Craft your perfect weekend getaway to the Stevens Point Area with our guide to everything from the top foodie spots to can't-miss outdoor recreation opportunities. Grabbing inspiration from people like you, we've compiled it all and have come up with the perfect weekend itinerary! 

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Perfect #StePoWknd Itinerary

Day 1:

Head to Sunset Point Winery. Sip and swing in the winery, or grab a bottle to go for a picture-perfect Wisconsin River picnic. After dinner, stroll the Riverfront Trail segment of the Green Circle or venture a bit further on the Rocky Run Spillway or the West Side Loop. For dessert – hit up Belt’s Soft Serve for a flurry (beware of the large cone!) or King Cone for a flavorful scoop.


Day 2:

Start your day at Wisconsin’s oldest farmers' market. Then, stroll through more one-of-a-kind shops for cool finds from home décor to locally crafted items, with stops at Agora, Bound to Happen Books, and Fall Line to start. 

Not sure what to expect at the farmers' market? Get a game plan with our top 5 tips for your trip!

After checking out, grab a late brunch, at Ruby Café or Father Fats. Once you’re satisfied, venture to the Stevens Point Brewery and get a behind-the-scenes look at how it’s done. Sample from their beer, cider, and soda, steeped in history as one of the oldest breweries in the nation.

Find more local craft beer with the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective.


For the afternoon, it’s time to float. Pick your perfect vessel, from kayak to pontoon (with local rentals available), and make a splash. If you’re up for a paddle and feeling adventurous, check out the Stevens Point Area Paddling guide. If you’re on a boat, don’t overlook the sandbars made for an impromptu picnic, along the Stevens Point Flowage. 

Dine alfresco with our guide to some of the top spots.

When the dinner bell rings, start with cheese curds at Guus on Main before grabbing extra inspiration for other curd spots with our three-to-try list! End the night with a carefully crafted cocktail from Mikey's featuring delicious, fresh ingredients. 


Day 3: 

Start the day with a hike through Portage County - including one of the 11 state natural areas - at the 280-acre Schmeeckle Reserve or the George W Mead Wildlife Area. Looking for something else, challenge a friend to a round of disc golf at Standing Rocks Park or any one of the great disc golf courses in the Stevens Point Area. After building up an appetite, head out for one of Wisconsin's best bloody marys at Rusty's Backwater Saloon

Find more outdoor recreation ideas to make the most of your day!


Join the fun!

Explore for yourself all the things that make the Stevens Point Area great and grab road trip inspiration from Bobby Tanzilo with One Tank Trip. Hungry? Get recommendations for everything from top fish fry spots to the best appetizers. Then, while you're out, be sure to tag us @StevensPointArea on Instagram and #StevensPointArea!