Category - Outdoor Recreation

Looking to do some exploring in the Stevens Point Area? Find out what natural wonders the region has to offer from water hotspots to wonderful sunsets. Learn more as John Mercure and the Travel Wisconsin show on WTMJ Radio discuss the natural wonders in the Stevens Point Area with Melissa Sabel. 

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!

Looking for an adventure? Check out Paddlequest, a paddling-based adventure with games and scavenger hunts that provide new challenges around every corner. Geared to all skill levels and ages, the event offers two days of fun in August, where canoeing meets Comic-Con (with a side of conservation). Some call it pirate LARPing while others call it an eco-adventure. This event is in its 17th year, and it's even been featured in Rolling Stone magazine! Here's everything you need to know to play like a pro. 

Looking to expand upon 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'? Get the ideas you need from the World's Largest and longest running renewable energy event, the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair. Held each year on the third weekend in June, the event is fun for the whole family, featuring workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, and live entertainment.

Jump into these fun summer spots to find the perfect place to beat the heat.

1. Sunset Lake Park

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

It’s summertime and many outdoor recreation enthusiasts are thinking about the best spots for kayaking or canoeing. The Stevens Point Area has a variety of paddling options, for beginner to advanced paddlers. These top 4 paddling routes will help to give a taste of what you can find in the region, for paddlers of all experience levels.

Looking for signs of spring, to help make this endless winter fade away?

Catch the early sounds of spring at the Schmeeckle Reserve. This 280-acre nature preserve on the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point campus is the perfect spring escape. With five miles of trails to explore, including picturesque boardwalks, it is the best spot to catch the early signs of spring. 

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