The Schmeeckle Reserve is one of the best options for outdoor recreation in the Stevens Point area. The 280-acre conservancy is open year-round and contains 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, as well as 24-acre Lake Joanis.
In the winter, Schmeeckle Reserve offers something for every interest, including snowshoeing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing (though skiers should be aware that trails are not groomed and are also used for snowshoeing), fat-tire biking, ice fishing, and ice skating. Learn more about winter recreation options here.
The Schmeeckle Reserve is also the headquarters for the Green Circle Trail, the 26-mile scenic hiking and biking trail that circles the city of Stevens Point.
Visitors to Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center off of Northpoint Drive can find the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, which honors those who have helped foster environmental conservation in Wisconsin and the nation. The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame also features hands-on exhibits that teach visitors about the history of conservation in Wisconsin.