Set in the Wisconsin River Valley, the Wausau area has great water recreation.  There are many boat landings that provide convenient access to the water on the Wisconsin River, its tributaries, and area lakes.  The area lakes are great for water skiing, and the Wisconsin River is a great place for an all-day canoe or kayak trip.  There are two handicapped accessible launches available for easy access to the river.  Wausau is also home to a world-class canoe and kayak competition site at Whitewater Park in downtown Wausau.  The park hosts some of the world's largest competitions.


Agriculture has a prominent role in the Wausau area, and a number of our attractions and activities…

Pools & Waterparks

The Wausau area has a variety of indoor and outdoor swimming options for year round entertainment!

Golf & Disc Golf

Golfing in the Wausau area is convenient, affordable and offers spectacular scenery.

Tennis & Pickleball

There are a number of tennis facilities throughout the Wausau area.  From courts located…

Skiing & Snowboarding

Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain State Park offers some of the BEST skiing in the Midwest…

Tubing & Sledding

Sylvan Hill Park is home to the longest tubing hill in the state at 1,200 feet.  It offers six…


As the largest county in Wisconsin, Marathon County boasts 880 miles of snowmobile trails and 29…

Horseback Riding

Horseback rides, sleigh rides, and hayrides are perfect times to spend with family and…


Area skate parks have plenty of room and lots of great obstacles to challenge your skills.