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2017 Visitors Guide

Chain O’ Lakes


Things to Do


Dining & Nightlife




Where Memories are Made 888.417.4040

Clear Water


Waterfront Restaurant & Bar • Chain O’Lakes Cruises N2757 Cty Hwy QQ, Waupaca, WI CRUISE INFO: (year round)


RESTAURANT: 715-258-9912



We OFFer: • Outdoor Waterfront Dining • Chain O’ Lakes Cruises • Grilled Sandwiches & Specialty Salads • Gluten Free Menu

• Playground for the kids • Chocolate Shoppe Ice cream • Live music on the water • Private party venue 05256969


2017 Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Visitors Guide

Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Area Welcome to the

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Nestled among pristine spring-fed lakes, this beautiful tourist destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique shopping scene, an assortment of dining to please every palette and comfortable lodging facilities and campgrounds. With a solid business community, a diverse and friendly populace, and a natural playground all around, it’s no wonder so many find the Waupaca Area so irresistible!

Waupaca Area Events




Dining and Nightlife


Area Maps


Things to Do


Sample Travel Itineraries


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Photo by Craig Libuse


Photo by Megan Nasberg


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

I Love Waupaca! For immediate access to our website, scan this code with your smart phone. www.WaupacaMemories .com



January 1


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


Rotary’s Casino Royale 7-11 p.m. Waupaca Ale House, Waupaca Casino games, live music, dancing, door prizes and refreshments.


Waupaca Uncorked Wine Walk 11a-2p Enjoy a wine sample at every stop. For more information see our website at

Winter Joyful Hearts Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 Camping experience for individuals with developmental disabilities.



Free Fishing Weekend Statewide



Women’s Winter Crafting Retreat Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 Enjoy a weekend dedicated to crafting.




Waupaca Men’s Beerfest Bonspiel Waupaca Curling Club 715-412-0519 Three day curling bonspiel has four events with a three game guarantee. Waupaca Fat Tire Bike Race Waupaca High School Soccer Fields 715-258-7343 Waupaca’s Second ever fat tire bike race. There are one and two hour events - 5 mile lap race. Awards will be given and presented at Waupaca’s Pond Hockey Classic event immediately following the race. Waupaca Pond Hockey Classic South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343 Experience the game the way it was meant to be played. Teams will square off against their opponents, and the winter elements, in a spirited competition to be the next Waupaca Pond Hockey Classic Champion.



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

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Manawa Snodeo Snowmobile Derby 9 a.m. - dark Bear Lake Resort, Manawa 920-470-1417 Snowmobile Derby with 4 tracks running simultaneously from 9 a.m. - dark, including kitty cats, motorcycles and ATVs. Fire On Ice Snowmobile Races - Ovals Waupaca County Fair Grounds, Weyauwega 920-867-4567

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

Apr. 29May 5

Waupaca Art Show Waupaca Expo Center Annual juried art show and exhibit.

May 6

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


Iola Community Rummage Sale 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Iola 715-445-4005 Map available at area businesses.


Waupaca County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Waupaca County Fairgrounds, Weyauwega Featuring a wide assortment of perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, natives, shrubs, trees and much more. This is one of the largest plant sales in the area and offers many interesting plants, garden art, bird houses, planters etc.


WORS Bump N Jump Mountain Bike Race Iola Winters Sports Club 715-445-4005


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


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


Annual Veterans Day Pig Roast Iola 715-445-4005

March 4-5


WDUX Home & Garden Show Waupaca Rec Center 715-258-5528 Annual show featuring exhibits for home, garden, and leisure. Take advantage of home specials and thousands of dollars in door prizes. Women’s Spring Crafting Retreat Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 Enjoy a weekend dedicated to crafting.


Vietnam Veterans Day To recognize Vietnam Veterans


Help For The Homeless Banquet Waupaca Ale House, Waupaca 715-942-2725

February 4-5

Winter Rec Fest 3-7p.m. Swan Park, Waupaca 715-258-4435


April 9

Community Chorus and Civic Orchestra Spring Concert Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center 715-258-7724 50th Anniversary Concert celebrating major choral works.


June 3-4

Free Fishing Weekend Statewide


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

Mid-June through Mid-Aug.

June 16 July 28






Chapel on the Lakes Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. Clear Water Harbor, Waupaca 715-258-7688 Interdenominational service held weekly aboard the Chief Waupaca sternwheeler. Waupaca City Band Summer Concert Series Fridays at 7 p.m. Downtown Waupaca 715-252-7280 In existance since 1887. Final concert is at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. Railroad Depot Open House 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Waupaca 715-256-9980 Visit Waupaca’s historic railroad depot and see the recently acquired caboose. Strawberry Fest 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Waupaca 715-258-7343 Held annually on the third full weekend in June. Strawberry Fest is a family festival that features an art/craft fair with 150 vendors, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more, providing a great way to celebrate the first taste of summer. Strawberry 5K Run Cross Country Track Waupaca High School 715-942-2725 Hutchinson House Museum Open House- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-256-9980 Take a step back in time with a visit to the historic Hutchinson House with its impressive collection of Victorian artifacts. Free admission. Stawberry Fest Train Show 9 a.m. -5 p.m. on 6/17 & 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on 6/18 Waupaca Recreation Center 715-824-2045 Two gyms of model railroad layout and sales tables. Food stand and model contest. Model railroad related demonstration tables.

June 18 - Aug. 6

Summer Youth & Joyful Hearts Camp Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350


Annual Lions Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast Waupaca Municpal Airport 715-258-2710 Breakfast, bake sale, raffle, airplane viewing and rides. Fun for the whole family.


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


Summer Nights Concert 7 p.m. South Park Upper Shelter Waupaca 715-281-8110


Waupaca County Garden Walk and Art Stroll 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Waupaca area


Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Iola Historical Society Historic Village 715-445-4005 Strawberry shortcake, viewing of historic buildings and antique appraisals.


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

July Saturdays

June 29July 1

Chain Skiers Water Ski Show 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Lake 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 Marden Center, King. Mid-Western Rodeo Manawa Rodeo Grounds 800-74RODEO 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.


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


Fourth of July Celebration - Fireworks Downtown & South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343 The 4th of July celebration features a parade down Main Street at 10 a.m., a chicken barbecue lunch at South Park at 11 a.m., a waterski show on Rainbow Lake at 6 p.m. and fireworks over Shadow Lake at dusk.


Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet Iola Old Car Show Grounds 715-445-4000 Featuring Camero & Firebird vehicles. “Teamed to Learn” education tent, 4,430 swap meet spaces, car corral area with vehicles 2000 and older. Great food and camping is available.

July 6 Aug. 10

Iola Thursday Nights on Main 6 - 8:30 p.m. Downtown Iola 715-445-4005 Various entertainment each Thursday evening.


Summer Nights Concert 7 p.m. South Park Upper Shelter Waupaca 715-281-8110


Waupaca Children’s Theater Time & location TBA Presenting “Xanadu” Jr. 715-256-1008

July 29 - 31, Aug. 4-6

Waupaca Community Theater July 29 and 31, Aug. 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 6 at 2:00 p.m. Presenting “Annie” Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center 715-256-1008


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

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



August Saturdays




Chain Skiers Water Ski Show 6:00 p.m. Rainbow Lake with viewing available at the Wisconsin Veterans Home Marden Center, King Weekly water ski show on Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes. Held mid-June through August on Rainbow Lake. Scandinavia Corn Roast Ellison Park, Scandinavia 715-467-2366 Great food & refreshments, live bands, ballgames, carnival, chainsaw woodsculpting competition, truck & tractor pulls, pie social, free corn on Sunday. Family Weekend Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 Family weekend with chicken BBQ, 5k and 10k walk/run, family activities with fireworks and more. Iola Vintage Military Show Iola Old Car Show Grounds 415-445-4000 Show vehicles include military vehicles, military equipment, tractors, machines and professional vehicle exhibits. Battle re-enactments for World War II and Vietnam era with pyrotechnics. Living history encampments, swap meet, parades of vehicles and speakers are scheduled. Family camping available.


Summer Nights Concert 7 p.m. South Park Upper Shelter Waupaca 715-281-8110


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



Waupaca Senior Center Rummage, Raffle & Brat Fry Waupaca Recreation Center 715-258-4437 Rummage Sale, Raffle & Brat Fry 9th Annual Art on the Square Downtown Waupaca An eclectic celebration of the arts with a full weekend of art, music, dance, great food and more.


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


Walk For Wellness 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-258-8211 This non-competitive walking event will offer options of 1-mile, 5K and 10K routes.


Waupaca Area Triathlon 7:00 a.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-258-7343/888-417-4040 Waupaca’s annual triathlon, a 1/2 mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run, will start at 7 a.m. on beautiful Shadow Lake. Short Course, 1/4 mile swim, 7.1. mile bike and 2 mile run. Registration forms available at the Chamber. Online registration available at event website.


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


County Line Trail Blazers Annual Chicken BBQ East Road & Crystal Lake Rd, Waupaca 715-258-9316 Old snowmobile show and live music.



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


Hidden Studios Art Tour Waupaca & Portage Counties 715-258-0195 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.


Chain O’Lakes Blues Festival Indian Crossing Casino, Waupaca 715-258-7343 Good times and great music at the historic Indian Crossing Casino featuring some of the best regional blues bands.


