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Marshfield is a vibrant community in central Wisconsin known for world-class health care and a fresh mix of lodging, dining and shopping and attractions. There’s always something new to discover in Marshfield—plan your visit today.

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700 S. Central Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449

How to Beat the Winter Blues | Powers Bluff snowboarder

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Looking for a central Wisconsin adventure this winter? Here's what to see and do on your trip to Marshfield.

1. Traverse Snowy Trails & See Kodiak Bears

Kick-off your day with some fresh air on Marshfield’s trails—snowshoeing, fat tire biking, and cross-country skiing. Any day of the week, hit up the local trails for snowshoeing and fat tire biking (we recommend the Ecology Trail at Wildwood Zoo, where you can also visit Kodiak Bears Munsey & Boda). Want more trail options? Click here for the City Trails Map.

2. Cozy Up with a Cup of Coffee

Sip a perfectly crafted latte and have a delectable pastry at Uptown Coffee Company or The Daily Grind. You’ll find warm, friendly service as you come in from the cold to taste seasonal flavors. Uptown has a modern interior and also sells a variety of quirky Wisconsin merch for sale that make great gifts for far-flung relatives. At The Daily Grind, you’ll feel like right at home; with its rustic décor and good-as-grandma’s, hearty soup, and delicious lunch menu, you’ll want to come in and stay awhile.

3. Shop Downtown

Find a unique array of gifts for your friends and family in the downtown. Décor devotees will enjoy Endless Designs, book nerds will love the classic, cozy charm of Thimbleberry Books, and if you need a new hobby, there’s always good times to be found browsing Good Day Sunshine Record Shop for vinyl. Families can also spend quality time learning and crafting with their kids at Discovery Education Station, offering a variety of fun and scientific classes. Don’t forget to browse their Locavore Market which sells local produce (aquaponic lettuce, microgreens, sipping vinegar, coffee) and hand-crafted gifts (goat milk soaps, beeswax wraps, seasonal decorations, jewelry, art).

4. Hit Up Powers Bluff – Fun for the Whole Family!

On a weekend afternoon, head to nearby Powers Bluff County Park, a winter playground for all ages. Here you can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, fat tire biking, and snow tubing. After your snowy adventures, thaw out in the Stone Shelter warming house building.

Did You Know?

  • Powers Bluff boasts the highest point of elevation in Wood County
  • Powers Bluff has over 3.5 miles of groomed multi-use trail open for skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. In addition, there are 3.5 miles of dedicated snowshoe trails. Check out the Winter Trail Map for more information. A trail pass is required to use these trails and can be purchased at the CTH N trailhead any day of the week, and on the weekends in the shelter from the concessionaire.
  • 70 acres of the park is a designated State Natural Area that features a 1.5-mile nature trail. The south 80 acres of the park is listed on the National Register of Historic places as a Native American Cultural Sensitivity Area with preserved Native American dance rings, and burial grounds.
  • Full information on Powers Bluff including hours and pass rates can be found here.

5. Refuel with Downtown Eats – Spicy & Savory

Spice it up at lunch at MoJo’s Pasta House & Cajun Cookshack for comfort food that’s fast casual and filling – like their Pasta Jambalya or Shrimp Po’boy. If you crave burgers, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Nutz Deep II, winner of Best Burger (Best of Marshfield poll) for several years running. Or if you are feeling like a fiesta, why not try the newest Mexican food option, Casa Amigos, where you’ll find a new variety of takes on traditional south of the border staples plus well as exciting new flavors.

Planning an overnight trip to Marshfield? Discover great places to launch your central Wisconsin winter adventure in Wood County and Marathon County here.