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A Summer Day at Rib Mountain State Park

Rib Mountain State ParkIf you haven’t yet discovered Wausau, Wisconsin, you need to move it to the top of your travel list for the summer.  It’s a true gem of a city, offering something for just about everyone.  There’s plenty of shopping, art museums, and historic attractions, and it’s a nature lovers paradise.  There are plenty of hiking and biking trails, great parks like Rib Mountain State Park, and world class rapids for competitive kayakers.  To top it off, Wausau is also home to some seriously delicious restaurants; a food scene fit for the foodie within.  If you’re looking to get outside and explore while you’re in Wausau, there are definitely plenty of options to choose from. Book your room at the Stewart Inn Bed and Breakfast in Wausau, and come explore with us this summer.

Explore Rib Mountain State Park

During the winter months, Rib Mountain State Park is home to the popular Granite Peak Ski Area, one of the best ski resorts in the Midwest.  During the fall and summer months, Rib Mountain State Park becomes popular for a variety of other activities.  Here’s a short video about summer in the park:

Rib Mountain was once believed to be the tallest peak in Wisconsin, but it’s now known to be the third tallest point.  Moreover, it’s one of the oldest rock formations on earth, coming in at an astounding 1.7 billion years old. It’s an excellent place to spend the day picnicking, hiking, and enjoying nature. In total, there are more than 13 miles of hiking trails within Rib Mountain State Park, some of them culminating with extraordinary views over the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Follow the Gray Trail, which leads to the popular 60-foot observation tower. From there, you’ll enjoy exceptional views of Wausau below. Other points of interest in Rib Mountain State Park include the popular Queen’s Chair rock formation, sliding rock, and sunset point.

Rib Mountain State Park also hosts a summer concert series, Concerts in the Clouds, in their amphitheater.  The next performance will be on July 16th.  There will also be a Shakespeare in the Park performance on July 21.

To enjoy this park and many others, book your room at Wausau’s premiere boutique hotel, the Stewart Inn.  Our luxury amenities and spectacular service can’t be matched anywhere else in Wausau.