2023 Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Visitors Guide

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2023 VISITORS GUIDE | FREE Things to Do | Maps | Events | Dining & Nightlife | Shopping | Lodging | Services
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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. www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com email: Info@WaupacaAreaChamber.com Visit Waupaca Chain O'Lakes 315 South Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-7343 Nestled among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful tourist destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique shopping scene, an assortment of dining to please every palette and comfortable lodging facilities and campgrounds. With a solid business community, a diverse and friendly populace, and a natural playground all around, it’s no wonder so many find the Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Area so irresistible! TABLE OF CONTENTS Waupaca Area Events 4 Area Churches 9 Lodging 10 Dining & Nightlife 19 Area Maps & Business Locations 22 Things to Do 26 Shopping 36 Services 43
Cover Photo: Indian Crossing Casino courtesy of Mitchell Swenson
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S unsetting over Sunset Lake courtesy of Craig Libuse

2023 Events

JANUARY

January 21-22 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY FREE FISHING WEEKEND Statewide.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 3-5 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

IOLA WINTER CARNIVAL

Iola. Ice carving contest on State Street; Norwegian lutefisk supper and craft sale at the High School; twilight snowshoe race, Nordic combined crosscountry ski race and ski jumping at the Iola Winter Sports Club.

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

FEBRUARY 11 | SATURDAY WINTER REC FEST

Swan Park, Waupaca. 3PM - 7PM. A night of fun at the sled hill with many activities to choose from! This is a free event and is fun for the whole family! Enjoy a special firework display at the end of the event! www.cityofwaupaca.org/parksnrec

FEBRUARY 10-12 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY THEATER "VANITY"

Par 4 Resort, Waupaca. Feb. 10 & 11: 5:30PM. Feb. 12: 12:30PM. "Vanities" a new musical. Book by Jack Heifner. Music & Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum. www.FineArtsFestival.org

FEBRUARY 17 | FRIDAY

ROTARY'S CASINO ROYALE

Par 4 Resort, Waupaca. 7PM-11PM. Casino games, live music, dancing, door prizes and refreshments. www.WaupacaRotary.org

FEBRUARY 18-19 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

MANAWA SNODEO SNOWMOBILE DERBY

Bear Lake Resort, Manawa. 9AM-Dark. Snowmobile Derby with 4 tracks running simultaneously from 9 a.m. - dark, including kitty cats, motorcycles and ATVs.

(920) 470-1417 | www.ManawaSnodeo.org

MARCH

MARCH 29 | TUESDAY

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

To recognize Vietnam Veterans. (715) 258-4247 | www.tinyurl.com/268ry2ux

APRIL

APRIL 2 | SUNDAY

COMMUNITY CHORUS AND CIVIC ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT

Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center. Celebrating major choral works. (715) 258-7724 | www.FineArtsFestival.org

APRIL 21 | FRIDAY

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

Swan Park. 10:30AM - 1:00PM

(715) 258-4411

APRIL 22-26 | SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY

WAUPACA FINE ART SHOW

Danes Hall. Annual juried art show and exhibit. www.FineArtsFestival.org

APRIL 28 | FRIDAY

FOUNDATIONS FOR LIVING SPRING FUNDRAISER

TBD 6:00pm

(715) 942-2725 | www.fflwaupaca.org

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 Presented by: 715-258-7343 For lodging info www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com Complete schedule and ticket information available at: 4 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide
Waupaca 4th of July Parade courtesy of Mitchell Swenson

MAY

MAY 6 | SATURDAY

THEDACARE WAUPACA SUPER HEROES FUN RUN

ThedaCare Medical Center, Waupaca. Annual 1 mile and 5K fun fun/walk.

MAY 18-20 | THURSDAY-SATURDAY

IOLA-SCANDINAVIA COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE

Iola & Scandinavia, 8AM-5PM. Map available at area businesses. (715) 445-5000 | IolaRummageSale.com

MAY 17 | WEDNESDAY

WORS BUMP N JUMP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

Iola Winters Sports Club, Iola.

(715) 445-3411 | www.IolaWinterSportsClub.org

MAY 20 | SATURDAY

6TH ANNUAL STUBBY MEMORIAL

CATFISH TOURNAMENT

Gill's Landing Saloon, Weyauwega. Tons of fun and a great time for the whole family. Prizes for the top catfish and flatheads that are caught and enjoy an evening out on the water. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsOnRiver.com

MAY 20 | SATURDAY

FAMILY FUN DAY AT DEPOT

Railroad Depot, Waupaca. 10AM-2PM. (715) 256-9980 | www.waupacahistoricalsociety.org

MAY 29 | MONDAY

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAMS

VFW Post 1037, 244 Industrial Drive, Waupaca and Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. V FW Post 1037's Ladies Auxillary waterside ceremony at Rotary Riverview Park in Waupaca followed by Lakeside and Cemetery services, flags displayed on over 6,000 graves, picnic and musical entertainment at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. (715) 258-4247 | www.tinyurl.com/268ry2ux

JULY 6, 7, 8 • IOLA, WI 715.445.4000 | iolaoldcarshow.com www.facebook.com/iolacarshow iolacarshow 51ST ANNUAL
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Halloween on Main Event in Downtown Waupaca courtesy of Mitchell Swenson

MAY 29 |

MONDAY

MILITARY VETERANS TRIBUTE PORK ROAST

Iola Historical Society event, Noon – 2 PM. Presented in association with Sheveland-Taylor American Legion Post 14’s Veterans Memorial Day Park program. Enjoy the Iola Historic Village and Museums. (715) 445-IOLA (4652) or (715) 445-5050 | www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org

JUNE

JUNE 3-4 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY FREE FISHING WEEKEND Statewide.

JUNE 14 | WEDNESDAY FLAG DAY

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

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.

MID JUNE-MID AUGUST | SATURDAYS

CHAIN SKIERS WATER SKI SHOW

Rainbow Lake, Waupaca. 6PM. Weekly water ski show on Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes. Held mid-June through August on Rainbow Lake. Viewing available at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King Marden Center. www.WaupacaChainSkiers.org

JUNE 17 | SATURDAY

MOVIE IN THE PARK

South Park, Waupaca, Dusk. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy the summer movie!

(715) 258-4435 | www.cityofwaupaca.org/parksnrec

JUNE 16-JULY 28 | FRIDAYS

WAUPACA CITY BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Downtown Waupaca, Fridays at 7PM. (715) 252-7280

JUNE 17 | SATURDAY

STRAWBERRY FEST

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, live entertainment, great food and more, providing a great way to celebrate the first taste of summer.

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

JUNE 17-18 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

STRAWBERRY FEST TRAIN SHOW

Waupaca Recreation Center. 9AM-5PM on 6/17 & 10AM-4PM on 6/18. 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

JUNE 18 | SUNDAY

RAILROAD DEPOT OPEN HOUSE

Waupaca. 10AM-4PM. Visit Waupaca's historic railroad depot and see the recently acquired caboose.

(715) 256-9980 | www.WaupacaHistoricalSociety.org

JUNE 18 | SUNDAY

HUTCHINSON 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.WaupacaHistoricalSociety.org

JUNE 18 | 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.

JUNE 18 | SUNDAY

WAUPACA COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST

Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega. 8AM - 12PM (920) 867-8150.

