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Wausau, Wisconsin

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  • Wausau, Wisconsin

    Kayak Lake Wausau

    5.0
    Kayaking on Lake Wausau lends to many adventures with bird watching at the Rookery as one of the most rewarding. On the south end of old Snake Bridge, now called McCleary on 17th Avenue, a small landing on Mallard Lane provides a less crowded location to drop your kayaks and easily park. Here you...
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin

    Explore Bluegill Bay County Park

    Take Cloverland or Parrot Avenue off the hustle of Rib Mountain Drive in the Southern community of Wausau to enjoy access to the Wisconsin River and broadened Lake Wausau. This park provides many amenities, plenty of parking, a boat launch, shoreline trails, shelters, grills, benches and picnic t...
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  • Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

    Stroll the Trillium Trail

    1.6 mi
    From South Mountain Road, turn onto Trillium Lane behind the Rib Mountain Fire Station. Follow Trillium Lane southeast, which acts as the bike path, to the dead-end where a small parking lot is. My friend and I strolled the wide paved path through the wooded wetland area. This project was just co...
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  • Aniwa, Wisconsin

    Hike the River Loop at Dells of the Eau Claire

    5.0
    6 mi
    Begin at the trailhead either north or south of the river, where parking is offered, and hike down to the river. You should be able to hear the falls. A trail will follow along the river to the west, marked with yellow "River Trail" signs. Follow the river trail down until the footbridge leads ac...
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  • Birnamwood, Wisconsin

    Hike the Plover River Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

    5.0
    5.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    Parking is available at the southern terminus on Sportsman Drive and at the northern terminus on County Hwy HH. There is also parking available mid-trail at the intersection of Highland Drive and State Hwy 52, and south of State Hwy 52 along Highland Drive. Hike the trail as 5.7 miles one way by ...
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  • Irma, Wisconsin

    Hike Grandfather Falls on the Ice Age Trail

    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    About 12 miles north of Merrill on 107, there is easy access parking from either the dam on the north or Camp New Wood County Park to the south. We started at the Falls and hiked south to enjoy the rock formation known throughout the Ice Age Trail. While early June meant a cloud of biting insects...
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  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    Bike the Green Circle

    27 mi
    The Green Circle was established over thirty years ago, providing urban community members a trail system that encircles the entire Stevens Point area.  The 27 mile loop is comprised of 12 unique sections and is accessible at numerous locations. The official trail head is located at the Schmeekle ...
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  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    Hike to Moses Creek in Schmeeckle Reserve

    5.0
    2 mi
    280-acre Schmeeckle Reserve is maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. Everything about it is in pristine condition. You will almost certainly encounter wildlife, and sometimes the wildlife is quite curious. I have had deer walk within five feet of me...
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  • Ogema, Wisconsin

    Hike to Timm's Hill

    4.5
    0.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    Hike to one of the easiest high points in the country. Standing at only 1,951 feet, Wisconsin's Timms Hill isn't going to be the most impressive climb you do, but it is still worth the hike. The entire area is a county park with plenty of amenities. Take the short 1/4 hike to the top of the hill,...
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Camping and Lodging in Wausau

Eastwood
Westboro, Wisconsin

Eastwood

Picnic Point (Wi)
Westboro, Wisconsin

Picnic Point (Wi)

Spearhead Point Shelter
Westboro, Wisconsin

Spearhead Point Shelter

Spearhead Point
Westboro, Wisconsin

Spearhead Point

Guides, Insights and Stories from Wausau

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3 Instagram-Worthy Sunflower Fields in Wisconsin

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15 Photos of Our Road Trip across North America in Our VW Bug Camper

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