Waupaca County is certainly no stranger to playing host to tourists and travelers throughout the year. Filled with pristine spring-fed lakes and rivers, this beautiful Central-Wisconsin tourism destination boasts endless outdoor recreational opportunities, unique shopping scenes, an assortment of dining and opportunities for nights out on the town, and wonderful Waupaca County bed & breakfasts. Imagine your next trip on clean, clear water filled with peaceful nature, wildlife, adventure, and of course, the wonderful memories.
Waupaca County Destinations
The waters of the area draws outdoor enthusiasts. The Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes consists of 22 interconnected spring-fed lakes that offer a multitude of options to explore. There are opportunities for paddling, speedboating and waterskiing, fishing, or a tranquil pontoon ride. There are also two cruise options on the chain: the Chief Waupaca – a double decker sternwheeler – or the Lady of the Lakes yacht, both offer narrated tours and dining trips from Clearwater Harbor.
The Chain O’ Lakes empties into the Crystal River, which offers a serene, moving-water paddling option. There are many other lakes and rivers in the greater Waupaca area that offer a place to enjoy the water in a variety of watercraft, tubing, or swimming. If you don't have your own equipment, Adventure Outfitters LLC in Waupaca will have you covered. They rent out kayaks, boats, bikes, and much more.
On drier land, Waupaca offers Hartman Creek State Park and a portion of the Ice Age Trail, both perfect for the hikers and bikers out there.
The Little Wolf River Trail is a walking and biking trail in and around the City of Manawa. The trail extends into the Town of Little Wolf. Visitors to the town will find the trail fantastic for relaxation and exercise. Those that love water activities can visit the Manawa Millpond. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fishing enthusiasts can expect to find Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
Weyauwega, a quaint rural community, is located on the historic Yellowstone Trail and speaks volumes of history by name and nature. Its foundation has been built around the 250-acre Lake Weyauwega and worldwide award-winning cheeses. Weyauwega touts several parks in this Tree City U.S.A. community. The largest of these is a beautiful 12-acre site, The Weyauwega City Park and Swimming Lake, that offers a man-made swimming lake, walking trail, picnic shelters and sledding hill.
Top Off Your Journey With Relaxation And A Good Night's Sleep
With so much to see and do in Waupaca County, or simply to take in the quiet nature around you, make sure you take a little time for yourself and enjoy all the area B&Bs have to offer:
Apple Tree Lane B&B, Waupaca
Apple Tree Lane B&B is a historic Victorian farmhouse that sits on 7.5 acres, set among historic apple orchards, along 400 feet of beautiful Crystal River frontage. The Apple Tree Lane offers guests the best of both worlds: a warm and welcoming place to simply get away from it all and a convenient location to the best that the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes area offers: Quaint downtown, shopping, restaurants, parks, golfing, and paddling and water adventures on their pristine lakes and rivers. With their local’s view, let them help you plan your adventure experiences.
Lindsay House B&B, Manawa
Lindsay House B&B is a lovely 1892 Victorian home. Each night’s stay at the B&B includes morning refreshment at their coffee bar located just outside your door and a delicious breakfast served. Outdoors, enjoy sipping tea on the large wrap-around porch, or strolling through the gardens, or taking a walk on the Little Wolf River Trail or the Patrick Wade Memorial Trail, which wind along the Little Wolf River and meander through woods and fields, showing some of the most beautiful spots in and around Manawa.
Green Fountain Inn, Waupaca
Green Fountain Inn is well known in Waupaca County for their Secret Garden Cafe, with plenty of outdoor seating on their porch and patio in a lovely garden setting. Chef Sal's delightfully delicious meals include choices like Croque Monsier, Cranberry Chicken Salad, Duck Confit Hash, Farmer's Market Budda Bowl, and so much more. The innkeepers pride themselves in their hospitality and their experience and knowledge of the local area.
Crystal River Inn, Waupaca
Crystal River Inn B&B is an 1853 farmstead located in the quaint and historic village of Rural just minutes from Waupaca, Wisconsin and the Chain O’ Lakes. The Inn sits on the banks of the Crystal River with the river peacefully flowing and winding throughout the historic village. Experience nature and wildlife as you explore their 11.5 acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat with many trails, an Artesian well, a Labyrinth, short and tall grass prairies, native plant gardens, woods and historic barns.
Willow Pond Bed, Breakfast & Events, Weyauwega
Willow Pond Bed, Breakfast & Events has been the site of weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations for over ten years. Halfway between Appleton and Steven’s Point, snuggled amidst the Willow trees, is a masterpiece of nature awaiting your visit. You’ll stay in one of five bedrooms of a large farmhouse, built in 1901. Each of these rooms is decorated with exquisite antique furnishings.
Ferg Haus Inn of Ferg's Bavarian Village, Manawa
Ferg Haus Inn of Ferg's Bavarian Village is a farm and inn that have been in the Ferg family since 1898, with the house itself built in 1912. There is no shortage of things to do or see right on the property, including a gift shop with gifts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. There is also a St. Nikolis Silent Night church replica, along with a Biergarten that once hosted Oktoberfests every August, but is now used for wonderful food and seating that overlooks flowers, ponds, and the St. Nikolis Kirche. If your love turn of the century wonders, a stay here is a must!
Be sure to search for your perfect summer getaway by visiting our website, www.WisconsinBandB.com, and browse through not only our Waupaca County Inns, but all Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association member inns. B&Bs are the "Better Way To Stay"!
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