Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Real Estate News & Information
Steve Huhta Remax

Waupaca Chain News and Info


Wheel House Parking Lot Causes Waves on the Waupaca Chain

A restaurant’s plan to create additional parking space drew a crowd of Chain O’ Lakes residents to Farmington Town Hall Friday, Oct. 2.

Many of the people who live in the area are opposed to the planned parking lot.

Jeff Maiman, the owner of the Wheelhouse Restaurant, spoke to those in attendance about why his business needs the additional parking.

Maiman purchased a wooded 4-acre parcel on the corner of Pleasant Park Lane and County Trunk Q, about one-quarter mile from the restaurant.

For more Details see the Waupaca County Post

Site plan for proposed parking lot on Chain.  Click to enlarge.

Record Number of Steps to the Chain’s Waters

Mark Rolf – from Rolf’s Stone & Landscape ( 715-281-0038) and “Big Mike” – from Mike Filiatrault Contracting (715-281-4734) combined for an “interesting” project on Otter Lake, Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes…

Mark Rolf built 113 steps down a hill loaded with big rock that hooked up to a Mike Filiatrault constructed walk way across some low land and then Mike added a nice permanent pier out into Otter Lake.  This was not an easy project for either contractor but these contractors work resulted in a Chain property owner now having a nice configuration of stairs, a “dry land” walk way and permanent pier that will enhance the property and the owners enjoyment of the Waupaca Chain.

Waupaca Chaib O Lakes Otter Steps

Waupaca Chain O Lakes Otter Dock



Chain Area Storage Buildings Almost Ready

Storage units on the corner of old Highway 22 and State Highway 22, very near the Chain O’ Lakes, are nearing completion… 715–258–7117 for more info.

From personal experience, storage buildings are experiencing very low vacancy rates so these units are a nice addition to the Waupaca area.  

Priced to Sell … Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Real Estate Sales Continue To Be Hot

Waupaca Chain O Lakes sold Grand View Johnson This one on Nessling Lake was listed at the end of June and sold at the beginning of August.

Located on Grand View Drive this Chain property has 89 feet of perfect sand lake bottom offering great swimming.

The home has 2,400 square feet of living space and great lake views all on a 89 x 270 lot. With 3 bedrooms, 2 and half baths and a two car garage this property was obviously a very attract property to the new owner who again, did not let this property sit on the market for long.

Waupaca Chain Storage Buildings Sit on Foundry Sand

New storage units are being constructed at the corner of Hwy 22 and Old Hwy 22 very near the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes.

To help save space at the Waupaca Foundry’s waste site, a big hole was dug on this property, which was filled with Foundry waste sand. The concrete for this project was then poured over the top of the black waste sand.

Waupaca Chain O Lakes storage buildings

On and Off the Market for a Few Year – Sold Sign Showing Now

This property on Cleghorn Road – Columbia Lake – Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes has been listed on and off going back to 2012.
Waupaca Chain O lakes Cleghorn columbia
When the new owners purchased this property, after it had been on the market for just 3 months, it was listed for $460,000.

This home was completely remodeled/redecorated into a nice year around home facing south looking across water skiing Columbia Lake. Lots of windows allow a stunning view of the lake. The property is located right in the center of the Waupaca Chain O Lakes country and has a nicely landscaped back yard with multilevel decks.

Four bedrooms and 2 full baths allow the new owners lots of space.

At the time of the sale the property had a property tax assessment of $380,000.

Both the buyers and sellers were represented by REMAX Lyons Real Estate.

To sign up for a Chain Newsletter that goes out every time a Chain property sells please go to www.ChainNewsletter.com

Sunset Lake House Attacks New Owners Quickly…

Waupaca Chain O Lakes Highland soldThis Sunset Lake house was for sale a little over 2 month before it joined the list of Waupaca Chain properties with new owners – this summer – so far.

By chain standards, this property’s .72 acres of land and 111 feet of frontage with good swimming make up a very large lot, at the end of a dead end road.

The home has 2300 square feet of living space across two floors with a walk out lower level. A large wrap around deck, nice patio, fireplace, 4 bedrooms and a nice 2 car detached garage helped make this property attractive to new Chain home owners.

The property had a property tax fair market value of $524,800 and was listed for $664,900 at the time of the sale .

For more information about all the homes that have sold on the Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes this year, along with a list of all chain homes that are for sale please go to www.WaupacaWaterFront.com

Sold in 2006 and Again This Year

It is rare that a house on the Waupaca Chain sells twice in less than 10 years.
Waupaca Chain O Lakes Miner sold ET
This Miner Lake property with 66 feet of sand lake bottom frontage sold for $850,000 at the end of 2006 and then sold again this year. The most recently listing price was $550,000.

This 2,900 Sq Ft year around home has 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ full baths and a one car attached garage.

The home faces west, is very close to the water and has great swimming.

Chain District Tries Beetles to Help Control Invasive Plants

In an effort to control purple loosestrife, the Waupaca Chain Lake District has planted beetle-infested plants.
Waupaca Chain Of Lakes Beetles
After purple loosestrife gets a foothold in a lake, pond or marsh, it chokes off habitat for other plants and forces out wildlife.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Galerucella beetles are a safe, effective bio-control of purple loosestrife.

When the beetles eat these plants, the plants are weakened and do not flower.

For the complete story visit www.WaupacaNow.com

Fun Show: Waupaca Chain Skiers

Waupaca Chain O Lakes - Chain SkiersThanks to all the hard working volunteers who make the Chain Skier Shows possible! Fun to go and watch from the water on Saturday nights. Skiers were cool, on a cool night, last evening. https://www.facebook.com/WaupacaChainSkiers