JUNE 23-25 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

32ND ANNUAL ENERGY FAIR

Custer, WI. Offering year-round courses, demonstration installations, Solar+ Storage Technology Center, & EV Charging. Tours are available upon request. Join us for the 31st Annual Energy Fair to celebrate clean energy and sustainable living for all! See page 6. www.MidwestRenew.org | www.TheEnergyFair.org

JUNE 24 | SATURDAY LOST ARTS

Hutchinson House Museum, Waupaca. 10AM-4PM. (715) 256-9980 | www.waupacahistoricalsociety.org

JUNE 24-27 | SATURDAY-TUESDAY

WAUPACA COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S THEATER - MADAGASCAR

Waupaca Middle School Knoepfel Auditorium. (715) 258-7724 | www.FineArtsFestival.org

EVENTS
Arts & Crafts Show
Food Booths
Strawberry Shortcake
Music & Kids Activities Held downtown Waupaca - for more information: www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com or call 715-258-7343 6 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

JUNE 25 | SUNDAY

IOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY STRAWBERRY FEST

Iola Historical Society Historic Village and Museums, 11 AM – 2 PM. Enjoy strawberry shortcake and light snacks, visit historic buildings and view artifacts, with antique appraisals available, at 39th annual event.

(715) 445-IOLA (4652) or (715) 445-5050 | www.IolaHistoricalSociety. Org

JUNE 29-JULY 1 | THURSDAY- SATURDAY

MID-WESTERN RODEO

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

JULY | SATURDAYS

CHAIN SKIERS WATER SKI SHOW

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

JULY 3 | MONDAY

IOLA FIREWORKS

Shores of Lake Iola. Dusk. Softball games, food & beverages, raffle & fireworks at dusk.

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

JULY 4 | TUESDAY

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION - FIREWORKS

Downtown & South Park, Waupaca. The 4th of July Celebration features a parade down Main Street at 10AM, a chicken barbecue lunch at South Park at 11AM, and fireworks over Shadow Lake at dusk.

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

JULY 6-8 | THURSDAY-SATURDAY

IOLA CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET

Iola Old Car Show Grounds, Iola. 51st Annual - IOLA '23 - Featuring "Unforgettable Fifties" - 4,000 swap spaces, 2,500 show cars, 1,600 camp sites, 400 car corral spaces. (715) 445-4000 | www.IolaOldCarShow.com

JULY 14-15 | FRIDAY- SATURDAY

IOLA-SCANDINAVIA CHAMBER'S TASTES & TUNES

Iola-Scandinavia 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 28-30 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY

THRESHEREE & NATIONAL TRACTOR PULL

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

JULY 29-30 AND AUGUST 3-6 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY

WAUPACA COMMUNITY THEATER

Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center. July 29, August 3, 4, 5 @ 7:00PM and July 30 & August 6 @ 2:00PM (715) 256-1008 | www.FineArtsFestival.org

AUGUST

AUGUST | SATURDAYS CHAIN SKIERS WATER SKI SHOW

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

AUGUST 3-6 | THURSDAY-SUNDAY

WAUPACA COMMUNITY THEATER

Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center.

August 3, 4, 5 @ 7:00PM and August 6 @ 2:00PM (715) 256-1008 | www.FineArtsFestival.org

AUGUST 4-6 | FRIDAY- SUNDAY SCANDINAVIA CORN ROAST

Ellison Park, Scandinavia. Great food & refreshments, live bands, ballgames, carnival, chainsaw wood sculpting competition, truck & tractor pulls, pie social, free corn on Sunday. www.ScandinaviaCornRoast.com

AUGUST 12 & 26 | SATURDAY

13TH ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY RACES

Gill's Landing Saloon, Weyauwega. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsOnRiver.com

AUGUST 18-19 | FRIDAY- SATURDAY

ARTS 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

EVENTS
7:00 a.m. ~ South Park Waupaca Area Triathlon August 19, 2023 www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com Two Courses Individuals Relay Teams Paddle Category Kids Triathlon ~ Aug. 18th 6pm ~ Ages 4-10 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 w ww.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com 7

AUGUST 18 | FRIDAY

KIDS’ 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 19 | 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 L ake. 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

AUGUST 23-27 | WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

WAUPACA COUNTY FAIR

Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega. Traditional County Fair with midway, show animals, entertainment and food stands. (715) 281-3822 | www.WaupacaCountyFair.org

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 11 | SUNDAY

PATRIOT DAY

In memory of those who perished that fateful September day.

SEPTEMBER 16 | 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

3rd Annual Halloween on Main Downtown Waupaca

October 2 - November 1

Miller Pumpkin Display – City Square

The famous display is downtown Waupaca! See over 200 beautifully carved pumpkins. There will be opportunities to learn how to carve your own pumpkin. No admission - however - donations are accepted for several local charities.

October 27

Halloween on Main

This free event – spanning four blocks celebrates the downtown area. Business Trick-or-Treating - Entertainment - Food

Crafts - Touch A Truck - Miller Pumpkin Displays - and many more activities! Family friendly events 4pm-6pm. Other businesses will have entertainment later into the evening.

October 31

Waupaca Area Trick-or-Treating 5pm-7pm

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SEPTEMBER 16 | SATURDAY COUNTY LINE TRAIL BLAZERS ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ

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

SEPTEMBER 22 | FRIDAY OKTOBERFEST

Downtown, Waupaca. 5PM-11PM A Rotary Club of Waupaca fundraiser with beer and wine sampling, German food and great music. www.WaupacaRotary.org

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1 | FRIDAY- SUNDAY HIDDEN STUDIOS ART TOUR

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

OCTOBER 6-7 | FRIDAY- SATURDAY CHAIN 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, entertainment is featured throughout the weekend at various participating businesses.

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

OCTOBER 7 | SATURDAY

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

Iola Historical Society event, 10AM-2PM. Featuring traditional Norwegian pastries and lefse, displays of Norwegian artifacts, a craft show and much more. Enjoy exploring Iola Historic Village and Museums.

(715) 445-IOLA (4652) or (715) 445-5050 | www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org

OCTOBER 14 | SATURDAY

715 HARVEST FEST

King. Interactive fall family festival complete with pumpkin carving, crafts, fresh produce, entertainment, pop-up shops and more!

(920) 572-4208 | Email: 715harvestfest@gmail.com

OCTOBER 21 | SATURDAY

LUTEFISK 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.

OCTOBER 27 | FRIDAY

HALLOWEEN ON MAIN

Downtown Waupaca. 4PM-6PM Annual free Halloween party! There are many activities to do, such as play games, make crafts, get your face painted, and more! Dress up in your costume and have fun at the party!”

(715) 258-4435 | www.cityofwaupaca.org/parksnrec

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 11 | SATURDAY

VETERANS

DAY PROGRAM

Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. 9:30AM. Performance by the Waupaca High School Choir in Marden Center.

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AREA CHURCH Directory

Gateway Apostolic Church

Meets at 415 South Main St.

