Downtown river area sparks the imagination
By Steve Hill
It’s getting to be that time of year when we most need walks and are least likely to get them, so here’s a little Christmas gift of advice: if you’re near downtown Wausau, take a few minutes to check out what’s going on along the Wisconsin River north of downtown.
The family – most of it, anyway – took time for a short trek Sunday. We were practicing celebrations for the end of my wife’s self-imposed exile into study for an associate’s degree in accounting, and we thought we would reacquaint her with the outdoors.
She had just finished her very last project before graduation, so we decided on an after-dusk foray to see the new pedestrian bridge over Stinchfield Creek on the river’s east bank. I’d seen photos of the color-changing lights on the bridge and read a bit about the area’s revitalization efforts, so we thought we’d take a look.
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