The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling, and fall is in the air-- everyone's favorite season is here in the Stevens Point Area. If you are on the lookout for fun things to do as the season changes, you've come to the right place. Read on, to discover the best spots for fall color, family fun and spooky treats in the Stevens Point Area that make for the perfect fall bucket list.  

Best spots for fall colors

Nothing says fall quite like the specular colors that dot the skyline this time of year. In the Stevens Point Area there are several key spots to enjoy the views. If you want to take in the view on foot, don't skip the Green Circle Trail with 27 scenic miles to explore. Start with the Riverfront Trail segment for water views mixed with color. To discover more of the trail, don't skip the Schmeeckle Reserve, a perfect location for your next autumn adventure and the Green Circle Trail head. The reserve itself offers more than 5 miles to explore, in addition to the Green Circle Trail passing through. In the reserve don't miss the beautiful boardwalks along the Moses Creek section or the easy hike along Lake Joanis.  

For fall color, mixed with art, plan to head to the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. With art from local, regional, and national artists, the Sculpture Park is beautiful in what art it holds, as well as the scenery surrounding it. 

Craving even more fall colors? Find more at George W. Mead Wildlife Area and Standing Rocks County Park. And, even fido can enjoy the view at the dog park at Standing Rocks park.  

Where to find fall family fun

Fall is a perfect time to stay active with the kids and head outdoors. Specifically geared for entertaining the kids, KASH Park is great place to burn off some energy. Kids will also love getting apples at Casey's Orchard, or spending the day picking their own pumpkin, playing in the straw fort, riding a hayride, and much more at Altenburg's Country Gardens! Of course, if you are up for a challenge hit the expanded corn maze at Feltz's Dairy Store (before a stop inside for ice cream!).

If rainy weather hits the forecast, you don't need to let it slow the family down. Head indoors to the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum to create a masterpiece in the art room, learn about life in a log or sit behind the anchor desk. For a way to mix learning and fun visit the Museum of Natural History at UW-Stevens Point, or head to the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Older kids enjoy flexing their creative muscle at Clay Corner, where they can choose between painting, glass fusing and other crafts. 

Haunted happenings this fall

Say boo with these frightfully delightful spots in the Stevens Point Area. For seasonal spooky events, check out central Wisconsin's largest outdoor Halloween attraction, Trzebiatowski's Haunted Corn Maze! There have been some changes this year, and for 2018 they will only be hosting two weekends full of fun and frights. Read up on the rules of the haunted maze, and parking information on their website before you head out.

Your corn maze experience doesn't need to stop at one place! Feltz's Dairy Store will feature one weekend as a haunted corn maze, too.

What's your favorite thing about fall?

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