Rediscovering Wausau on Water

Launching for the first time solo from Rookery Park in Rib Mountain. I would not call myself a paddler. As I left the shore, I came to realize this was my first solo paddle outing, ever. Even though I had done several adventure races that included paddling, sometimes up to several hours, I had…

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Wausau Family Guide - Adventurous Weekend

Go Mountain Biking at Nine Mile County Forest 📍 221700 Red Bud Rd, Wausau, WI 54401 The Wausau area has some awesome mountain biking trails! The trail network at Nine Mile County Forest is huge and can meet the needs of both beginners and experienced riders. If your family enjoys downhill…

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The Best Outdoor Summer Activities in the Wausau Area

Go for a Hike Wausau’s best kept secret is the old quartzite quarry (pictured above) at the top of Rib Mountain State Park. The quarry can be accessed via a trail at the top of Rib Mountain or via a trail at the end of Grouse Lane. If you start at the top of Rib Mountain State Park, make sure…

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The Best Indoor Spring Activities in the Wausau Area

Play arcade games and laser tag at Wausau On Water (WOW Family Entertainment Center) 📍 1300 N. River Dr, Wausau, WI 54403 When April showers are in full force, head over to WOW to play an exhilarating round of laser tag and enjoy a large selection of arcade games. WOW is also a full-service…

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Find Your Perfect Girls’ Weekend in the Wausau Area

Ideas for Foodies Delicious food is an important part of any girls' weekend. For a morning coffee, check out Tucknee Coffee (pictured above center), Condor Coffee Company, or Whitewater Music Hall. For lunch or dinner, some high-quality options are Back When Cafe (farm to table), Red Eye Brewing…

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The Best Outdoor Spring Activities in the Wausau Area

Walk or ride your bike along the Cedar Creek Trail 📍 1100 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, WI 54474 To access the Cedar Creek Trail, park on the north side of the Stoney Creek Hotel and head north on the trail. Almost immediately, you will arrive at the first of two covered bridges! After you loop…

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6 Reasons to Visit Wausau this Summer

Attend the Biggest Events of the Year The Taste ‘N Glow Balloon Fest (pictured above) wowed guests in its first year and is slated to be even bigger and better in 2022! The festival will include hot air balloon flights, a 5K run, a craft show, food vendors, a lumberjack show, a car show…

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30+ Things to do This Summer in the Wausau Area

Root for the Wausau Woodchucks at a home game at Athletic Park Take a bike ride with the family on the Trillium Trail in Rib Mountain Eat dinner al fresco at Dining on the Street in downtown Wausau See the hot air balloons at the Taste N Glow Balloon Fest View some world-class modern art…

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