Outdoor Activities

What would Wisconsin's Basecamp be without Outdoor Recreation?  

Greater Wausau and Marathon County is a region filled with natural beauty and outdoor adventures waiting to be discovered. With its rolling hills, lush forests, sparkling lakes, and winding rivers, it is an ideal destination for visitors seeking to explore the great outdoors in any season.
One of the top attractions in the area is the Rib Mountain State Park, located just outside of Wausau. This stunning park features a 60-foot observation tower, hiking trails, and picnic areas with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors can also enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding during the winter months.
For those looking for a more peaceful outdoor experience, the Nine Mile Forest Recreation Area offers miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. The area is also home to several serene lakes perfect for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.
A hub for winter sports, Wausau is the perfect base camp where adventure seekers can enjoy miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and snowmobile trails. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the snowy landscape while snowshoeing or ice fishing on one of the area's many frozen lakes or sled and snow tube at Sylvan Hill.
For a more laid-back outdoor experience, mosey through Monk Gardens - a 29-acre park with botanical gardens, take a leisurely stroll along the river, or sunbathe at one of the area pools.
Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, this beautiful region has something for everyone. Choose a category or use the 'Filter' function below to narrow your search and get ideas for your next visit.