The Greater Wausau Region has an impressive number of high-quality, distinctive natural features, great for exploring.
A flotilla of kayaks and other watercraft take to Lake Wausau for a Paddle Pub Crawl each July.
Skiers and snowboarders from around the Midwest flock to Granite Peak each winter to enjoy a variety of runs.
Families can enjoy water slides, a lazy river and more in all seasons at Stoney Creek Lodge in Rothschild.
Fish fries and Fridays go together in the Greater Wausau Region. Find a favorite and start your weekend.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum hosts an exhibition each fall focused on flight in nature.
The Gruhn family moved to Wausau from Rockford in 2010 to capitalize on a work opportunity.
Several years ago, Todd and LaNae Johnson were looking for a change. An affordable real estate market was a large factor in moving their dental business north.
The Greater Wausau Region is the place to be for jobs. Great jobs!
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.
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.
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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