Happy National Plan for Vacation Day! As led by the U.S. Travel Association, National Plan for Vacation Day encourages Americans to plan for and use their earned vacation and time off. To help enrich your vacation plans, read ahead for ideas and activities in the Stevens Point Area! 

For the Foodie:

Start your day off with award-winning coffee at Ruby Cafe in downtown Stevens Point. Then, visit the Stevens Point Farmer's Market (or the Winter Farmer's Market depending on the season) for your own taste of food grown or produced right here in the Stevens Point Area. Learn more about where to find fresh foods from the Central Rivers Farmshed. Take a hands-on class through the Village Hive in Amherst, to bring those local flavors home. Find more local flavor straight from the farm or taste of the best of what Wisconsin has to offer with some fresh cheese curds from Mullins or Feltz Dairy Farm, or enjoy some delicious deep-fried cheese curds. Find more delicious options, with our guide from A to Z with 26 things to try in the Stevens Point Area before planning a tasty trip.


Craft Beverage Connoisseur: 

Start with a tour and a taste of Central Wisconsin’s finest craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries as part of the Craft Collective. See history in action with one of the oldest, Point Brewery, brewing continuously since 1857. Take a tour followed by samples of beers, ciders, and sodas. The fun continues sitting fireside at the barrel-aging giant Central Waters, sipping wine from hammock chairs at Sunset Point Winery, or grabbing a beer straight from the canning line at O'so. With more breweries, cideries, and a distillery there are more local flavors worth exploring. Be sure to sign-up for the Central Wisconsin Craft Pass, a free digital passport offering cheers-worthy deals and prizes!


Family-Friendly Finds:

Gather the whole family for a day of fun in the Stevens Point Area! Head outdoors to Schmeeckle Reserve for a walk around Lake Joanis (including exploring the new Green Circle Trailhead). More outdoor fun can be found at the Stevens Point Sculpture ParkK.A.S.H. Playground, or various segments of the Green Circle Trail. (Not sure where to start? Check out our Kids Guide to the Green Circle Trail.) If the weather is a worry, head indoors at Putt-n-Play for fun the whole family will love, or get hands-on at the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum. Find more family fun in the Stevens Point Area.


Outdoor Adventures:

The Stevens Point Area is home to many outdoor areas to get you in nature exploring. Unique to the area is the Green Circle Trail, a 27-mile hiking and biking trail winding through the region. Check out Standing Rocks, complete with hiking, biking, and skiing trails, a disc golf course, dog park, and so much more! If you're looking for a longer trip through the countryside, visit the rails-to-trails Tomorrow River State Trail. Hit the water and explore the Wisconsin River, with spots like Lake DuBay, the Plover River, or the Tomorrow River. Then, lay out a towel and relax at Sunset Lake, Lake Emily, or Iverson Park! Find more outdoor adventures here.


For the Arts and Culture Junkie: 

View inspiring pieces from local artists at the Riverfront Arts Center or the Q Gallery. Then, head outdoors to view interactive art at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park or at the various one-of-a-kind murals! To make your own masterpieces, head to the Blue Bead Trading Company and Herrschners. Don't miss live shows through the UWSP Department of Theatre, Dance and Music at the Noel Fine Arts Center, or at the Sentry Theater to see performances by students and other local groups like The Playhouse Theater Group or the cwACT. Find more events happening in the Stevens Point Area.

Want more? 

Keep exploring the region and all of the adventures worth a trip. Get inspired with waterfront escapeswhere to stay near the Green Circle Trail, and guides to everything from bike & beer to ice cream. Then, order a free visitor guide to help you plan your own Stevens Point Area adventure!