This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some time outdoors and the Stevens Point Area is the ideal place for a summer stroll. From wild and rugged trails to gentle paved paths, you’ll find options perfect for any walker. Walking routes will take you through tranquil natural areas and past beautiful outdoor art. You can find walking routes near lodging, so you can start your day with an invigorating walk.

Here are some great places to take a summer stroll.

George Mead Wildlife Area

This beautiful 33,000-acre expanse of public land is home to more than 80 miles of trails. Bring your bird guide and binoculars when walking this preserve - the area provides rich habitat for wildlife, including 270 species of birds.

Schmeeckle Reserve

This 280-acre natural area is a great place to experience nature in Stevens Point. It’s part of the UW-Stevens Point Campus. The reserve includes five miles of trails and it’s the headquarters of the Green Circle Trail.

Downtown Historic Murals

Downtown Stevens Point is home to beautiful downtown murals depicting the area’s history. You might run into someone familiar – faces of residents past and present have been incorporated into the art.

Standing Rocks County Park

There’s a lot to do in this beautiful park. The park is great for walking and its 10 miles of trails are also open for mountain biking.

Ice Age Trail

Long-distance walkers can stretch their legs on the Ice Age Trail, a 1,000-mile footpath that traces the state’s rich glacial features. A scenic segment of the trail passes through Portage County.