Spending Time in Nature Raises the Happy Meter

Action is the key to progress. So, don’t wait another moment to set out on a new adventure. Join those who have already found their sense of place in the inviting Greater Wausau Region. Among the rolling hills and lush foliage are miles of hiking, biking and running trails that lead to peaceful evenings and weekends of freedom. And it’s all just minutes from home and work. Few communities in the Midwest offer world-class skiing, kayaking, hiking, biking and fishing so nearby to home and work.

It’s true that spending more time in nature can make you happier and healthier. Our area has you covered with exciting outdoor activities in all four seasons. Explore now — it’s an awesome place to start your next journey.

Raise your Frequency with High-performance Fun

If you relish challenges, we’ll push you to the extremes.

Wausau is a recreation mecca for thrill-seeking, outdoor sports lovers and nature enthusiasts. Thanks to our amazing landscape, we’re a prime location for legendary races and health and wellness festivals.

Granite Peak Ski Area, home to the Midwest’s highest downhill ski hill at Rib Mountain State Park, features more than 75 runs and award-winning terrain parks where athletes compete in the annual Badger State Winter Games. You can also head for the summit of Rib Mountain on scenic snowshoe and hiking trails.

The adrenaline keeps pumping year-round with some of the best mountain bike trails in Wisconsin - Sylvan Hill is downright extreme. And, downtown Wausau provides the only urban whitewater kayaking course in the Great Lake states.

Unique Outdoor Opportunities Attract Adventure Racers

After living in Los Angeles and Miami, Tim Buchholz and Anna Nummelin could’ve chosen to live anywhere in the country. The unique access to the outdoors in the Wausau area drew the couple back to Central Wisconsin. “It just seemed like the perfect fit.” said Anna.

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Alex Rossi on the Snow!

Alex Rossi coming back to Granite Peak! He'll be playing outside on the Historic Patio from 1-4PM, weather permitting. If […]

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