SATURDAY

M ID-WESTERN RODEO

area with vehicles 2000 and older. Great food and camping is available. (715) 445-4000 | www.IolaOldCarShow.com

Manawa Rodeo Grounds, Manawa. 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. (800) 74RODEO | www.ManawaRodeo.org

JULY 3 | SATURDAY

I OLA FIREWORKS Shores of Lake Iola. Dusk. Softball games, food & beverages, raffle & fireworks at dusk. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

Complete schedule and ticket information available at:

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Arts & Crafts Show Food Booths Strawberry Shortcake Music & Kids Activities

- Held downtown Waupaca -

www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com • 715-258-7343 All events are subject to change. Please check website or call for verification. For an up to date event listing, go to www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

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EVENTS Waupaca Area Triathlon Courtesy of CivicBrand

JULY 16-17 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

I OLA-SCANDINAVIA CHAMBER'S ANNUAL TASTES & TUNES

Iola Area. A day-long event featuring various genres of music and food at a dozen area businesses! Kickoff Friday night and all day Saturday. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

JULY 23-25 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

T HRESHEREE & NATIONAL TRACTOR PULL

Symco. Demonstrations and entertainment throughout the weekend. (920) 757-6995 | www.SymcoUTC.com

JULY 24 - AUGUST 1 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

WAUPACA COMMUNITY THEATER

Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center. July 24, 29, 30, 31 @ 7:00 pm and July 25 & August 1 @ 2:00 pm. Presenting “The Little Mermaid”. (715) 256-1008 | www.FineArtsFestival.org

JULY 30 - AUGUST 1 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

AUGUST 20 | FRIDAY

K IDS’ MINI TRIATHLON

South Park, Waupaca. 6PM. Special event for children ages 4 -10. Distances will vary according to age groups. (715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com

AUGUST 21 | SATURDAY

A RT AT THE DEPOT

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

AUGUST 21 | SATURDAY

WAUPACA AREA TRIATHLON

South Park, Waupaca. 7AM. 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 or paddle, 7.1 mile bike and 2 mile run. Registration forms available at the Chamber. Online registration available from event website. (715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com

S CANDINAVIA CORN ROAST

AUGUST 25-29 | WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

Ellison Park, Scandinavia. Great food & refreshments, live bands, ballgames, carnival, chainsaw wood sculpting competition, truck & tractor pulls, pie social, free corn on Sunday. (715) 467-2366 | www.CornRoast.net

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

AUGUST AUGUST 13-14 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

SYMCO WEEKENDER

Symco. Traditional Hotrods, Kustoms pre-1976 car show!! Vintage camping on the river, tons of camping available, large swap meet area, minibike drag races, over 17 bands, flame throwing at night, burnout pit, pin up contest, minibike give way, lots of vendors! 920-251-0920 | www.symcohotrods.com

AUGUST 20-21 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

A RTS ON THE SQUARE

Downtown Waupaca. An eclectic celebration of the arts with a full weekend of art, music, dance, great food and more. www.WaupacaArts.org 6

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WAUPACA COUNTY FAIR

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 10 | FRIDAY

F OUNDATIONS FOR LIVING CRUISE FOR THE CAUSE

(715) 942-2725 | www.FoundationsForLivingWaupaca.com

SEPTEMBER 10 | FRIDAY

WAUPACA ROTARY OKTOBERFEST

5pm Downtown, Waupaca. There’s BIG fun to be had at Waupaca Rotary’s Oktoberfest! Sample over a dozen special craft brews and German imports of fine wine. Traditional German fare available. Big band and polka dance begins at 5:30 with the Charlie Justmann Band and continues with classic rock cover band Hijinx at 8:00. Traditional German “Hammerschlagen,” raffles and more! Advance tickets $13 available from Rotary members and at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. $15 at the door. Proceeds go to local charities. See you there! www.WaupacaRotary.org


SEPTEMBER 11 | SATURDAY

NOVEMBER

In memory of those who perished that fateful September day.

NOVEMBER 20 | SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 17-18 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Various Locations in the Waupaca Area. 9AM-4PM Round robin craft shows. (715) 258-7343 | www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

Downtown Weyauwega. Parade at 1:30pm through Downtown Weyauwega. (920) 867-2500 | www.WeyauwegaChamber.com

NOVEMBER 27 | SATURDAY

H ORSE & BUGGY DAYS

SEPTEMBER 18 | SATURDAY

FALL O RAMA

South Park, Waupaca. 9AM-4PM. Children’s parade, pumpkin carving demonstrations, food, craft fair, live music and a petting zoo. (715) 258-4435 | www.WaupacaFallORama.com

SEPTEMBER 18 | SATURDAY

H UTCHINSON HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

South Park, Waupaca. 10AM-4PM. Take a step back in time with a visit to the historic Hutchinson House with its impressive collection of Victorian artifacts. Free admission. (715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistory.org

SEPTEMBER 18 | SATURDAY

C OUNTY LINE TRAIL BLAZERS ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ

East Road & Crystal Lake Rd, Waupaca. Old snowmobile show and live music. (715) 258-9316

D EER WIDOWS WEEKEND CRAFT SHOWS

S MALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Stop in at our many unique and local shops throughout the Waupaca Area.

NOVEMBER 24-DECEMBER 17 | WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

E LF ON A SHELF CONTEST

Stop by the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce office and pick up a form. Visit participating businesses to find the elves. Complete the requirements and be entered for a drawing to win gift certificates from participating shops and a grand prize of a $100 Chamber gift certificate! (715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com

DECEMBER DECEMBER 4 | SATURDAY

YULETIDE TRAIL

Participating Waupaca Area Businesses. Shop Waupaca, King and in between to find the perfect holiday gifts! A Hugge Holiday Celebration. (Hoo-GAh) is a danish word meaning a mood of coziness and wellbeing. (715) 258-7343 | www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

DECEMBER 4 | SATURDAY

I OLA LIONESS CHRISTMAS PARADE

OCTOBER OCTOBER 1-2 | FRIDAY-SATURDAY

C HAIN O’LAKES BLUES FESTIVAL

Indian Crossing Casino, Waupaca. Good times and great music at the historic Indian Crossing Casino featuring some of the best regional blues bands. In addition to the line-up at the Casino. (715) 258-7343 | www.ChainOLakesBluesFestival.com

OCTOBER 1-3 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

H IDDEN STUDIOS ART TOUR

Downtown, Iola. 10AM Visit with Santa, treats, kids entertainment and Toys for Tots collection. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com (715) 258-4247 | www.WisVets.com

20th Annual

Waupaca Area Triathlon

Waupaca & Portage Counties. 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. (715) 258-0195 | www.HiddenStudiosArtTour.com

OCTOBER 2 | SATURDAY

AUTUMN HARVEST FEST

King. Celebrate fall with this interactive family festival complete with pumpkin carving, crafts, fresh produce, entertainment and more! Waupaca area merchants participate with in-store specials to give you even more reason to celebrate autumn. Enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch and Waupaca’s fall colors during Autumn Harvest Fest. (715) 412-1423.

OCTOBER 2 | SATURDAY

 ASTE OF NORWAY/LOST ARTS FAIR & ANNUAL T FALL GIFT & CRAFT SHOW

Iola. Featuring traditional Norwegian pastries and lefse, displays of Norwegian artifacts, a craft show and more. (715) 445-4005 | www.ISChamber.com

OCTOBER 16 | SATURDAY

L UTEFISK SUPPER, NORWEGIAN BAKE/CRAFT SALE

Northland Lutheran Church, Iola. 12PM-6:30PM Annual Lutefisk Supper and Norwegian Bake and Craft Sale features local culinary talent. (715) 445-2956.

All events are subject to change. Please check website or call for verification. For an up to date event listing, go to www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:00 a.m. ~ South Park ~ Waupaca WI www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

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PATRIOT DAY


LODGING Guide

Par 4 Resort Courtesy of Noah Lencki

Hotels

Comfort Suites @ Par 4 Resort

1060 West Fulton Street, Waupaca. Located minutes from restaurants, retail, and outdoor activities. We offer rooms facing our indoor pool, or with a private outdoor entrance. (715) 258-8526 | www.ChoiceHotels.com

Ramada Waupaca Hotel

110 Grand Seasons Drive, Waupaca. The perfect location for a weekend getaway, family vacation, or business retreat. Experience warm hospitality in a charming and picturesque setting. (715) 258-9212 | www.Ramada.com/hotel/49194

Ramada Waupaca Hotel Conference Center and Waterpark • Indoor Waterpark • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet • Complimentary Drink Tickets • Full Healthclub onsite with tanning beds & more • Hot Tub • Game Room/Arcade

Convenient location just off of Highway 10!

