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Stevens Point Area

Stevens Point Area

In central Wisconsin, this area was first created in 1836 as a territorial county and was named for the overland carry (known as a portage) between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Today, Portage County is comprised of just over 806 square miles of land, 7 major rivers and many thriving communities with friendly people. Outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, birding, hiking and biking trails, water activities and a whole host of winter activities are plentiful. The local communities open up their small and large businesses for you to enjoy. And the variety of restaurants in food and style are a welcome surprise to any kind of visitor… and the same goes for the shopping. No matter the season or the weather, Portage County has a getaway your whole family will enjoy. So pack up the kids and the pets and head to the area where you’ll see firsthand why the people of Portage County say they stand out “By Our Very Nature.”

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Stevens Point Area

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  • Steven’s Point Trails Play

    Find out which trails suit you best in Stevens Point.

    Learn more about Steven’s Point Trails
  • Stevens Point Attractions See

    Learn more about attractions in Stevens Point.

    Learn more about Stevens Point Attractions
  • Stevens Point Sculpture Park See

    Learn more about the Stevens Point sculpture park.

    Learn more about Stevens Point Sculpture Park
  • Visiting Stevens Point Learn

    Find out more about biking and visiting the Stevens Point area here.

    Learn more about Visiting Stevens Point
  • Portage County Attractions See

    Inside or out, through spring, summer, winter and fall, the Stevens Point/Plover
    area has something for you!

    Learn more about Portage County Attractions
  • Portage County Events Play

    Nestled among an abundance of green space and waterways, enjoy our cross country ski trails, numerous hiking and biking trails or a game of golf. Visit quaint shops in our downtown historic district, explore museums and art galleries and take in a special event and tour.

    Learn more about Portage County Events
  • Portage County Dining Eat

    Dine at area restaurants with everything you want from fast food to gourmet.

    Learn more about Portage County Dining
  • Portage County Lodging Stay

    After a long day in the Stevens Point area, relax and spend the night in one of the many great accommodations in the area. Whether you are looking for a quaint Bed & Breakfast, a luxurious suite, a hotel with a pool, secluded cottage or a rustic campsite, the Stevens Point area has it!

    Learn more about Portage County Lodging
  • Best Western Plover Hotel & Conference Stay

    The BEST WESTERN Plover Hotel & Conference Center where customer service is the top priority and accommodations are luxurious, clean, and affordable! This welcoming new property, centrally located in Plover, WI, is just minutes from Stevens Point and close to several points of interest.

    Learn more about Best Western Plover Hotel & Conference
  • Green Circle Trail Map Play

    Get your Green Circle Trail Map here. 

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  • Tomorrow River State Trail Play

    Click here for a map and more information about the Tomorrow River State Trail.

    Learn more about Tomorrow River State Trail
  • Standing Rocks Park Play

    Click here for more mountain biking info about Standing Rocks Park.

    Learn more about Standing Rocks Park
  • Schmeeckle Reserve Play

    Find more information on the Schmeeckle Reserve here.

    Learn more about Schmeeckle Reserve
  • The Wooden Chair Eat

    Enjoy the old-fashioned charm of hardwood floors, brick interior, a cozy fireplace and our unique antique chairs. We serve natural and healthy foods and have some of the best omelettes, baked goods and sandwiches this side of the river!

    Learn more about The Wooden Chair
  • Mitchells Hilltop Pub & Grill Eat

    Enjoy one of our many menu items, from our burgers and salads to nightly specials including prime rib and BBQ ribs, and you are sure to find something you will love. Wash it all down with one of our 19 tap beers.

    Learn more about Mitchells Hilltop Pub & Grill
  • Hostel Shoppe shop

    Our mission is to introduce everyone to the healthy and enjoyable sport of recumbent cycling and to provide recumbent buyers with exceptional service and the best possible choices in recumbent bikes and accessories.