Waupaca | (920) 251-6574

First Assembly of God

1420 Berlin Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-2705

Radiant Fellowship Church

420 North Harrison Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-3005

Fellowship Baptist

N3548 County Road E

Waupaca | (715) 258-5086

First Baptist

1500 Roman Road

Waupaca | (715) 258-3535

S t. John’s Lutheran (ELCA)

W4570 County Road A

Saxeville | (920) 622-3871

S t. Mary Magdalene Catholic

N2845 Shadow Road

Waupaca | (715) 258-2088

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic

608 East Main Street

Weyauwega | (920) 867-2179

NOVEMBER 18 | SATURDAY

Sacred Heart Catholic

614 South Bridge Street

Manawa | (920) 596-3323

Church of Christ

215 West Badger Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-2774

Maple Street Church of Christ

204 Maple Street

Waupaca | (920) 858-5831

Waupaca Christian Church

E2249 King Road

Waupaca | (715) 258-8841

S t. Mark’s Episcopal

415 South Main Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-5125

Badger Community

Hwy 54 & Badger Drive

Waupaca | (715) 258-8112

Faith Community (Ev. Free)

N2541 County Road K

Waupaca | (715) 258-8857

Calvary Lutheran (LCMS)

E1887 King Road

Waupaca | (715) 258-3530

DEER WIDOWS WEEKEND CRAFT SHOWS

E mmaus 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

Immanuel Lutheran (WELS)

1120 Evan Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-0204

Scandinavia Lutheran (LCMC)

105 Church Street

S candinavia | (715) 467-2367

St. John Lutheran (LCMC)

N3882 County Road KK

Weyauwega | (920) 867-3793

St. Paul Lutheran (LCMS)

750 Depot Street

Manawa | (920) 596-2837

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

NOVEMBER 25 | SATURDAY

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 2 | SATURDAY

WAUPACA YULETIDE TRAIL

Participating Waupaca Area Businesses. 10AM-4PM Shop Waupaca, King and in between to find the perfect holiday gifts!

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

DECEMBER 2 | SATURDAY

IOLA CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown, Iola. Visit with Santa, treats, kids entertainment and Toys for Tots collection.

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

DECEMBER 7 | THURSDAY PEARL HARBOR DAY PROGRAM

Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. 9:30AM. Performance by the Waupaca High School Band.

(715) 258-4247 | www.tinyurl.com/268ry2ux

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

St. Peter Lutheran (WELS)

312 West Main Street

Weyauwega | (920) 867-3169

S hepherd of the Lakes Lutheran (LCMC)

153 County Road QQ

Waupaca | (715) 258-8061

Trinity Lutheran (ELCA)

206 East Badger Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-7688

Zion Lutheran (LCMC)

157 North Bridge Street

Manawa | (920) 596-3275

First United Methodist

720 Demarest Street

Waupaca | (715) 258-3400

C rystal Lake United Methodist

N697 County Road K

Waupaca | (715) 258-9486

Iola United Methodist

190 West Iola Street

Iola | (715) 445-5200

M anawa 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

Waupaca and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for silent sport activities.

This comprehensive, 72 page guide is 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:

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S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981
Silent Sports Guide BIKING • HIKING • PADDLING • SKIING • SNOWSHOEING Waupaca Area Waupaca Area Silent Sports AREA CHURCHES
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LODGING Guide

Hotels

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.

Comfort Suites @ Par 4 Resort 

199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. 125 acres of serene Golf resort to make memories. Stay, Play, Celebrate or Dine & Wine at Par 4 Resort! See page 17. (715) 942-0500 | www.Par4Resort.com/hotel

Econo Lodge 

1060 West Fulton Street, Waupaca. Convenient lodging in Waupaca's business district with free breakfast, WiFi and parking. (715) 258-8526 | www.ChoiceHotels.com/wi283

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.tinyurl.com/43t2ptx9

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Reflections BAR & GRILL Rooms Pets Allowed (Limited) Exercise Room ComplimentaryBreakfast Indoor Pool & Whirlpool In-Room Whirlpool Available Cable TV Bar/Lounge On-site Bar/Lounge(1 Block) Game Room Wi-Fi Restaurant On-Site Restaurant (1 block) Meeting Rooms Room Service Laundry Services Comfort Suites @ Par 4 Resort 70 ••••••••••••• Econo Lodge 77 ••••••••• Ramada Waupaca Hotel 90 •••••••••••••• HOTELS 10 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

Bed & Breakfasts

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.

Enhance your stay!

Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast 

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. See page 12.

(715) 600-6201 | www.AppleTreeLaneBB.com

Artha Sustainable Living Center B&B 

9784 County Road K , Amherst. Artha sits on a lush 23 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.

(715) 258-5333 | www.CrystalRiver-Inn.com

Green Fountain Inn 

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. See page 12.

(715) 258-5171 | www.GreenFountainInn.com

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Rooms ComplimentaryBreakfast In-Room Whirlpool Cable TV Wi-Fi Restaurant Meeting Rooms Room Service Apple Tree Lane B&B 5 •••••• Artha Sustainable Living Center B&B 2 •••• Crystal River Inn and Cottages 10 •••••• Green Fountain Inn 4 ••••• B&B’s
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LODGING Afamily campground wherememories aremade! 100FAIRWAYDRIVE|IOLA,WI54945 www.iolapines.com|715-445-3489|iolapines@aol.com OwnedandOperatedby:CorazallaEnterprisesLLC Daily & Seasonal Sites Available N3185 Butts Drive, Waupaca, WI 54981 (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 NEW 2023! Swimming Pond and Store with Concessions | | AppleTreeLaneBB.com 715-600-6201 · E3192 Apple Tree Lane · Waupaca, WI Rated #1 Area Bed & Breakfast on Tripadvisor! LODGING. RETREATS. WEDDINGS. EVENTS. RV Sites Tent Sites Cabins/ Lodges Water /Electric Hook -ups Store Dining Hall w/Food service Onsite Restaurant/ Bar Dump Station Pool Beach Pull Through Sites Lake/River Frontage Fishing Boat Landing Meeting Facility Showers Horseback Riding/Trails Hiking Trails/ Nature Area Deerhaven Campground 84 00 •• • • Evergreen Campsites & Resort 15015015 •••••••••••• Iola Pines Campground 62 66 0 •• ••• • Rustic Woods Campground 168 11 1 •••••• •• Waupaca S’More Fun Campground 81 26 8 •• •••• • Wild West Campground & Corral 54 4 (Group) 0 • • • (Limited) • •••• Wolf River Trips & Campground 150150 0 •••••••• CAMPGROUND & RESORTS Like No Place Else Always Our Best! • Café 11am-2pm Monday-Friday • Fine Dining Friday-Saturday 5pm-9pm • Weddings, receptions & private parties • Catering • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Visit us on FACEBOOK 604 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 715-258-5171 12 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

Campgrounds & Resorts

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. See page 12.

(715) 256-1412 | www.DeerhavenCampground.com

Evergreen Campsites and Resort 

W5449 Archer Lane, Wild Rose. Central Wisconsin’s ultimate family four seasons resort. Let us be your vacation destination. See page 15.

(920) 622-3498 | www.EvergreenCampsites.com

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille 

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Kayak the Waupaca River, large sandlot for kids, pontoon rentals & daily/weekly 2-4-6 bedroom rentals.

(920) 867-2844 | www.GillsOnRiver.com

Iola Pines Campground 

100 Fairway Drive, Iola. 80 sites with water & electric. Swimming pool, playground, game room, volleyball, horseshoes, pavillion, theme weekends, movie nights, family fun, where memories are made! See page 12.

(715) 445-3489 | www.IolaPines.com

Spencer Lake Christian Center 

N1385 Cty Hwy E, Waupaca. Stress free meetings and events! Spencer Lake offers private meeting rooms, large auditorium, and lodging. Get those creative juices flowing!

(715) 258-5707 | www.Spencer-Lake.org

Rustic Woods Campground, Bar & Restaurant 

E2585 Southwood Drive, Waupaca. Rustic Woods Campground offers daily campsites, seasonal campsites, and a restaurant with a bar which serves Friday night fish fries. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool during the summer, showers, water and electric hookups, playground and game room. See page 19.

(715) 258-2442 | www.RusticWoodsCampground.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 14.

(715) 258-8010 | www.WaupacaSmoreFunCampground.com

Wild West Campground & Corral 

9495 Highway 54, Amherst. Small, quiet, family friendly campground, horseback riding on site and an all girls summer horse camp. See page 14. (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, everything you need for a fun-filled, relaxing vacation for the whole family. See page 29.

