Named after the word “southern” in the Chippewa language, Shawano is a city in the county of the same name. Shawano is also the county seat for Shawano County. As of 2010, the city had a population of 9,305.
The City of Shawano is located right on the scenic Wolf River with Shawano Lake and all 6,215 acres of water waiting to be explored. On the river and in the lake you’ll find Pike, Bass, Sturgeon, and many more species. The river is also one of the best spots in the Midwest for whitewater rafting as it is one of America’s designated national Wild & Scenic Rivers. Golfers will enjoy the scenic Shawano Lake Golf Course nestled on the northern shoreline of the lake. Hunters can try their luck at the Navarino Recreation Area located only 10 miles south of Shawano. This 15,000 acre, state owned wildlife area is rich for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, and turkey. If you happen to be in Shawano during the spring months, check out the annual Sturgeon migration in Sturgeon Park.
Downtown Shawano has many different shops and restaurants for you to explore. There are tons of local shops that specialize in clothing, personal wellness, quilts, boutiques and more. Most of these shops are located either on Main St. or Green Bay St. which makes them all very easy to access. There’s also a wide range of restaurants on these two streets as well. Some of these options range from American, Italian, Mexican, Seafood, and Chinese. Many of these options have an average rating over four stars, so definitley check some of these out.
Shawano is a city with endless possibilities to offer it’s residents. If you’re looking to become a Shawano resident, check out some of the listings below and move to Shawano today!