    Learn more about Hostel Shoppe
  • Stevens Point Farmers Market shop

    The Market is open from May through October. Hours are 7:00 A.M to 5 P.M. or until the vendors sell out, which usually is around 2:30 P.M Monday evenings from 3-7. Saturday beginning at 7am is the biggest market day of the week. The earlier you shop the fresher the produce will be and greater the selection. The best time to shop is from 8:A.M through noon.

    Learn more about Stevens Point Farmers Market
  • Sky Club Supper Club Eat

    The Sky Club is a neighborhood restaurant at its core, with many regular guests, mostly from the neighborhood, but also out of towners who come to Plover/Stevens Point. The Sky Club has a comfortable bar which many of our neighborhood regulars dine at. A huge part of our success is the staff we are so fortunate to have, from bartenders to hostesses to wait staff.

    Learn more about Sky Club Supper Club
  • Fresar Winery shop

    In 2003 we planted our first vineyard – 6 bare root Frontenac grapes. This grew year over year to 5 varieties of grapes equaling over 4,000 vines covering 6.5 acres on Rich’s family farm in Rosholt. With the time to vine maturity and grape production, coupled with the long aging process for a fine wine…not to mention the fact that by law we couldn’t start fermenting until we were fully licensed…it’s going to be a while before we have a commercially available vintage of our own.

    Learn more about Fresar Winery
  • Central Waters Brewery Eat

    Central Waters, which now has 18 employees, was launched as a side business by local home brewers Jerome Ebel and Mike McElwain. They sold it in 2001, and current owners Mollica and Paul Graham moved Central Waters to its larger Amherst facility in 2007. Central Waters, with a lineup that includes several beers aged in bourbon barrels, sold 9,000 barrels in 2013 and expects to sell about 13,000 barrels this year, mainly in the Midwest. At the Junction City brewery, which was fashioned out of discarded dairy farm equipment, the annual capacity was just 750 barrels.

    Learn more about Central Waters Brewery
  • Christian’s Bistro Eat

    At Christian’s Bistro, we are dedicated
    to traditional, homemade foods prepared with the freshest ingredients. Our menu and daily specials show our attention to detail, with fresh fish flown in daily and vegetables purchased directly from our region, made-from-scratch sauces and smoked meats. We are fortunate to live and work in a state that is abundant with agriculture, so we are committed to “buy local, buy Wisconsin.”

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  • Whitefeather organics shop

    Whitefeather Organics has a holistic approach to farming. Our mission is to be a local, healthy, and sustainable option for the community, offering a diverse connection to the food experience.We bought land for Whitefeather Organics in fall of 2006. The Whitefeather family have been passionately building the farm from scratch. We raise a diverse range of vegetables, mushrooms, fruit, poultry, and pigs. Crop rotation and garden separation are used to control disease and pests. For soil nutrition, we use intense cover cropping, grazing, and a large farm-based compost. Our crops are harvested weekly and delivered fresh.

    Learn more about Whitefeather organics
  • Kozy Yak Brewery Eat

    It was one of the best beers we had ever tasted and we became hooked on home brew. From there it was years of experimenting with different grains, yeasts, hops and processes until we found recipes that were just right. We moved from home-brewing in 5 or 6 gallon vats to our current 2 barrel system earlier this year. For you beer and math geeks out there – here’s a little brewery math – 1 barrel equates to 2.032 kegs, 31.5 gallons, 330 12-oz bottles or 55 6-packs… We’ll have six beers available on a regular basis, with four flagship labels, one seasonal and one specialty. Our seasonal beer will change with seasons – or at the speed in which it is sold out. The specialty beer will be ‘home-brewed’ in a 5 or 6 gallon tank and will change frequently throughout the year.

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  • @1800 Eat

    @1800 is the epitome of sophistication. From the myriad pieces of timeless art in the gallery to the clean lines of the stylish lounge to the breathtaking wooded views and understated style and elegance of our restaurant, @1800 is creative, fresh and will become your new favorite destination.

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