(920) 982-2458 | www.WolfRiverTrips.com

LODGING Friday• Open3:30 PM-1 AM Fish Fry- Baked - Shrimp •8:30PM-12 AMKaraoke BEACH EDECK 2 & 4 BDRM LuXuRY APARTMENT RENTAL KayaKthe Waupacatrips$20 • PETFRIENDLY •2&4 BDRMLuXuRY www.gillsonriver.com • 920.867.2844 KAYAK THE WAUPACA TRIP $20 • Pet Friendly • Kids Beach • Outside Deck • 2 & 4 BDRM Luxury Apartment Rental • Pontoon Rentals Starting at $75 ONTHE WOLF RIVER E6870 CTY ROAD F WEYAUWEGA, WI 12 min. by land or 15 min. by water from Fremont
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LODGING WWW.WILDWESTCAMPGROUND.COM EMAIL: WILDWES T @WI - NET.COM 715-824-5112 9495HWY54 AMHERST,WI.54406 FA MILYCA MPGROUND HORSEB AC K RIDING GIRLSHORSE CA MPS 3786210-01 swimmingpool largekidsplayarea gameroom/wifi campgroundstore fullhookupsavailable freehotshowers lakeviewsites *convenienttoChainO’Lakes, downtownwaupaca,Wau-Kingtrail, CrystalRiverandmore 715-258-8010 waupacasmorefuncampground.com onlinebookingavailable * 10 22 HOLMES RD WESTERN RD OLD TAYLOR LAKE N Outdoorfun forthe WholeFamily! TRAILER,RV,TENTCABINandYURTCAMPING 14 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

EVERGREEN CAMPSITES & RESORT

W5449 ARCHER LANE, WILD ROSE,

Chippy's SWIM UP TIKI BAR

Jumping Pillow

Volleyball & Basketball Courts

Gaga Ball

Located on Kusel Lake

Chippy's Sports Beach  with Wipe Out Zone

Water Craft Rentals

Chippy Express Train Rides

Gemstone Mining

Chippy's

Chippy's Mini Golf

4 Playgrounds

Game Room & Chippy's on the Green

Pet Friendly "Chippy's Dog Park"

On-Site Restaurant

Spacious and "Big Rig" Friendly Cabin Rental & Glamping Cabins

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CHIPPY'S SUMMER 2023 CALENDAR EVERGREEN CAMPSITES & RESORT

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Christmas
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Chippy's Heated Water Park
Catch & Release Pond
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Vacation Rentals

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.

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille 

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Kayak the Waupaca River, large sandlot for kids, pontoon rentals & daily/weekly 2-4-6 bedroom. See page 13.

(920) 867-2844 | www.GillsOnRiver.com

Pines Inn Cottages 

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 | www.PinesInnWaupaca.com

VACATION RENTALS

The Post 

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. 865-661-6531

LODGING Lake No. of Units Sleeping Capacity Partial Week Rentallimited Off-Season Rentals Petslimited Kitchen Fully Equipped A/C Laundry Linens Grill Fire Place Fire Pit Sandy Beach Swim Raft Dock Boat Rental TV/VCR/DVD Gill’s Landing Wolf River2 14 •••••••••• Pines Inn Cottages McCrossen 4 24 •••••••••• The Post Long 16 ••••••••
Detailed rental information available at www.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com/stay/vacation-rentals/
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LODGING Amenities: Comfort Suites Hotel Pool & Fitness Center Event Venues Bistro Bar & Restaurant 18-Hole Golf Course In-house Banquet Chef On-site Event Coordinators Bistro Patios with Fireplaces Venues Bistro Golf 201 Foxfire Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 942 - 0500 www.par4resort.com Everything in one location! w ww.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com 17
SUPPER CLUB Gorgeous newly remodeled party room available with private bar. Seats 80 BEER GARDEN AND PATIO OUTDOOR DINING N2717 County Road QQ • Waupaca, WI • (715) 258-9150 DINE-IN • CURBSIDE PICKUP ORDER ONLINE AT https://wildflowerswaupaca.com Please check our Facebook page and website for hours! NOW OPEN TUESDAY — SUNDAY 11AM TO 8PM WE ARE HIRING FOR ALL POSITIONS! PRIVATE PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE • SEATS 24 HOMEMADE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD
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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.

Clear Water Harbor 

N2757 County Hwy QQ, Waupaca. Waterfront restaurant and bar. Live entertainment, a playground for the kids, fenced in dog park, and two tour boats for Chain O' Lake cruises. See page 2. (715) 258-9912 | www.ClearWaterHarbor.com

Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille 

E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega. Kayak the Waupaca River, large sandlot for kids, pontoon rentals & daily/weekly 2-4-6 bedroom. See page 13. (920) 867-2844 | www.GillsOnRiver.com

Granite Cellar 

301 N Main Street, Waupaca. Located in the lower level of the historic Danes Hall, the Granite Cellar serves spirits, foods and fun. 715-942-2660 | www.GraniteCellar.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 20.

(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

715-258-2442

FULL BAR & RESTAURANT - FRIDAY FISH FRY - TRIVIA NIGHT

CAMPSITES & SEASONAL SITES - WATER & ELECTRIC, HOT SHOWERS

OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL - PLAYGROUND & GAME ROOM - HORSESHOE PITS

BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL COURTS - MUSIC EVENTS

www.rusticwoodscampground.com

E2585 Southwood Drive, Waupaca, WI 54981

enjoying the view of the open water. See page 21. (715) 258-3332 | www.ICCWaupaca.com

Las Flores Mexican Restaurant 

N2723 County Road QQ, Waupaca. Full Mexican Menu, Dine-In or CarryOut. Private party room available. See page 18.

715-942-2454 | Follow us on Facebook

Little Fat Gretchen’s 

108 S Main Street, Waupaca. Delightful family dining & social experience; featuring homemade specials, fresh pies, cakes & pastries. Call for hours. Breakfast served all day. (715) 258-0132 | Find us on Facebook ‘Little Fat Gretchen’s’

DINING & NITELIFE
LittLe Fat Gretchen’s •OrganicCoffee,Latte’s&Espresso •HomemadePiesandOtherBakeryItems •UniqueDailySpecials •VegetarianFriendly 108S.MainStreet Waupaca,WI54981 715.258.0132 www.facebook.com/LittleFatGretchens
The Wheelhouse Restaurant courtesy of Craig Libuse
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Mexico Fire Grill 

108 E Union Street, Waupaca. Waupaca’s newest Mexican restaurant. Come check us out across from city hall. See page 37.

Par 4 Resort 

201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. 125 acres of serene Golf resort to make memories. Stay, Play, Celebrate or Dine & Wine at Par 4 Resort!

See page 17.

(715) 942-2424 | www.Par4Resort.com

Rustic Woods Campground, Bar & Restaurant 

E2585 Southwood Drive, Waupaca. Rustic Woods Bar & Restaurant features a full-service bar and restaurant, Friday night fish fries, a trivia night, entertainment, free pool table and a game room. See page 19.

(715) 258-2442 | www.RusticWoodsCampground.com

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 sandwiches.

(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 12.

(715) 258-5171 | www.GreenFountainInn.com

Wildflowers Supper Club 

N2717 Country Road QQ, Waupaca. We are hiring for all positions. Reopening in 2023! American Cuisine, serving breakfast and lunch daily. Visit us on Facebook or at our website for hours. Newly renovated banquet facility available. Seats 80. Book your party today! See page 18.

