Waupaca Area Business Directory
Some of the earliest settlers came to Waupaca during the years of 1849 to 1857.  They were looking for the
"wonderful falls" up the river that they had heard so much about. The name Waupaca is believed to be an
Indian word with many meanings.  Some say "Waupaca" means sparkling waters, clear water, brave young hero and an old Indian chiefs name "Wa-Puka", which means "watching".  The Waupaca area has plenty of lakes, woods, hills and open areas that change with every season.

Mirror Lake, is located at the south end of Main street and is a popular place to go swimming, fishing and boating.
Our historic Main Street located downtown, consists of
several blocks and runs north and south. Here you will
find a wide variety of businesses. 
The Waupaca River is fast flowing over rapids and around the curves of the landscape as it flows through the downtown area. You can find ducks swimming, people
fishing at certain times of the year and people having
picnics along the river bank.  Near by is the Famous
Chain of Lakes, which consists of 22 beautiful spring fed lakes and King, where you will find gift shops, restaurants and plenty of Water. 
Pictured on the left is the historic circa 1898 bandstand which is located downtown Waupaca on the square.  The bandstand was recently restored to its former glory.  During the summer months concerts are held on Friday evenings.  The annual Strawberry Festival, an arts and crafts fair, is also held on the City Square and Main Street.
Pictured on the right, is the Red Mill Wedding Chapel and part of the beautiful grounds of the Red Mill, The Chapel is available for weddings year-round.  This is a popular area business located on the Crystal River located in the historic
village of Rural.

Waupaca is located on Hwy 10 midway
between Stevens Point and Appleton.  Only 8 miles to Weyauwega
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