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


Taste of Norway/Lost Arts Fair & Annual Fall Gift & Craft Show Iola 715-445-5505 Featuring traditional Norwegian pastries and lefse, displays of Norwegian artifacts, a craft show and more.

Waupaca Rod & Classic Car Show & Cruise 8:00 a.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-281-9330 300 classic cars at South Park. Public welcome. Starting at 8:00 a.m.

September 1

Waupaca Rotary’s Oktoberfest Waupaca A Waupaca Breakfast Rotary fundraiser with beer and wine sampling, German food and great music/2 bands.


Patriot Day In memory of those who perished that fateful September day.


Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk 9:00 a.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King


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



Fall O Rama 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. South Park, Waupaca 715-258-4435 Children’s parade, pumpkin carving demonstrations, food, craft fair, live music and a petting zoo.

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Scarecrow Contest Participating Waupaca Area Businesses 715-258-7343 Scarecrows featured at area businesses, vote for your favorite with donations to the Waupaca Area Food Panty. Enter to win gift certificates to area businesses. Lutefisk Supper and Norwegian Bake and Craft Sale 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m Northland Lutheran Church, Iola 715-445-2956 Annual Lutefisk Supper and Norwegian Bake and Craft Sale features local culinary talent. Community Halloween Party 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Waupaca Recreation Center, 407 School Street 715-258-4435 Free community event with food, games, activities, arts & crafts and dancing on Halloween. Miller Pumpkin Display E688 Golke Road, Waupaca Each year the Miller family carves more than 75 pumpkins with various themes for Halloween. Donations are accepted for the Waupaca Food Pantry. Haunted Hollow N3762 Maple Grove Rd., Weyauwega Looking for a change of pace in the haunt world? Here’s your chance to partake in a haunted yard like you’ve never seen before! Creepy settings and spooky sounds - everything viewed from the comfort of your car.

November 10-12

Women’s Fall Crafting Retreat Camp LuWiSoMo 920-622-3350 Enjoy a weekend dedicated to crafting..


Veterans Day Program 9:30 a.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 Performance by the Waupaca High School Choir in Marden Center.


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


Nov. 25Dec. 18

Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Stop in at our many great shops throughout the Waupaca Area Elf on a Shelf Contest Elf on a Shelf returns! Stop by the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and pick up a form. Visit participating shops and find them. Complete the requirements and be entered for a drawing to win gift certificates from participating shops and a grand prize of a $100 Chamber gift certificate!

Dates and Details can be confirmed by checking the website listed on the event.

Waupaca Area Triathlon August 19, 2017 South Park ~ Waupaca WI

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

December 2

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


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


Pearl Harbor Day Program 9:30 a.m. Wisconsin Veterans Home King 715-258-4247 Performance by the Waupaca High School Band.

Supporting Education and Community Service You are invited to: Casino Royale February 10th – Waupaca Ale House An Evening of Musical Theatre Date TBA – WHS Performing Arts Center Oktoberfest September 1st – Downtown Waupaca

Meets Wednesdays at 7am at the Waupaca Ale House 201 Foxfire Drive www.WaupacaMemories .com



Last Weekend of Nov.



Lodging Guide

Outdoor Pool

Crystal River INN LLC

Bed & Breakfast A place of peace for rest and refreshment on the Crystal River • Local, Organic Homemade Breakfast • Certified Wildlife Habitat • Labyrinth mowed in Prairie

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

E1369 Rural Road • Waupaca,WI • 715-258-5333 • 8

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Laundry Services

Room Service

Meeting Rooms


Restaurant (1 block)

Ramada Waupaca Hotel 110 Grand Seasons Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-9212

Restaurant On-Site



Game Room

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

Bar/Lounge (1 Block)

Bar/Lounge On-site


Cable TV

Econo Lodge 1060 West Fulton Street Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-8526

In-Room Whirlpool Available

Indoor Pool & Whirlpool


Complimentary Breakfast

Pets Allowed (Limited)

Comfort Suites Foxfire 199 Foxfire Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 942-0500


Hotels You will find a nice selection of hotels to choose from in the Waupaca Area. Enjoy your stay with modern conveniences that help you stay connected, delicious complimentary breakfasts, and a pool area to relax and unwind in. With hotels located near recreational opportunities as well as Waupaca Area businesses you will be able to stay as busy as you like or just relax and enjoy.

Exercise Room


The Waupaca area is a great place to reconnect with family, enjoy times with friends, or have a romantic getaway. Whether you’re seeking a private vacation home on the lakes, a quaint B&B, a modern and comfortable hotel room, or a place to camp and enjoy nature we have the right place for you. With our friendly accommodations at reasonable rates, quick access to recreational opportunities, and unique shopping and dining experiences we’re sure you will find the perfect place to make the most of your stay.

A family campground where memories are made!

100 FAIRWAY DRIVE | IOLA, WI 54945 | 715-445-3489 | Owned and Operated by: Corazalla Enterprises LLC 05261170


Gather In Waupaca The Waupaca Area is a beautiful setting to host your next conference or become your wedding destination. We have available for you a variety of conference centers, meeting facilities, and unique venues all providing the one of a kind experience you are looking for. Conference planners will be pleased to find professional modern facilities, full amenities, and onsite lodging at our hotels and conference centers. Brides-to-be will be delighted with their choices of venues to choose from. Whether looking for traditional reception halls, charming B&B facilities, the picturesque Chapel in the Woods or aboard the authentic double-decker Chief Waupaca on the Chain O’Lakes, brides and conference planners alike are sure to find the venue they’ve been searching for. Whatever your reason for gathering; please contact the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce staff to assist you. Our friendly staff will be happy to provide: • Recommendations on facilities and area vendors. continues on page 10

Village Inn Motel

Watch for big changes in 2017!

1060 West Fulton Street Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 258-8526


Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast ~ Along the Crystal River ~




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


Area Bed & Breakfast on Trip Advisor

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

(715) 258-3107

E3192 Apple Tree Lane • Waupaca, WI

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






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

715-258-8010 online booking available www.WaupacaMemories .com


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


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


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


Room Service



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

Meeting Rooms



Cable TV

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

In-Room Whirlpool

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 with 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 Area.


Bed & Breakfasts

Complimentary Breakfast

• Area information for pre-event promotion and planning. • Welcome bags for your guests. • Suggestions for leisure activities to supplement your gathering activities. • Complimentary wedding guides for brides.


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Up to Onaway! Camps for youth in grades 5-12 all summer Located on the beautiful Chain O’ Lakes in Waupaca Leadership Training Conference - June 11-16 Boys’ Camp 2 - June 17-24 Girls’ Camp 1 - June 24-July 1 Boys’ Anchor Camp - July 5-7 Boys’ Camp 3 - July 8-15 Girls’ Camp 2 - July 15-22

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

Camp LuWiSoMo Offers: • Camping in our family campground •Year-round facilities for outdoor and indoor events •Weddings •Retreats • Summer camps •Outdoor education

Boys’ Camp 4 - July 22-29 Girls’ Camp 3 - July 29-Aug 5 Girls’ Camp 4 - Aug 5-12 Onaway Adventure Camp - Aug 12-19 Girls’ Anchor Camp - Aug 12-14 05261116

Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade

Lyons Real Estate 206 W. Fulton Street Waupaca, WI 54981

109 W Columbian Ave, Neenah, WI 54956 | 920-725-3983 | 05256955

The Name Y You Know. Agents You Y Can Trust. Expertise You Deserve. Serving Waupaca County & Surrounding Areas Since 1986


715.258.9565 www.WaupacaMemories .com




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




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




Iola Pines Campground 100 Fairway Drive Iola, WI 54945 (715) 445-3489




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



20 (82 Rooms)

Waupaca S’More Fun Campground E2411 Holmes Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-8010




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


4 (Group)


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





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Hiking Trails/ Natural Area


Horseback Riding/Trails



Deerhaven Campground N3185 Butts Drive Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 256-1412

Meeting Facilities

Boat Landing


Dining Hall w/ Food Service

Lake/River Frontage



Pull Through Sites Available

Water & Electric Hook-ups



Cabins/ Lodges



Tent Sites

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

& Resorts

Dump Station

RV Sites



On-site Restaurant or Bar

Campgrounds & Resorts Take advantage of the natural beauty in the Waupaca Area with a camping stay. We have a variety of campgrounds geared towards making the most of your camping experience. Whether you enjoy camping in a tent or RV, are looking for fun activities, family cabins, or large group facilities we can provide the camping retreat you are looking for.



Central Wisconsin’s Ultimate Family Vacation Destination!