1060 West Fulton Street Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981 (715) 258-8526 8

199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. Full-service hotel located in the heart of the Chain O’ Lakes on Foxfire Golf Club, close to many area amenities. See page 15. (715) 942-0500 | www.ComfortSuites.com\hotel\WI108

Econo Lodge

Laundry Services

Room Service

Meeting Rooms

Restaurant (1 block)

Restaurant On-Site

Bar/Lounge (1 Block)

90

Bar/Lounge On-site

Ramada Waupaca Hotel

Cable TV

77

In-Room Whirlpool Available

Econo Lodge

Indoor Pool & Whirlpool

70

Complimentary Breakfast

Comfort Suites @ Par 4 Resort

Exercise Room

Rooms

HOTELS

Pets Allowed (Limited)

lodging options to make the most of your stay.

Wi-Fi

with family, enjoy time with friends, or have a romantic Reconnect getaway. The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area offers a variety of affordable

Game Room

Enjoy your stay with modern conveniences that will help you stay connected, delicious complimentary breakfasts, and a pool area to unwind in. Located near recreational opportunities, Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area businesses offer unique shopping and dining experiences. Stay as busy as you like or just relax and enjoy.

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


Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast

If you’re looking for unique accommodations with a cozy feel Waupaca Area B&B’s may be just what you’re looking for. Each has its own distinctive style, furnishings, and decor. You are sure to find a stay that is one of a kind. Allow our local innkeepers to develop the perfect package designed just for you and take advantage of their local knowledge to enhance your stay in the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area.

Crystal River Inn and Cottages

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Green Fountain Inn

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Room Service

3

Meeting Rooms

Artha Sustainable Living Center B&B

Restaurant

Wi-Fi

5

Cable TV

Complimentary Breakfast

Apple Tree Lane B&B

In-Room Whirlpool

B&B’s

Rooms

Enhance your stay!

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E3192 Apple Tree Lane , Waupaca. Experience an authentic 1880 Victorian farmhouse situated on 7 acres and river frontage with wonderful amenities, welcoming hospitality, and impeccable service. Close to the attractions and activities of Waupaca and the Chain O' Lakes. (715) 258-3107 | www.AppleTreeLaneBB.com

Artha Sustainable Living Center B&B

9784 County Road K , Amherst. Artha sits on a lush 55 acre plot with rolling hills of wooded land and open fields. Located 10 minutes from the beautiful Waupaca Chain O' Lakes, guests have access to many wonderful outdoor activities. Come and enjoy this sustainable oasis. (715) 824-3463 | www.ArthaOnline.com

Crystal River Inn and Cottages

E1369 Rural Road, Waupaca. 1853 farmstead on the Crystal River in the quaint and historic village of Rural. Bed & Breakfast features 7 rooms. Cottages are dog & family friendly. Kayak rentals available for overnight guests. Minutes from Waupaca and the Chain O' Lakes. See page 11. (715) 258-5333 | www.CrystalRiver-Inn.com

Green Fountain Inn

LODGING

Bed & Breakfasts

604 South Main Street, Waupaca. Perfect location for small weddings, anniversary and birthday celebrations. Nutritious Cafe open M-F 11am-2pm. Catering In-house and off premise. Fine Dining Friday and Saturday 5pm-9pm. (715) 258-5171 | www.GreenFountainInn.com

Weddings • Events • Retreats

Like No Place Else Always Our Best!

Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast

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Along the Crystal River |

Visit us on FACEBOOK • Café 11am-2pm Monday-Friday • Fine Dining Friday-Saturday 5pm-9pm • Weddings, receptions & private parties • Catering • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

715-258-5171 604 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981

Rated #1 Area Bed & Breakfast on Tripadvisor!

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AppleTreeLaneBB.com |

715-258-3107 • E3192 Apple Tree Lane • Waupaca, WI www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

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LODGING

Chain O’ Lakes Sunset Courtesy of Craig Libuse

Campgrounds & Resorts

Iola Pines Campground

Experience the natural beauty in the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area with a camping stay. Whether you enjoy camping in a tent, RV, family cabins or in large group facilities we can provide the camping retreat you are looking for. Deerhaven Campground

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

Evergreen Campsites and Resort

100 Fairway Drive, Iola. 80 sites with water & electric. Swimming pool, playground, game room, volleyball, horseshoes, pavillion. Theme weekends with movie nights. A fun family campground where memories are made! (715) 445-3489 | www.IolaPines.com

Waupaca S’more Fun Campground

E2411 Holmes Road, Waupaca. Quiet family fun campground located near many area attractions! We offer our guests: swimming pool, game room, Wi-Fi, store, lake view sites, showers. See page 12. (715) 258-8010 | www.WaupacaSmoreFunCampground.com

Wild West Campground & Corral

W5449 Archer Lane, Wild Rose. Central Wisconsin’s ultimate family four seasons resort. Let us be your vacation destination. See page 13. (920) 622-3498 | www.EvergreenCampsites.com

9495 Highway 54, Amherst. Small, quiet, family friendly campground, horseback riding on site and an all girls summer horse camp. See page 12. (715) 824-5112 | www.WildWestCampground.com

E8041 County Road X, New London. Planning a day of tubing or a week of camping & fishing, everything you need for a fun-filled, relaxing vacation for the whole family. See page 29. (920) 982-2458 | www.WolfRiverTrips.com

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Kayak rentals on Waupaca River, Bar, Grille, sand beach, pontoon rentals & apartment rentals. See page 11. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsLandingBar.com

A family campground where memories are made!

100 FAIRWAY DRIVE | IOLA, WI 54945 www.iolapines.com | 715-445-3489 | iolapines@aol.com Owned and Operated by: Corazalla Enterprises LLC 10

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Wolf River Trips & Campground

Daily & Seasonal Sites Available

(715) 256-1412 www.deerhavencampground.com Located near the Chain O’ Lakes. Included: Electric, sewer, water, WI-FI, Large grassy sites, Free showers, clean bathrooms, laundry

N3185 Butts Drive, Waupaca, WI 54981


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Waupaca S’More Fun Campground

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Wild West Campground & Corral

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Wolf River Trips & Campground

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GILL’S ON MAIN

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12 min. by land or 15 min. by water from Fremont

B I N G O 6:30 - 8:30 PM A great venue and site for larger groups!

Wednesday • Open 3:30-11:30 PM

25% off Sandwich Menu

Free Soup & Salad Bar with any Dinner

Friday • Open 3:30 PM-1 AM

Fish Fry - Baked - Shrimp • 8:30 PM-12 AM Karaoke

Saturday • Open 12PM-1AM

B I N G O 2-4 PM • BBQ Ribs 5-9 PM Sunday • Open 11:30 AM-7 PM Chicken $7.95

128 E. Main Weyauwega

920-858-6938

• Pet Friendly • Kids Beach • Outside Deck • 2 & 4 BDRM Luxury Apartment Rental • Pontoon Rentals Starting at $75 ON THE WOLF RIVER

Tuesday • Open 3:30-11:30 PM

Thursday • Open 3:30-11:30 PM

KAYAK THE WAUPACA TRIP $20

715-942-1426 VRBO.com/4712695ha

SIX BEDROOMS - SLEEPS 20 GUESTS THREE FULL BATHROOMS FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN WASHER & DRYER LARGE SCREEN TVs & DVD PLAYERS WIFI & SATELLITE TV SEVERAL COMMON SPACES LAKE SIDE PATIO WITH GRILL & FIRE PIT CANOE, PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKS PRIVATE DOCK FOR SWIMMING & FISHING POOL TABLE, DARTS & BOARD GAMES

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150 Shadow Lake Dr. Waupaca, WI 54981

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(Limited)

Shadow Lake Retreat House

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• PET FRIENDLY • KIDS BEACH • OuTSIDE DECK • 2 & 4 BDRM LuXuRY APARTMENT RENTAL

E6870 CTY ROAD F WEYAUWEGA, WI

www.gillslandingbar.com • 920.867.2844

KayaK the Waupaca trips $20 • PET FRIENDLY • KIDS BEACH • OuTSIDE DECK

• 2 & 4 BDRM LuXuRY APARTMENT RENTAL • PONTOON RENTALS Starting at ONLY $75

12 Minutes by Land or 15 Minutes by Water from Fremont ON THE WOLF RIVER • E6870 CTY RD F, WEYAuWEGA 920.867.2844 920.867.2844 or 920.858.6938 on the Wolf River

E6870 CTY RD F, WEYAUWEGA www.gillslandingbar.com

05413652

(Group)