(715) 258-9150 | www.WildflowersWaupaca.com

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DINING
804 Churchill Street Waupaca, WI www.hinderbrewingco.com /HHHinder Come on in and grab a HINDER! 20 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

Weekend Brunch

Friday Sushi Menu

Craft Cocktails

Waterfront Dining

Live Music

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Weddings, Bridal Showers, Anniversaries, Graduation Parties, Class Reunions Book the historic ICC ballroom, it’s incredible views, our custom food and beverage menus to make your event one of a kind. Contact now to book

Indian Crossing Casino

www.ICCWaupaca.com 715-258-3332

E1171 Hwy Q, Waupaca, WI

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STREET Index

Business Locations:

MAPS 10th Street 12-E 5th Street 12-D 6th Street 12-D 7th Street 12-E 8th Street 12-E 9th Street 12-E Airport Road 17-H Alm Lane 8-C Amy Street 7-F Anderson Road 8-C Appletree Lane South 14-G Arbor Street 5-I Arrowhead Drive 3-F Ashman Street 5-I Axtell Road 16-D Badger Street 11-D Bailey Street 10-C Balch Street 12-D Ballard Street 11-B Barnhart Road 9-H Bartell Road 17-I Bartlett Street 12-C Bell Avenue 6-F Berkshire Lane 1-E Berlin Street 12-E Bethany Drive 11-E Big Pine Court 10-C Birch Tree Lane 7-F Birchwood Drive 4-H Blackberry Trail 2-D Bowlby Lane 10-D Bowling Lane Road 10-E Brainard Road 10-C Brittany Lane 10-G Browne Lane 5-F Browne Street 11-D Buffalo Ridge Lane 12-F Bunker Road 12-G Butternut Road 3-H Butts Drive 6-D Cali Way 10-I Cambria Lane 5-E Cambria Lane 9-G Camp Road 4-G Cardinal Court 9-E Cemetery Road 5-I Center Street 11-C Chad Court 7-F Channel Park Drive 4-G Charles Wright Drive 10-D Churchill Street 12-E Circle Drive 8-H Clark Street 12-E Cleghorn Road 4-G Clubhouse Lane 14-F Colden Lane 13-A Columbia Lake Drive 3-G Columbia Street 12 -E Commercial Drive 16-F Conifer Drive 9-I Conservation Club Road 14-F Constance Road 14-C Cooper Street 11-C Country Lane 4-H Countryside Court 10-D Countryside Court 10-D County Park Lane............................. 4-G Covered Bridge Road 8-C Crestview Lane 11-C Crestwood Drive 6-E Crystal Court 13-D Crystal River Lane 8-H Danielson Road 9-H Deer Street 11-D De-Lish-Us Avenue 11-C Demarset Street 12-E Division Street 11-D Draeger Road 13-G Duck Lake Drive 9-D Duvenick Lane 8-F East Road 9-I Edwards Road 13-G Elm Street 11-C Emmons Creek Road 2-I Erickson Road 5-C Evans Street 12-E Evergreen Drive 9 -I Fawn Ridge Court 9-C Feathers Court 13-C Ferg Lane 16-G Fern Avenue 2- H Fox Fire Court 8-E Fox Fire Drive 8-D Franklin Street 11-D Frontage Road 6-B Fulton Street 9-D Fulton Street East 12-D Fulton Street West 11-D Furman Drive 9-D Galilee Road 15-H Garfield Lane 6-D Glenvale Court 9-F Godfrey Drive 15-E Golke Road 2-F Grandview Lane 5-F Grandview Road 5-F Granite Street 11-C Halbert Lane...................................... 5-G Handrich Road 17-C Harber Drive 10-D Harding Street 13-E Hardy Trail 10-C Harrington Road 16-E Harrison Street North 11-C Harrison Street South 11-D Hart Court 10-D Hartman Creek Road 1-F Hawke Road 13-C Heather Lane 16-F Heavens Way 9-F Hedard Road 8-G Hibbard Street 12-C Hicks Lane 6-E Hicks Lane 6-E High Point Ridge 12-G High Street 11-D Highland Drive 10-D Highland Drive 11-D Highland Lane 5-E Hill Street 10-E Hillcrest Drive 10-D Hillock Court 10-B Hodgett Court 11-G Hodgett Road 11-G Holbeck Street 11-C Holmes Road 10-E Honey Bear Court 10 -B Honey Bear Lane 10-B Industrial Drive 15-D Jackson Road 5-C Janl Road 10-G Jefferson Street 11-D Jes Drive 7-D Joann Lane 9-D Julie Avenue 6-G Julie Lane 9-F Junction Street 11-E Kelleen Drive 8-F King Road 7-F Knight Lane 2-F Kristin Lane 10-I Laighton Road 10-C Lake Drive West 4 -D Lake Street 11-D Lamplighter Lane 9-C Larson Road 8-A Larson Street 12-E Lawson Drive 14-E Lensmire Lane 16-F Lind Lane 7-F Locksley Lane 5-F Long Cove Road 3-G Lunde Road 10-G Main Street 11-D Main Street 5-I Maple Lane 9-F Maple Street 12-D Marl Lake Road 2-H Mary Jane Circle 9-I Mary Street 6-G Matheson Street 13-E Mayek Drive 16-F McCrossen Drive 6-H Mead Drive 10-D Meadow Ridge 10-D Meadow Ridge Road 10-D Meadow Valley Court 9-C Meadow View Court 13-F Mertll Road 4-H Michigan Street 13-D Mill Street 11-C Miller Street 12-C Miner Drive,East, West 5-G Miracle Mountain Way 9-I Mitchell Avenue 6-F Morton Street 10-C
Hotels Page  Comfort Suites @ Par 4 Resort 17  Econo Lodge 10  Ramada Waupaca Hotel 10 Bed & Breakfasts  Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast 12  Artha Sustainable Living Center B&B 11  Crystal River Inn Bed & Breakfast, LLC 11  Green Fountain Inn, Secret Garden Cafe 12 Campgrounds & Resorts  Deerhaven Campground 12  Evergreen Campsites and Resort 15  Gill’s Landing Bar & Grille .............................. 13  Iola Pines Campground 12  Spencer Lake Christian Center 13  Waupaca S’more Fun Campground 14  Wild West Campground & Corral 14 Vacation Rentals  Pines Inn Cottages 16  The Post 16 Dining & Nightlife  Clear Water Harbor 2  Granite Cellar 19  H.H. Hinder Brewing Co. 20  ICC Waterfront Restaurant & Bar 21  Las Flores Mexican Restaurant 18  Little Fat Gretchen’s ....................................... 19  Par 4 Resort 17  Rustic Woods Campground, Bar & Restaruant 19  The Red Mill, LLC 20  Wildflowers Supper Club 18 Things To Do  Adventure Outfitters, LLC 28  Indian Crossings Casino 21  Iola Historical Society 35  Waupaca Area Triathlon 7  Wolf River Trips & Campground 29  FoxFire Golf Club @ Par 4 Resort 17  Glacier Wood Golf Club 30  Hidden Waters Golf Course 30  Tom Thumb Mini Golf 28  Winchester Academy 32 2 2 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

Downtown Waupaca

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 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 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 MAPS
 Holly History Center 34  Waupaca Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) 34  Hutchinson House Museum and King Cottage 34  Waupaca Railroad Depot 3 4  Historic Walking Tours of Waupaca 35  Historical Sites in Rural 35 Shopping  81 Market\Chain Link 36  A Touch of Glass 36  Backward Glances 41  Barnwood Farms 40  Antiques on Main 37  Main Street Popcorn 37  Sew N Sew 37  Simpson's Restaurant 37  Sulten Belly 37  Everyday Hometown 40  King Berry Farm & The Raspberry Connection 40  Loot Vintage & Supply 41  Mexico Fire Grill 37  Shindig Waupaca 38  Silver Mist Garden Center 39  Chain One Stop 38  Turners Fresh Market 41  Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly 40 Services  Becker Marine 43  Waupaca Rental Center 45  Danes Hall of Waupaca 44  The {Tre} of Life 44  JR's Lock N Key, LLC 43  ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca 42  Spectra Print Corporation 45  Tower Road Media 100.7FM / 92.7FM 46  Faye Wilson Realty, LLC 45  RE/Max Lyons Real Estate 47  United Country-Udoni & Salan Realty Group 48  Maverick Pumping/Packerland Portables 46  Waupaca County Economic Development 44                   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & CVB  w ww.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com 23
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THINGS To Do

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

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.

