Just a short drive from Green Bay or Milwaukee, in the heart of Wisconsin, you’ll find Waupaca and the Chain O’ Lakes. This area is safe, serene and offers the perfect day trip for you and your kids or grandkids. There is a quaint downtown with restaurants and shops as well as parks, lakes and outdoor activities.
Kids love the opportunity to explore, get messy and cool off in the lakes. Adults love having several food options for the pickiest of kids as well as safe lodging and access to downtown. Here, you get the best of both worlds – an outdoor escape and a safe town to call home base.
Tom Thumb Mini Golf
Round of putt-putt anyone? For the kids who love competition!
Scooper’s Ice Cream
Every Summer trip needs a visit to the local ice cream shop!
Hartman Creek State Park
Escape and go on a nature walk and have a picnic at the state park.
Rent kayaks and more and get out on the lake!
Evergreen Campsite and Resort
This campground has it all: a water park, game room, mini golf, playgrounds and a fishing pond.
The Red Mill
For the kids who want souvenirs and great ice cream!
Need to cool off from the heat? Check out the local bowling alley.
June 11 – Park and Watch Movie at the Airport
7pm at the Waupaca Municipal Airport
Bring blankets and snacks and watch The Croods on the big screen!
June 13 and 20 – Waupaca Wisconsin Chain Skiers
1:30pm at Bear Lake View from Bear Lake Resort by Tiki Hut
Kids will love watching from the shoreline as the skiers show off their routines on the lake.
June 19 and 20 – Strawberry Fest
A weekend of fun in downtown Waupaca
See more information here.
June 19 and 20 – Waupaca Model Railroad Show
Waupaca Rec Center
Consider Waupaca for your next day trip – or the next time you run out of ideas to keep the kids entertained! Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and make memories the kids won’t forget at the Chain O’ Lakes.