Hiking Trails/ Nature Area

66

Horseback Riding/Trails

62

Showers

Iola Pines Campground

Meeting Facility

Boat Landing

Fishing

15

Lake/River Frontage

150

Pull Through Sites

150

Beach

Evergreen Campsites & Resort

Pool

Dump Station

Water /Electric Hook -ups

0

Onsite Restaurant/ Bar

Cabins/ Lodges

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Dining Hall w/Food service

Tent Sites

42

Store

RV Sites

Deerhaven Campground

05408526

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LODGING

CAMPGROUND & RESORTS


LODGING

WWW.WILDWESTCAMPGROUND.COM EMAIL: WILDWEST@ @WI-NET.COM

FAMILY CAMPGROUND HORSEBACK RIDING GIRLS HORSE CAMPS

9495 HWY 54 AMHERST, WI. 54406

715-824-5112

3786210-01

Outdoor fun for the Whole Family! TRAILER, RV,TENT CABIN and YURT CAMPING swimming pool large kids play area gameroom /wifi campground store full hook ups available free hot showers lakeview sites 10

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HOLMES RD OLD TAYLOR LAKE

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WESTERN RD

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*convenient to Chain O’ Lakes, downtown waupaca, Wau-King trail, Crystal River and more

715-258-8010

waupacasmorefuncampground.com online booking available


LODGING

www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

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LODGING

Chain O’ Lakes Courtesy of Pines Inn Cottages

Vacation Rentals

Lil R&R AirBnb

Imagine the fun you will have and the memories you will make with a Waupaca Area waterfront vacation property. These properties are geared towards making the most of your time on the water. There are individual properties on the Chain O’ Lakes, as well as other beautiful area lakes, that can accommodate families and groups of up to 24 people; some with adjacent properties to host larger groups, extended families, or business retreats. Rentals are available year round.

Pines Inn Cottages

Shadow Lake Retreat House

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Kayak rentals on Waupaca River, Bar, Grille, sand beach, pontoon rentals & apartment rentals. See page 11. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsLandingBar.com

The Post

E1136 Snug Harbor Lane, Waupaca. This A-frame lakefront home sits back approximately 50 feet from the water in a quiet, wooded setting. Fully furnished. Columbia Lake offers water skiing and tubing. (715) 281-1256 | Email: bunny.a.hansen@gmail.com

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Lake

N2405 Long Cove Road, Waupaca. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, located in a peaceful neighborhood with central heat & air, washer/dryer, fully furnished except linens. 715-258-8479 | 865-661-6531

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150 Shadow Lake Drive, Waupaca. Relax on the shores of beautiful Shadow Lake. Lodge is fully furnished with amenities for everyone. Six bedrooms-sleeps 20 guests. Convenient to downtown. Private dock & lakeside patio. See Page 11. 715-942-1426 | VRBO.com/4712695ha

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Hansen Vacation Rentals

N2566 Pines Inn Lane, Waupaca. Four modern heated 2-bedroom cottages on the Chain O' Lakes. Where families gather. Waterfront on McCrossen Lake. 715-942-2573 | pinesinnwaupaca.com

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille

N4820 County Road Q, Waupaca. If you are looking for a quiet place for your family to stay and friends to gather look no farther than Lil R&R AirBnb. Nestled on 6 acres of wooded land, our country home is the perfect place to unplug, unwind, rest and relax. 715-570-5620 | https://www.airbnb.com/h/lil-randr-country-home

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Gather In Waupaca

The Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area is a beautiful setting to host your next conference or become your wedding destination. We have a variety of conference centers, meeting facilities, and unique venues all providing the one of a kind experience you are looking for.

Conference planners will be pleased to find professional modern facilities, full amenities, and onsite lodging at our hotels and conference centers. Brides-to-be will be delighted with their choices of venues to choose from. Whether looking for traditional reception halls, charming B&B facilities, the picturesque Chapel in the Woods or aboard the authentic double-decker Chief Waupaca on the Chain O’Lakes, brides and conference planners alike are sure to find the venue they’ve been searching for. Whatever your reason for gathering; please contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor Bureau staff to assist you. Our friendly staff will be happy to provide: • Recommendations on facilities and area vendors. • Area information for pre-event promotion and planning. • Welcome bags for your guests. • Suggestions for leisure activities to supplement your gathering activities.

Banquet photo courtesy of Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce. Green Fountain Inn wedding Courtesy of Cindy Oerter

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DINING & NITELIFE

DINING & Nitelife The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area has so many delicious restaurants, cozy diners, casual pubs & breweries, and traditional supper clubs that you may have to try several to find your favorite! There are many great options for business lunches, casual family fare, or a special night out. You can choose from casual dining, fine dining, American, Italian, Chinese and Mexican as well as your favorite fast-food options. Most establishments offer their own homemade recipes and specials including Wisconsin’s tradition of the Friday night fish fry. For larger groups and wedding accommodations explore our banquet facilities and catering services. Aquamos Coffee Collaborative

217 S. Main Street, Waupaca. Drawing the Waupaca community together through specialty coffee and culture. Stop by to see our collaborative partners. (715) 270-0249 | www.AquamosCoffeeCollaborative.com

Clear Water Harbor

N2757 County Hwy QQ, Waupaca. Waterfront restaurant and bar. Live entertainment, a playground for the kids and two tour boats for Chain O' Lake cruises. See page 2. (715) 258-2866 | www.ClearWaterHarbor.com

LittLe Fat Gretchen’s • Organic Coffee, Latte’s & Espresso • 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

Indian Crossing Casino Photo courtesy of Craig Libuse

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Kayak rentals on Waupaca River, Bar, Grille, sand beach, pontoon rentals & apartment rentals. See page 11. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsLandingBar.com

H. H. HINDER Brewing Co.

804 Churchill Street, Waupaca. Waupaca area’s newest brewery! Creating handcrafted ales, lagers and small batch root beer. Enjoy pizza, appetizers and an experience which is second to none. See page 19. (715) 942-8018 | www.HinderBrewingCo.com

ICC Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

E1171 County Rd Q, Waupaca. The ICC opened in July 1925 and is located on beautiful Columbia Lake. Since then, the Indian Crossing Casino has become known as a great entertainment venue hosting bands, weddings and events. Stop by car or boat for a cool beverage and a tasty meal while enjoying the view of the open water. See page 18. (715) 258-3332 | www.IndianCrossingCasino.com

Las Flores Mexican Restaurant 

N2723 County Road QQ, Waupaca. Full Mexican Menu, Dine-In or CarryOut. Private party room available. See page 16. Order Online | Follow us on Facebook

FRAPPES | LATTES | SMOOTHIES

VISIT US ADDRESS HOURS

217 S Main Street Waupaca, WI Mon - Fri | 7am - 5pm Saturday | 8am - 3pm

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Aquamoscoffee collaborative.com

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(715) 270-0249

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Little Fat Gretchen’s

108 S Main Street, Waupaca. Delightful family dining & social experience; featuring homemade specials, fresh pies, cakes & pastries. Th, Fri, Sat: 6am-7pm, Sun-Wed: 6am-4pm. Breakfast served all day. See page 17. (715) 258-0132 | Find us on Facebook ‘Little Fat Gretchen’s’

Par 4 Resort

201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. Full-service event venue, golf course, restaurant and hotel. See page 15. (715) 942-2424 | www.Par4Resort.com

ScandiHus, LLC

280 N. Main Street, Scandinavia. Coffeehouse, crepes served for breakfast and lunch, Scandinavian and Christian gifts. See page 40. (715) 467-3133 | Facebook.com/ScandiHus.LLC

The Red Mill, LLC

N2190 County K, Waupaca. The Red Mill, an 1855 grist mill on the beautiful Crystal River south of Waupaca. Picturesque covered bridge and chapel. Gift shop offers an eclectic array of gifts & glimpses into this area’s history. Enjoy ice cream, soup or sandwich. (715) 258-7385 | www.RedMillWaupaca.com

The Secret Garden Cafe

604 South Main Street, Waupaca. Nutritious Cafe 9am-3pm. Fine Dining Friday and Saturday 5-9pm. Weddings, receptions, private parties. Specialty catering available. See page 9. (715) 258-5171 | www.GreenFountainInn.com

Three Squares Restaurant / Waupaca Mobil Travel Center

1222 West Fulton Street, Waupaca. Serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Located in Waupaca Mobil Travel Center for all your convenience needs. See page 19. (715) 258-7582 | www.ThreeSquaresWaupaca.com

ICC WATERFRONT BAR & RESTAURANT www.indiancrossingcasino.com

(715) 258-3332

E1171 County Rd Q, Waupaca

SATURDAY & SUNDAY BRUNCH

WEDDING VENUE

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

WEDDING VENUE CRAFT COCKTAILS

FRIDAYSUMMER SUSHI MENU CRAFT COCKTAILS MENU WEEKEND BRUNCH

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Wildflowers Restaurant

N2717 Country Road QQ, Waupaca. American Cuisine, serving breakfast and lunch daily. Summer: 7am-9pm. Winter: 7am-2pm. Newly renovated banquet facility available. Seats 80. Book your party today! See page 16. (715) 258-9150 | www.WildflowersWaupaca.com Simpson’s Restaurant Photo courtesy of Craig Libuse

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Carryout • Curbside Pickup Dine-In • Order Online

Convenience Store and Carwash Open 24 hours 7 days a week!

