Looking for picturesque wildflowers in the Stevens Point Area? We've compiled a list of where to find wildflowers in the Stevens Point Area. Get your camera ready, pack a picnic basket and head out for a day of gorgeous views and spectacular flowering finds.Header photo by: @sachin1008 @lemonknow
Green Circle Trail
For family fun and photography finds, hop on the Green Circle Trail and check out their 27 miles of trails looping through a variety of habitats and neighborhoods. This trail is a can't miss spot known for scenic views, offering 12 sections to explore. From dreamy meadows to urban murals and river walks, you'll find the perfect photo op.
Insider Tips:The Moses Creek section is abundant with hepatica, spring beauties, wood anemone, and pink lady’s slipper. Find more woodland wildflowers at the Iverson Park Trail, River Pines Trail, and the Plover River Trail sections. Check out the Whiting Crossing Trail and University Trail sections for meadow flowers.
Photo by Pamela at Mead
George W. Mead Wildlife Area
Immerse yourself in nature at this spot known for outdoor recreation options. The Mead Wildlife Area is home to incredible wildlife views, on the expansive 33,000+ acres to explore - including more than 70 miles of trails. Their wetlands, grasslands, and forests showcase native wildflowers, and the chance to see rare birds like Great Gray Owl. Looking for more things to do at the Mead? Have Fido tag along to visit their Dog Training grounds, or check out their visitor center to learn something new.
Insider Tips:Head out in early spring for the first wildflowers of the year in April and May, when you'll find Hepatica and Large White Trillium. Blazing star can be found July through October in the dryer sections of Mead.
Photo by Bob Mosier
Schmeeckle Reserve is a great place for wildlife and wildflowers. The nature reserve features 5 miles of granite and boardwalk trails wrapping through 280 acres of dynamic habitats and restoration projects. Want to stay inside? Visit their Visitors Center and check out their bird viewing area, where you can find a variety of wildlife from comfortable hand-carved rocking chairs.
Insider Tips:The best time to see the pickerelweed blooming in Lake Joanis is in July. August through September you can find goldenrod blooming in the prairies. Common milkweed, black-eyed Susan, wild bergamot, and oxeye daisies are abundant amongst the prairie grasses from late June through July.
There are so many great locations throughout the Stevens Point Area to find wildflowers. Discover more flowering finds at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, where Black-eyed Susans can be found throughout CWES from June through October, and Harebells bloom in the late summer. Venture out on your own to discover flowers in different environments at some of our local parks including Lake Emily, Jordan Park and Collins County Park!
Looking for more inspiration this summer? Take a look at our top 50 things to do this summer or get inspired with our paddle guide to the Tomorrow River. Then while you're out enjoying the views, be sure to share your day with us by including @stevenspointarea on Instagram or use #stevenspointarea!