Find Your Work Life Balance: Rib Mountain

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Are you looking for a fresh start in your career and needing a bit more work life balance for your lifestyle? Our friends at Marshfield Clinic Health System have locked in the answer to having a successful career, finding a community they love, and creating the perfect work-life balance to go along with it. Explore how you can find your balance with MCHS while living in a beautiful and active community nestled in the heart of Wausau!

Rib Mountain State Park

Photo Credit: Rib Mountain State Park // Visit Wausau

This state park is home to a billion-year-old hill and is known as one of the oldest geological formations on the earth! Rib Mountain State Park isn’t just known for its hiking trails and views, but it also boasts a large amount of activities for any outdoor enthusiast to enjoy year-round. Plus, did you know that this mountain is actually known to be one of the highest points in Wisconsin?

Open year-round, Rib Mountain offers plenty of fun to be had but it’s fundamentally known for their amazing biking and hiking trails throughout the park. There are 13 miles of trails throughout (8 that are suitable for those with disabilities) and takes you through all different areas of the park. One thing that all visitors and community members are huge fans of is the observation tower. This 60-foot tower gives a birds-eye view of all of the surrounding areas including Wausau and the rolling waters of the Wisconsin River. 

In the winter, you can’t miss out on the extravagant snowshoeing and skiing opportunities! Granite Peak Ski Area is on the other side of the mountain offering some of the best skiing in the state. When you live here, make sure to buy a season pass to enjoy the fun all winter long and be able to hit the ski-lift whenever the fresh snow starts to fall. 

In the fall, you must take advantage of the scenic chairlift rides (or hike to the top) and take in all of the views of the fall foliage surrounding central Wisconsin. When you get to the top, you can take your time enjoying nature, exploring the park, and taking in some of the best views you can catch across Wisconsin all year long! And we can’t forget to mention that Rib Mountain is also home to the Rib Mountain Golf Course. Come spring and summer, this beautiful course overlooks this amazing state park and ski area. It is a great course to get out and play a quick nine hole game of golf or to head out on the driving range to get some practice in.  

So living near this beautiful state park sounds pretty exciting, huh? We couldn’t agree anymore! Best part? Not only can you be minutes away from one of our beloved state parks, but you can also have a rewarding career that offers exceptional work-life balance at Marshfield Clinic Health Systems!

The Exciting Surrounding Area

Photo Credit: International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival // Visit Wausau

We now know that Rib Mountain State Park is one of the most beautiful and fun places to make a stop in the greater Wausau area, but what surrounds the area lies the secret to making living in the community so wonderful. 

For our Wisconsin foodies, the greater Wausau area boasts many places to get food of all sorts. If you’re a brewery fan and love artisan food then Redeye Brewing Company is the place to be. Foodies of all sorts will love their delicious starters, tasty burgers, and their wood-fired pizzas. Pair that with one of their world class beers and you’ll see why this location is one of Wausau’s favorites! Some other foodie hotspots that make living in this community so great are Back When Cafe, Thrive Foodery, and the Pinewood Supper Club

The Wausau area is also home to some amazing year-round events that are perfect for community members and visitors alike! One event that is special to Wausau every year is the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival. During this festival, neighbors far and wide can take part in celebrating the industry and history of ginseng to learn more about the critical part of the culture and economy that ginseng is to the area. Other yearly events include the Wausau Marathon, Leinenkugel’s Classic Pond Hockey, and the Badger State Games

Foodie hotspots, year-round events, and the plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities make being in the Rib Mountain area one of the best for Wisconsin residents. If you’re ready to kick-start a new career and really find a home that offers all of this and more, get started by checking out how you can join the team with the Marshfield Clinic Health System!

After all, we can’t help but fall in love with all of the opportunities that lie in the Central Wisconsin region. And thanks to Marshfield Clinic Health System, you can find a great career and be right in the center of all of the fun that the Rib Mountain area has to offer! Dive a little deeper into what work-life balance looks like for employees with Crystal Welker, a Surgical Technologist at MCHS now: 

About Marshfield Clinic: ​​Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is an integrated health system serving Wisconsin with more than 12​​,000 employees including more than 1,400 providers comprising over 170 specialties, a health plan, and research and education programs. 


Kortnee Hass: Social Media Coordinator for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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