Chippy’s Sport Beach

Heated Water Park & Splash Pad

Heated Water Park & Splash Pad Jumping Pillow 70-Acre Lake with Sandy Beach and Water Toys Water Craft Rentals Chippy Express Train Rides Pedal Bike Rentals Gemstone Mining Chippy’s Catch & Release Pond Mini Golf 4 Playgrounds Volleyball & Basketball Game Room Planned Activities On-Site Restaurant Laundromat Check us out Completely Stocked Store & we will check you in! Spacious and “Big Rig” Friendly Full Service & Pull Thru sites with concrete pads 30/50 amp Cabin Rentals Lakefront Cottage Rentals Completely Blacktopped

Your Hosts The Button Family

Chippy Express

W5449 Archer Lane Wild Rose, WI 54984 866-450-CAMP (2267) 920-622-3498 Let us be your vacation destination 05261121

www.WaupacaMemories .com



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




Ferrara’s Dake Lake Cabins N2268-2270 Cleghorn Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (773) 871-5686




Gill’s Landing E6870 County Road F Weyauwega, WI 54983 (920) 867-2844

Wolf River



Hansen Vacation Rental E1136 Snug Harbor Lane Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 281-1256




Pinehaven Retreat N2771 Highway QQ, Waupaca, WI 54981 (224) 377-9205




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




The Post N2405 Long lake Road Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-8479 or (404) 2552449






Boat Rental


Swim Raft

Sandy Beach

Fire Pit

Fire Place



Off-Season Rentals



Partial Week Rentals Available (Limited)


Air Conditioning

Sleeping Capacity


Fully Equipped Kitchen

Number of Units

Bass Lake Hideaway 1119 Akron Road, Waupaca (920) 407-0143 stay/vacation-rentals/

Vacation Rentals

Pets Allowed (Limited)


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 twenty people; some with adjacent properties to host larger groups, extended families, or business retreats. Rentals are available year round.

Detailed rental information available at

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


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Lodging Bed & Breakfasts

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

Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast E3192 Apple Tree Lane, Waupaca 1 (715) 258-3107 Experience an authentic 1880 Victorian farmhouse situated on 7 acres and river frontage with wonderful amenities, welcoming hospitality, and impeccable service.

Campgrounds & Resorts Camp LuWiSoMo Inc. W5421 Aspen Road, Wild Rose 5 (920) 622-3350 We welcome all who enjoy nature to come and experience the natural beauty LuWiSoMo has to offer during any season.

Crystal River Inn Bed & Breakfast, LLC E1369 Rural Road, Waupaca 2 (715) 258-5333 1853 riverside farmstead. Inn and two cabins. Mention this ad for a free mug in your room.


Ferg’s Bavarian Village Ltd. N8599 Ferg Road, Manawa 3 (920) 596-2946 Ferg Haus Inn Bed & Breakfast, the Edelweiss Restaurant featuring German food and refreshments and the Alpen Haus gift shop with European imports.

Deerhaven Campground N3185 Butts Drive, Waupaca 7 (715) 256-1412 Daily and seasonal large grassy sites to accommodate lots of comfort for you and your family, including shower and laundry facilities.


Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade 6 Camp Onaway The Brigade is a youth organization which hosts summer camps at Onaway Island on the Chain O’ Lakes in Waupaca.


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

410 N. Main Street Iola, WI 54945 (715) 445-3300 e-mail:


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Green Fountain Inn 604 S. Main Street • Waupaca, WI • 715-258-5171

• Bed & Breakfast • Nutritious Cafe, 9a-3p • Fine Dining Fri. & Sat., 5p-9p • Weddings, receptions & private parties

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Lodging Evergreen Campsites and Resort W5449 Archer Lane, Wild Rose 8 (920) 622-3498 Central Wisconsin’s ultimate family four seasons resort. Let us be your vacation destination. Location Wild Rose. Gill’s Landing E6870 County Road F, Waupaca (920) 858-6938 4 Tube, kayak and board trips, bar & grill, pontoon rentals, slip rentals, weekly river apartment rentals. See page 30 for more info. Hahn-A-Lula Resort 8861 South Wolf River Road, Fremont 9 (920) 446-3245 Food, bar, lodging: campground, tent, RV all hookup. Open all year round, right on the Wolf River.

Iola Pines Campground 100 Fairway Drive, Iola (715) 445-3489 10 62 sites with water/electric. Movie Nights, Swimming Pool, Playground, Pavilion, Game Room, Volleyball, Horseshoes. Themed weekends. Next to Glacier Woods Golf Course. Spencer Lake Christian Center N1385 County Highway E, Waupaca (715) 258-5707 11 Host your next retreat, conference, luncheon, or camp on beautiful Spencer Lake! We’re open all year. “Your Event, Our Location the perfect combination!”

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

Hotels & Motels

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

Comfort Suites Foxfire 199 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca (715) 942-0500 15 www.ComfortSuites. com\hotel\WI108 Full-service hotel located in the heart of the Chain O’ Lakes on Foxfire Golf Club close to many area amenities. Econo Lodge 1060 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8526 16 Located minutes from restaurants, retail, and outdoor activites. We offer rooms facing our indoor pool, or with a private outdoor entrance.

Wild West Campground & Corral 9495 Highway 54, Amherst (715) 824-5112 13 A quiet, family owned campground offering generous wooded sites and four cabins. Campground cookouts, weekend hayrides, daily horseback riding and summer girls horse camps. Wolf River Trips & Campground E8041 Couty Road X, New London (920) 982-2458 14, Whether you are planning a day of tubing or a week of camping and fishing, Wolf River Trips and Campgrounds has everything you need for a fun-filled and relaxing vacation for the whole family.

Norseman House Motel 410 North Main Street, Iola (715) 445-3300 17 Lovely clean 12 unit motel located on Lake Iola - Hwy 49 North. Ramada Waupaca Hotel 110 Grand Seasons Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-9212 18 The perfect location for a weekend getaway, family vacation, or business retreat. Experience our warm hospitality offered in a charming and picturesque setting.

Located on the shores of the Wolf River in Orihula

OPEN YEAR ‘ROUND • Dining • Lodging • Camping • Swimming • Boat & Motor Rental Cliff & Judy Hahn 8861 S. Wolf River Road Fremont, WI 54940 920-446-3245

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

Ferg Haus Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

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greet you the year around. N8599 Ferg Road • Manawa,WI 54949 Phone/Fax: 920-596-2946 E-mail: Website - Your Hosts: Lloyd and Shirley Ferg

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Dining Guide The Waupaca Area has so many delicious restaurants, cozy diners, casual pubs, 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, 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. Arby’s 1020 West Fulton Street, Suite G, Waupaca (715) 258-6830 1 Arby’s is the place for premium deli-inspired sandwiches and all your favorite sides like curly fries and jamocha shakes!

Chain O’ Lakes Bar & Grill N2598 Cty Tk QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-4114 2 Offering burgers, wraps, pizza, salad, great fish and more! Dine inside or out. Entertainment and events. Family friendly and a local favorite. Featuring new Beach House Banquet Room - Capacity 125.

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All New Atmosphere!

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


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Clear Water Harbor N2757 Cty Tk QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-2866 3 Waterfront restaurant and bar, Chain ‘O Lakes cruises, live entertainment, private parties, ice cream shoppe, nightly sunsets, playground. Crystal Cafe of Iola 126 North Main Street, Iola (715) 445-9227 4 Huge and hearty portions. Homemade cooking. Fresh breads, cookies, muffins - Always celebrate with Pie. Pies 2 die 4. Doc Atty’s Brewery, Winery & Distillery 109 North Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-0858 5 Brewery, winery, distillery. Opening in spring/summer 2017. Ferg’s Bavarian Village N8599 Ferg Road, Manawa 3 (920) 596-2946 Ferg Haus Inn Bed & Breakfast, the Edelweiss Restaurant featuring German food and refreshments and the Alpen Haus gift shop with European imports.

Hahn-A-Lula Resort 8861 South Wolf River Road, Fremont 9 (920) 446-3245 See page 16 for more info Hidden Waters Golf Course E4480 State Road 22-54, Waupaca 8 (715) 258-5054 See page 30 for more info. Johnson’s Waupaca Woods Restaurant 815 West Fulton St. #1, Waupaca (715) 258-7400 6 Serving the best breakfast in Waupaca with our extensive menu in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Open 7am - 9pm M-F; 7am - 3pm weekends. J.R.’s Sportsman’s Bar, Grill and Deer Park 1277 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8978 7 Great food, friendly service and a hometown feel! Come cozy up by our wood burning fireplace, shoot pool or play a round of cricket! Game day specials! Stop in for a drink, lunch, dinner or a late night snack.


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




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

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

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

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Dining & Nightlife King’s Table Restaurant N2717 County QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-9150 8 Enjoy our cozy dining room overlooking a natural wooded area. Banquet facilities accomodating up to 100 guests with carry out and catering services available with full bar. Little Fat Gretchen’s 108 South Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-0132 9 Find us on Facebook ‘Little Fat Gretchen’s’ Delightful family dining & social experience; featuring homemade specials, fresh pies, cakes & pastries. Open 6am - 7pm Th, Fri, Sat, 6am-4pm Sun-Wed with breakfast served all day. Paca Pub & Grill 106 North Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8889 10 The Paca Pub is a classic Wisconsin bar and one of Waupaca’s oldest and friendliest. It is a place where locals and visitors enjoy cold drinks, pizza and all sorts of sports action on their many TVs.

Subway and Mama DeLuca’s Pizza Restaurant 601 Lakeshore Drive, Weyauwega (920) 867-2488 11 Dine in and carry out service, drivethru, free WIFI and Subway catering. The Freckled Frog N2729 Cty Tk QQ, Waupaca 12 (715) 942-2644 An ever-chanignig menu of salads, sandwiches and desserts served in an eclectic cottage setting. Specialty catering offered as well. The Secret Garden Cafe 604 South Main Street, Waupaca 4 (715) 258-5171 See page 15 for more info.

