Living in the great northwoods of Wisconsin gives that special quality of life that supports the secret to health and happiness – small town living. One minute you can be shopping downtown Merrill and minutes later you can be outside the city limits enjoying a panorama of forest, streams and hilltops. For those looking to escape the fast pace of the big city, yet still want some of the amenities, Merrill is the place to be. It's a place where family, friends and living are at their best!
Also known as the City of Parks, Merrill boasts nine, tree-shaded parks. Among these are 11 playgrounds, 8 ball fields, 10 tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. Likewise Merrill residents enjoy: 4 skating rinks, an 18 hole golf course, indoor pool, health club, public library, shooting range, over 20 churches, a Municipal Airport, a 73 bed hospital, 4 additional medical clinics, inter-city (covering 107 acres), and more!
Council Grounds State Park, a beautiful year-round park, is just minutes from the city limits. This 502 acre facility offers 55 camping sites with showers and flush toilets, 3.1 miles of walking trials, picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing and 5.3 miles of biking/cross country ski trails.
- Population of 10,164
- 47% Male, 53% Female
- The community was named after S.S. Merrill, railroad executive
- Festivals - Central Wisconsin Polka Festival, Lincoln County 4-H Fair
- July is the warmest month
- Most precipitation is in August
- Lowest recorded temperature was -48F in 1909
- Great community and school district