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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ArtJune 6/19/2021 Baraboo - 14.92 miles away
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Concerts on the Square 6/10/2021 - 8/26/2021 Baraboo - 14.98 miles away
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Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square 5/15/2021 Baraboo - 15.01 miles away
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Downtown Baraboo Brew Ha-Ha 6/18/2021 Baraboo - 15.01 miles away
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Automotion Classic Car Show 5/22/2021 - 5/23/2021 Wisconsin Dells - 16.92 miles away
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Mid-Continent BBQ Train 6/19/2021 - 6/20/2021 North Freedom - 21.46 miles away
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Mid-Continent Railway Stars & Stripes Special 7/03/2021 - 7/04/2021 North Freedom - 21.47 miles away
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Dragon Art Fair 6/05/2021 DeForest - 21.99 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