Three Squares Restaurant Waupaca Mobil Travel Center 1222 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8951 14 Serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Located in Waupaca Mobil Travel Center for all your convenience needs.

The Wheel House Restaurant E1209 County Highway Q, Waupaca (715) 258-8289 16 Famous for pizza. Serving pasta, soups, stews and delicious homemade sandwiches. Scooper’s Ice Cream Parlor right across from the Wheel House.

Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center 201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca (715) 942-2424 15 Completely renovated restaurant, bar & lounge.

The Iron Grille 608 Water Street, Iola (715) 445-0044 13 The Iron Grille, located at the Glacier Wood Golf Club, Iola, WI. Enjoy contemporary cuisine, casual atmosphere, and scenic views with a “home town” feel. Never settle for second best. Craig Libuse photo

NEW Beach House Banquet Room! Great new party facility with capacity up to 125


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

Located on the Strip in King

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! Open Daily 10am Year’ Round

N2598 CTY QQ,Waupaca

715-258-4114 WE DELIVER!

“The BEST FOOD in Town!” See our entire menu at OPEN: Monday - Friday 7am - 9m Saturday - Sunday 7am - 3pm

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

Don’t Miss Our Famous Fish Boils! Cooked outside over an open fire. Fish, red potatoes, onions and carrots are served with a generous amount of melted butter. Includes homemade dessert. April 28 May 26 June 23 July 28

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• Organic Coffee, Latte’s & Espresso • Homemade Pies and Other Bakery Items • Unique Daily Specials • Vegetarian Friendly 108 S. Main Street Waupaca, WI 54981 715.258.0132

Stop in for Great Sandwiches & Cocktails! • Daily Specials • Friday Fish Fry • Video Games • Pool & Darts

• Pet • Feed • Tame Deer 7 days/week 10am-4pm Mem. Day thru Sept. $3 Admission $2 - 12 & under Under 24 months FREE

Bar & Kitchen Open 10am-Close 7 Days A Week • Carry-Outs 715-258-8978 Located Hwy. 54 West Also Fulton St. (next to Kwik Trip)

Daily Specials 604 Water Street, Iola 54945

Crystal Cafe & Catering


126 n. Main st. - iola, Wi

follow us on facebook for daily specials and hours. 05257082

Free Wi-Fi available Breakfast Available ALL Day!

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

(715) 445-9227

Voted Wisconsin’s Amazing Pies

Open 6:30 am - 7pm


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crystal Lake United Methodist County K, Waupaca (715) 258-9486

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

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

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


Countryside Court . 10-D Countryside Court . 10-D County Park Lane ....... 4-G Covered Bridge Road8-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 Court9-C Meadow View Court13-F Mertll Road ..................... 4-H Michigan Street ...........13-D Mill Street ........................11-C Miller Street .................. 12-C Miner Drive, East, West ........................ 5-G Miracle Mountain Way 9-I Mitchell Avenue .............6-F Morton Street .............10-C Mountain Lane ............13-G Mountain View Lane14-G Murray Lane .....................6-F Nancy Lane .......................9-E Never Mind Court ...10-C Nichols Road .................14-B Nieuman Road ................. 7-I Norris Lane .......................5-F

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Business Locations Use this map to find the location of businesses listed in this guide. Lodging Bed & Breakfasts 1. Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast 2. Crystal River Inn Bed & Breakfast 3. Ferg’s Bavarian Village 4. Green Fountain Inn/The Secret Garden Café Campgrounds & Resorts 5. Camp LuWisoMo 6. Camp Onaway 7. Deerhaven Campground 8. Evergreen Campsites & Resort 9. Hahn-A-Lula Resort 10. Iola Pines Campground 11. Spencer Lake Christian Center 12. Waupaca S’more Fun Campground 13. Wild West Campground & Corral 14. Wolf River Trips & Campground Hotels & Motels 15. Comfort Suites 16. Econo Lodge 17. Norseman House Motel 18. Ramada Waupaca Hotel Vacation Rentals 19. Pines Inn Cottages

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Dining & Nightlife

Arby’s Chain O’Lakes Bar & Grill Clear Water Harbor Crystal Café of Iola Doc Atty’s Brewery, Winerly & Distillery Johnson’s Waupaca Woods Restaurant JR’s Sportsman Bar King’s Table Restaurant Little Fat Gretchen’s Paca Pub & Grill Subway and Mama DeLuca’s Restaurant The Freckled Frogg The Iron Grille Three Squares Restaurant Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center Wheel House Restaurant

Things To Do Attractions 1. Adventure Outfi tters, LLC 2. Dings Dock, Indian Crossing

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Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe Gills Landing Iola Historical Society Wisconsin Veterans Home

Golf 7. Glacier Wood Golf Course 8. Grand Slam Miniature Golf & Batting Cage 9. Hidden Waters Golf Course 10. Tom Thumb Mini-Golf 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.


Anne’s Hearts Desire Be Mobile Cate & Co. Cinnamon House Corner Pet Shop Embellishments Feminine Touch Foundations for Living Graziano Gardens, LLC Katie McCanns King Berry Farms & The Raspberry Connection 12. Lucky Tree 13. Mainstreet Marketplace 14. Memaw’s Toning & Crafts, LLC 15. Panache 16. Patina with Grace 17. Sew N Sew 18. Shopko Hometown 19. Stange’s of Waupaca 20. Summers End 21. Sweet’s Glass Treats 22. The Red Mill, LLC 23. The Revival Convenience Stores 24. Chain One Stop 25. Fremont Travel Plaza 26. Waupaca BP 27. Weyauwega Travel Plaza Grocery 28. Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly 29. Niemuth’s Steak & Chop Shop

Services Animal Health 1. Countryside Animal Hospital Apartments 2. S.C. Swiderski/Timber Ridge | 888.417.4040 26

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Boat Sales & Rentals 3. Amherst Marine 4. Becker Marine 5. Gills Landing Church 6. Shepherd of The Lakes Clubs & Organizations 7. Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club Computer Repair 8. Back It Up Tech Construction 9. Fehrman Builders Dental 10. Riverhill Dental of Waupaca Equipment Rental 11. Waupaca Equipment Rental Center Farm Market 12. Gravel Road Farm Gymnastics/Fitness 13. Carousel Gymnastics Healthcare 14. Theda Care Physicians Landscaping Services 15. Silver Mist Garden Center Locksmith 16. JR’s Lock N Key LLC Publishers 17. Multi-Media Channels, LLC Radio 18. WDUX AM800/FM92.7 Real Estate 19. Faye Wilson Realty LLC 20. Re/Max Lyons Real Estate 21. Shambeau & Thern Real Estate 22. United Country-Udoni & Salan Realty Group Salon 23. Hi-Style Sanitation 24. Maverick Pumping/Packerland Portables Small Engine 25. Sheridan Service Garage Window Cleaning 26. Sand County Services LLC



Things to Do

Things to Do With so many exciting activities in the Waupaca Area you will be sure to enjoy your time here. Our suggestion; pace yourself, enjoy and have fun! 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, canoeing our rivers and creeks, touring our museums, learning about our history and visiting our historic sites. Maps and information can be found at or the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce office. 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 3.9 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. See map on page 23.

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

Tubing the Little Wolf River

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

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

Wolf River Trips & Campground

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


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

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

Tubing, Canoeing and Kayaking

• Swimming • Volleyball • Horseshoe • Game Room

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

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


& City Square


Historic Band Stand

Columbia Lake Boat Landing


Also known as “Snug Harbor”

Dake Lake Boat Landing


Hiking Trail

Snowshoe / Cross County Ski Trails


Horseshoe Pits

Fishing Area


Canoe Access

Boat Launch




Brainards Bridge

Picturesque Bridges Criss-Crossing the Waupaca River



Pictnic Table

Bowersox Park

Unique Amenities


Parks Trails

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Hartman Creek State Park


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

Ice Age Trail


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

Indian Crossing Park


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

Jim Boyer Park

Nelson Park


Along the Crystal River near the Red Mill

Oakwood Park


Located in the heart of the Chain O’ Lakes

OZ Natural Area


Poehlman Park


Rasmussen Park


River Ridge Trail

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

Riverside Park


Rotary Riverview Park


Schwenn Lions Park

Shambeau Park


South Park


Public Beach

Swan Park


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

Taylor Lake Boat Landing


Most popular boat landing on the Chain O’ Lakes

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Tomorrow River State Trail

14 mile trail from the Village of Plover to Manawa developed along an abandoned railroad grade with a crush limestone surface. Bicyclists and horseback riders 16 years of age and older are required to have either an annual or daily trail pass in order to use the trail. Annual passes are $25.00 and daily passes are $5.00. Daily trail passes are available along the trail at self registration stations and annual passes can be purchased at the Waupaca or Portage County Parks Departments. The trail is open to bicyclists, hikers, joggers, and horseback riders year round. Snowmobiles, skiers, and dog sledders may use the trail during the winter. No ATV’s or other motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail, and dogs must be leashed at all times.

