This column originally appeared in the Feb. 15, 2017, issue of the Portage County Gazette.
Is Wausau too big?
Of course not. The question seems ludicrous unless you ardently love even smaller cities like Stevens Point.
But over a tasty wheat beer in downtown Wausau with a friend, prior to a Marathon County snowshoeing outing, the question took root and shaped my thoughts on another excellent regional attraction.
On Google Earth, the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area looks worthy of a Presidential Award of Yuuuugeness and Economic Development.