Get ready to squash any thoughts of boredom over the next three months.
Before sitting down to watch that fifth episode of Netflix, why don’t you change it up and go to the weekly Thursday concert at Pfiffner Pioneer Park in downtown Stevens Point? Yes, that is right, a free concert every Thursday! Check out Levitt AMP for a concert series calendar so you can begin to plan your Thursdays. Oh, and did I mention there are food trucks from local restaurants?
If outdoor concerts are not your thing, consider attending the Central Wisconsin Water Ski Show Team (The Water Walkers) on Lake Dubay Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to see a free show of performers with incredible balance water ski. Did I mention, they also serve food?
Stevens Point has an abundance of outdoor areas. Each offers something that differentiates it from the others. Bandshells, beaches, disc golf courses and outdoor sculptures are all features the Stevens Point area can proudly boast. There are plenty of ways to stay active and enjoy the beautiful Northwood’s nature. And don’t forget UW-Stevens Point’s own Schmeeckle Reserve!
Saturday mornings are a perfect time to get fresh produce, meat and other homegrown goodies at the Stevens Point Farmers Market. Located centrally downtown, you can’t miss it on a weekend morning. With over 50 vendors from all over Wisconsin, there is something for everyone at this beloved summer activity. There is a reason Stevens Point has the longest running farmers market in Wisconsin and continues to grow! Click here for more information on vendors and times the market is open!
This park offers 524 acres of mountain biking trails, disc golf courses, fishing and even a lodge if you are simply too tired after your awesome day.
Go and appreciate our veterans at the Korean War Memorial of Wisconsin. The memorial is a peaceful, reflective area that is also a wonderful place to honor our veterans and serves as a great ending to round out a trip to Plover.
If you’re up for a bit of a drive and some weekend exploring, these communities are well worth it! In Amherst you can find the Wild West Campground and Corral. The unique part of this campground is it’s also a working horse ranch! However long you want to camp there, you will leave being a modern cowboy.
Bancroft also offers a special camping experience at Vista Royalle. Sounds fancy does it not? This campground offers a package deal: swimming beach area, shuffleboard, a big jumping giant pillow, mini-golf, hot showers, toilets, laundromat and, in this day and age, Wi-Fi. Vista Royalle has a little something for everyone and makes for a great weekend or week-long trip.
There are fantastic options for the foodie in you! For breakfast, I would recommend the Wooden Chair. The original structure was built in 1891 to house a bank, and the décor today reflects on the neat history of the building’s roots. You will definitely get your bang for your buck at this quaint eatery.
For lunch, there are many options, but a personal favorite is el Jefe Tacos y Tequila. Offered tapas style, there is an opportunity to try many dishes for a reasonable price.
Last but not least, dinner. Dinner holds a special place in my heart as it is my favorite meal of the day. To honor this occasion, I go all out. Take your special someone to Muse. Having recently opened in Stevens Point, it is still a gem waiting to be found. Interesting cuisines mixed with an extensive gallery of art, make it a unique experience.