Wausau Journals

Discover Wisconsin

A June 2007 trip to Wausau by kathyjohanna

Eau Plaine River Photo, Wisconsin, United States More Photos
Quote: Wausau is located in central Wisconsin. It has a lot to offer anyone, especially in the summer.

Discover Wisconsin

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Overview

Eau Plaine River Photo, Wisconsin, United States
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The Wausau Area is a great place to spend a summer vacation. You could catch an outdoor concert, attend a festival (i.e. the annual Balloon Rally, Chalk Fest, Iola Car Show, or the Blues Fest)or fair (i.e. the Wisconsin Valley Fair), participate in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, watch a Woodchucks Baseball Game, see an outdoor movie, shop, or my favorite, enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The Wisconsin River has many access points in Central Wisconsin. You can bring your own boat or rent one here. You can fish, kayak, ski, tube, or just cruise around. If the water isn't your thing, you can enjoy the golf courses, try your hand at disc golf in Memorial Park, take a hike in one of the man...Read More

George W. Mead Wildlife Area

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Attraction | "Mead Wildlife Area"

George W. Mead Wildlife Area Photo, Milladore, Wisconsin
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The George W. Mead Wildlife Area is between Wausau, Marshfield, and Steven's Point. The Mead contains nearly 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands. Over 267 species of birds are known to inhabit or migrate through the Mead each year. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, then you'll love this Wildlife Area.The Mead offers a lot of different activities. One of the most popular activities is bird-watching. While at the Mead, I've seen finches, Bald Eagles, cranes, and woodpeckers, to name a few. Besides birds, you could watch for other wildlife—I've seen lots of deer, but that's about it—or you could enjoy biking/hiking the 70 miles of trails. My favorite thing to do at the Mead is ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 21, 2007

George W. Mead Wildlife Area
S2148 County Highway South
Milladore, WI 54454
(715) 457-6771

Bearskin Trail

Attraction

Bearskin Trail Photo, Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Named for the Bearskin Creek the trail follows, this 18-mile, former railroad corridor, is an opportunity to experience the north woods of Wisconsin. The trail stretches for about 18 miles through the forests of Oneida County. We started at Highway K just north of Tomahawk and rode to Minocqua. After lunch and a little shopping, we rode back to Tomahawk.The original trail was railroad line used to export white pine logs from the forests of northern Wisconsin to the cities of the Midwest. But, today the Bearskin trail is only used recreation. It’s the prefect place for walking and bicycling in summer, and snowmobiling in winter. The Bearskin State Trail doesn’t pass through any ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2007

Bearskin Trail

Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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kathyjohanna

kathyjohanna
Stratford, Wisconsin