15 Things to do This Spring
Get ready for the return of longer days, chirping birds, and warm(er) weather this spring! Find fun this season with ideas from gorgeous spring hikes…
Looking for great locations for your group to visit? Let the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau help you put together a great plan of outings and activities in central Wisconsin. For a custom group outing, contact us to arrange the perfect day.
Grab the group and head outside for an outdoor adventure in the Stevens Point Area. For a catered group adventure, check out Northward Peddle and Paddle. During the summer they offer kayaking tours along the Plover River and in the winter offer ice skating and lodge rentals for up to groups of 30 in addition to special snowshoeing trips that can be arranged upon special request.
Looking for a spot to stretch your legs after a long day? Make a visit to the 280-acre Schmeeckle Reserve where you can find 5 miles of multi-use trails. For a trail that you can jump on just about anywhere in the city, check out the 27-mile trail that loops around Stevens Point - the Green Circle Trail. In the mood for something quick? Meander the 0.5-mile trail that mixes nature and art in the Stevens Point Sculpture Park.
Check out the amazing brewery tours that the Stevens Point Area has to offer and learn why we have some of the best locally-made beer around. Go behind the scenes and learn about one of the longest-operating breweries in the country at Stevens Point Brewery or check out how the locally famous Central Waters Brewery creates their unique variety of porters, ales, & stouts.
With vast farmland covering most of rural Portage County, it's only logical to get a one-of-a-kind farm experience. During the late summer, lend a hand and help harvest grapes at Rock Ridge Vineyard. Or in early August, head to Sopa Fairview Farm to view their gorgeous sunflower fields. For a guided tour, check out Feltz's Dairy Store - and don't forget to grab fresh cheese curds!
Offering a wide variety of history tours in the area is the Portage County Historical Society. With downtown walking tours during the summer, history pub crawls throughout the year and a handful of others, be sure to keep tabs on their events to see if they've got something going on while you're visiting.
Want to explore on your own? Head over to Heritage Park and explore 11 different historical buildings that were brought in from different areas of Portage County. Or visit the oldest municipal building in Stevens Point at Fire House No. 2 open seasonally between Memorial and Labor Day.
Grab water views and a free water ski show with the Central Wisconsin Water Walkers. Performing on Thursday evenings on Lake DuBay the show is complete with announcers, music, concessions, and skilled performers of all ages! No matter the season, find free live music events in the Stevens Point Area. Popular spots include District 1 Brewing and Rookies Sports Pub but don't miss other great spots with our guide to the top 6 spots for live music or our comprehensive events calendar.