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.

FISHING

If you are looking for great fishing; we’ve got it. Abundant fishing opportunities await you in the Waupaca Area highlighted by the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes and complimented with nearby rivers, creeks, and trout streams.

HARTMAN CREEK STATE PARK

We welcome you to visit Hartman Creek State Park! As park superintendent it is my privilege and pleasure to invite you to explore and enjoy the many wonders our park has to offer.

Hartman Creek is a hidden jewel offering several recreational opportunities for all ages. 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.

T he 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.

O n behalf of all the staff and volunteers that work hard to provide you with a great experience I welcome you to enjoy your park!

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

Hartman The Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler and other boats around the Chain O’ Lakes courtesy of Craig Libuse
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& PARKS TRAILS

Bowersox Park 11E

Brainards Bridge 10C Picturesque Bridges Criss-Crossing the Waupaca River

City Square 11D Historic Band Stand

Columbia Lake Boat Landing 4G Also known as “Snug Harbor”

Dake Lake Boat Landing 4H

Hartman Creek State Park 1G

Ice Age Trail 1G

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

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.

Indian Crossing Park 4G On either side of the bridge along Highway Q along Lime Kiln Lake

Jim Boyer Park

Nelson Park 9H Along the Crystal River near the Red Mill

Oakwood Park 4G Located in the heart of the Chain O’ Lakes

Rasmussen Park 11C

River Ridge Trail

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

Riverside Park 13E

Rotary Riverview Park 11D

Schwenn Lions Park

Shambeau Park 12C

South Park 11E Public Beach

Swan Park 9C Baseball/Softball Fields, Basketball Court, Skate Park, Sledding Hill

Taylor Lake Boat Landing 6E Most popular boat landing on the Chain O’ Lakes

Tails & Trails – Waupaca’s

Off-Leash Dog Park

Tomorrow River State Trail

Wau-King Trail

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

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.

This 4 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 10E

Waupaca County Snowmobile Trails 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. Waupaca Recreation Center 12D Indoor Gymnasium w/ Basketball Courts

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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. New kayak and canoe launch located in Weyauwega. Exit at Waupaca County Gills Landing.

Several marinas and outfitters with rentals and guide service available. See page 43 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. Enjoy scenic beauty and the Waupaca River.

18 holes of old school mini golf fun for all Customer boat parking on Bass Lake

Snack Shack with treats & refreshments

www.tomthumbminigolf.com

Biking the Triathlon in rural Waupaca courtesy of Mitchell Swenson
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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. Outdoor gear sales, service and rentals. Visit our lakeside location next to Clear Water Harbor. N2757 Hwy. QQ. 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. Kayak the Waupaca River, large sandlot for kids, pontoon rentals, daily and weekly 2-4-6 bedroom

See page 13.

(920) 867-2844 | www.GillsOnRiver.com

Indian Crossing Casino 

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 21.

(715) 258-3332 | www.ICCWaupaca.com

Iola Historical Society 

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

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 sandwiches. See page 20.

(715) 258-7385 | www.RedMillWaupaca.com

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Snowshoeing at Hartman Creek State Park courtesy of Mitchell Swenson

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 14.

(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

Turner's Fresh Market 

E208 Hwy. 54, Waupaca. Seasonal produce, flowering plants, honey, maple syrup and more, including some of the earliest sweet corn in the area and pick-your-own strawberries. Family fun! See page 41.

(715) 258-3355 | www.TurnersFreshMarket.com

BOAT SALES & RENTALS

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 43.

(715) 258-9015 | www.BeckerMarine.com

Adventure Outfitters, LLC 

N2757 HWY QQ, Waupaca. Visit us at our lakeside water rental location! Next to the Clear Water Harbor. See page 28.

(715) 258-8840 | www.AdventureOutfittersLLC.com

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Touring the Chain with an Outboard Custom courtesy of Craig Libuse
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GOLF COURSES

FoxFire Golf Club @ Par 4 Resort 

199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. 125 acres of serene Golf resort to make memories. Stay, Play, Celebrate or Dine & Wine at Par 4 Resort! See page 17.

(715) 256-9000 | www.Par4Resort.com/golf

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. See page 30.

(715) 445-3831 | www.GlacierWoodIola.com

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 

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

COMMUNITY FAVORITES

Hidden Studios

• A rt 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.

Waupaca Area Public Library

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

Waupaca Farmers Market

• The market runs every Saturday, June-October downtown Waupaca. 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.

(715) 467-7238 | www.WaupacaFarmersMarket.com

Waupaca Story Project

• The 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

• Founded 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

• Beautifully 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

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.

Waupaca Area Arts and Culture Network

• Make 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 and CVB

• Live 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 CVB Community Calendar for more info year-round!

• A nnual Strawberry Fest – mid June. This family festival features a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, great food and more.

• Chain 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. Seven great blues bands from Wisconsin and Chicagoland bring high quality Blues to Waupaca.

Waupaca’s Park and Rec Department

• Fall-O-Rama at South Park – Free Admission and Parking

Enjoy shopping, food, demonstrations, and entertainment! Upcycled, recycled, jewelry, pet items, furniture, wood crafts, health, bath & body, clothing, tea, baby items, home & holiday décor, hand-made items, metal art, farm markets and more!

• Halloween on Main – October 27, 2023. Save the Date! Free Event!

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Holiday Entertainment

Winchester Academy 

• Located in Waupaca, the Academy is a center for lifelong learning, inspired by the tradition of the Scandinavian Folk Academy. The Winchester Academy brings free programs to the community to stimulate participants to want to learn more about the topics. The Academy usually offers around 20 free public lectures each year, in three series - fall, winter-spring, and summer.

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 44 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.

• Web Page: www.fineartsfestival.org

• FB Page: Waupaca Community Theatre

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.

• Web Page: www.fineartsfestival.org

• FB Page: Waupaca Community Children's Theatre

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Fun at Waupaca Strawberry Fest courtesy Mitchell Swenson

Waupaca Community Arts Board

Community building throught the Arts.

• 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.

• The 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.

• A pril 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! Find

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

• Public Art Projects – Downtown area

• 3D Alley Art Murals – Downtown alleyways & Riverside area See map above.

• Union Street Mural – Antiques on Main building

• Poetry at Your Feet – Downtown sidewalks

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

• Winter Carnival – February

- Ski jumping, ice sculpting.

