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The Stevens Point Area is honored to be a partner with SentryWorld, to welcome the USGA's U.S. Senior Open Championship to Central Wisconsin during the summer of 2023. We can't wait to welcome players, spectators, and guests to SentryWorld’s stunning course – routinely named one of Wisconsin’s best – but also all of the activities beyond the greens. To help count down the time before top golfers head to town, read on to learn more about the championship coming to the Stevens Point Area. 

Love biking and beer? Then you'll want to check out our guide for the perfect pairing of them both, linking the Tomorrow River State Trail and Central Waters Brewing Company in Amherst. Learn more details about the route and what to expect along the way, to head out to bike it yourself. Then, explore more places to bike in the Stevens Point Area! 

Looking for where you can rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and other things for outdoor fun in the Stevens Point Area? We've compiled all the details for where to find outdoor equipment to complete your trip.

With the longer days and warmer nights, summer is the perfect time to get outdoors to see some of the breathtaking sunsets across the skies. The Stevens Point Area is lucky to have beautiful shorelines to capture the views and frame the sky, like the Wisconsin River running right through its heart, along with various other locations to snap your best "sunset selfie". Be sure to bring a camera with you to these spots, but remember to look up from the screen to take in the sky's full, raw beauty, too!

Summertime calls for the best swimming spots! Find out where to go for the best swimming spots in the Stevens Point Area, with our guide to the top 6 places to cool off (from local lakes and parks to swimming pools). Then, jump in to beat the heat at these fun summer spots.

1. Sunset Lake Park

On a hot summer day, Sunset Lake Park is the perfect spot for swimming in Portage County.

Not able to get out to wander through scenic and secluded spaces throughout the Stevens Point Area? Venture out from the comfort of your favorite spot with this handy virtual tour! From popular trails, including the Green Circle Trail and the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, to expansive natural areas and waterways like the Wisconsin River, enjoy beautiful photos from some of our favorite secluded spots. 

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