Green Circle Trail: Stevens Point Wisconsin
Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point Wisconsin, is a great place to visit. I am a lover of the great outdoors and try to spend as much time as I can outside. One of my favorite things to do, is checking out new hiking and biking areas. The Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point, Wisconsin is a 27 -mile hiking and biking loop around Stevens Point, which also connects over 45 miles of extra trails.
Plover River Park
The trail area we’ve walked, is the Plover River Park, the McDill Trail, and Iverson Trail section. As of now these are the only three areas that we’ve walked, but plan on walking or biking the full Green Circle Trail loop.
This beautiful area winds around the woodlands, lakes, streams, over wetlands and parks.
There’s an abundance of wildlife to stop and view or photograph along the way, the geese especially love the water ways.There are several areas that you can drive or bike, to get into the Plover River Park. The area I went to was in a neighborhood, that takes you to a path leading down to the water. With lost of twists and turns along side the water, so you will get a good work out. As well as having a beautiful view.
As you go North through the end of the McDill Trail, you’ll come into the Iverson Park Trail. The Iverson trail is a fun area to walk or bike through. Because you get to go under a running railroad, and walk along side the river. Once you go through the under bridge area, it opens up into a lake and wetland area.
If your a bird watcher, you’ll truly love this area, so many different species to stop and watch or photograph.
The Sora Rail is the name of the little bird in the photo above. They like to stick along the waters edge looking for something to eat.
Not only is there lots of wildlife, there’s also so many different types of foliage along the trails. When we hiked on the McDill Trail, it was early spring. So not everything was in full bloom, and I still saw a variety of beautiful flowers.
So if your a lover of the great outdoors, there’s plenty to see and do, on this 27 mile loop. If hiking or biking isn’t your thing, then there’s fishing, canoeing or kayaking! There’s a little bit of something for everyone.
All though I haven’t hiked the whole loop, I still give the Green Circle Trail an A+. The townships have kept the trails, parks as natural as possible. I really dislike walking on the type of trails that are so overly modernized. That you don’t even feel like your out in the forest, nor have trails near wetlands, rivers or lakes. I love photographing the wildlife near or on the water, so it’s nice to be able get up close.
One additional note, is pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash and you pick up after them.
If you’ve never been to the Stevens Point area walking trails, give them a look see. I know you will really enjoy the area.