Stevens Point Summer Activities
Hiking and Biking
June 4-6 - Special Olympics State Summer Games 9am-5pm UW-Stevens Point 2100 Main St, Stevens Point 608-222-1234 SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org
June 6 - Walk Wisconsin Full Marathon 8am, Half Marathon 11am, Quarter Marathon 12:30pm Pfiffner Pioneer Park, 1100 Crosby Ave, Stevens Point 715-344-2556 ActivePortageCounty.com
GREEN CIRCLE TRAIL The best kept secret of the area is our wonderful biking trails. The Trail goes right past the Victorian Swan, one of the few places where the trail is on the sidewalk. This scenic route circles the city, is 30.5 miles long, following the Wisconsin and Plover Rivers and is broken up into 14 connecting segments. Free parking, restrooms and cold water are available at the Schmeeckle Visitor Center where staff is available every day from 8 until 5. You can start anywhere and there is parking available in several places. This is a great hiking experience. Maps are available.
TOMORROW RIVER STATE TRAIL Eighteen miles of nature between the Village of Plover and Scandinavia. The trail is open to bicyclists,hikers,and horseback riders.
STANDING ROCKS COUNTY PARK Trails for hiking and moutain biking, disc golf course ant a target archery course. A pass is required for all users., available at the trail head. 715-346-1433
Portage County Historical Society
HERITAGE DAYS at Heritage Park
Nine historical buildings will be open to the public with docents in attendance.
Have lunch on the lawn complete with homemade pies.
Heritage Park is located on the corner of Washington and Willow in Plover. www.pchswi.org
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - Stevens Point City Band JUNE 4- AUGUST 9 7-8pm Pfiffner Pioneer Park
STEVENS POINT SCULPTURE PARK 900 N. Second St. Artwork from local,regional and national artists on 20 acres. Towering pines, along a stream and through wetlands allow you to discover the unique connection between nature and art. This connects with the Green Circle. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.stevenspointsculpturepark.org.
RIVERFRONT ARTS CENTER 1200 Crosby Avenue. Changing exhibits by area and regional artists. Free admission. Tues-Fri. 11am to 5pm. Sat. and Sun. 11 am to 3pm. 715-343-6251
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
The Association holds its Energy Fair June 19-21 2015 in Custer Wisconisin, promoting renewable energy, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Great food and entertainment surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, trout streams and beautiful woodlands. wwwmidwestrenew.org
July 3-5 2015 RIVER FRONT RENDEZVOUS Annual 4th of July Festival. Pfiffner Park. Bands, Boat Parade, Fishing Tournament, Fireworks Saturday Night, Food, Refreshments, Kids Day and much more. Located along the Wisconsing River adjacent to Historic Downtown Stevens Point. 715-346-1531
Golfing in the area
We are blessed with two wonderful golf courses:
SentryWorld - Newly renovated, check out the flower hole and their three restaurants that range from fine to caual dining. 715-345-1600
Wisconsin river Country Club An 18-hole course that winds around the scenic Wisconsin River. Numerous water hazards, gorgeous trees and challenging sand traps make up a competitive layout. The Country Club offers a fully stocked pro shop, bar and grill, driving range an practice green 715-344-9152
July 9-12 2015 Annual Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet in Iola,Wisconisn. Largest in the Midwest.
Riverfront Art Center
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Annual Recumbent Bike Rally Amherst
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4th Annual Bluegrass in the Pines Festival Rosholt Fair Park
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Riverfront Jazz Festival Pfiffner Pioneer Park
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Summer Berry Picking
ALTENBURG'S COUNTRY GARDENS 7020 Plover Rd (Highway 54) Wisconsin Rapids 715-421-2943
A family farm where you can pick your own strawberries and enjoy a tractor ride to the berry patch. Picking every day at 6:30a.m. starting June 4 and other times are subject to picking conditions. Call ahead to check. www.AltenburgsFarm.com
FARMER MARKET ON THE PUBLIC SQUARE since 1853. Open daily from spring to fall
MARKET ON STRONGS Avenue, downtown. Open on Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Call Raikowski Farm 715-457-3491
LAKEVIEW BERRY FARM 1280 Lakehurst Rd, Mosinee, Wi 54455 715-457-2704 (farm)
Raspberries come in 12 varieties, and this family farm welcomes you to also pick blueberries, currents and currents. Open 7 days a week, July through November.www.lakeviewberryfarm.com --firstname.lastname@example.org
CHET'S BLUEBERRY FARM Cty Rd J and 9th St. Custer 54423, 715-340-4989
Eight different varieties of blueberries on 12 acres. The farm has a well-groomed picking filed, lots of parking and restrooms. Season starts in July until mid-August - call for picking times
Music, Movies -- Church and City Picnics
CITY BAND CONCERTS in Pfiffner Park every Wednesday at 7PM. Bring your own seating..
ST. JOSEPH PARISH PICNIC June 5-7 2015 1709 Wyatt Ave. Stevens Point 715-341-1617
ST. BARTHOLOMEWS CHURCH PICNIC August , 715-344-3003
SACRED HEART CHURCH PICNIC August , 7376 Church Street, Custer, Wi 715-592-4221