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

Four Friends Four Media Art Exhibit 11/05/2021 - 11/26/2021 Portage - 0.81 miles away
World War II Radio Christmas 11/12/2021 - 11/21/2021 Portage - 0.81 miles away
Lunch Break Series: Rock N Wool Winery 11/18/2021 Portage - 0.81 miles away
Experience the Magic of Christmas in Downtown Baraboo 11/26/2021 - 12/24/2021 Baraboo - 14.95 miles away
Downtown Baraboo Wine Walk 7/23/2021 Baraboo - 15.01 miles away
Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade 11/20/2021 Baraboo - 15.01 miles away
Wine Walk & Shop 2021 11/13/2021 Lodi - 16.61 miles away
Mid-Continent Railway Santa Express 11/27/2021 - 11/28/2021 North Freedom - 21.46 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!


High 80° F
Low 61° F


High 29° F
Low 13° F


High 58° F
Low 39° F


High 56° F
Low 35° F

Portage Area Chamber of Commerce