804 Churchill Street Waupaca, WI

www.hinderbrewingco.com /HHHinder

Come on in and grab a HINDER!

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Bird's Eye View of Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Courtesy of Noah Lencki

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Gateway Apostolic Church Meets at 415 South Main St. Waupaca | (920) 251-6574

Sacred Heart Catholic 614 South Bridge Street Manawa | (920) 596-3323

First Assembly of God 1420 Berlin Street Waupaca | (715) 258-2705

Church of Christ 215 West Badger Street Waupaca | (715) 258-2774

Radiant Fellowship Church 420 North Harrison Street Waupaca | (715) 258-3005

Maple Street Church of Christ 204 Maple Street Waupaca | (920) 858-5831

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

Waupaca Christian Church E2249 King Road Waupaca | (715) 258-8841

First Baptist 1500 Roman Road Waupaca | (715) 258-3535

St. Mark’s Episcopal 415 South Main Street Waupaca | (715) 258-5125

St. John’s Lutheran (ELCA) W4570 County Road A Saxeville | (920) 622-3871

Badger Community Hwy 54 & Badger Drive Waupaca | (715) 258-8112

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic N2845 Shadow Road Waupaca | (715) 258-2088 Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic 608 East Main Street Weyauwega | (920) 867-2179

Calvary Lutheran (LCMS) E1887 King Road Waupaca | (715) 258-3530 Emmaus Lutheran (LCMS) N180 County Road A Waupaca | (715) 258-3193 Farmington Lutheran (LCMC) N4414 County Road Q Waupaca | (715) 467-2246

First Lutheran (LCMC) 700 Main Street Ogdensburg | (920) 244-7881

St. Paul Lutheran (LCMS) 750 Depot Street Manawa | (920) 596-2837

St. Peter Lutheran (WELS) 312 West Main Street 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

Immanuel Lutheran (WELS) 1120 Evan Street Waupaca | (715) 258-0204

First United Methodist 720 Demarest Street Waupaca | (715) 258-3400

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

Scandinavia Lutheran (LCMC) 105 Church Street Scandinavia | (715) 467-2367

Crystal Lake United Methodist N697 County Road K Waupaca | (715) 258-9486

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

St. John Lutheran (LCMC) N3882 County Road KK Weyauwega | (920) 867-3793

Iola United Methodist 190 West Iola Street Iola | (715) 445-5200

- Experience Waupaca Area Silent Sports -

A Vacation Destination! The Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area has a reputable history of being a vacation destination. The fishing, boating, restaurant selections, lodging/ camping, and shopping opportunities have persistently been reason enough to frequent the area. However, the attractions are becoming increasingly diversified. Waupaca and the surrounding area offer many opportunities to satisfy the growing popularity of silent sport activities.

AREA CHURCHES

AREA CHURCH Directory

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-Denominational) Chain O’ Lakes off Cleghorn Road, Waupaca | June-September

Silent Sports Guide

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Therefore, we have created a comprehensive 72 page

Waupaca Area Silent Sports Guide. Packed full of destinations, maps and descriptions, the intent of this guide is to direct silent sport enthusiasts to some of the most noteworthy venues in the Waupaca area. The options brought forth are intended to satisfy both the beginner and advanced adventurer.

To receive a printed copy by mail, contact: Waupaca Area Convention & Visitor Bureau 315 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 or call: 715-258-7343

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STREETIndex 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

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Pines Inn Cottages ......................................... 14

 Adventure Outfitters, LLC .............................28  Indian Crossings Casino ................................ 18  Iola Historical Society ....................................35  Waupaca Area Triathlon .................................. 7  Wolf River Trips & Campground ...................29  FoxFire Golf Club @ Par 4 Resort ................ 15  Glacier Wood Golf Club .................................30  Hidden Waters Golf Course...........................30  Tom Thumb Mini Golf ....................................28  Holly History & Genealogy Center ...............34

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Dining & Nightlife

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Deerhaven Campground ............................... 10 Evergreen Campsites and Resort ................ 13 Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille .............................. 11 Iola Pines Campground ................................. 10 2021 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

Par 4 Resort ..................................................... 15

Hansen Vacation Rentals .............................. 14

Econo Lodge ...................................................... 8 Ramada Waupaca Hotel .................................. 8

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

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Campgrounds & Resorts

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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

Shadow Lake Retreat House ........................ 11 The Post ............................................................ 14

Aquamos Coffee Collaborative .................... 17 Clear Water Harbor ........................................... 2 H.H. Hinder Brewing Co. ................................ 19 ICC Waterfront Restaurant & Bar ................ 18 Las Flores Mexican Restaurant ................... 16 Little Fat Gretchen’s ....................................... 17

The Red Mill, LLC ............................................ 18 Three Squares Restaurant............................. 19 Wildflowers Restaurant ................................. 16


Riverside Drive...................................... 12-E Riverview Drive..................................... 14-E Rocky Ridge Lane................................ 15-A 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 Taylor Lake Lane.....................................7-E Teddy Bear Lane.................................... 9-E

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Terrace Court........................................ 13-E Tilli Way....................................................10-I Timber Drive.........................................10-C Tioga Street.......................................... 11-D Tomorrows Lane.................................... 4-D Tower Road...........................................14-D Townsend Road................................... 12-C Union Street West................................10-D Virginia Drive.............................................9-I Vista Court............................................10-D Waids Road...............................................7-I Walletta Drive..........................................8-H Ware Street........................................... 12-C Warner Avenue.....................................10-D Washington Street............................... 11-D Water Street.......................................... 11-C Waupaca Street.................................... 12-C Webster Way......................................... 15-F Wells Street........................................... 12-D Wendt Drive...........................................15-D Wesley Street........................................ 11-C

West Dayton Road...................................1-I West Gate Drive....................................16-G Western Avenue...................................10-D Western Avenue South....................... 10-E Westgate Acres Drive............................ 7-D Westwood Drive................................... 11-D Whispering Pines Road........................2-H White Pine Lane..................................... 6-E Wilderness Drive....................................6-H Willard Street........................................ 11-C Wilson Drive............................................4-H Wisconsin Street..................................10-C Wood Street............................................4-H Woodfield Court..................................... 9-B Woodland Circle................................... 10-B Woodland Circle......................................7-F Woodland Drive.......................................7-F Woodridge Drive..................................... 8-B Young Drive........................................... 16-F

 ing Berry Farm & The Raspberry K Connection .......................................................38

 The Upper Room with Personal Trainer

Backward Glances ..........................................40

Memaw’s Local Crafters, LLC.......................37

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 Community Insurance ...................................46  JR's Lock N Key, LLC ......................................43  ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca ........45  Spectra Print Corporation .............................43  Tower Road Media 100.7FM / 92.7FM.........44  Bunny Hansen Beiser Realty ........................42  Faye Wilson Realty, LLC .................................46  RE/Max Lyons Real Estate ............................47  United Country-Udoni &

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Services

Sew N Sew ........................................................37

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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 North Creek Road................................ 13-B North Hill Road.....................................13-C North Street..........................................10-C Oak Ridge Road.................................... 14-B Oak Street.............................................. 12-C Oborn Street.......................................... 12-D Ogdensburg Road................................13-C Old Highway 22......................................6-H Old Mill Road...........................................9-H Old Road...................................................4-H Oman Street.......................................... 11-C Orchard Way......................................... 14-F Otter Drive................................................7-E Ottman Drive........................................... 4-F Parfreyville Road....................................8-G Parkview Lane...................................... 11-C Patricia Street..........................................7-F Pebble Run Road.................................... 9-C Pheasant Court...................................... 8-C Pine Ridge Lane..................................... 6-E Pine Street............................................. 12-D Pine Tree Point.......................................4-H Pines Inn Lane........................................5-G Pleasant Park Lane............................... 4-F Pleasant Street..................................... 11-C Pleasant View Lane.............................12-G Pope Road............................................. 17-A Prairie View Court................................10-D Pryse Drive.............................................. 9-E Raber Street.......................................... 12-D Radley Street.............................................5-I Rainbow Drive......................................... 5-F Randall Street....................................... 11-D Raymond Drive.......................................6-G Red Pine Drive........................................6-H Redfield Street...................................... 12-C Richard Street..........................................7-F River Bend Lane..................................... 6-B River Drive................................................ 6-B River Street............................................ 11-C River Street............................................13-D River Wood Drive.................................... 6-B

