Temperatures can reach 95 degrees F. (35 degrees C.) in July and August, which is perfect for kayaking, swimming or enjoying a cold drink on the patio.
Fall in Waupaca is much cooler, with highs in the 40s and 50s F. through October and November. The area glows with vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow as the trees turn for the year.
It may be cold, but Winter in Waupaca is still exciting. Snowshoe or cross country ski through Hartman Creek State Park and enjoy the snow-covered landscape with highs in the 20s and 30s F.
Life begins a new in the Spring, as temperatures rise to around 50-60 degrees F. It makes great hiking weather, and it's also a good time to wander down Main Street and visit the local shops.
Waupaca takes its name from a river whose Native American appellation has been variously interpreted as "white sand bottom," "pale water" or "tomorrow river." Potato farming became a major industry in the late 19th century. The arrival of the train in 1871 only helped the industry, giving farmers a market for their plentiful potato crops. By the turn of the 20th century, Waupaca led the nation in the shipment of potatoes.