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Find Your Work-Life Balance: Minocqua

Take a journey to the Northwoods and settle into a simpler way of life balancing your career and life outside the work field in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Marshfield Clinic Health System offers employees the opportunity to live in picturesque locations with close-knit communities while sustaining an impactful career doing what they love most. Keep reading and learn how you can enjoy the outdoors, connect with the community, and land an outstanding career with MCHS to maintain a healthy work-life balance in this beautiful small town.

Enjoying the Outdoors

Photo Credit: Minocqua Area Chamber

Did you know Minocqua was named “Nature’s Original Waterpark?” It’s true! Minocqua is home to 2,300 bodies of freshwater. Amongst these vast waters, you can partake in a variety of activities from fishing, boating, or paddling by kayak or canoe. If fishing catches your attention, head right to the water in downtown Minocqua on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. In any of these connected lakes, you can catch Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Trout, and Walleye. In fact, this chain was actually named by Bassmaster in the top 100 best bass fishing lakes in the country and one of the best 25 in the central region of America! Click here to find out more about their claim to fame here.

Set your poles down and just cruise by boat while you relax and unwind! If you don’t have a boat of your own, many local businesses offer rentals and even cruises on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. Rental watercraft come in all shapes and sizes for you to have some water fun from pontoons, and ski boats to jet skis! Or take a cruise with Minocqua Pontoon Cruises where you can see an assortment of wildlife and history behind the town. You can also check out these waters on different vessels like kayaking or canoeing on small stream ways in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. Check out the canoe routes in the NH-AL State Forest here.

Minocqua holds more adventures than just water-filled fun! There are more than a million acres of forest open to the public, including 600 miles of trails alone accessible by foot or bike. A popular trail to explore is known as The Bearskin which follows along the Bearskin Creek providing incredible views of nature in its purest form. It also includes a unique look at Minocqua’s past with the trail once being a railroad corridor surrounded by towering trees and thick forest. The trails are nearly endless so be sure to check out more trails in the surrounding area here.

Not only does Minocqua offer outdoor fun from water to land for everyone, it provides a simpler lifestyle while sustaining an outstanding career. Find out more about finding your healthy work-life balance in Minocqua with Marshfield Clinic Health System!

Connecting with the Community

Photo Credit: Minocqua Area Chamber

Get to know the locals of this small town community at recurring activities and events! Every Friday Minocqua holds the Minocqua Farmers Market from May to October. Local area farmers, producers, crafters, artisans, and non-profit groups gather together and share their goods with the community. Their products promote eating healthy and living a healthier lifestyle.

Minocqua is also home to a variety of arts & crafts shows that occur seasonally! To name a few, June Bloom offers its own unique items handcrafted by local community members. There is also the After Loon Delight Craft Show where they showcase and sell handmade artwork, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, clothing, photography, and even wood carvings and creations. 

Annually, Minocqua has many events to keep you busy and connected with the community! On the last Saturday of September, Beef-A-Rama is held and has been for over 50 years. This event has become a one-of-a-kind tradition only found in Minocqua. From signature beef to cow-themed costumes, Beef-A-Rama has it all! You can even compete with your fellow community members through the Beef Eating Contest and Cow Pie Plop!

And when the jolly winter season comes, the community is sure to celebrate together at the annual Community Christmas Kickoff! The local business and community members all participate and come together through a variety of fun-filled activities for you and for families in the area from pictures with Santa to elf scavenger hunts. There are also community events throughout the day so be sure to check out the details here!

Minocqua takes pride in its community activities and events to bring everyone together. Having a close-knit community is essential, and with Marshfield Clinic Health System, you can maintain a healthy work-life balance with phenomenal careers and inviting communities like Minocqua!

Outstanding Careers

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Marshfield Clinic Health Systems offers outstanding careers and allows you to have a healthy work-life balance in small towns like Minocqua. With Marshfield Clinic, the patients and people you help, become your neighbors within the close-knit community.

Hear more about Dr. Michael McGill, a cardiologist at Marshfield Clinic Health System, who has moved north to Minocqua to practice high-quality medicine during the day and enjoy lake life in the evenings. Not only does he enjoy lake life, but he also loves coaching basketball while managing a perfect work-life balance:

Overall, Minocqua provides endless outdoor opportunities to explore the beautiful Northwoods and numerous activities and events to connect with the local community. With Marshfield Clinic Health System, you can enjoy the relaxing lifestyle of Minocqua while having an outstanding, long-lasting career!

Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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