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The Waupaca Area offers some of the finest and most diverse recreational opportunities in the United States. There are literally hundreds of things to do and see in the area. With so many types of natural wonders available, the area is the ideal place for nearly unlimited fun and interesting activities. There are plenty of things to do throughout the different seasons of each year, unique places to visit – as well as colorful festivals and events you won’t want to miss.

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Rec Center

Waupaca Recreation Center
407 School Street
(715) 258-4435

The Waupaca Rec Center offers many recreation opportunities for youth and adult. Volley ball, basketball, health & fitness classes, and much more. Contact the Rec office for more information.

Miniature Golf

Tom Thumb Miniature Golf
N2494 Whispering Pines Road
(715) 258-8737
Located on the shores of the beautiful Chain O' Lakes.


Adventure Outfitters, LLC
106 S. Main Street
Waupaca WI 54981
(715) 258-0775
Sales & rentals year round of outdoor gear, full service bicycle shop, kayak trips, outings & other adventures, fitness equipment & training.

Bike Trails

The Waupaca area offers a variety of biking opportunities including designated highway routes, off-highway paved and non-paved trails and year round single track at Hartman Creek State Park.

Bike Trail Maps


Ice Age National Scenic Trail

At the end of the last glacial period, a variety of unique landscape features were left behind in Wisconsin. The thousand-mile Ice Age Trail, one of eleven National Scenic Trails, highlights these features while providing access to some of the state's most beautiful natural areas.  The Ice Age Trail is suitable for walking, hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing over a wide range of distances and landscapes.

Ice Age Trail Maps - Waupaca County

Hartman Creek State Park


Hartman Creek State Park
N2480 Hartman Creek Road
(715) 258-2372

Located a few miles outside Waupaca and offers 10 miles of hiking trails; a playground; a 7.5 mile equestrian trail; a 300-foot long sand beach and swimming area; fishing; both on and off-road biking trails, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and camping.


Nelson's Strike Zone
408 Oak Street
Waupaca WI 54981
(715) 258-2622

Waupaca Bowl, Inc.
810 Bowling Lane
Waupaca, WI 54981-9130
(715) 258-8915


Foxfire Golf Course
215 Foxfire Drive
(715) 256-9000
This acclaimed 18 hole bent grass course is a blend of traditional Scottish links and scenic Midwestern courses. This challenging and beautiful course offers something for every golfer to enjoy. Foxfire features onsite accommodations at the Comfort Suites and dining at the Waupaca Ale House.

Glacier Wood Golf Club
604 Water Street
(715) 445-2550
Carved magically by ice and earth, Glacier Wood Golf Club has been cited as "an awe inspiring golf experience." If you're looking for a Wisconsin North Woods golf experience where sport meets natural beauty, look no further.

Glen Cairn Golf Course
N9254 Campbell Lake Road
(920) 244-4653
Glen Cairn Golf Course invites you to enjoy its 18 hole course which winds through 6200 yards of woodlands, rolling meadows, and marshlands. The Scottish design calls upon the natural terrain to challenge golfer's physical ability and intellect.

Hidden Waters Golf Course
E4480 Hwy. 22/54
(715) 258-5054
Hidden Waters offers an interesting mix of challenge crafted into the Waupaca County countryside. Well-kept and with many picturesque vistas, you will see for yourself why this course is so popular in the area.

Waupaca Country Club
1330 Ware Street
(715) 258-5435
A private 9 hole club located along the Waupaca River where you'll find an impeccably maintained course, lined with mighty trees that glow with color in fall and burst with greenery in spring. With two tee placements, this course has been imaginatively set up for those who wish to play 18.

Weymont Run Golf Course
N1061 County Road U
(920) 867-3412
A 9 hole, semi-private course measuring 3229 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 35.3 USGA rating. Greens are bent grass and fairways are bluegrass.

River Ridge Trail

The River Ridge Trail is part of a plan to preserve urban natural areas or “green space” in a non-motorized trail system that winds throughout the Waupaca Area.  There are 11 miles of trails within the city limits and a street route of 12 miles designated with River Ridge trail signs to connect to the off road sections.  River Ridge Trail Brochure and Map



A network of City and County parks can be enjoyed in the Waupaca area. Click here for a list of parks and their amenities.


The Waupaca area boasts over 400 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails. Maps are available that show access point, dining, and lodging. For trail conditions, openings and closing in the Waupaca area click here for the current conditions.


Waupaca Curling Club
216 S Franklin Street
Offering curling opportunities for everyone from age ten and up in leagues, bonspiels (tournaments) and non-competitive casual curling. Instruction is available for those who are new to the sport, and the cost is very reasonable. Substantial discounts are offered for new curlers. The Waupaca Curling Club features four sheets of curling ice and a modern clubhouse with excellent views of the ice. For more information:



Winter Sports

Iola Winter Sports Club
E398 County Road MM
Over 20 km of groomed trails for cross country skiing with loops available for all skill levels and ages. Four miles are lighted for night time skiing, the longest section of lighted trails in the state! The club also has snowshoe trails. Ski rentals available at the club and snowshoe rentals available at Adventure Outfitters.

Nordic Mountain
W5806 County Road West
Wild Rose
(920) 787-3324
Fun rules at Nordic Mountain, your all seasons resort. It's your headquarters for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.