Get out to explore the Stevens Point Area's best scenic and secluded spaces! We've compiled all of the top picks with our guide to secluded spots to hike, bike, paddle and fish. From popular trails, including the Green Circle Trail and the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, to expansive natural areas and waterways like the Wisconsin River. Enjoy beautiful photos from some of our favorite spots - then head out to explore on your own. 

1. Green Circle Trail

This popular 27-mile hiking and biking trail that winds throughout the Stevens Point Area is available year-round! The Green Circle Trail offers trail segments of various lengths and terrain, making it accessible for all ages and abilities. 


2. Stevens Point Sculpture Park

Just off of the Brickyard Trail segment, of the Green Circle Trail, you'll find the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. The 20-acre park offers an easy half-mile loop that contains larger-than-life sculptures from regional, national, and international artists. 


3. Standing Rocks County Park

Standing Rocks County Park is the perfect combo of seclusion and action by containing a dog park, disc golf course, biking trails, skiing and snowshoeing trails, and more!


4. Schmeeckle Reserve

The Schmeeckle Reserve, on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, offers 280-acres to explore the natural world with more than five miles of intertwining trails. On the reserve's southern edge, you'll find Lake Joanis, offering gorgeous water views along the popular mile-long Lake Loop!


5. George W. Mead Wildlife Area

Spanning more than three counties in central Wisconsin you'll find the George W. Mead Wildlife Area. The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers over 33,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands to hike, forage, hunt and explore. 


6. Tomorrow River State Trail

This rails-to-trails icon provides 28-miles to explore, offering crushed limestone from the Village of Plover to Manawa. The Tomorrow River State Trail is open to bicyclists, hikers, horseback riders (adjacent trail), as well as snowmobiling and dog-sledding. 


7. Steinhaugen Recreation Area

Located in Custer, Steinhaugen Recreation Area is a 270-acre managed forest and nature preserve. As one of the newest parks in the region, it offers a variety of secluded and silent sports that are available, including hiking and snowshoeing when conditions allow. 


8. Wisconsin River

This working river is a staple in Wisconsin and the Stevens Point Area. Today, the Wisconsin River offers fishing, boating, sunset-seeking, and much more to water-dwellers and adventure-seekers, from sandbars to the backwaters and everything in between. 


9. Iverson Park

As one of the oldest and largest parks in Stevens Point, Iverson Park offers year-round fun. With the Green Circle Trail running right through the park, this park is a popular hiking spot, that also includes a large playground, picnic areas, a beach, shelters, gorgeous scenery, and more. 


10. Hartman Creek State Park

Just east of the Stevens Point Area near Waupaca, Hartman Creek State Park offers various trails for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing, a sand beach and swimming area, equipment rentals, and more. 


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