Portage

The city of Portage marks an ancient overland portage that was a strategic link between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. In 1828, Fort Winnebago was built to protect the site. Thirty years later, a two mile canal was hand dug joining the two rivers. Today, visitors can tour a restored section of the canal. Tours of the Surgeon’s Quarters and the Indian Agency House, all that’s left of old Fort Winnebago, is also offered. The local museum honors the city’s most famous daughter, Pulitzer prize-winning author Zona Gale.

Explore Portage

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Bethlehem Lutheran Craft Fair 10/19/2019 Portage - 2.72 miles away
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Fall Art Tour 10/18/2019 - 10/20/2019 Baraboo - 13.95 miles away
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Cemetery Walking Tour 9/20/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 15.26 miles away
4
Dells On Tap Weekend 10/18/2019 - 10/19/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 16.36 miles away
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers 10/18/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 17.13 miles away
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Halloween Hike at Mirror Lake State Park 10/19/2019 Baraboo - 17.15 miles away
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Mid-Continent Railway Pumpkin Special 10/19/2019 - 10/20/2019 North Freedom - 21.55 miles away
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Mid-Continent Railway Dinner Trains 10/05/2019 North Freedom - 21.71 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!

Summer

High 80° F
Low 61° F

Winter

High 29° F
Low 13° F

Fall

High 58° F
Low 39° F

Spring

High 56° F
Low 35° F

Portage Area Chamber of Commerce