Looking for something fun to do outside in the beautiful winter snow in the Stevens Point Area? Here are five suggestions for outdoor recreation this season.
Fat Tire Biking
Try gaining a little more speed by exploring the miles of winter biking available at Standing Rocks Park. Never been? Check out the beautiful Behnke Olson Outdoor Recreation Center (BOORC), open weekdays from 11am to 4:30pm, and on the weekends from 8:30am to 4:30pm when conditions exist.
Photo by Lex Bernsteen Photography
Grab your snowshoes and explore the connection between outdoor recreation and the arts on the ½ mile Stevens Point Sculpture Park Trail. The 20-acre park provides stunning views plus nature with a distinct backdrop of regional and national artwork. More snowshoe trails can be found at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area, Ice Age Trail, and Standing Rocks County Park.
Portage County offers more than 300 miles of scenic groomed snowmobile trails. Grab your helmets and fire up the sled to spend the day exploring on the trails. For information on trail conditions call 715-343-6277. Trail maps can be found along the trail at participating businesses or by calling the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 715-344-2556. View online here!
The Plover River Trail, a segment of the Green Circle Trail, offers a groomed 6.2-mile loop for cross-country skiing when the conditions are present. The segment is wooded and runs along the scenic Plover River. For more trails to explore, try Standing Rocks County Park.
Grab the family and bundle up for some winter fun at Iverson Park. Bring a sled and enjoy the sledding hills, with one specifically for young children. Or, try snowshoeing along the Plover River as it winds through the park. The park also has a lighted ice-skating rink and warming house.
Find more outdoor winter fun in the Stevens Point Area here, including the snow conditions report. Be sure to tag @StevensPointArea and use #StevensPointArea on your Instagram photos for a chance to be featured!