Wau-King Trail

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

Waupaca County Dog Park


For More Info:

Waupaca Recreation Center

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

Waupaca County Snowmobile Trails



Indoor Gymnasium w/ Basketball Courts

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

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

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Waupaca 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.


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.

Boating & Kayaking

There are so many beautiful places in the Waupaca 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. For a map along with pictures of the landings check out For the Upper Chain put in at Knight’s Landing 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, in Parfreyville at the intersection of Rural Road and Highway K, at Nelson Park by the Red Mill in Little Hope and at Shadow Lake in the City of Waupaca.

Waupaca River – 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 Highway 22/54 and Godfrey Drive. Several marinas and outfitters with rentals and guide service available. See page 39 for a complete listing.

State Designated Rustic Roads R-17: This scenic route south of Amherst travels Otto Road from US 10 west to Morgan Road, then south on Morgan Road to County T, passing through hilly, rugged terrain, forests and fields, offering glimpses of native wildlife and a boulder-strewn section of the Tomorrow River. R-23: Scenic Rural Road begins in the historical Yankee town of Rural travelling west crossing the Crystal River three times over picturesque stone bridges and through Hartman Creek State Park ending at Hartman Road. R-24: Extending west from Rural Road to the county line, Emmons Creek Road crosses a spring fed trout stream and passes through several stands of native pines and hardwoods. R-57: Travelling South Foley Road and Town Line Road between US 10 and WIS 54 just West of Waupaca. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail follows this route. The scenic beauty of this segment is enhanced by rolling hills, an arch of trees over the road at two points, deep ravines accented with ferns and a variety of wild flowers, a large apple orchard and the Waupaca River.

Glacier W Wood Golf Club Where Sport Meets Natural Beauty • 18 Hole Course • Pro Shop

• Driving Range

• Full Bar

• Putting Green

• Friday Fish

• Lunch Daily Photo by June Goggins/Courtesy of Wisconsin DOT

604 Water St. Iola, WI

106 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI

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Adventure Outfitters, LLC 106 South Main Street, Waupaca 1 (715) 258-0775 Your one-stop resource for outdoor fun and activity. Look no further than Adventure Outfitters for a day of fun and adventure.

Clear Water Harbor Cruises N2757 County Highway QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-2866 3 See page 2 for more info. Ding’s Dock E1171 County Road Q, Waupaca (715) 258-2612 2 Home of the famous Crystal River Canoe Trip. Canoe, kayak, pontoon and ski boat rentals available. Open May 1st through September. Doc Atty’s Brewery, Winery & Distillery 109 North Main Street, Waupaca (715) 258-0858 5 Brewery, winery, distillery. Opening in spring/summer 2017. Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe, LLC 526 E. Pearl, Neshkoro (920) 229-3360 3

Gill’s Landing E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega (920) 867-2844 4 Tube, kayak and board trips, bar & grill, pontoon rentals, slip rentals, weekly river apartment rentals. Iola Historical Society See page 16 for more information. Wisconsin Veterans Home N2665 County Road QQ, King 6 (715) 258-5586 Wolf River Trips & Campground

210 Depot Street, Iola (715) 445 - IOLA (4652) 5

E8041 County Road X, New London (920) 982-2458 14

Hundreds of historic relics from Iola’s Swiss and Norwegian heritages are preserved and captured at the Historic Village and Museum complex.

Planning a day of tubing or a week of camping and fishing, we have everything you need for a funfilled, relaxing family vacation.

Iola Old Car Show

P.O. Box 1, Iola (715) 445-4000

Boat Sales & Rentals

The annual Iola Car Show & Swap Meet - “The Midwest’s Greatest!” held the 2nd weekend in July. See back page for more info. The Red Mill, LLC N2190 County K, Waupaca (715) 258-7385 22 See page 34 for more info.

Amherst Marine, Inc. 422 South Main Street, Amherst 3 (715) 824-5635 See page 39 for more information

Becker Marine E1208 County Highway Q, Waupaca 4 (715) 258-9015 Sales, service, rentals, storage and dock fuel conveniently located on Lime Kiln Lake in the heart of Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes.

Wild West Campground & Corral 9495 Highway 54, Amherst (715) 824-5112 13

Golf Glacier Wood Golf Club 608 Water Street, Iola 7 (715) 445-3831 18-hole championship course carved magically by ice and earth cited as “an awe inspiring golf experience”. Voted best muny in Wisconsin, 2009. Grand Slam Miniature Golf & Batting Cage 222 Grand Seasons Dr., Waupaca (715) 942-8131 8 Challenging 18 hole course, beautiful waterfall & landscaping. Baseball, softball batting cages for all ages. Open daily 10am-9pm. Hidden Waters Golf Course E4480 State Road 22-54, Waupaca 9 (715) 258-5054 Beautiful 9-hole course, driving range, drive-up beverage window, banquet facility and year round bar & grill on snowmobile trail.

Tom Thumb Mini Golf N2494 Whispering Pines Rd., Waupaca (715) 258-8737 10 Mini golf fun for the entire family. Located on the Chain O’Lakes since 1959.



Visit the Iola Historic Village & Museum Complex 210 Depot Street • Downtown Iola Open Saturdays • Noon to 3:00 pm June • July • August Other Times by Appointment Memorial Day Pig Roast Tribute to Military Veterans Strawberry Fest, June 25 • Taste of Norway, Oct. 7 715-445-IOLA (4652)

Enjoy our challenging 18 hole course, beautiful waterfall & landscaping. Baseball & softball batting cages for all ages.

Miniature Golf & Batting Cage 222 Grand Seasons Dr. Waupaca Wi. 54981 Daily 10am-9pm (715) 942-8131


Great Rates/ Specials!

• Beautiful 9-Hole Course • Driving Range

• Year Round Bar & Grill • Banquet Facility

E4480 State Road 22/54 Waupaca, Wisconsin

(715) 258-5054


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Holly History & Genealogy Center 321 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 • (715) 256-9980 The Holly History and Genealogy Center is an excellent resource to learn about the history of the Waupaca area and research family histories. It houses a firstfloor exhibition area and research library along with a lower-level meeting room. Open Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-4 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

King Cottage

Waupaca Area History They say Waupaca was settled on a small waterfall along the Waupaca River in the 1800s by a father and his two sons. There are several thoughts about how the settlement got its name. Some say Waupaca comes from the Indian term “waubuck seba” which means pale water. Others say the name derives from a friendly Potawatomi man named Sam Wapuka, also known as Chief Waupaca. Whatever its origins, we believe what brought people to this area long ago still brings them here today; a beautiful area with abundance resources and endless possibilities.

Hutchinson House Museum and King Cottage Located in Waupaca’s South Park The Hutchinson House was built in 1854 and is the oldest existing

home in the City of Waupaca. The house opened as a museum in 1957, after being moved to South Park the year before. The museum showcases the Victorian era and displays many artifacts from Waupaca’s early settlers. Museum guides will help you take a step back in time and revisit the lives of these early pioneers. The King Cottage, previously a cottage at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, sits

behind the Hutchinson House. A new exhibit tells the history of the Wisconsin Veterans Home and its cottages. Family friendly and fun for everyone! Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend on Saturdays, Sundays and summer holidays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King is a long term and rehabilitative care facility serving veterans and their eligible dependents. We offer quality medical and nursing care to enhance quality of life. Our highly trained and dedicated staff strive to meet the unique needs of veterans by providing compassionate care built on the foundation of integrity, honor and respect. We also welcome qualified non-Wisconsin residents.

715.258.5586 | 888.458.5586 N2665 County Road QQ | King, WI 54946


Discover everything King can offer you. Call us at 715.256.5027 for a tour.

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The Arts The Waupaca Area has a thriving arts community. Along with art galleries and studios local organizations host several events throughout the year to feature local talent including choral concerts, art exhibits, and festivals. The Waupaca Community Arts Board hosts the annual Arts on the Square. This full weekend includes a juried fine arts show, three performance stages, street performers, community art projects and participatory arts workshops along with a street dance. The Irish Wake takes place in March with a musical and theatrical celebration. Participants join in an Irish Wake style walk with a faux coffin visiting Downtown Waupaca establishments joining in song with live musicians and honoring those who have passed. The Waupaca Bach Festival is a weeklong celebration of Baroque Music including Bach, Mozart, and more. It is held at several locations and features events for all ages. The Phantom Art Gallery is an ever changing gallery promoting local artists. The artwork is on display behind the windows of vacant downtown buildings and is available for purchase. The Waupaca Fine Arts Festival three main branches include: The Waupaca Community Chorus and Civic Orchestra, the Waupaca Community Theater, and the Waupaca Art Show. Together they foster the arts through sponsorship and promotion of artistic programs and cultural activities as well as providing educational leadership to further promote artistic appreciation to the citizens of the Waupaca Area. The artists of the Hidden Studios are a collection of nine working studios that open their doors to the public for Art Along the Ice Age Trail. This tour is held annually on the first weekend of October and allows visitors to look for one of a kind art pieces and meet personally with the artists. For detailed dates and times for these and other arts events in the Waupaca Area, see the Event Calendar in this guide. 32

