Portage, Wisconsin geographically is situated in south central Wisconsin between the Fox and WisconsinRivers. Portage is the third oldest settlement with historical sites including the Indian Agency House, Surgeon’s quarters and Society Hill with homes dating back to the 1870’s. The city is named for the Fox River and Wisconsin River and the “portage” that had to be made between the two rivers. Marquette and Joliet portaged here on June 14, 1673 on their way to exploring and mapping the upper Mississippi River.
Portage today features a bustling business climate, great shopping and a Performing ArtsCenter and has a population of over 10,000 people. Portage is ideally located between two major interstate highways which has been an ideal location for thriving businesses and a great industrial park.
In Portage, there are lots of outdoor activities throughout the year for every member of the family. Winter recreation includes downhill skiing at Cascade Mountain, snowmobiling, ice fishing, curling, sledding and ice skating. During the warmer months, water enthusiasts enjoy the many lakes and rivers for fishing, boating and swimming. The waterways are noted for panfish, bass, northern, walleye and muskie. Walking and biking trail along the Wisconsin River Levee and the Ice Age Trail are great ways to enjoy the scenery. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy two area golf courses plus there are many parks and area historic sites.