Fall in the Stevens Point Area is full of fun! Here are the top picks this season, from hiking through Schmeeckle Reserve and the Green Circle Trail, exploring local flavors from cheese to beer, and fall color routes! Pick your favorite and then head out, with help from our can't-miss list!Header Photo by @zbutler08
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Head out to Feltz's Dairy Farm for a fall day spent at the corn maze between September 9 and October 28. Prefer a spooky option? Then be sure to head to Feltz's on Halloween weekend for the haunted version. For more fun check out the petting zoo, pick a pumpkin, tour the robotic milking facility, or head into the store and find a variety of Wisconsin goodies including fresh cheese curds on-site and ice cream from King Cone.
Explore Fall Color Routes
Find your favorite fall colors on a road trip throughout the Stevens Point Area mixed with the amazing autumn color. From the northern route with views of the Wisconsin River and Lake DuBay, the eastern route through the countryside and small towns, or the southern route through grasslands and forests, the Stevens Point Area boasts a wide variety of routes for great fall color viewing.
Learn more in our Insider's Guide: Fall Color Routes here.
Grab Brunch on the Farm@mollymcguiire
Fall is the best time to head out to the farm, for brunch! Head straight to the source for brunch at Lonely Oak Farms, during the growing season. Held May through October on Sundays from 10am - 2pm, they'll serve up tasty dishes made with in-season goods. Then, plan to explore the expansive Mead Wildlife Area, after enjoying a great meal - perfect for fall color!
Everyone knows the joys of a pick-your-own farm, from strawberries to blueberries in season, but you won’t want to miss the chance to experience this at Rock Ridge Vineyard. Go behind the scenes in the vineyard - and help harvest grapes during the early fall - for this one-of-a-kind experience in the Stevens Point Area.
Curious about what to expect? Check out our guide to harvesting at Rock Ridge Vineyard.
Find Local Flavor & Cheese
Head north of Stevens Point to Mullins Cheese, home to some of the best cheese around! In the store learn more about their cheese and cheesemakers, then find your favorite and bring them home with you. Then, head straight to the source, at Feltz Dairy Store - for more tasty farm products and to watch the robotic milking process in action!
Putt Your Way
Go indoors and find your fun in the Northwoods-themed 18-hole mini-golf course with 3 holes that are glow-in-the-dark at Putt-n-Play! Then, grab a bite to eat after hitting the green and hit the arcade - or outdoor laser tag - for more fun!
Sip the Craft Collective@brittfurru
Visit Central Wisconsin's finest craft breweries, winery, and distillery as part of the Craft Collective. The Stevens Point Area is known for these iconic locations like the Stevens Point Brewery, Great Northern Distilling, Sunset Point Winery, O'so Brewing, McZ's Brewpub, and Central Waters Brewing, and District 1! Learn more about each brewery, winery, and distillery of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective.
Love beer and biking? Then you'll want to check out our guide that pairs them with the Tomorrow River State Trail and Central Waters Brewery.
Find your Favorite Mural@civiloak
Venture throughout the Stevens Point Area and explore the public art scene, including an impressive collection of murals. Find historic murals like the Rivermen and the Market Square to the iconic Grab the Glass that celebrates the 160th anniversary of the Stevens Point Brewery. While downtown, be sure to keep an eye out for the trash canvas art project as well!
Looking for more information about the murals and art in the Stevens Point Area? Check out our guide Stevens Point Area murals.
Run, Climb, and SwingPhoto from @ndusche
Find family fun on KASH playground at Mead Park. Here you can find a universally accessible play environment for people of all ages and abilities. At Mead Park, you can also find a pavilion, a great place for a snack break during a fun morning or afternoon on the colorful and soft rubber surface playground.
Looking for more parks and playgrounds to explore? Check out our roundup of parks in the Stevens Point Area.