Waupaca Railroad Depot 525 Oak Street (County E), just north of the railroad 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 old building, the Wisconsin Central built a brand-new depot for this important tourist and shipping location. The building sent empty after 1987 until the Waupaca Historical Society purchased it in 2004. Since then, the historical society has worked to restore the building to its former beauty. The Waupaca Railroad Depot features railroad displays, a model train and other open outbuildings. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend on Saturdays and summer holidays from 12-3 p.m. Also open for special events and tours. Historic Sites in Rural 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 for a tour pamphlet and map describing the sites. Historic Walking Tours of Waupaca Discover Waupaca’s past by taking a historic tour which may be taken on foot, by bike, or car. Two tours are outlined in a self-guided tour which is available for purchase

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at the Waupaca Area Chamber office for $2. 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. Iola Historical Society 210 Depot Street, Iola, WI 54945 5 (715) 445-IOLA (4652) Visiting the Iola Historical Village is a great way to view late 19th century and early 20th century historic structures and reproductions. Featured are the 1894 Iola & Northern Railroad depot and caboose, a pioneer log cabin with artifacts, a one room schoolhouse built in 1897, the Helvetia Town Hall built in 1919, and their authentically reproduced firehouse with historic firefighting apparatus. The museum features several unique exhibits including Native American artifacts, and tributes to Iola violin maker Bert Stromberg along with a local “Humble Hero” of World War II; B-17 bomber pilot Lee Nelson. The Machine Shed displays local agricultural as well as construction and manufacturing artifacts. Additionally the Society has in place seven in a growing series of “Historic Iola” markers placed at sites around the village. Open on Saturdays in June – August from Noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Wisconsin Veterans Home at King N2665 County Road QQ, King 6 (715) 258-5586 ht tp : //dva.s / Pages/veteransHomes/ VeteransHomeKing.aspx 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 museum is undergoing a complete renovation and is expected to be reopened in 2017.

Yellowstone Trail In 1912 the Yellowstone Trail became proposed as America’s first trans-continental highway across the northern portion of the country – stretching from the east coast at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts and ending on the west coast at Puget Sound, Washington. The 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. You can find signs marking the route traveling westward. The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce has additional information about the Yellowstone Trail and what sites travelers would have seen passing through the Waupaca Area. Additionally, you can find more information at www. ❚

Travel Itineraries

Winter The snow covered lakes and rivers make Waupaca a beautiful place to visit in the winter. Bundle up and get ready to enjoy some of the area’s best scenery, unique shops, and great restaurants. Day 1: Arrive at one of our area hotels to find great accommodations. Listings found on page 8. Rent snowshoes, cross country skis or fat tire bikes at Adventure Outfitters and take advantage of the beautiful trails at Hartman Creek State Park. After freshening up at your lodging facility, visit Simpson’s Restaurant for all of your supper club favorites! Day 2: Begin your day with breakfast at Little Fat Gretchen’s where you will find great food in a warm atmosphere. Head to Wild West Campground and Corral for a horse drawn sleigh ride across scenic rural landscapes. Then stop in at The Feminine Touch for personal service in putting together a great outfit for a seasonal look just for you. You will also find chic fashion trends along with home decor and art at The Revival. Finish your day off with dinner at one of our fine area restaurants like Johnson’s Waupaca Woods Restaurant. Day 3: After breakfast plan a visit to the Holly History and Genealogy Center. This is an excellent resource to find information about personal heritage and our local history. Check out their hours or reserve a group tour by appointment. Take a stroll through Embellishments, Lucky Tree and Main Street Market Place to browse their unique gifts. Before heading to dinner, stop at Sew N Sew and look through their beautiful fabrics and products for a new winter sewing project. For lunch or dinner stop off at Three Squares Restaurant and choose your favorite entree off the menu or check out their buffet.

Spring Waupaca is a great place to be as nature awakens in the spring. Get ready to renew your senses and get invigorated as the days warm up. Day 1: Check into one of our fine hotels or B&B’s. Tune your radio to WDUX AM 800/FM 92.7 for great music, local news and events for the area. Grab your gear and hike along the River Ridge Trail or Ice Age Trail. If you have forgotten something stop by Shopko to find those items you may need. Enjoy a great lunch at Cronies Café and Espresso Bar. Then treat yourself to shopping at Panache for the latest fashions, or Stange’s for uncommon home furnishings. For dinner head to Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center for a diverse menu and over 15 draught beers and wine. Day 2: Begin your day with a visit to Memaw’s Toning for toning tables, handmade crafts, and essential oil. Check out The Corner Pet Shop and pick up those hard-to-find supplies for your pets. Embark on a tour of the Historic Sites in Rural. This picturesque self-guided tour boasts many buildings on

the National Register of Historic Places. Pick up a map at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce. Stop by JR’s Sportsmen’s Bar & Grill for a great lunch and check out their deer park. Finish your day with an elegant dinner at the Green Fountain Inn. Day 3: Get new ideas on gardening or landscaping at Graziano Gardens or Silver Mist Garden Center. Check their garden accessories and gifts and find out about their demonstrations and workshops. Grab a tasty lunch before a visit to Patina With Grace which offers vintage and antique finds. Next visit the historic Red Mill on the Crystal River for gifts, coffee, soups and ice cream! Take a walk through their beautiful grounds and stop inside their museum and gift shop. Before going to dinner, treat yourself to The Hi-Style providing full services for hair, skin, nails, facials, pedicures and makeup.

out before heading to the Bandstand on the City Square in Waupaca where concerts are performed at 7PM on Friday nights. Day 3: After breakfast, take a short trip north to Iola. While there pay a visit to the Iola Historical Society Historic Village where you will be able to tour historic structures and learn about Iola’s cultural heritage. Visit the Crystal Café to find home cooking made from scratch for lunch. Take a ride on the many scenic county highways or township roads. For dinner stop by The Iron Grille to enjoy up-scale American food. Day 4: In the morning stop by King Berry Farm & Greenhouse. Wander through their shop for flowers, produce, and gift ideas. Play a round of golf with lunch at Hidden Waters Golf Course. Take a refreshing dip in the beach at Waupaca’s South Park. While at South Park tour Hutchinson House Museum, open Saturdays and Sundays in the summer. For dinner head to Hahn-aLula Resort located on a bend of the Wolf River in Fremont offering great nightly specials and their famous buffet.

Fall Photo by Caitlin Meighan

Summer Make the most of summer in the Waupaca Area. With so much to do and choose from you can stay as busy as you like or just sit back and enjoy. Day 1: Book a stay at one of the areas many vacation rentals or campgrounds. Wolf River Trips & Campgrounds offers camping and tubing trips down the Wolf River. Ding’s Dock at the Indian Crossing Casino offers exciting canoe trips down the Crystal River. See page 12 for a list of campgrounds and rentals to find the perfect place to enjoy time with your family and friends. The Waupaca area hosts several summer events that may interest you. The Iola Car Show, the Waupaca Area Triathlon, 4th of July Celebration, and Strawberry Fest are a few of our favorites. Don’t miss out on a visit to Clear Water Harbor located on the Chain O’Lakes. Great food and refreshments both inside and on the deck, scenic boat cruises and entertainment makes this a destination in itself. Day 2: Check out Amherst Maine and Becker Marine to enjoy some time on the water. Stop by the Chain One Stop for food, snacks, and other items to take out with you. Try a unique lunch at The Freckled Frogg where the menu is presented at your table on a chalk board! Reserve some time for a round of miniature golf at Grand Slam Mini Golf or Tom Thumb Miniature Golf. For dinner stop by Arby’s. Dine in or carry

Fall is beautiful in the Waupaca area with our picturesque tree lined streets beckoning you to come take a walk. Check out one or more of our parks and take time to enjoy a stop along the way at a cozy shop or restaurant. Day 1: To inspire that cozy feeling check into one of our area bed and breakfasts. Look for the listings on page 10. After settling in plan a visit to scenic Brainards Bridge Park with two islands, bridges, and great photo opportunities. Before heading to the park stop at Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly or Niemuth’s Steak and Chop Shop to plan the perfect picnic lunch. Stop downtown Waupaca and make a stop at Paca Pub & Grill for a cool beverage or hot sandwich one of Waupaca’s oldest bars. Finally head out to dinner at Chain O’ Lakes Bar & Grill. Sit out on their covered deck or dine inside to enjoy their delicious menu and be sure to check their schedule of entertainment. Day 2: After breakfast drive to Ferg’s Bavarian Inn and Village where you will find beautiful grounds, a gift shop and a Biergarten all celebrating their Bavarian culture. Head back to Reflections Bar & Grill located within Ramada Waupaca Hotel for dinner. Day 3: After enjoying your breakfast head to the Wisconsin Veterans Home to explore the grounds, museum, and the stunning views of Rainbow Lake. For lunch enjoy warm and cozy dining at King’s Table Restaurant with natural wooded views. After lunch take time to stroll through the many specialty shops in King. Cate & Company, Summers End, The Cinnamon House, Anne’s Heart Desire, and Sweets’ Glass Treats all offer unique gifts, apparel and personal items that are sure to please. After touring the shops head to The Wheel House for great dinner specials and homemade pizza. www.WaupacaMemories .com



Shopping The Waupaca Area is home to a great many 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 unique shops centered in Downtown Waupaca, on Highway QQ in King, and throughout the greater Waupaca Area. Adventure Outfitters, LLC 106 South Main Street, Waupaca 1 (715) 258-0775 See page 30 for more info. Anne’s Hearts Desire 1 Cate & Company 3 Cinnamon House 4 Katie McCann’s 10 Patina with Grace 16 Summers End 20 Sweets Glass Treats 21 Downtown King If you are looking for the perfect outfit, a beautiful gift or a wonderful piece to adorn your home we can help. Embellishments Feminine Touch

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Panache 15 Stange’s of Waupaca 19 Be dazzled by the possibilities. Unearth unique treasures for your wardrobe and home on a shopping adventure to four exceptional fashion forward merchants. Corner Pet Shop 5 Lucky Tree, LLC 12 Mainstreet Marketplace Memaw’s Toning & Crafts, LLC 14 Sew N’ Sew 17 The Revival, LLC 23 Stroll Waupaca’s Downtown and explore many great shops, restaurants and pubs. You will find something for everyone! Foundations for Living 1421 Churchill St., Waupaca


(715) 942-2725 8 www.foundationsforliving FFL Community Clothes Closet, where your clothing dollars are stretched. Shop, Save & Support the mission to help those in need. Graziano Gardens, LLC W3280 Akron Court, Pine River (920) 427-9004 9 Extensive plant offerings including annuals, exotics, natives, perennials, trees and shrubs. Surrounded by demonstration gardens and art, come share the experience!

