Wausau is a Top Place to Start a Fall Foliage Tour
For the foliage-finder looking for a panoramic view, Rib Mountain Park in Wausau, WI, is just the spot. While Wausau is known as a home to businesses in everything from insurance to cheese, its opportunities for outdoor activities draw residents to Rib Mountain. Located at the summit of the locals’ favorite recreation spot, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy breathtaking views of the foliage and Wisconsin River Valley on the drive up. At the top, a 60-foot tower with two observation decks provides the perfect perch to take everything in. Rocky outcroppings and trails provide challenging hikes and ready-made picnic areas. A short drive away from Wausau are the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park, Marathon Park and dozens of camping areas. The Dells of the Wisconsin River is a scenic, glacially formed gorge that features striking sandstone formations.
Don’t Miss: The Ice Age Trail
Tree Types: Cedar, aspen
Great Drives: US Hwy. 51 North to Lake Superior
Wausau, WI also made our 10 Great Hiking Trails list.