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Hiking/walking is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Waupaca area. Whether you are a beginner hiker, hiking with your family, or an experienced explorer, Waupaca has trails to meet all your adventures.

The River Ridge Trail is part of a plan to preserve urban natural areas in a non-motorized trail system that winds throughout the Waupaca area. There are several off-road trail segments located throughout the city. These segments are connected by streets that are designated with River Ridge Trail signs. Bikes are allowed only on limestone or blacktopped surfaces.

The Ice Age Trail crosses back and forth between Waupaca and Portage counties where the chapter maintains more than 23 miles of Ice Age Trail across five segments: Waupaca River (4.9 miles); Hartman Creek (5.6 miles); Emmons Creek (2.6 miles); Skink and Foster Lakes (4.4 miles); and New Hope-Iola Skil Hill (5.6 miles).

Hartman Creek State Park has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Hartman Creek State Park ranging from 1.9 to 12.1 miles and from 912 to 1,062 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you’ll be out on the trail in no time!

The history of the Indian Crossing Casino will come alive this fall at the Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival slated for October 1st and 2nd  on the shores of the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes located in central Wisconsin.

2021 Lineup

Friday, October 1

  • 7:00 pm – Jay Stulo Band
  • 9:00 pm – Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin Altar Boys

Saturday, October 2

  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm – The Incorruptibles
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Madtown Manish Boys
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Big Al Dorn and the Blues Howlers
  • 9:00 – 10:30 pm – Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials

You can call 715-258-7343 to order tickets.

Order Online Tickets   Available until Noon on Friday, October 1st.

Tickets Available Soon: *price subject to change*
Friday – $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Saturday, $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Weekend Pass – $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Price includes sales tax.

Purchase tickets at the door

Order Tickets Online
Advance Sale Tickets Prices Available online until noon October 1st, 2021, by phone order at (715) 258-7343 or at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, 315 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981 until 4 pm October 1st.

Online tickets will be held at “Will Call”. Pick up at the Indian Crossing Casino Friday evening or Saturday.

Individuals not 21 years of age will not be admitted to the Festival.  Identification required at the door.  Carry-in beverages and seating will not be permitted.  Handicap access into the Casino is available on the east side of the building.

Food will be available for purchase Friday night and Saturday.

The Waupaca area has many unique shops – from clothing, to gifts, boutiques, arts and antiques and décor – there’s that special something you will want to take back with you!

We have many wonderful dining opportunities for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our many area restaurants. Great pizza, steaks, seafood, homemade specials, ethnic foods and the traditional Friday night fish fry accompanied by an Old-Fashioned, something to satisfy your taste buds.

Quench your thirst with over fifteen different craft beers in the taproom at our local brew pub!

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