A Touch of Glass .............................................36 Antiques on Main ............................................37 Next Stop Kids Shop .......................................37

Sulten Belly .......................................................37 Simpson's Restaurant ......................................37 Weasels .............................................................37

Vintage Plus the Mercantile ..........................40 Panache ............................................................37 ScandiHus, LLC ...............................................40 Stange’s of Waupaca ......................................37 Silver Mist Garden Center ..............................39 Chain One Stop.................................................36 Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly ..............................40 Niemuth’s Steak & Chop Shop .....................38

Waupaca Mobil Travel Center ...................... 19 Becker Marine .................................................. 41 Danes Hall of Waupaca ................................. 41 Waupaca Rental Center.................................. 41

Aaron, LLC ........................................................42

Salan Realty Group ..........................................48

 The Hi-Style ......................................................42  M  averick Pumping/Packerland

Portables ...........................................................43

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Sailing Courtesy of Craig Libuse

Dive In,

here are some of our favorite things to do in the area: boating and water sports on the famous Chain O’ Lakes, golfing at one of our area courses, hiking or biking along scenic trails, paddling our rivers and creeks, touring our museums, learning about our history and visiting our historic sites.

TRAILS

HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK

River Ridge Trail – This greenspace trail winds through the Waupaca Area linking parks, public and private lands. The trail includes paved and unpaved trails and only allows bikes on limestone or blacktopped surfaces.

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.

Wau-King Trail – This is a 4 mile paved pedestrian and bike trail that connects the City of Waupaca with King and the Chain O’ Lakes area. One end of the trail is located near Shadow Lake in Waupaca by lower South Park where in the summer you will find parking, bathrooms, and a small shelter. The other end of the trail is located in King near the Wisconsin Veterans Home. Enjoy walking this trail in either direction. While in King be sure to check out their many shops and restaurants as well at the Wisconsin Veterans Home. Road Biking Routes – Several routes available ranging in length from 4 to 35 miles. 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.

HUNTING

Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area is known for their widespread woodlands and rich farmlands which create the ideal habitat for wildlife. There are a variety of public lands open for hunting including: Mukwa Wildlife Area, eight State Natural Areas and Hartman Creek State Park.

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Hartman Creek is a hidden jewel offering several recreational opportunities for all ages. Several lakes connect 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 25 electrical sites, two shower buildings, one with new shower stalls, and camp hosts on sites 23 and 844 to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. 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!  

Jarrod Kehring, Park Superintendent Hartman Creek State Park

Maps and information can be found at www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com or the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor Bureau office!


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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 and CVB or Hartman Creek State Park.

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Tails & Trails – Waupaca’s Off-Leash Dog Park

E1578 County Road Q, Waupaca. Tails & Trails provides a safe, 30-acre enclosed, off-leash environment where people and dogs can hike and play without the worry of traffic or a beloved pet running away. Many dogs have no yard to play in and owners may be working all day. Now, after a long day, dogs can run free, play fetch, swim in the pond and commune with nature. Tails & Trails provides peace of mind in a healthy environment. Located on County Road Q just west of County Road QQ. Hours: Sunrise - Sunset. Rules, fees and more information can be found at www. WaupacaDogPark.com

Tomorrow River State Trail

30 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. 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.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com or at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB at 315 S. Main Street, Waupaca or by calling (715)258-7343.

Waupaca County Dog Park

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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 and CVB office at 315 S. Main Street, Waupaca or by calling (715) 258-7343.

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Indoor Gymnasium w/ Basketball Courts

Waupaca Parks & Recreation 407 School Street, Waupaca 715-258-4435 Waupaca County Parks & Recreation 811 Harding Street, Waupaca 715-258-6243 Hartman Creek State Park N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca 715-258-2372

• www.CityOfWaupaca.org www.WaupacaCountyParks.com/ http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/hartman/index.html

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THINGS TO DO Kayaking Courtesy of Craig Libuse

Boating & Paddling

There are so many beautiful places in the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area for boating and kayaking (see map for access points) Pick a starting point, put in, and start paddling! Chain O’ Lakes – There are several public boat landings located throughout the beautiful Chain O’ Lakes. They can be found on the map on page 24. For the Upper Chain put in at Knight’s Landing or Marl Lake where you will find non-motorized lakes offering you the perfect place to paddle at your own pace. Crystal River – For canoeing, kayaking, or tubing the Crystal River is where you will want to be. You can find access at the mouth of the river on the South end of Long Lake, Crystal River Canoe Kayak Launch, at Nelson Park by the Red Mill in Little Hope and at Shadow Lake in the City of Waupaca.

Waupaca River – This is a beautiful river that navigates through some beautiful parks. Enter at the 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 State Roads 22/54 and Godfrey Drive. Several marinas and outfitters with rentals and guide service available. See page 41 Services for a complete listing.

Rustic Roads

Experience the Waupaca countryside on our state designated rustic roads, beautiful in every season. 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. 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.

YOU‛LL HAVE A BALL!

N2494 Whispering Pines Road Waupaca, WI 54981 715.258.8737

18 holes of old school mini golf fun for all Customer boat parking on Bass Lake Snack Shack with treats & refreshments

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ATTRACTIONS There are so many activities in the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area you will be sure to enjoy your time here. Pace yourself, enjoy and have fun! Adventure Outfitters, LLC

106 South Main Street, Waupaca. Your one-stop resource for outdoor fun and activity. Look no further than Adventure Outfitters for a day of fun and adventure. See page 28. (715) 258-0775 | www.AdventureOutfittersLLC.com

Clear Water Harbor Cruises

N2757 County Highway QQ, Waupaca. Clear Water Harbor provides private & public boat cruises. Celebrate life’s milestones & cruise around the scenic Chain O’ Lakes with us! See page 2. (715) 258-2866 | www.ClearWaterHarbor.com

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Tube, kayak and board trips, bar & grill, pontoon rentals, slip rentals, weekly river apartment rentals. See page 11. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsLandingBar.com

Indian Crossing Casino

Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler Courtesy of Craig Libuse

E1171 County Rd Q, Waupaca. The ICC opened in July 1925 and is located on beautiful Columbia Lake. Since then, the Indian Crossing Casino has become known as a great entertainment venue hosting bands, weddings and events. Stop by car or boat for a cool beverage and a tasty meal while enjoying the view of the open water. See page 18. (715) 258-3332 | www.IndianCrossingCasino.com

Iola Historical Society

The Red Mill, LLC

N2190 County K, Waupaca. The Red Mill, an 1855 grist mill on the beautiful Crystal River south of Waupaca. Picturesque covered bridge and chapel. Gift shop, ice cream, coffee, soup or sandwich. See page 18. (715) 258-7385 | www.RedMillWaupaca.com

Tubing the Little Wolf River

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Wolf River Trips & Campground

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

920-982-2458

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

210 Depot Street, Iola. Hundreds of historic relics from Iola’s Swiss and Norwegian heritages are preserved and captured at the Historic Village and Museum complex. See page 35. (715) 445 - IOLA (4652) | www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org

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

Tubing, Canoeing and Kayaking

• Swimming • Volleyball • Horseshoe • Game Room

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

How to find us:

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.