• Iola Car Show and Arts & Crafts Show – July

• Taste of Norway/Lost

Arts - October

• Taste & Tunes – July

• Comedy & Corks – September

• Christmas Parade – December

Scandinavia

• Corn Roast Weekend – August

• Tomorrow River Trail Head

• Kayaking on the South Branch

- Little Wolf River

• Jorgens Park Preserve

Manawa

• Midwestern Rodeo – July

• Art Tour – September

• Bluegrass Bash – October

Amherst

• Lettie Jensen Center Events

• Amherst Opera House

• Central Waters Brewery

• Rhythm on the River – May

• Celebrate Amherst – September

Custer

• 31st Annual Energy Fair – June

Nelsonville

• Nelsonville Mill

• Ruby Coffee Roasters

• Tomorrow River Homestead

Symco

• Thresheree – July

• Shakedown – August

Ogdensburg

• Tractor Pull – June

music, art
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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 white men from Vermont traveled 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 the Menominee and early white settlers, people today continue to visit Waupaca for its river and lakes, abundant resources, historic downtown and beautiful Chain O’Lakes.

Holly History Center 

321 S. Main Street, Waupaca. An excellent resource to learn about the history of the Waupaca area. It houses a first-floor exhibition area and research library along with a lower-level meeting room. The Holly Center is open Wednesday-Friday, 10-2, year-round and also the second Saturday of the month in the summer from 10-2. 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

Chain O' Lakes History: www.ChainOLakesHistory.org

Waupaca Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) 

321 S. Main Street, Waupaca. WAGS has only been in existence since 1994 but peoples' families/genealogies in this area go back to the mid 1800's to the pioneers/settlers. WAGS members may help in your search for your ancestors in the Waupaca area and beyond. We are located in the Holly History Center. Please contact us by phone or email: info@wagswi.org. WAGS volunteers are at the Holly History and Genealogy Center every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2p.m or by appointment.

(715) 256-9980 | www.WagsWi.org

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, a cottage from nearby King, sits behind the Hutchinson House. New exhibits tell the story of the Wisconsin Veterans Home and the Chain O' Lakes area. Family friendly and fun for everyone! The Hutchinson House Museum will be open the second and third weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 1-4 p.m. 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 Railroad Depot 

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 the late 19th century and early 20th century, Waupaca was known as the “Potato Capital of the World” and shipped millions of potatoes out of the Waupaca Depot. In 1987, the railroad closed the building and it sat empty

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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. The Depot will be open the second and third weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 12-5 p.m. 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.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.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.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com

Iola Historical Society 

210 Depot Street, Iola. Visiting the Iola Historic Village and Museums, capturing the community’s Norwegian heritage, is a great way to

view historic artifacts and structures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Featured are the 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 the authentically reproduced 1901 Iola Firehouse, with historic (1912-1942) firefighting apparatus displayed. Among several unique exhibits featured in the main museum are the Towne Family Collection of Native American Artifacts, a tribute to Iola’s violin maker Bert Stromberg, and a recognition of World War II B-17 bomber pilot Lee Nelson, “Iola’s Humble Hero.” Displays in the machine shed feature agricultural, construction and manufacturing artifacts. The Society has in place 22 “Historic Iola” markers recognizing selected historic village sites. Open Saturdays in June – August, from Noon to 3 pm, or by appointment.

(715) 445-IOLA (4652) or (715) 445-5050 | www.IolaHistoricalSociety.org

Explore Downtown Waupaca

See Page 37 | Main Street, Waupaca

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

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.tinyurl.com/268ry2ux

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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Live Performance in the Amphitheater at Hartman Creek State Park courtesy of Mitchell Swenson
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SHOPPING Guide

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.

81 Market/Chain Link 

N2728 County QQ, Waupaca. Lake Gear, Olive Oils, Balsamics, Pasta, Gormet Food, Gifts, Full Bar, Wine Whiskey Tastings. (920) 572-4208 | Facebook.com/EightOneMarket

A Touch of Glass 

8907 State Hwy 54, Amherst - Tammy Rae Gallery & Working Studio. Tammy Rae's glass jewelry and keepsake designs. Glass making demonstrations, jewelry making classes, beads & jewelry supplies. (715) 824-3805 | 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

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. See page 41. (715) 942-8265 | Facebook.com/BackwardGlancesWaupaca

Our Beautiful Main Street courtesy of Craig Libuse
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Barnwood Farms 

E290 Johnson Road, Waupaca. Barnwood Farms is a U-Pick Flower Farm located in Waupaca. You can come be a florist for the day! See page 40.

(920) 505-0748 | www.BarnwoodFarmsWaupaca.com

Downtown Waupaca

 Antiques on Main

 Simpson's Restaurant

 Main Street Popcorn  Sulten Belly

 Sew N Sew

Main Street, Waupaca. Stroll Waupaca’s Downtown and explore many great shops, restaurants and pubs. You will find something for everyone!

See page 37 | Visit Downtown Waupaca

Everyday Hometown 

825 W Fulton Street, Waupaca. General retail store for your everyday needs. Featuring hardware, clothing, sporting goods, housewares, furniture and more! See page 40.

(715) 258-9000 | Facebook.com/EverydayHometown

King Berry Farm 

E2076 King Road, Waupaca. Fresh farm produce in season, flowers, hanging baskets, christian gifts, wall art, Melamine serving pieces.

See page 40.

(715) 258-6055 | Facebook/King-Berry-Farm

Loot Vintage & Supply 

219 Jefferson Street, Waupaca. Located in a 100+ year old historic building, A truly, unique retail experience. Vintage and home essentials for every lifestyle. See page 41.

(715) 942-2556 | www.lootvintageandsupply.com

tenbell sul 715.802.5089 220 s. main street waupaca, wisconsin lt ly y@gmail.com SULTEN BELLY deli/market/catering/private dining What Are You Craving? tenbell sul 715.802.5089 220 s. main street waupaca, wisconsin lt ly y@gmail.com SULTEN BELLY deli/market/catering/private dining What Are You Craving? Offering dishes with fresh, seasonal local ingredients. Beer • Wine • Coffee • Dine In • Patio Seating 715.802.5089 • sultenbelly@gmail.com 220 s. main street waupaca, wisconsin /sultenbelly /sultenbelly Simpson's Restaurant 222 S Main St Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-2330 Waupaca's Finest t Restaurant and Bar WAUPACA WISCONSIN | ESTABLISHED 1932 S t e a k s a n d S e a f o o d 3pm Drinks  4pm Dinner Curbside and Carryout. Please call for details and Check out our New Expanded Menu. SIMPSONSWAUPACA.COM 715.942.2687 202 South Main St Waupaca Wisconsin Shopping&DininginhiStoricDowntownwaupaca JR’SLOCKNKEYLLC BondedandInsured 112S.Main St. Waupaca, WI Jrslock2311@gmail.com BonnieOlsen 920-570-2311 Todd Olsen 920-450-7787 106N.Main Street,Waupaca • (715)258-8889 Food•Entertainment•DailySpecials OpENDaily6aM EaSytOFiND… HarDtOlEavE! Street, 474 “TheHappyPlace Gifts,Creative Kitchen, Furniture, y, oys SewN’Sew SewingEnthusiasts Headquarters! • HusqvarnaVikingSewingand Embroider y Machines • Serviceofall makes & models • SewingFur niture • Embroider y Software/Designs • Notions, Books,Patter ns •TopQualityFabrics See our websitefor classschedules! 112 S.Main,Waupaca, WI 715-256-1071 www.sewnsewwisconsin.com Memaw’s Toning, LLC & Crafts Over30local crafters Hand-made, uniquecrafts 209 N.MainSt., Waupaca https://www.facebook.com/MemawsToning-LLC-Crafts-169370916592482/ chic 715.258.7343 www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com Looking for the perfect gift? How about a Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate? They can be purchased in any denomination and can be used at over 350 businesses! SHOPPING & DINING ~ Enjoy your visit to the Historic Downtown Waupaca!
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Shopping Downtown Waupaca courtesy of Mitchell Swenson

Mexico Fire Grill 

108 E Union Street,, Waupaca. Waupaca’s newest Mexican restaurant. Come check us out across from city hall. See page 37.

Shindig Waupaca 

107 W Fulton Street, Waupaca. A candy store featuring nostalgic to trendy treats and treasures! Perfect spot for birthday parties too! Fresh cotton candy and popcorn!

