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…
Visiting the Stevens Point Area for a tour of UW-Stevens Point (UWSP)? You're in for a treat! UWSP and the Stevens Point Area has so much to offer. While on campus find fun sporting events, musical performances, and more! Don't forget to venture off-campus in search of delicious local food, outdoor recreation, and all the other wonderful surprises the Stevens Point Area holds.
With 120 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, three campuses throughout central Wisconsin, and many nationally recognized programs including natural resources, it is no wonder UWSP has been ranked in the top 15 regional public universities in the midwest.
Ranked among the best college towns and cities in America, the Stevens Point community offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, events, and year-round fun, making the Pointer experience truly one of a kind. After your travel and accommodations are in order, explore the fun that awaits you in the Stevens Point Area.
Discover outdoor recreation opportunities to enjoy year-round in the Stevens Point Point Area. Located on campus, Schmeeckle Reserve is a must-see spot for all students and offers connections to trails and parks via the Green Circle Trail. Find where art meets natural beauty at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. Or stop for a picnic and stroll at Stevens Point's most scenic parks including Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Bukolt Park, and Iverson Park.
Don't have gear? No worries, there aren't plenty of places with outdoor rentals ready to equip you for any outdoor fun - including snowshoeing along the Ice Age Trail or downhill skiing at Standing Rocks.
When you're in need of a study break, there's an abundance of events waiting for you all year long. Get off campus and enjoy everything from live music and festivals to the farmer's market and 5k run/walks. Check out annual events or find a detailed list of upcoming events on the events calendar. Start your search and sort by event type, date or keyword.
Take a walk in Downtown Stevens Point and explore restaurants, boutiques, and more. Shop at the Stevens Point Area Gift Shop, Turquoise on Main, Bria Bella & Co, Fall Line Outfitters, Call it New/Call it Antique, and many other boutiques. Check out the many murals scattered downtown and throughout the Stevens Point Area.
Enjoy live music and shopping local? Year-round find local produce and goods at the farmers' market. From May-October head downtown to find fresh flowers and great veggies. Then during the winter months, head to the indoor winter farmers' market for a hot brunch and their maker's market on select weekends. For live music year-round, check out local breweries or during the summer, concert series like Notes at Night and Levitt Amp.
Looking to dine close to campus? Olympia Family Restaurant and Rock N Roll Cafe are family restaurants serving up homestyle comfort foods, including delicious breakfast menus! Stay even closer to campus and visit Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse, serving wraps, sandwiches, salads, and soups.
Downtown Stevens Point is home to a variety of local favorites. Grab a good breakfast at the Wooden Chair or Cozy Kitchen. Select from your favorite pub and grill foods at Graffiti's Sports Pub, Guu's On Main, or Arbuckles Eatery & Pub. Stop at Bill's Pizza Shop for an old-school parlor experience or Polito's Pizza for a hot and ready slice. Want something out of the ordinary? Wicked Willow, Main Grain Bakery & Eatery, The Big Garlic, or Father Fats Public House will be worth a visit.
Adventure from campus for some more great plates. East of UW-Stevens Point located off U.S. Highway 10 you'll find Hilltop Pub & Grill, El Mezcal, Amber Grill, and Franny's Family Restaurant & Pancake House. South of UW-Stevens Point in Plover are some more student favorites including Mikey's Bar & Grill, Monk's Bar & Grill, El Molcajete Mexican Grill, and Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant.
Coffee drinking and studying make a great pair. Conveniently located adjacent to campus, find Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse. Stroll just off campus towards downtown and find Mission Coffee House, Emy J's, Diversi-Tea, and Ruby Cafe.
Visit, tour, and sample (if 21+ only) at the local Craft Collective scene. Just a short walk from campus find District 1 Brewing. Others just a short drive away include the area's oldest brewery, the Point Brewery, or Sunset Point Winery downtown.
Below you'll find spots to explore about two miles or less from campus. Find things to do, shopping, restaurants and hotels near the UWSP campus.
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