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BOAT SALES & RENTALS

ATTRACTIONS Waupaca Area Triathlon

315 S. Main Street, Waupaca. The Triathlon is an annual event the 3rd Saturday in August with a kids triathlon on Friday evening. See page 7. (715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com

Wild West Campground & Corral

9495 Highway 54, Amherst. A quiet, family owned campground offering generous wooded sites and four cabins. Campground cookouts, weekend hayrides, daily horseback riding and summer girls horse camps. See page 12. (715) 824-5112 | www.WildWestCampground.com

Wolf River Trips & Campground

E8041 County Road X, New London. Planning a day of tubing or a week of camping & fishing, Wolf River Trips & Campgrounds has everything you need for a fun-filled and relaxing vacation for the whole family. See page 29. (920) 982-2458 | www.WolfRiverTrips.com

Becker Marine

E1208 Co Hwy Q, Waupaca. Sales, service, rentals, storage and dock fuel conveniently located on Lime Kiln Lake in the heart of Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes. See page 41. (715) 258-9015 | www.BeckerMarine.com

GOLF COURSES FoxFire Golf Club @ Par 4 Resort

215 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. Acclaimed 18-hole bent grass course is a blend of traditional Scottish links and scenic Midwestern courses. Short game practice facilities and golf shop. See page 15. (715) 256-9000 | www.PlayFoxFireGolf.com

Glacier Wood Golf Club

604 Water Street, Iola. 18-hole championship course carved magically by ice and earth cited as “an awe inspiring golf experience”. Voted best muny in Wisconsin, 2009. (715) 445-3831 | www.GlacierWoodIola.com

Glacier W Wood Golf Club Where Sport Meets Natural Beauty 18 Hole Course • Driving Range • 2 Putting Greens Pro Shop • Full Bar • Friday Fish • Lunch Daily

www.glacierwoodiola.com

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• Beautiful 9-Hole Course • Driving Range

• Year Round Bar & Grill • Banquet Facility

E4480 State Road 22/54 Waupaca, Wisconsin

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THINGS TO DO

Arts and Culture along the Tomorrow River Trail

The Waupaca Area is known for its thriving arts community, where artists of all types are drawn to our peaceful waters and serene landscapes for inspiration. In 2019, we were excited that the state of Wisconsin honored Waupaca’s collaborative arts efforts with the 2019 Arts in Community Award! The Waupaca Cultural Plan — created by local Waupaca organizations and government groups — provides our community and our visitors with a large, ever-evolving variety of arts events. In all seasons, make sure to take advantage of our multiple arts festivals, live music of every stripe, art exhibits, events that showcase regional art galleries and studios, and our exciting interactive community arts events! We create community together.

Wakeboarding Courtesy of Craig Libuse

Hidden Waters Golf Course

E4480 State Road 22-54, Waupaca. Beautiful 9-hole course, driving range, drive-up beverage window, banquet facility and year round bar & grill on snowmobile trail. See page 30. (715) 258-5054 | www.GolfHiddenWaters.com

Tom Thumb Miniature Golf

South Park Concert Courtesy of Waupaca Community Arts Board

Waupaca Area Arts and Culture Network

N2494 Whispering Pines Road, Waupaca. Old school mini golf fun for the entire family. "A Chain O'Lakes Tradition Since 1959". Located on Bass Lake. See page 28. (715) 258-8737 | www.TomThumbMiniGolf.com

•M  ake Music Day – June. An international celebration of music on the date of the summer solstice. • Waupaca Yuletide Trail – December. All-Day downtown holiday event featuring a Main Street Cookie Walk with commemorative Waupaca cookie tin, community caroling, ornament making, crafts, storytelling, Santa, and our own Waupaca Town Crier!

Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce •L  ive Music in the Waupaca Area – happens year-round, with special emphasis during the summer, at a large variety of locations and venues on the Chain ‘O Lakes, as well as on Main Street, and many locales in between! Check the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce Community Calendar for more info year-round! •A  nnual Strawberry Fest – late June. This family festival features a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more. Strawberry Fest is a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer! See page 5. •C  hain O’ Lakes Blues Festival – The history of the Indian Crossing Casino comes alive every fall during this annual music festival. The Friday/Saturday event is held on the shores of the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes. Five great blues bands from Wisconsin and Chicagoland bring high quality Blues to Waupaca. See page 5.

Waupaca’s Park and Rec Department

Swan Park Courtesy of Noah Lencki

•W  inter Rec Fest – early February 2022. Join us at the Swan Park sledding hill. Event includes sledding on the hill and s’mores around the fire. Adventure Outfitters will lead two snowshoe hikes and will have a station set up to try out Fat Tire bikes, all free of charge. This family event wraps up with fireworks from on top of the sled hill. •F  all-O-Rama at South Park – features arts and crafts, kids’ events, music, demonstrations, food and drink and much, much more! www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

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Winchester Academy

•L  ocated in Waupaca, Winchester Academy provides informative presentations on varied topics in the tradition of the Scandinavian Folk Academy. Winchester Academy offers free, public lectures during winter/spring, summer, and fall. This year Winchester Academy's lectures will be done online until it is safe to meet again in person. More information can be found on Facebook - @WinchesterAcademyWaupaca or the Winchester website - http://winchesterwaupaca.org.  oots of Jazz – week-long, bi-annual festival, October of 2021. The festival •R will explore the origins of American Jazz music through performances, lectures, dance, and participatory events for all ages. Many local groups come together to take this deep dive into the history and beauty American Jazz.

Hidden Studios

Waupaca Art Show Courtesy of Danes Hall

Waupaca Fine Arts Festival

The Waupaca Community Theatre began its long association with the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival in 1979 and has been providing large-scale musical theatre productions with a full orchestra to Central Wisconsin for the past 22 years. Six performances take place in late July at the Waupaca High School's Performing Arts Center. Auditions are held each spring and WCT welcomes anyone interested in assisting with set construction, art work, costuming, choreography, stage crew or tech. •W  eb Page: www.fineartsfestival.org • FB Page: Waupaca Community Theatre • Events: Disney's "The Little Mermaid" / WHS Performing Arts Center • July 24, 29, 30 & 31 at 7:00 pm • July 25 & August 1 at 2:00 pm

Waupaca Community Children's Theatre

The Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre began in 2006. Performances take place in the Waupaca Middle School's Knoepfel Auditorium. The Waupaca Community Children's Theatre, in conjunction with the Waupaca School District's Summer School Program, is under the direction of the Waupaca Community Theatre and is supported by the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival. •W  eb Page: www.fineartsfestival.org • FB Page: Waupaca Community Children's Theatre • Events: Disney's "Aladdin", Jr. / WMS Knoepfel Auditorium • July 19, 20, 21 & 22 (Times TBD)

• Art Along the Ice Age Trail Tour – Nine working art studios open their doors once a year the first weekend in October for a three-day, self-guided tour. While the fall foliage in Central Wisconsin is usually ablaze, visitors can find one-of-a-kind art pieces, and meet personally with the artists. • Visit 9 studios, showcasing 18 artists • Free, self-guided: spend the day or the weekend • Explore winding roads, quaint communities, and fine art while discovering the Hidden Studios

Waupaca Community Arts Board •A  RTicipation Week and Arts on the Square – August. Features live music and arts events throughout the week, including the Children’s Chalk Festival with hands-on sidewalk art and youth performances – hosted by our vibrant retail group Waupaca King and In Between. The final weekend showcases a juried fine arts show on Main Street, three performance stages, street performers, community art projects, and participatory arts workshops. A large live-music street dance caps off the weekend. •T  he Irish Wake – March. Together, community participants and professional musicians raise their voices in song, to honor those who have passed, while a faux coffin and live music travels – Irish Wake-style – in and out of Downtown Waupaca establishments. Raise your voice and a glass, and join us! • Summer Nights Concerts – Four outdoor concerts on the banks of Shadow Lake in South Park, featuring great regional bands, family art projects, food, and beer vendors. Wednesday evenings, beginning in June. • April is Poetry Month - a variety of poetry events for young and old, showcased throughout the month of April. • Waupaca Local Live – a 96.3FM radio show, featuring regional musicians and original music, the third Thursday of each month. • Bi-Annual Arts Events: Chick Night – An evening of music, poetry, laughter, and beverages. Bach Festival – October festival week featuring concerts, community participatory events, and fun!

THEATRE

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WAUPACA ARTSHOW https://fineartsfestival.org

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Find music, art shows, events, family fun on Facebook, or at http://waupacaarts.org/


Fishing at Hartman Creek State Park Courtesy of CivicBrand

Waupaca Farmers Market

•T  he market runs every Saturday, June-October on the lawn of the Waupaca Public Library downtown. You will find a great variety of produce, meat, eggs, maple syrup, fresh flowers, baked goods, annual and perennial plants, herbal products, soap, children’s toys and games, and local artisans. Special events are held throughout the summer.

Waupaca Story Project

•T  he Waupaca community is rich in art, nature, and history. Waupaca Story Project is designed to help share personal stories in a live, storytelling format. Our vision is to create connections through sharing experiences by hosting regular storytelling events in and around Waupaca.

Badgers Den Homebrew Club

•F  ounded to bring together people interested in, or actively brewing their own beer or wine. Meetings cover various aspects of the craft of brewing. Badger's Den encourages members to bring in examples of their recent brews. Meeting once a month to discuss homebrewing and winemaking. Plus, hosting educational events and tastings throughout the year.

Waupaca Danes Hall

Waupaca Area Public Library

•A  source of a wide variety of arts, cultural, and educational programming for all ages.

• The Waupaca Library Exhibit Room showcases a revolving display of art, cultural & historical artifacts, and educational displays free to the general public.

