Waupaca, WI, USA

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Waupaca, WI, USA

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Encounter backcountry Wisconsin in Waupaca

Waupaca sits nestled between the chestnut and oak forests, creeks and rivers that dress the very heartlands of central Wisconsin. It's a sleepy country town with oodles of charm. Its history, enthralling and long, is wrapped up with the tales of the Menominee and Potawatomi tribes, while the local museums paint a hearty picture of Midwestern mill life on the bends of the Crystal River. Waupaca vacation rentals can also be a springboard to the countryside. Some dot the leafy waters of the Chain O'Lakes – a place of kayaking creeks and pontoons. Others hide deep in the Wisconsin forests.

Waupaca is one for the walkers

A Waupaca vacation rental on the Chain O'Lakes is the place to be to get really up-close to the prettier side of Wisconsin. You'll have babbling streams and waters right on your doorstep, perfect for launching those kayaking trips down the creeks to see the swaying fir forests and beech groves. You'll also be perfectly placed to saddle up and hit the bridle paths of Hartman Creek State Park, or to pitch the tent for an evening under the stars in one of the nearby campgrounds.

Waupaca's steeped in bucolic tales

Delve behind the whitewashed timbers and old thresholds of the Hutchinson Historical House to see if you can get a feel for what it was like living in these far-flung reaches of the wild Midwest during the Victorian era – there are immersive walkthrough tours and authentic architecture to assist. Then try to spot the old Soo Line Railway Depot, which harkens back to the steam era of yesteryear on Oak Street. After that, hit the country tracks, seeking out traditional covered bridges and rickety wood mills on the Crystal River.

Crank up the Vitamin D levels in Wisconsin

When the trees are green and the waters are warm, little Waupaca really comes into its own. Big city folk from the Green Bay and beyond flock to the town's cozy cottages and woodland lodges to vacation with the whole family while the sun is shining. To join them, you'll need to organize your own trip for the warmer months of spring and summer, which means visiting between May and August. A trip in the fall can mean getting some great bargains on lakeside stays though, and the weather should be still balmy to boot.

Honest Wisconsin country around Waupaca

There's something honest and wholesome about the rolling countryside that encompasses Waupaca. Swathes of swaying corn fields and the occasional rusting silo dot the vistas. There are clusters of old woodland here and there too, and the string of waterways, creeks, and swimming lagoons known as the Waupaca Chain O'Lakes juts straight out of the western edge of the town. You can go there to find kayaking trips, campsites, and pine-studded moraines for hiking over. The much larger Lake Michigan is also under 2 hours from the doorsteps of Waupaca vacation rentals, touting beaches and sailing opportunities aplenty.