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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The Heartland 1/03/2020 - 2/01/2020 Portage - 0.81 miles away
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Historic Living Windows 12/14/2019 Portage - 0.84 miles away
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The Very Merry Holiday Fair 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019 Baraboo - 14.83 miles away
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Baraboo Night Market 9/20/2019 Baraboo - 14.95 miles away
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Christmas Lights Parade 12/14/2019 Lodi - 16.2 miles away
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Christmas Lights Parade 12/14/2019 Lodi - 16.64 miles away
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The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas 12/21/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 17.13 miles away
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Scotty McCreery 1/17/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.13 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