•B  eautifully restored National Landmark at the end of North Main Street, where you can experience beautiful music, art, and a variety of community arts events. For more information on any of these events, please visit us online for facebook http://waupacaarts.org/ or www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

Daytrips to explore our friendly neighboring communities:

With Waupaca as your home base, you can discover lots of hidden arts, cultural events, and small-town festivals, as you take daytrips to explore our friendly neighboring communities. Plan ahead to get the most robust arts experience! Weyauwega • Horse & Buggy Days – September • Waupaca County Fair – August • Gerold Opera House / Wega Arts - International Film Festival - Mardi Gras - An eclectic mix of musicals and spectacles throughout the year

Iola •W  inter Carnival – February -Ski jumping, ice sculpting, craft show and Lutefisk supper

• Iola Car Show and Arts & Crafts Show – July •T  aste of Norway/Lost Arts - October

• Jorgens Park Preserve

Nelsonville

Manawa

• Nelsonville Mill •R  uby Coffee Roasters

•M  idwestern Rodeo – July • Art Tour – September

• Tomorrow River Homestead

• Comedy & Corks – September

• Bluegrass Bash – October

Symco

• Christmas Parade – December

Amherst

•T  hresheree – July

Scandinavia

•L  ettie Jensen Center Events

• Shakedown – August

• Amherst Opera House

Ogdensburg

• Taste & Tunes – July

•C  orn Roast Weekend – August • Tomorrow River Trail Head

• Central Waters Brewery

• Kayaking on the South Branch - Little Wolf River

• Celebrate Amherst – September

•T  ractor Pull – June

• Rhythm on the River – May

Photos L-R: Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival, Courtesy of Craig Libuse; Iola Car Show, Courtesy of Iola Car Show; Arts on the Square, Courtesy of Waupaca Community Arts Board

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THINGS TO DO Hutchinson House Waupaca Historical Society

Waupaca History

For nearly 10,000 years, the Menominee Indian tribe occupied 10 million acres, including much of Waupaca County. In 1848, a final treaty with the Menominee relinquished the last of their lands, including Waupaca. The following year, five men from Vermont travelled west from Plymouth, Wisconsin in search of new lands. Before long, they journeyed up the Waupaca River, finding “The Falls” and making camp near the end of what is today North Main Street. As the city grew, “The Falls” was named Waupaca, taking its name from a Menominee word meaning, “the quality of light, or morning light on the water.” Waupaca steadily grew around the water, harnessing the power of the falls and welcoming many more settlers, including many Danish and Scandinavian immigrants. And just like those first settlers, people today continue to visit Waupaca for its river and lakes, abundant resources and endless possibilities. Holly History & Genealogy Center

321 S. Main Street, Waupaca. The Holly History & Genealogy Center is an excellent resource to learn about the history of the Waupaca area and research family histories. It houses a first-floor exhibition area and research library along with a lower-level meeting room. Open Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-4 pm, Thursdays 10 am-2 pm, and Saturdays 9 am-12 pm. Offers free monthly programs on historic and local topics. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Also open for special events, rentals and tours. (715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistoricalSociety.org 34

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Hutchinson House Museum & King Cottage

Located in South Park, Waupaca. The Hutchinson House was built in 1854 and is the oldest existing home in the City of Waupaca. The house opened as a museum in 1957, after being moved to South Park the year before. The museum showcases the Victorian era and displays many artifacts from Waupaca’s early settlers. Museum guides will help you take a step back in time and revisit the lives of these early pioneers. The King Cottage, previously a cottage at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, sits behind the Hutchinson House. A new exhibit tells the history of the Wisconsin Veterans Home and its cottages. Family friendly and fun for everyone! Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend on Saturdays, Sundays and summer holidays from 1-4 pm Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Also open for special events and tours by appointment. One of the oldest buildings in Waupaca. (715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistoricalSociety.org

Waupaca Fire Department

On May 11, 1871, the Waupaca Fire Company was formed, just fourteen years after the creation of Waupaca. The Company split into two separate groups which were the Hook and Ladder Company and the Hose Company. George Howlet was elected Foreman; H.C. Mumbrue, Chief Engineer; Willis Wheeler, Foreman of the Hose; Joe H. Woodnorth, First Assistant Foreman; W.A. West, Second Assistant Foreman; Charles Brown, Secretary; David Parish, Treasurer; and G.W. Palmer was to take care of the engine. Uniforms were bought to be worn at meetings and celebrations. May 11, 2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Waupaca Fire Department. Many activities are being planned to celebrate this milestone event on May 22, 2021 (rain date of 9/18/2021). The day will begin with a parade of fire apparatus, old and new, from fire departments throughout the State of Wisconsin, bag pipers and drummers from the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin, and much more. Following the parade, a ceremony will be held at Waupaca’s Swan Park, the official kick-off of the Sesquicentennial Celebration. (715) 258-4434 | www.WaupacaFire.org/150th-celebration


Iola Historical Society

525 Oak Street (County E), Waupaca. (just north of the train bridge) At one time, the Waupaca Depot was a significant part of the Waupaca community and the first thing seen by travelers when arriving in Waupaca. In 1907, after a fire destroyed the previous building, the Wisconsin Central built a brand-new depot for this important tourist and shipping location. In 1987, the railroad closed the building and it sat empty until 2004 when the Waupaca Historical Society purchased it. Since then, the historical society has worked to restore the building to its former beauty. The Waupaca Railroad Depot features railroad displays, model train layout and several outbuildings, including an original Soo Line potato car. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend on Saturdays, Sundays and summer holidays from 12-5 pm. Also open for special events, rentals and tours by appointment. (715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistoricalSociety.org

Historic Walking Tours of Waupaca

315 S. Main Street, Waupaca. Discover Waupaca’s past by taking a historic tour which may be taken on foot, by bike, or car. A self-guided tour book is available for purchase at the Waupaca Area Chamber and CVB office. Tour One takes you through parts of Waupaca’s historical downtown and residential area. The tour starts at South Main Street at 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. By foot this tour is about two miles and will take about an hour and a half. Tour Two is 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. By foot this tour is about three miles and will take about two hours. (715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com

Historical Sites in Rural

E1449 Main Street (Rural), Waupaca. Rural is one of only two “Yankee towns” in Wisconsin and is on the National Register of Historic Districts. Its “less than a mile” tour meanders along the Crystal River traversing four stone bridges and showcases 17 historic sites; most of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Touring the historical sites in Rural is a beautiful way to spend the afternoon and observe the scenic beauty of the Crystal River. The Rural Historical Society museum is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the months of June through September. Contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB for a tour pamphlet and map describing the sites. (715) 258-7343 | www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com

210 Depot Street, Iola. Visiting the Iola Historic Village and Museum is a great way to view historic artifacts and structures from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Featured are a vintage 1894 Iola & Northern Railroad depot and its trackside caboose, a pioneer style log cabin, a replica of an 1897 one-room schoolhouse, the Helvetia Town Hall built in 1919, and Iola’s authentically reproduced 1901 Firehouse with historic (1912-1942) firefighting apparatus. The museum features several unique exhibits, including the Towne Family collection of Native American artifacts, tributes to Iola’s violin maker Bert Stromberg, along with World War II B-17 bomber pilot Lee Nelson, Iola’s “Humble Hero.” The Machine Shed displays local agricultural, construction and manufacturing artifacts. The Society has in place 14 “Historic Iola” markers recognizing selected sites around the village. Open Saturdays in June – August, from Noon to 3 pm, or by appointment. (715) 445-IOLA (4652) or (715) 445-5050 | www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org

Fox Valley Technical College Waupaca Regional Center

1979 Godfrey Drive, Waupaca. Providing associate and technical degree programming, adult basic education and high school completion, personal enrichment coursework in traditional arts and crafts, corporate training, software technology instruction and community meeting space. To enroll, contact us: toll free at 1-888-324-3218, visit our website or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fvtcwaupaca/. (715) 942-1700 | www.fvtc.edu/waupaca

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Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

N2665 County Road QQ, King. A long term care facility where love of country merges with caring for American heroes. The dedicated staff strives to meet the needs of veterans by providing compassionate care built on the foundation of honor and respect. Tour the grounds which spans across 320 picturesque acres of where you will see the Main Chapel built in 1890 and the Commandant’s Quarters, a beautiful Queen Anne style home both of which are on the Wisconsin Register of Historic Places. Stop by the cafe for a cup of coffee and sit out on the deck and enjoy the beautiful view of Rainbow Lake. The Veterans Home has a museum located in Marden Center - open to the public. (715) 258-5586 | www.WVHKing.com

Yellowstone Trail

City of Waupaca. In 1912 the Yellowstone Trail became proposed as America’s first transcontinental highway – from Plymouth Rock, MA to Puget Sound, WA. The name derives either from the people using the trail to reach Yellowstone National Park, or because of the stones painted yellow to mark the trail. The Yellowstone trail entered the City of Waupaca by what was the Bunker Hill School located on the south side of Highway 10 on County Road A. The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB has additional information about the Yellowstone Trail and what sites travelers can see passing through the Waupaca Area. (715) 258-7343 | www.YellowStoneTrail.org

