The Village of Frederic is a rural community located in western Wisconsin an hour and a half north of the Twin Cities and an hour and a half south of the Duluth – Superior area on State Highway 35. Farms, forests, open land and many lakes characterize the Frederic area.
Originally a logging community, Frederic was founded in 1903 and over the next 70 years grew into a retail and service hub serving northern Polk County and southern Burnett County.
Included in the village are over 40 acres of public parklands and a 20-acre public lake with access and docks for public use. Three shelters, a ballpark, basketball court and a bandstand are available for family outings, special events or just peaceful afternoon picnics. Winter activities include ice skating on the public ice-skating rink, cross-country skiing on trails around the lake or maybe a quiet day of ice fishing.
Frederic also boasts a flourishing arts and cultural community. In 2000, the community dedicated the renovated original Soo Line depot as the Frederic area museum. In addition, the community renovated the old theater building turning it into a new 6,000-square-foot public library – the second largest in the county. Please visit the Library under Links, and the Museum under Historical Society to the left.Over the years Frederic has been able to maintain its rural, small-town atmosphere and still provide an exceptional quality of life for its residents. Frederic is a wonderful place for someone raising a family, for a person wishing to retire or for the young entrepreneur.Frederic is a rural village with a surrounding area that offers a more peaceful and less congested living environment. Come visit and discover “The Best of All Worlds!”