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Gift Ideas for the Wood County Outdoorist

Winter recreation is nearing and in some cases already upon us. In Wood County, ice fishing access points are offered at Dexter, Nepco, and Wazeecha throughout the winter months, though ice thickness is not monitored by the county. Snowshoeing and hiking are allowed at any park and forestry areas unless otherwise posted. Mountain bikers can make used of the single...

Upcoming Holiday Parades and Celebrations in Central Wisconsin

Celebrate the Holidays at Locations Across Central Wisconsin The holiday season is underway! Check out the remaining holiday parades and celebrations in the area: Wausau The Wausau Holiday Parade was started in the early 1980s by the Wausau West Side Business Association. Today the parade is hosted by Wausau Events and draws over 3,000 attendees each year. The parade route runs from Marathon...

UWSP Museum of Natural History Brings the Past to Life

Augmented Reality Sandbox Latest Addition to Museum 11.2017 - Located within Albertson Hall at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, the Museum of Natural History has exhibited a diverse range of topics in natural history since 1968. “The UWSP Museum of Natural History offers visitors a chance to view examples of ecosystems, wildlife, and other specimens that they may not...

Wood County ATV Area to Close for Hunting Season

The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department will close the Wood County ATV Intensive Use Area Saturday, November 17, 2018 for the nine day deer/gun hunting season. There will be no ATV riding allowed until Monday, November 26, 2018. Just a reminder that ATV’s are NOT allowed on any other County Forest Land. If you have any questions, please feel free...

Doo Wop Project Comes to the Tack

Explore - Doo Wop. What is it? If you’re of a certain age, or even if you only know someone of a certain age, chances are you’ve heard doo wop music, may even LOVE doo wop music without realizing what it is. How about these songs: “Sherry,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “Oh, What a Night!” Come on!...

Veterans Day at The Highground

Explore - The Highground Veterans Memorial Park will observe Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th. At 10am, the names of the 1,244 Wisconsin KIAs/MIAs in the Vietnam War, 877 names of the WI KIAs/MIAs in the Korean War and over 150 names of those from WI who have died while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions through present...

Vendors Needed for Bluff Boutique

The Bluff Boutique returns on November 10-11 from 10-4 p.m. to raise money for snowmaking equipment and lighting at Powers Bluff Recreation Area. Held at Nepco Lake Shelter in Wisconsin Rapids, the event is still welcoming vendors to set up their crafts, particularly for Sunday. The last event was held in March was was a great success, according to event...

Jerry Schmitt Performing at the Tack

Singer/songwriter Jerry Schmitt is no stranger to Central Wisconsin and has been a featured performer at many summer festivals, wedding dances and other local venues. With the dog days of summer gone and mosquito season over, the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer is pumped and ready to welcome this Stratford native and his band for a...

Wood County Campgrounds Closed for Camping Starting November

Explore - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that South Wood County Park Campground and North Wood County Park Campground will close for the season for camping and to unauthorized vehicles between the dates of November 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. The Dexter County Park Campground will remain open for camping until...

Pass Through an Authentic Beer Barrel at Hilltop Pub & Grill

The Hilltop Pub & Grill has been a favorite in the Stevens Point area for decades. With a large menu to please many tastes and two dozen beers on tap, the restaurant remains a popular place for casual get-togethers and a drink after the UWSP basketball game. On busy nights you can be hard-pressed to find an available table,...