(715) 942-2484 | www.ShindigWaupaca.com

Silver Mist Garden Center, LLC & Chain O'Lakes Home and Garden 

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 20.

(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

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: Closed

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CHAIN ONE STOP N2479 HWQ QQ Waupaca (Intersection of Hwy 22 & QQ) Open Daily 5am-10pm 715-258-5153 Locally raised beef from Whitetail Valley Farms, Waupaca Nice Selection of Union Star Cheese made in central Wisconsin! • Snacks • Cookies • Muffins • Groceries • Hot Food • Ice • ATM • Propane • Firewood • Lottery • Locally Owned & Operated Huge Selection of Beer, Liquor & Wine 107 W Fulton St, Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 942 -2484 www.shindigwaupaca.com
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SHOPPING COMPLETE LANDSCAPE SERVICES RETAINING WALLS ~ SHORELINES ~ PATIOS ~ LIGHTING ~ LAWN SERVICES ~ LANDSCAPE DESIGN ~ WATER FEATURES ~ AQUATIC SOLUTIONS ~ REJUVENATION & MUCH MORE! N2270 Hwy 22 Waupaca, Wisconsin services@silvermistgardencenter.com Call For a FREE Estimate Today! (715) 281-5466 Think creative landscaping. Think us. Formerly INCREDIBLE SELECTION! ✿ Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Veggies, Trees, Shrubs, & More! ✿ Indoor & Outdoor Décor and Furniture ✿ Now Carrying Various Locally Made Goods ✿ Garden Tools & Accessories ✿ Bird Seed, Horse & Livestock Feed, Pest Control, Deer Plot, Lawn Care ✿ Bulk Landscape Materials Many events happening all season! Check our Facebook page for updates! EverybirdiesWelcome! N2270 Hwy 22, Waupaca – 1/2 Miles South of QQ, take Highway 22 South from Highway 10, Exit 252 (715) 258-5400 www.SilverMistGardenCenter.com ✿ w ww.VisitWaupacaChainOLakes.com 39

FARM MARKET

Turner's Fresh Market 

E208 Hwy. 54, Waupaca. Turner's Fresh Market offers seasonal produce, flowering plants, honey, maple syrup and so much more, including some of the earliest sweet corn in the area and pick-your-own strawberries.

See page 41.

(715) 258-3355 | www.TurnersFreshMarket.com

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

SHOPPING pigglywiggly Scott & Lorrie Neumann 810 Fulton Street • Waupaca • 715-258-3161 The store with MORE! Shopping Made Easy! We are honored to be your only locally owned & operated Supermarket in the Waupaca area! • Friendly Customer Relations • Everyday Low Prices • Quality Meat & Produce • Fresh, Full Service Bakery & Deli • Complete Liquor/Beer Selection
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Family Fun on the Farm & Fresh Food from the Fields A Community Market with local Produce, Plants and Family Fun! Become a Member! Get a Season Pass! 6 Miles West Of Waupaca E208 Hwy. 54 • 715.258.3355 www.turnersfreshmarket.com /TurnersFreshMarket/ BackwardsGlances Antiques on Main 202 S Main Steet, Waupaca Vintage Plus the Mercantile N2540 County Road QQ, Waupaca VINTAGE • TREASURES JEWELRY • CLOTHING WEDDINGS • PROM SPECIAL EVENTS WAUPACA, WISCONSIN
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Double Rainbows at Waupaca Triathlon courtesy of Mitchell Swenson
care options. Right here in Waupaca. Offering 24-hour emergency care, same-day, urgent care, in-person appointments, online video visits and more, ThedaCare is here to get you back to better, faster, so you can continue living the life you love. Connect with one of our Waupaca care providers today. Scan the QR code below or visit ThedaCare.org/Get-Care-Now 710 Riverside Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 800.924.4442 | 715.256.3000 SERVICES 42 2023 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide
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LOCAL Services

BOAT SALES & RENTALS

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. Kayak the Waupaca River, large sandlot for kids, pontoon rentals & daily and weekly 2-4-6 bedroom

See page 13.

(920) 867-2844 | www.GillsLandingBar.com

Adventure Outfitters, LLC 

N2757 HWY QQ, Waupaca. Visit us at our lakeside water rental location! Next to the Clear Water Harbor. See page 28.

(715) 258-8840 | www.AdventureOutfittersLLC.com

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Waupaca Rental Center 

701 S Industrial Drive, 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. See page 45. (715) 258-7977 | https://waupaca-rental-center.carrd.com

EVENT VENUE

Danes Hall of Waupaca 

301 N Main Street, Waupaca. The Danes Hall is a fully restored historic event venue that offers 3 floors to make your event perfect. See page 44. (715) 715-942-2660 | www.daneshallwaupaca.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

The {Tre} of Life 

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215 N Main Street, Waupaca. Holistic Health practice offering Reiki Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing, Meditation Classes, Flower Essence Therapy, and Belly Dance Wellness classes. Achieve radiant health and well-being, become your best self! See page 44. (920) 505-0907 | www.theTreofLife.com

Shop: 715 - 258 - 9350

Cell: 920 - 570 - 2311

Bonded And Insured Automotive • Residential • Commercial Appointments All Day - Safe Services and Repair EMERGENCY SERVICES AVAILABLE! Shop Hours: M-F 8am-5pm 111 N. Franklin St. Waupaca Jrslock2311@gmail.com
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The Grand Ballroom at Danes Hall of Waupaca courtesy of Discover Wisconsin

LOCKSMITH

JR's Lock N Key, LLC 

111 N. Franklin Street, Waupaca. Full service lock shop. Residential, commercial and automotive. Mobile lock services. Lazer cut keys and automotive remotes! Safe services and repair. See page 43.

Bonnie: (920) 570-2311 or Todd: (920) 450-7787 | Jrslock2311@gmail.com

MEDICAL CENTER

ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca 

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 42

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Would you like this to be the view out of your window at work?

Waupaca County has dependable broadband service available to make that happen! We also have lots of great companies that are looking for people to join their team.

Find out more at wcedc.org

PRINTER

Spectra Print Corporation 

5000 Woodward Drive, Stevens Point. Passionate about smart printing since 1930. Our comprehensive services make your possibilities endless. See page 45.

(715) 344-5175 | www.SpectraPrint.com

RADIO

Tower Road Media 

Lakes 92.7 (WDUX) & 100.7 The Foundry (WPCA)

200 Tower Road, Waupaca. Waupaca’s only commercial radio stations. Lakes 92.7 plays classic pop hits from the 70s, 80s, & 90s along with the best of Wisconsin sports. Hot Rockin’ 100.7 The Foundry plays decades of great rock music. See page 46. www.Iakes927.com | www.waupacarocks.com

Waupaca Farmers Market courtesy of Noah Lencki
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REAL ESTATE

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 45.

(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

SANITATION

Maverick Pumping/Packerland Portables 

N2329 State Road 22, Waupaca. Septic and grease trap services. 24 hour emergency service. Portable restroom rental.

(715) 258-5452 | www.MaverickPumping.com

WAUPACA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Waupaca County Economic Development 

Looking to start-up, move or expand a business in beautiful Waupaca, please contact the Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation. See page 44.

(920) 982-1582 | wcedc.org

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