Campaign highlights area’s biking, paddling, golfing and fishing opportunities

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (June 5, 2017)- Summer is just around the corner and it’s time for an outdoor adventure!

In celebration of the season, the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) is launching its “Get Out & Play Giveaway,” where fans can enter to win a weekend trip to the Stevens Point Area and a GoPro HERO5 Black action camera to capture all the fun they’ll have biking, paddling, golfing and fishing.

From now through July 21, fans can log onto or visit the Stevens Point Area Facebook page to enter. 

“The Stevens Point Area is a great place for a summertime escape,” said Sara Brish, executive director of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The iconic Green Circle Trail, beautifully challenging  golf courses, vast  parks and natural areas, and lots of clear crisp water for avid anglers to a beginner kayakers,  are all made for relaxation. The fresh air, the beautiful scenery and so much to do – it all adds up to a great getaway.”

As part of the promotion, the SPACVB is also encouraging visitors to explore some of the area’s top options for outdoor recreation. Ideas include:

  • The Green Circle Trail. This series of connected hiking, biking and recreational trail segments that circles the Stevens Point Area, celebrated the 20th anniversary of its completion last year. Visitors can hike or bike individual segments or the whole trail. Don’t miss easily accessible attractions like the Schmeeckle Reserve or the Stevens Point Sculpture Park.
  • SentryWorld. One of the most scenic golf courses in the Midwest can be found in Stevens Point. Impeccably renovated, SentryWorld is a world-class course right here in Wisconsin. Don’t miss the iconic “Flower Hole”—the par-3 No. 16 whose green is surrounded by more than 33,000 flowers.
  • Fishing, boating and paddling. The Stevens Point Area boasts a number of great waterways open to fishing, boating and paddling, including the Wisconsin River and 6,800-acre Lake DuBay. Several companies rent boats, canoes and kayaks, and local fishing guides can help visitors track down bass, musky, walleye and more.
  • Parks. Visitors will discover tons of fun at the area’s local parks, including Standing Rocks County Park, which offers disc golf, mountain biking and more, and Sunset Lake Park, which features a scenic beach. Hikers can also explore portions of the Ice Age Trail, which travels through eastern Portage County.

For more information about the Stevens Point Area, visit You can also find the SPACVB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.