Wood County

Wood County is cranberry country, a land of forests, wetlands and fun things to do.

Wood County is cranberry country, a land of forests, wetlands and fun things to do. Centrally located, Wood County is an ideal vacation destination.

Having fun in Wood County is easy. Golf one of Wood County’s seven beautiful golf courses. Spend an afternoon and visit Munsey & Boda our rare Kodiak Bears at Wildwood Park & Zoo in Marshfield or the Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo & Petting Zoo.

Visit a working paper mill or learn about the paper industry at Alexander House in Port Edwards. Tour a working cranberry farm. Learn about the area’s history at the South Wood County Historical Museum in Wisconsin Rapids or the Upham Mansion in Marshfield.

Explore the Rudolph Grotto Gardens & Wonder Cave or take one of three river walks in Wisconsin Rapids. Stop and see the creatures at “JuRustic Park” in Marshfield. Pay honor to America’s fighting men and women at the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville.

Go birdwatching at the Sandhill Wildlife Area and the George W. Mead Wildlife Area. Go fishing and boating on Petenwell Flowage, Big Eau Pleine Flowage, Wisconsin River, Lake Nepco, Lake Dexter and Lake Wazeecha.

Take a drive into the country and see some of the Amish settlements and shop for handmade food, quilts, furniture and crafts. Catch a performance at the Performing Arts Center in Wisconsin Rapids or see the new exhibit at New Visions Gallery in Marshfield. Spend the evening at Ho-Chunk Gaming in Nekoosa.

Bicyclists can ride a number of area trails, including the 6.25-mile McMillan Marsh Trail north of Marshfield, the 20-mile Ahdawagam Trail System in Wisconsin Rapids and Nepco Lake County Park in Wisconsin Rapids.

Cross-country skiers can explore the McMillan Marsh Wildlife Area, Nepco Lake Area Trail, Richfield Area Trail or Wildwood Park in Marshfield. Powers Bluff, located between Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids, offers downhill skiing, snow tubing and cross-country skiing. Snowmobilers can ride 260 miles of trails running through Wood County.

Year-round, there’s always something happening in Wood County, from festivals and races to art exhibitions and sporting competitions. Don’t miss the annual Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield on Labor Day Weekend.

Start planning your Wood County escape today.