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Chasing the Cheese in Central Wisconsin

June Dairy Month a Great Time to Enjoy Wisconsin Cheese It’s June, and that means National Dairy Month. In Wisconsin, it’s a time to appreciate one of the state’s top industries and its respectable place on the world stage. The highest producer of cheese in the United States, Wisconsin wins more awards than any other state in major cheese contests. Ninety...

Learn More about Gardening at Lester Public Library

Come join the camaraderie with the Wood County Master Gardeners at the Lester Public Library at Rome as they discuss various gardening topics during the 2019 growing season. Each session has a special presentation. Questions are always welcome. Tuesday, May 21, 6 pm Dividing Perennials, Planting Annuals plus Free Plant Exchange Tuesday, June 18, 6 pm Landscaping and Gardening with a...

Wood County Parks to Open May 1 – What’s New this Year

The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to inform the public that our parks will be opening on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. What’s new? • Camping reservations can now be made one year in advance! • Please see our updated fees on our website or Facebook. • Reservations can now be made through the office for the entire camping season of May...

Wood County Rifle Range Close Due to Weather

The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that the Wood County Rifle Range is closed until further notice due to the high water table and heavy rains. Please check our website, Facebook page, or Travel Wisconsin for updated opening and closing information.

View Central Wisconsin’s Papermaking Legacy on the Green Circle Trail

Explore the Paper Mill Trail Springtime and warming temperatures make for an excuse to take advantage of Stevens Point's many excellent walking trails. One of those is part of the Green Circle Trail, a section called the Paper Mill Trail. At 1.7 miles long, the path will take you across small bridges and boardwalks along the Plover River Flowage. It's also...

Powers Bluff Recreation Area Now Closed for Season

Explore - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that Powers Bluff Recreation Area is now closed for the season. Thank you for a wonderful season! Join us this weekend at the 3rd Powers Bluff Boutique Shopping & Fundraiser Event on Saturday at the Nepco Lake Shelter to raise money for snowmaking equipment and...

All Wood County Snowmobile Trails to Close Wednesday

All Wood County snowmobile trails will close at 6am on Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019. Wood County snowmobile trails are subject to periodic and unexpected closures. For updates on recent closures or openings or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks & Forestry Office at (715) 421-8422 or e-mail us at parks@co.wood.wi.us or “Like” us...

Tack Center to Welcome Acclaimed Irish Band

The High Kings to Visit the Tack For nearly a quarter century, LuCille Tack Center for the Arts has consistently sold out shows that feature music of the Emerald Isle. From Titanic’s party band, GAELIC STORM, to JURY’S IRISH CABARET, the rousing and reflective tunes performed by these groups strike a chord that resonates with almost everyone in Central Wisconsin. In...

Snowmobile Trails Open This Week (Feb. 11)

Explore - The Sunset Drifters snowmobile club will open tomorrow, February 12th at 8am.  The Kellner Knights opened today, Monday, February 11th.  The Yellow River Riders will open on Friday at 8am.  All other snowmobile clubs have their trails open.  There are numerous icy areas and that rider should travel with caution until they are familiar with the trails. As...

Snowmobile Trails to Open

The BAKERVILLE SNOW ROVERS snowmobile club has indicated they would like to open their snowmobile trails tonight at 6pm (Friday, February 8, 2019. The AUBURNDALE NITE OWLS snowmobile club will open on Sunday morning, February 10, 2019 at 8am. All other Wood County snowmobile trails will remain closed until further notice. The KELLNER KNIGHTS assessed their trail system and there are too...