Come to Explore...Stay and Enjoy
They say you can't go home again. "They" haven't been to Waupaca. Ancient glaciers left their imprints on the Waupaca countryside, leaving sand plains, rolling hills, deep ravines, swiftly-flowing rivers and many kettle lakes. The landscape consists of wooded areas and trout streams, intermixed with agricultural lands. More years ago than anyone knows, long before the time of Wisconsin's woodland Indians, Native American mound builders roamed the Waupaca area. Trees sprouted from the mounds and grew large, but one mound, shaped like a catfish, can be seen easily today.
Since the early days of settlement, visitors have traveled to Waupaca to enjoy our area's many lakes, sparkling rivers, gorgeous scenery and small-town atmosphere. Stay for a bit to explore what our unique and lovely area has to offer; a chain of 22 sparkling, spring-fed lakes, Crystal River canoe trips, a number of local golf courses, hiking, biking and snowmobile trails, campgrounds, the National Ice Age Trail, rental cottages; fine and casual dining, and a charming gift shop just around the corner.
Things to Do in Waupaca? Visit our new Skate Park! Bring your in-line skates, skateboard or BMX bike to our skate park, which features a welded steel quarter pipe, mini half-pipe and 10 obstacles. Obstacles include a launch ramp, slide rail, kink rail, fun box with hand rail, fly box with stairs and hand rail, trick pipe, spine ramp and three-sided concrete pyramid. Go Tubing on the Crystal, Waupaca, or Little Wolf Rivers. See a Chain Skiers water ski show.
Golf? Try one of 5 golf courses. Ride a paddle-wheel boat. Attend a concert in the park. Late June thru July, there are Friday night band concerts in the city bandstand on Main Street. Like Miniature golf? Play at Tom Thumb, Pioneer Falls Adventure Golf or Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort. Hunt and fish, play tennis, Cross-country ski or go ice fishing. Enjoy what hasn't disappeared, what's here to stay and enjoy. It's in Waupaca.