While fall in Wisconsin may go by in the blink of an eye, you can't beat the changing of leaves, crisp fall air, pumpkin patches, and the start of sweater weather. With plenty of reasons to visit this fall, we've narrowed it down to the top 10 reasons you should visit the Stevens Point Area during the season.Header photo from @delbuod
2. Corn Mazes
Take a midwestern fall staple to the next level with Feltz's Dairy Store corn maze! With acres to explore, take the kids along or venture alone through the winding paths through the corn maze.
Looking for more corn mazes in central Wisconsin? Take a look at our guide equipped with more local spots.
3. Fall Events
Find a full line-up of fall events in the Stevens Point Area. Be sure to check out Point Brewery's Pointoberfest and Blubber Run featuring a whole day of fun. Then, don't miss out on LIT at the Sculpture Park where live performances and illuminated sculptures will bring the park to life. Looking to mix art and the outdoors? Don't miss the Hidden Studios Art tour that explores winding roads, quaint communities, and fine art.
4. Pumpkin Patches & Orchards
Get into the spirit of fall by heading over to various farms to browse their pumpkin patches and/or orchards. Find the perfect pumpkin to carve or place around the house, grab some hand-picked apples for a pie, or take home a variety of farm-fresh goods from cider to honey to jams.
Want a full roundup of spots? Read our guide to pumpkins, apples, and more in central Wisconsin to get the scoop.
5. Take a Hike
From scenic trails to breathtaking lake views, break out the hiking boots and head out to explore the outdoors this fall in central Wisconsin. Take a trek on the River Pines Trail - which is one of the most scenic portions of the Green Circle Trail. Or find serenity along the New Hope - Iola Ski Hill segment of the Ice Age Trail.
View fall colors in even more spots with our guide to the top spots for a fall hike in the Stevens Point Area.
6. Grab an Old Fashioned
A true classic, the old fashion is a drink that pairs perfectly with the fall season - and is well crafted at many locations in the area. A few places to mention are Mikey's in Plover and their impressive beer, wine, and spirits menu along with Father Fats and their carefully crafted cocktail menu.
7. Brunch on the Farm
On Sundays until Halloween weekend, Lonely Oaks Farm offers brunch with all locally made and sustainably produced food. No need for reservations, you'll arrive and place your order and then the food will come out to you wherever you're sitting around the farm. Want more to do after? Check out the Mead Wildlife Area and its 33,000 acres that borders the farm.
Find more farm-to-table options in the area with our guide to culinary farm experiences.
8. Coffee Shops
With the beginning of cooler weather approaching, warm yourself up with a great cup of joe. Named Food & Wine's best coffee roaster in Wisconsin in 2022, don't miss a stop at Ruby Coffee Roasters. Another can't-miss is Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse and their cleverly themed latte board.
Want some suggestions on what to try? View our guide to the top coffee spots equipped with our must-try for each place.
9. Cozy up to a Fire
What better way to warm up this season than next to a cozy fireplace? Whether you're just relaxing by the fire, grabbing a bite to eat, or sipping on a drink, there are plenty of great spots in the area. For an outdoor experience, take a seat on Central Waters Brewing's patio equipped with fire pits engraved with their own emblem.
In search of more cozy fireplaces - be sure to read our guide to the top spots.
10. Enjoy No Snow
Make the most of the last few months without snow by getting outside with various outdoor recreation activities. Take your biking experience to the next level at Standing Rocks County Park or change it up and get out on the water by paddling through the Tomorrow River or the Blue Heron Island Loop.
Go beyond the trails this season with even more outdoor recreation in the Stevens Point Area.
Looking for more to do this season? Keep the fall fun rolling with our ultimate fall checklist or our guide to 15+ things to do in the fall. Then, while you're out exploring, be sure to tag us on Instagram @StevensPointArea or by using #StevensPointArea.