The Audubon Prairie Nature Trail at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area is an easy trail along wetland boardwalks and grasslands.
Head to the north side of Stevens Point and venture out along an easy half-mile trail within the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. Make the connection between outdoor recreation and the arts in this 20-acre park that connects to the Green Circle Trail. Along the trail, watch for new sculptures being added this spring, which will be debuted during the park's Summer Celebration on June 8.
Make a day of it and head to explore a larger nature trail at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area. (Don't forget your binoculars and camera!) The Audubon Prairie Nature Trail is an easy trail along wetland boardwalks and grasslands in the wildlife area. Start at the Education & Visitors Center, which uses five renewable energy systems, before heading out. Be sure to check out the Observation Deck, just off the trail. The Mead Wildlife Area, the third largest state wildlife area, offers more than 80 miles of trails that explore portions of the expansive 33,000 acres. Travel west from Stevens Point on Highway 66 West to Highway HH West (old Highway 10) to Milladore. Take Highway S North to enter the wildlife area. The Mead Education & Visitors Center is on the right side. (To learn more about the wildlife area, attend the "Winged Wonders" and Open House on May 5.)