Convenience Stores Chain One Stop N2479 Cty Tk QQ, Waupaca (715) 258-5153 24 Located on your way to the Chain O’ Lakes for all your convenience needs. Full line of beer, wine, liquor, snacks and in-store Subway. Fremont Travel Plaza

Hwy 96 & 110, Fremont (920) 446-3344 25 Dine in and carryout service, drive-thru, and Subway catering. Convenience stores with onsite Subway; see ad for 4 cents off.

King Berry Farm & The Raspberry Connection E2076 King Road, Waupaca (715) 258-6055 11 Experience the seasons from gardening and floral creations to farm fresh market produce, Christian gifts given with a message and personal service.

Waupaca BP

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Hwy 10 & Cty X, Weyauwega (920) 867-2488 27

825 W. Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-9000 18 Your store with More! More style, more brands, more value, more for you. The Red Mill, LLC

N2190 County K, Waupaca (715) 258-7385 22 Country gift shop in historic grist mill. Picturesque covered bridge over the Crystal River and quaint chapel available for weddings on-site. Verizon Waupaca

1012 W. Fulton, Waupaca (715) 942-8063 2 Premium wireless retailer proudly serving the Waupaca area. Store hours Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm.

1070 W. Fulton St., Waupaca (715) 258-6885 26 Complete convenience, beer, wine and liquor. Tobacco, cigs, cigars. Bill pay service, DMV renewals and more. Weyauwega Travel Plaza Subway/ Mama DeLuca’s Pizza

Grocery Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly 810 West Fulton Street, Waupaca (715) 258-3161 28 Locally owned, fresh, friendly, low price complete line grocery store including groceries, meat, produce, deli, bakery, liquor, beer and wine. Niemuth’s Steak & Chop Shop 715 Redfield Street, Waupaca (715) 258-2666 29 Family owned for over 50 years. We guarentee professional and reliable service to our customers. Hours 8am-6pm MondayFriday; 8am-1pm Saturdays.

Convenience Made Easy! Many In-Store Specials!


Check out our tobacco & cigarettes Large Selection!

Large Selection of Craft Beers!

We’re Not Just A Beer Depot... We carry a full line of liquor & wines too! Save .20

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ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION! INTERSECTION Q-QQ-HWY 22 • KING Chain One Stop Hours 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily

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King Berry Farm

A Cut Above the Rest... Homemade Sausage • Hams • Bacon • Cheese QTRS. & SIDES

and Greenhouse Open May 1 - October 31




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

E2076 King Road Between 22/QQ


Largest Fresh Cut Meat Case In The Area

Over Gifts with a Message Christian Books & Bibles Habersham Flameless Candles Seaquist Door County Jams/Dressings Christian Wall Décor Give a Gift that Serves a Purpose. Special orders available— Call Steve or Patti Scheller Market– 715-258-6055 or Cell phones 715-281-6881 or 281-6882




Quality Products & Service

from our family to yours!

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Hours: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am to 6 pm | Sat. 8 am to 1 pm

Home Goods • Clothing • Grocery • Sporting Goods •

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Shopping & Dining in hiStoric Downtown waupaca JR’S LOCK N KEY LLC n & Grill r e r o C Bonded and Insured

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Bonnie Olsen 920-570-2311 Todd Olsen 920-450-7787


Pet Supplies. From USA sourced dog/cat treats/food. Tropical fish/supplies. Small animal supplies 221 N Main St • Waupaca, Wisconsin

(715) 258-6161

112 S. Main St. Waupaca, WI

“The Happy Place to Shop”

chic • unique • affordable

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Food • Entertainment • Daily Specials 106 N. Main Street, Waupaca • (715) 258-8889

Memaw’s Toning, & Crafts


7 Years in a Row Thank You! Open 7 Days a Week

• Husqvarna Viking Sewing and Embroidery Machines • Service of all makes & models • Sewing Furniture • Embroidery Software/Designs • Notions, Books, Patterns • Top Quality Fabrics

Downtown Waupaca

Fun Gifts, Creative Home & Kitchen, Coffee/Tea, Furniture, Unique Jewelry, and the Best Toys in Town! 113 N Main Street, Waupaca 715-258-5474

Sewing Enthusiasts Headquarters!

Over 30 local crafters


“Waupaca’s Best Gift Shop!”



Hand-made, unique crafts

home • art • fashion

209 N. Main St., Waupaca

111 W. Fulton St, Waupaca, WI 54981

See our website for class schedules!

Sew N’ Sew 112 S. Main, Waupaca, WI 715-256-1071


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Nestled in the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’Lakes Area

Your destination for: • Unique Clothing & Accessories • Stylish Home Decor

the cinnamon house gifts, furniture & collectibles

Anne’s Hearts Desire Gift Shop

N2739 Hwy. QQ • Waupaca 715-340-6618 Open Year Round

~ In Home Consultations Available ~

N2744 Hwy. QQ • Waupaca 715-630-3029 Open Daily 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

N2720 Hwy. QQ • Waupaca 715-258-4899 Open Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm & Sundays 11am-4pm

comfy clothes

home finds

*Hours change seasonally

Casual Men & Women’s Clothing Accessories Gifts Garden Art

Katie McCann’s

N2738 Hwy QQ, Waupaca 715-281-2842 Open May-October


• Glass Art • Pottery • Yard Art • Jewelry • Metal Art • Gifts • Supplies • & More

Open April thru November

antiques : vintage : & more

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American Made Creations

Proudly Handcrafted In America

Patina With Grace N2544 Hwy. QQ • Waupaca 715-256-0693 Open Year Round

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— 715.942.2644

A Girly Boutique specializing in hand painted glassware, unique/ stylish women’s apparel (Plus sizes too!), accessories & more.

We feature an ever-changing lunch menu of salads, sandwiches and desserts, built from locally sourced ingredients, served in an eclectic cottage setting. We offer specialty catering as well! — N2729 County Road QQ Waupaca, WI 54981

715.258.0777 N2728 Cty Rd QQ... Waupaca, WI 54981... (715) 281-8786

N2724 County Rd. QQ Waupaca, WI




Services Animal Health Countryside Animal Hospital E2691 Larson Road, Waupaca 1 (715) 258-2200 Offering complete pet health care services, pet supplies and boarding services with experienced, animal-loving veterinarians. Automotive Waupaca Mobil Travel Center 1222 West Fulton St., Waupaca (715) 258-7676 14 See page 19 for more info. Boat Sales/Rentals Amherst Marine, Inc 422 South Main Street, Amherst (715) 824-5635 3 Amherst Marine has been taking care of central Wisconsin’s boating needs since 1988. Sales - service - storage. Located in Downtown Amherst. Becker Marine E1208 Cty Highway Q, Waupaca 4 (715) 258-9015 See page 30 for more info. Gills Landing E6870 County Road F, Weyauwega 5 (920) 867-2844 See page 30 for more info. Churches Shephard of the Lakes 6 Lutheran Church 153 County Road QQ, Waupaca. (715) 258-8061 We are a community of friends, living and leading like Jesus, bringing the Kingdom to the lost and hurting. Clubs & Organizations Waupaca Rotary Club 7 P.O. Box 612, Waupaca Committed to raising the standard of living in our community and around the world. Meets Wednesday at 7 a.m., Waupaca Ale House.

Computer Repair Back It Up Tech N2748 Park Lane Dr., Waupaca 8 (608) 345-0781 Home and small business computer/networking/printing/ smartphone repair and help. Contractors Fehrman Builders, LLC 9 (715) 256-9871 General contractor, new homes, remodeling, pole buildings, decks, garages, roofing an siding, kitchen and baths, windows. Dental Care Riverhill Dental of Waupaca 701 Riverside Dr., Waupaca 10 (715) 258-3311 Quality and kind dental care for the entire family. Economic Development Waupaca County Economic Development Corporation (920) 982-1582 Find a favorite activity, locate a business or download an app. Everything you need to enjoy your day in Waupaca County. Equipment Rental Waupaca Equipment Rental Center 815 West Fulton St., Waupaca 11 (715) 258-7977 www.waupacaequipmentrental Complete rental services of lawn and heavy equipment, construction and plumbing and party/event supplies, tents, chairs, tables, etc. Delivery, pick-up and set up available. Farm Market Gravel Road Farm N547 Gravel Road, Waupaca 12 (715) 281-0812 Find us at the Waupaca Saturday Farm Market from 9am-2pm, or join our subscription service for 20 weeks of fresh produce or flowers.

