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What you should know about Portage

Portage is the ideal vacation destination for those seeking an affordable skiing or snowboarding trip, with the amazing resort of Cascade Mountain located just minutes away. Visit outside of the winter months though, and you’ll discover the city isn’t just a one-trick pony. You’ll find there is an abundance of beautiful countryside to explore off-season, with many parks and state wildlife areas in the vicinity. There are also plenty of places in Portage to go shopping or enjoy a delicious meal.

Hotels in Portage


The accommodation in Portage mainly covers the budget range, ensuring you’ll always be able to find great hotel rates in Portage. Although you won’t find high-end luxury resorts, you can expect some welcome perks such as free WiFi and breakfast during your stay in Portage. One of the top choices in the neighborhood is the 2-star Comfort Suites Portage. You get a lot of bang for your buck, including amenities such as an indoor pool and a fitness center. Another great discount hotel in Portage is Super 8 Portage. This hotel has extremely affordable rates, and is only a 10-minute drive from Cascade Mountain.

Things to see in Portage


The biggest draw of Portage is without a doubt Cascade Mountain. This ski resort has 160 skiable acres, with 36 trails to carve up, and four parks for jibbing and catching some air. There’s an excellent mix of runs, ranging from calming blues to exhilarating blacks. Just make sure to get up the slopes early to catch the fresh powder! With snowmakers covering all the trails, you’ll never have to worry about poor weather affecting the slopes. There are some great historical sights to visit in the city. The Portage World War II Museum is a museum like no other. Rather than just exhibiting the fascinating collection of memorabilia, the attentive owner provides a 2-hour tour of the museum, where each object and its story is explained in detail. For a slice of local history, visit the Historic Indian Agency House. It provides an insight into the history of the area, in particular the relationship between Portage and the Ho-Chunk Native Americans.

Good for families


Portage is a great destination for those traveling with children. The skiing area of Cascade Mountain is great for families as it has runs for all skill levels, and those with younger children can go snow tubing together. In fact, you’ll find that all of the attractions and sights in the area are kid-friendly. There are some superb family-friendly restaurants too, where you can enjoy a delicious meal together. Cimaroli's receives high praise from its many customers, and serves American cuisine in a gorgeous countryside setting. When it comes to accommodation, there are several family-friendly hotels in Portage to choose from.

How to get to Portage


If you’re traveling from cities such as Atlanta, Detroit, and Chicago, you can take a domestic flight to Dane County Regional Airport, which is just a 35-minute drive away from Portage. The city is also on the Amtrak line Empire Builder, which connects it to many cities across the U.S. With Amtrak you can travel to Portage from Chicago in just over 3 hours, or Milwaukee in just over an hour and a half. As Portage is a relatively small town, you’ll find the best way to travel around is by hiring a car, enabling you to see the city and the sights of the surrounding countryside with ease.

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