A place of quiet and beauty...Manawa and the surrounding area offer fun activities all year long.

Manawa Wisconsin Canoeing

About Manawa, Wisconsin

Located in lovely Manawa, WI (Rodeo City), we are surrounded by woods, lakes and trails, perfect for hiking, biking, bird watching and plenty of other outdoor activities. Year-round there’s always plenty of fun such as the Manawa rodeo, the Iola car show, the Iola Winter Carnival, the Waupaca Strawberry Festival and Symco Shakedown just to name a few. The Manawa area also offers walking trails, yummy places to eat and we are very near the Tomorrow River Trail.


  • Biking, hiking, canoeing, golfing
  • Fishing at Bear Lake & on the Wolf River
  • Irish Festival, Big Whopper Weekend, Fine Art Show, Music Festival
  • Memorial Day Parade


  • Swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, canoeing and more at the Chain of Lakes Resort
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Wolf River
  • Canoeing the Crystal River
  • Century bike ride, Wisconsin Old Truck Show, Mid-Western Rodeo, Iola Car Show, Symco Shakedown, Band Concerts, Antique Tractor Pull, Thresheree


  • Tour of fall colors
  • Hunting, hiking, biking, fishing
  • Market Days, Horse & Buggy Days, Big Falls Free Corn Roast, Cheese & Sausage Festival, Bike Tour, Farm Market & Craft Fair


  • Snowshoeing, snowmobiling on 165 miles of scenic Waupaca County Snowmobile Trails
  • Nordic skiing
  • Winterville Whirl, Iola Winter Carnival, Christmas Holiday Fairs and Craft Shows