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The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area is home to many unique stores and specialty shops. Here you will find what you are looking for with the convenience of being away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. You will find many shops centered in Downtown Waupaca, on County Road QQ in King, and throughout the greater Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area. A Touch of Glass 

112 N Main Street, Waupaca - Tammy Rae Gallery & Working Studio. Tammy Rae's glass jewelry and keepsake designs. Glass making demonstrations, jewelry making classes, beads & jewelry supplies. (262) 607-2025 | www.TammyRae.com

Adventure Outfitters, LLC 

106 South Main Street, Waupaca. Your one-stop resource for outdoor fun and activity. Look no further than Adventure Outfitters for a day of fun and adventure. Outdoor gear sales and rentals. See Page 28. (715) 258-0775 | www.AdventureOutfittersLLC.com

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Backward Glances

2 locations in Antiques on Main 202 South Main Street Waupaca and inside Vintage Plus the Mercantile N2540 Country Road QQ Waupaca. Vintage jewelry, clothing, handbags, and accessories are what we specialize in at Backward Glances. See page 40. (715) 942-8265 | Facebook.com/BackwardGlancesWaupaca

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N2540 Country Road QQ Waupaca. Over 15 vendors, including local Authors. We have décor, gifts, jewelry, clothing, coins, collectibles, furniture and art. Vintage and unique some as original items some are repurposed or up-cycled. See page 40. (715) 942-8265 | Facebook.com/VintagePlusTheMercantile

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Stange’s of Waupaca

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110 West Union Street, Waupaca. Discover a Wow around every corner in our 6 floors of uncommon home decor. You'll wonder what this big city furniture store is doing in little Waupaca. See page 37. (715) 258-8113 | www.Stanges.com

Silver Mist Garden Center, LLC

N2270 State Road 22, Waupaca. We carry a selection of plants, garden supplies all year long. Professional landscaping and maintenance services. Carrier of Jay-Mar products. See page 39. (715) 258-5400 | www.SilverMistGardenCenter.com

The Red Mill, LLC

N2190 County K, Waupaca. An 1855 grist mill on the beautiful Crystal River south of Waupaca. Picturesque covered bridge and chapel. Gift shop offers an eclectic array of gifts & glimpses into the area’s history. Enjoy ice cream, coffee, soup or sandwich. See page 18. (715) 258-7385 | www.RedMillWaupaca.com

CONVENIENCE STORE Chain One Stop 

N2479 County Road QQ, King. Located on your way to the Chain O’ Lakes for all your convenience needs. Full line of beer, wine, liquor, snacks, ATM, firewood, propane, groceries and ice. See page 36. (715) 258-5153 | One convenient location!

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King Berry Farm and Greenhouse Open May 1 - October 31

Mon-Sat 9-5:30 Sun 12-4 Annuals • Perennials • Raspberries Fresh farm produce • Pumpkins www.kingberryfarm.net

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GROCERY Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly 

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

Niemuth’s Steak & Chop Shop 

715 Redfield Street, Waupaca. Discover the largest fresh meat case in the area! Family-owned and operated since 1957. Steaks cut to order. Homemade deli salads, sausages, hams, bacon and more! We are open Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8am-1pm. See page 38. (715) 258-2666 | www.NiemuthsSteakAndChop.com

A little shop with a whole lot of character 10 miles north of Waupaca.

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LOCAL Services SERVICES Becker Marine Courtesy of Craig Libuse

BOAT SALES & RENTALS

AUTOMOTIVE Waupaca Mobil Travel Center

1222 West Fulton St., Waupaca. Open 24 hours. Convenient location at intersection of Hwys 10-54-QQ. Convenience items, fuel & more! (715) 258-7676 | See page 19

Becker Marine

E1208 County Road Q, Waupaca. Established in 1949 on Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes providing marine sales, service, rentals and storage. Open year round. (715) 258-9015 | www.BeckerMarine.com

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Tube, kayak and board trips, bar & grill, pontoon rentals, slip rentals, weekly river apartment rentals. See page 11. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsLandingBar.com

EQUIPMENT RENTAL –SALES– • EVINRUDE & JOHNSON OUTBOARDS • HARRIS PONTOON BOATS • SHORELAND’R & TRAILMASTER TRAILERS • SHORE STATION DOCKS & BOAT HOISTS –SERVICE– • ALL MAKES OF OUTBOARDS • O.M.C., VOLVO & MERCRUISER STERN DRIVES –RENTALS–RATES BY HOUR–DAY–WEEK • SKI RIGS • FISHING BOATS • PONTOON BOATS • CANOES • KAYAKS • PADDLE BOARDS

Waupaca Rental Center 

815 West Fulton St., Waupaca. Complete rental services of lawn and heavy equipment, construction and plumbing and party/event supplies, tents, chairs, tables, etc. Delivery, pick-up & set up available. (715) 258-7977 | Vist us online at: https://waupaca-rental-center.pointofrentalcloud.com/portal/

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The Upper Room with Personal Trainer Aaron, LLC

ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca

106 S. Main Street, Waupaca. Personal training from youth to retired age. Indoor and outdoor fitness classes, team building with sports teams, post rehab for injuries. (920) 410-9895 | www.PersonalTrainerAaron.com

INSURANCE Community Insurance

PRINTER

221 S. Main Street, Waupaca. As an independent insurance agency, our goal is to assist you in all your insurance needs. We will help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. See page 46. (715) 258-8585 | www.Community-Insurance.com

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710 Riverside Drive, Waupaca. Walk-In and 24-hour Emergency Care. As part of the greater ThedaCare healthcare system, our medical center in Waupaca has the complete support of expert providers and additional specialties across Northeast and Central Wisconsin. (715) 256-3000 | See page 45

5000 Woodward Drive, Stevens Point. Passionate about smart printing since 1930. Our comprehensive services make your possibilities endless. (715) 341-5175 | www.SpectraPrint.com

Tower Road Media 100.7FM / 92.7FM

111 N. Franklin Street, Waupaca. Full service lock shop. Residential, commercial and automotive. Mobile lock services. Lazer cut keys and automotive remotes! Bonnie: (920) 570-2311 or Todd: (920) 450-7787 | Jrslock2311@gmail.com

200 Tower Road, Waupaca. Local radio station, Lakes 92.7 FM Waupaca's Classic Hits - The best of yesterday and today, sports nights and weekends. The Foundry 100.7 FM - Waupaca's Hot Rocker. Like us on Facebook! See page 44. (715) 258-5528 | www.wduxradio.com

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109 East Fulton Street, Waupaca. I'm Local. I'm Global. Waterfront, Residential, Vacant Land & Commercial properties. See page 42. (715) 281-1256 | www.BunnyHansen.BeiserRealty.com

Faye Wilson Realty, LLC

1224 Royalton St., Waupaca. Serving buyers and sellers of Waterfront, Residential, Vacant Land & Commercial properties in the Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago & Surrounding Areas. See page 46. (920) 407-0003 | www.FayeWilsonRealty.com

RE/MAX Lyons Real Estate

206 W. Fulton St., Waupaca. RE/MAX Lyons Real Estate is locally owned & operated, specializing in the Chain O’ Lakes, Residential, Relocation & Investments. See page 47. (715) 258-9565 | www.LyonsRealEstateWI.com

United Country-Udoni & Salan Realty Group

120 East Badger Street, Waupaca. Voted Waupaca's #1 Real Estate Agency specializing in Chain O' Lakes sales and marketing as well as residential, recreational and commercial properties. See ad on back cover. (715) 258-8800 | www.UnitedWaupaca.com

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SALON The Hi-Style

509 6th Street, Waupaca. Providing full services for hair, skin and nails; including facials, make up, pedicures, acrylic nails & soak off gel nails. Personable, fun and caring. See page 42. (715) 258-3397 | www.Facebook.com/TheHiStyle

SANITATION Maverick Pumping/Packerland Portables

N2329 State Road 22, Waupaca. Septic and grease trap services. 24 hour emergency service. Portable restroom rental. See page 43. (715) 258-5452 | www.MaverickPumping.com

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Expertise | Experience | Integrity Our apartment homes include the following; private entrances, appliances - refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and air conditioner, in-unit washer and dryer, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, walk-in closets, garage with door opener, private deck/ patio and most utilities (heat, sewer, water, lawn care and trash & snow removal). 1318 Stone Ridge Rd 715-340-9502 Visit us at: www.scswiderski.com

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