Gymnastics/Fitness Carousel Gymnastics 1906 Godfrey Dr., Waupaca 13 (715) 412-4629 Carousel Gymnastics helps develop happy, healthy, and selfconfident kids through a fun and creative environment; developing skills in strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness while creating a strong foundation of gymnastics skills following USA Gymnastics progressions. Health Care Services ThedaCare Physicians / ThedaCare Medical Center 800 Riverside Drive, Waupaca (715) 258-1000 14 Family medicine, general surgery and specialists located at Riverside Medical Center, a 25 bed acute care, critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency room. Publishers Multi-Media Channels, LLC 1990 Godfrey Drive, Waupaca 17 (715) 258-3207 Official newspaper and online source for local news, sports and community events. Radio WDUX AM 800/FM 92.7 200 Tower Road, Waupaca 18 (715) 258-5528 Local radio station 92.7 FM - The best of yesterday and today, and sports nights and weekends. AM 800 - classic country. Real Estate Faye Wilson Realty LLC 1224 Royalton St., Waupaca 19 (920) 407-0003 Your full service real estate agency selling waterfront, residential and vacant land properties in the Waupaca, Waushara, and surrounding Counties. RE/Max Lyons Real Estate 206 W. Fulton St., Waupaca 20 (715) 258-9565 RE/MAX Lyons Real Estate is locally owned & operated, specializing in the Chain O’ Lakes, Residential, Relocation & Investments.

Shambeau & Thern Real Estate, LLC 110 East Badger Street, Waupaca 21 (715) 258-9900 Locally owned and operated, serving Waupaca, Waushara and Portage counties. Chain O’ Lakes specialists, your home town team. United Country-Udoni & Salan Realty Group 120 East Badger Street, Waupaca (715) 258-8800 22 Waupaca’s leading Lifestyle Real Estate Sales & Marketing Company specializing in Chain O’ Lakes waterfront properties, as well as recreational, residential, and commercial properties. Sanitation Maverick Pumping/ Packerland Portables E2021 King Road, Waupaca 24 (715) 258-5452 Septic and grease trap services with 24 hour emergency service available. Portable restroom rental short term or long term. Small Engine Sheridan Service Garage Co. E519 Rieben Road, Waupaca (715) 256-1600 25 Outdoor power equipment and small engine sales, service and repair. Located just west of Waupaca off of Highway 10 in Sheridan. Window Cleaning Sand County Services, LLC 26 (920) 204-2522 Residential, commercial and storefront window cleaning. Pressure washing, house washing and gutter cleaning. Local company with a personalized approach. Misc. Services The Hi-Style 23 509 6th Street, Waupaca, (715) 258-3397 Providing full services for hair, skin and nails; including facials, make up, pedicures, acrylic nails & soak off gel. Personable, fun and caring.

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Full Service Salon Hair, Skin & Nails Facials • Make up • Pedicures Acrylic nails • Soak-off gel nails The Hi-Style Salon 509 6th Street • Waupaca 05257026

S.C. Swiderski, LLC Timber Ridge Apartments 1318 Stone Ridge Rd., Waupaca (715) 693-9522 2 Completed in 2010, Timber Ridge

1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes offers the perfect location and fantastic setting overlooking the surrounding area. Timber Ridge offers country living minutes from downtown attractions. Silver Mist Garden Center N2270 State Rd. 22, Waupaca 15 (715) 258-5400 We carry a selection of plants, garden supplies all season long. Professional landscaping and maintenance services. Now local carrier of Jay-Mar products. 05178903


JR’s Lock N Key, LLC 112 S. Main St., Waupaca (715) 570-2311 or (920) 450-7787 16 Auto, home and commercial locksmith services. Auto lockouts, remotes and computer shipped keys made. Locks rekeyed, deadboalts, programmable entry locks installed.

Back IT Up Kevin R. Harper Computer Solutions Waupaca, Wisconsin, 54981

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Your Weekly Source for Current News, Sports, Weather & Much More!

Buy It, Sell It, Trade It. Over 21,000 copies distributed weekly!

Up To The Minute Local Coverage! Call 715-258-3207

05257066 1990 Godfrey Drive, Waupaca www.WaupacaMemories .com




MARINA E1208 Co Hwy Q - Waupaca, Wisconsin


715-258-9015 • Toll Free: 866-495-4184

Your Pet’s Best Friends!


Exclusive Small Animal Practice & Boarding Available

COUNTRYSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL E2691 Larson Road Waupaca, WI 54981

(715) 258-2200


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120 E. Badger Badg St. W Waupacca · 715.258.8800


Speed, Quality, No Compromise

Providing High Quality Custom Homes Since 2000

• General Contracting • New Construction • Remodeling • Garages • Cabinets • Interior and Exterior Carpentry • Additions • Decks • Siding • Windows & Doors


We even have TENTS, TABLES & CHAIRS!

M-F 7:30-5:00 • Sat 7:30-1:00





“Serving Buyers and Sellers of Waterfront, Residential, & Vacant Land in the Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Surrounding Areas” 1224 Royalton St. • P.O. Box 109 • Waupaca, WI 54981 920-407-0003

Lawn Equipment Contractor’s Equipment Bobcat • Compressors Log Splitters • Pressure Washers Generators • Saws • Augers Drills & Much More

Amherst Marine (715)


422 South Main, Amherst, just off Hwy. 10 EASY TO FIND! SHORT DRIVE, BIG SAVINGS! 10 Min. West of Waupaca or 10 Min. East of Stevens Point



Complete Rental Center

Timber Ridge Apartments

Expertise | Experience | Integrity Our apartment homes include the following; private entrances, appliances - refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and air conditioner, in-unit washer and dryer, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, walk-in closets, garage with door opener, private deck/ patio and most utilities (heat, sewer, water, lawn care and trash & snow removal).


Find the activities, events and destinations to turn the everyday into your day. Download our FREE app and explore Waupaca County

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1318 Stone Ridge Rd 715-340-9502 Visit us at:



septic tanks • holding tanks • drain cleaning

Servicing all of Waupaca & Surrounding Areas! 715-258-5452

Lyons Real Estate 206 W. Fulton Street Waupaca, WI 54981


Offering a Wide Variety of Units & Styles to Cater Any Event. From Weddings & Parties to Construction Sites.

The Name You Know. Agents You Can Trust. Expertise You Deserve. Serving Waupaca County & Surrounding Areas Since 1986

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OFFERS FULL SERVICE LANDSCAPING: Landscape Rejuvenation, Irrigation Systems, New Home Landscaping, Water Features, Hardscapes, Maintenance, and More!

For An Estimate and Design

(715) 281-5400

N2270 Hwy 22, Waupaca ½ Mile S. of QQ

100’s of Beautiful Hanging Baskets! Incredible Selection of Unique Plants Annuals, Perennials, Herbs & Veggies Trees, Shrubs, Vines & more! Now Your Local Source for all your Jay-Mar Favorites!

(715) 258-5400 N2270 Hwy 22, Waupaca 1/2 Mile S. Of QQ www.WaupacaMemories .com





109 N Main Street Waupaca WI 54981 715-258-0858 Visit Brewery, Winery, Distillery opening in spring 2017 in downtown Waupaca 46

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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 Scott & Lorrie Neumann

piggly wiggly

810 Fulton Street • Waupaca • 715-258-3161

JUST MINUTES from ALL Hotels, Motels & Campgrounds!


Famous for Pizza, Daily Specials and live Entertainment all year ‘round


The store with MORE!

The finest food & entertainment for 39 years.

Coffee Menu Dine In or Carry Our (715) 258-8289

Scoopers is seasonal: (715) 258-6061

Hwy. Q, Overlooking the Chain O’ Lakes • Open 7 days a week • www.WaupacaMemories .com


watch for upcoming

attractions at email:

Iola Car Show, Inc. PO Box 1 Iola, WI 54945 715-445-4000

56th Annual

WINTER CARNIVAL February 4-5, 2017

• Ski Jumping Tournament • Skijorning • Twilight Snowshoe Race • Traditional Norwegian Lutefisk Supper • Craft Show • Excellent Cross-Country Ski Trails • Ice Sculpture Contest Iola Winter Sports Club E398 County Rd MM Iola, WI 54945 715-445-4005

Saturday & Sunday: August 12 - 13, 2017

Iola, Wisconsin Military Vehicles & Equipment, Parades, Swap Meet, WWII Battle Re-enactment, Vietnam Battle Re-enactment, Vintage Weapons and Memorabilia, Vintage Tractor and Machinery Displays and Demonstrations, Gun Show, Guest Speakers, Great Food Service - SOS Breakfast. 715-445-4005 PO Box 1 - Iola, WI 54945 05261161

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