Discover Fall Color Mixed with Art@raerose89
Mix art and fall colors together while visiting the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. Filled with art from local, regional, and national artists, the Sculpture Park has its own beautiful features that can be complemented by the beautiful fall colors of the Stevens Point Area.
Find a unique event to the sculpture park with LIT - a night full of illuminated sculptures, music, and dance performances.
Head Out For Food Trucks
Craving a special treat? Check out the food trucks dotted throughout the community, from District 1 Brewing Company, CREATE portage county, and more! Find more tasty options, and keep tabs on where to find food trucks, with the Central Wisconsin Mobile Food Funatics group on Facebook.
Get the low-down on local food trucks with our food truck finds roundup!
Enjoy Live Music
Find live music in the Stevens Point Area this fall with outdoor concerts (weather permitting) on the square in Downtown Stevens Point for Notes at Night (through the end of September). Indoor venues, with live music on the schedule, include District 1 Brewing, Rookies Sports Pub, and Sunset Point Winery. Find more live music events in the Stevens Point Area here.
Hit the Lanes@tongyu_h
Explore the Green Circle Trail@wildwitchywellness
Find an abundance of color this fall outside and along the Green Circle Trail. Head out to hike or bike the 27-mile trail, or find a segment that is perfect for you!
Bringing the kids along? Check out the Kids Guide to the Green Circle Trail. Or if you are looking to make a tasty spot on your trip, Tasty Spots Along the Green Circle Trail.
Take Fido to the Dog Park@its_boomerboy & @linds_drake_photography
Head to Standing Rocks Park and bring Fido along to the dog park! Or, check out the challenging 33-hole disc golf course but don't forget to take a look at the picture-worthy scenery along the way.
For more fido fun, check out the blog Fido Friendly to spark some inspiration.
Paddle on the River
Get on the water this fall following one of our paddle guides. For experienced paddlers, check out our paddle guide to the Tomorrow River. For newer, less experienced paddlers, take a look at our paddle guide to Lake Joanis and our guide to the Blue Heron Island Loop.
Looking for more on paddling in the area? Check out our paddle guide to all things paddling in the Stevens Point Area.
Hangout With the Fall Trees
Set up a hammock in one of the many forested spots of the Stevens Point Area. Hang out among the colorful trees and watch the leaves slowly fall. Check out our blog on hammocking in the area for the best spots.
Pick a Pumpkin
Visit a local pumpkin patch and find the perfect pumpkin to carve or even just decorate your porch. Don't forget to save the seeds and pick up some seasonings from the CO-OP to create the perfect roasted pumpkin seeds to enjoy later.
See the Stars
Go to one of the many different planetarium shows for a fun cozy indoor activity. Stop in on clear Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night to observe the stars or check the schedule for the upcoming laser shows this fall!
Start your Holiday Shopping
Head over to the Holiday Inn for some shopping fun during Tinsel Trail. Support 250+ local vendors by coming to see their homemade items will be available for sale on November 20. Looking to create your own holiday decorations? Check out Pallets & Planks to create your very own holiday wooden sign.
For more, check out our 4 things to know about Tinsel Trail blog here.
Find a Fire and Cozy Up
Some local businesses offer a fire on their outdoor patios to cozy up next to on a chilly night. Some of the best places for this are PJ's Restaurant and Central Waters Brewing Company. For more locations check out our guide to cozy fireplaces in the Stevens Point Area.
Go on Candlelight Hike
Walk trails lit by torches and jack-o'-lanterns, through the autumn woods and around Lake Joanis. The Fall Candlelight Hike Festival makes for a magical fall night in Schmeeckle Reserve. The night will also involve free snacks, refreshments, gifts, and more activities!
Grab inspiration for other fun activities this fall by taking a look at our ultimate fall checklist or finding when local trick-or-treating is! Need more? How about the top 10 reasons you need the visit the area this fall season? Then while you're here, don't forget to capture your own fun and add your photo, including #StevensPointArea on Instagram and share your favorites throughout fall!