POLISH HERITAGE TRAIL

Learn more about the Polish Heritage Trail, connecting you to the first Polish settlers in central Wisconsin. Tour the rolling, rural countryside in the Stevens Point Area to explore the self-guided Polish Heritage Trail, home to the first Polish rural settlement in Wisconsin, and the second in the United States. 

Located on quiet, rural roads winding through the glacial terrain with its wooded countryside, lakes, and farmland are reminders of the Polish heritage of this area. The small communities, imposing churches and several quaint roadside shrines and crosses create a pastoral and spiritual landscape, not unlike the Kaszuby region in northern Poland from which the earliest Polish settlers came, beginning in 1857. 

 

Explore the Polish Heritage Trail

Click on the images below to learn more about sites on the trail in the Stevens Point Area or download a copy of our guide to experience it in person.

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Then, while you're out, don't forget to take pictures! Use hashtag #StevensPointArea or tag us @StevensPointArea for a chance to be featured.

Download a copy of our guide to the Polish Heritage Trail, then head out to explore it for yourself.

Polish Heritage Trail Map

Explore a comprehensive map that features the landmarks you'll find along the Polish Heritage Trail. 

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Learn more about the Stevens Point Area's rich history in this episode of Wisconsin Hometown Stories, brought to you by the Wisconsin Historical Society and PBS Wisconsin. View More

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Keep the adventures rolling, and share your photos from your favorite #StevensPointArea adventures (past and present). Show us your favorite spots that you find along the Polish Heritage Trail.