You flourish on a getaway chock-full of environmentally conscious activities and sustainable attractions. Your eco-centric mindset carries into all aspects of your vacation, whether it's choosing a restaurant, supporting a local business or learning about sustainability through educational workshops.
- Take a tour of MREA Renew the Earth Institute to learn about the latest in renewable energy. Midwest Renewable Energy Association is home to the nation’s largest and longest running energy fair held in June.
- Grab some grub at the Farmers’ Market on the square in historic downtown Stevens Point. If the conditions aren’t favorable, stroll through The Market On Strongs, a year-round indoor farmers’ market.
- Learn under towering pines at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station in Amherst, a 200-acre field station for UW-Stevens Point. Then, fish or go for a swim at Sunset Lake.
- Rest your head at Artha Sustainable Living Center in Amherst, one of the highest ranked Travel Green Wisconsin
- Launch an outer-space adventure at the Allen Blocher Planetarium on the UW-Stevens Point campus.
- Explore the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame in Schmeeckle Reserve to see a tribute to the state’s environmental history. Don’t forget to attend educational programs hosted by Schmeeckle Reserve.
- Tucked into the Stevens Point Area Co-op, don’t overlook Earthcrust Bakery. Besides meeting most of their electrical needs with solar power, they use local dairy products, eggs, honey and vegetables.
- Stop by Great Northern Distilling to taste spirits crafted from local ingredients. Or visit Central Waters Brewing, Wisconsin’s first green-powered brewery run with over 1,000 square feet of solar panels.
- Spend your morning in the tasting room at Ruby Coffee Roasters in Nelsonville, where they source their coffee based on quality, sustainability and collaboration.
- Take a tour, attend an educational workshop or enjoy a community potluck at Central Rivers Farmshed.
- Looking for natural areas to discover? Explore Mead Wildlife Area, Ice Age Trail, Tomorrow River State Trail, Standing Rocks County Park, Steinhaugen Recreation Area and more.
- Enjoy family fun while learning about nature on the Born Learning Trail, an interactive walking trail along the Wisconsin River. Then blow off extra energy at K.A.S.H. Playground in Mead Park.
- Discover dinosaurs, learn about geology or catch a glimpse into the natural world at the Museum of Natural History on the UW-Stevens Point campus.
- Rejuvenate mind and body at the Qi Garden Salt Spa, offering 100% natural, drug-free spa treatments.
- Buy gently used goods to revamp your look by shopping at Antiquity Acres or Call It New/Call It Antique.