Looking for signs of spring to help make winter fade away? From the sweet serenade of spring peepers to the sugary taste of maple syrup, get a sneak peek at the sounds (and flavors) of spring in the Stevens Point Area. 


Sounds of Spring

Catch the early sounds of spring at the Schmeeckle Reserve. This 280-acre nature reserve on the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point campus is the perfect spring escape. With five miles of trails to explore, including picturesque boardwalks, it is the best spot to catch the early signs of spring.

Along the Granite Parkway Trail, you can catch the daily chorus of wood frogs and spring peepers tucked in the wetlands within the reserve. Or tag along with the Schmeeckle Reserve as they explore the sounds of spring with their family nature program in the video below.


Flavors of Spring

Next, capture the sweet and sticky run of maple sap (soon to become syrup). Of course, in the Stevens Point Area, there is a family that ensures that the syrup is destined for much more than pancakes and breakfast.

Enjoy the taste of spring with the Stevens Point Area's own Tapped Maple Syrup

Locally, the Solin family turns Tapped Maple Syrup into a Wisconsin staple, infusing different flavors like ginger, cardamom, and espresso, in addition to partnering with Great Northern Distilling for whiskey barrel-aged syrups. Listen to the sounds of the season (with a bonus sneak peek at what boiling off the sap looks and sounds like):

Want to taste it for yourself? Enjoy it as an option to mix into the Wisconsin cocktail the Old Fashioned at Father Fats or grab a maple-spiked coffee at the Mission Coffeehouse or the Ruby Cafe.


Want More?

Get into the spring spirit with 15 things to do during the season or read about the top 10 reasons you need to visit the Stevens Point Area this spring. Then while you're bird watching or smelling the flowers, be sure to tag us in your photos @StevensPointArea on Instagram or by using #StevensPointArea for a chance to be featured!