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Schmeeckle Reserve

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Stevens Point, WI 54481
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A beautiful place to visit and walk through.

I have walked around the Schmeeckle Reserve several times over the years. With my daughter when she... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
Todd O
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Nekoosa, Wisconsin
"Shmeekly" Is a Beautiful Outdoor Experience

This is a great place for the hiker, walker, or runner in all seasons. Stay on the paths, be quiet... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Kim W
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA
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Schmeeckle Reserve is an ideal place for hiking, jogging, biking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife watching, or just relaxing. With over 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a pristine 24-acre lake, a diversity of wildlife species, and a full-service visitor center and gift shop, the Reserve has something for everyone.
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I have walked around the Schmeeckle Reserve several times over the years. With my daughter when she was young, with my grand daughters, and all by myself. It is always peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. I absolutely love this place. Leave your bikes and pets at...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

This is a great place for the hiker, walker, or runner in all seasons. Stay on the paths, be quiet, and don't harass the wildlife, and you'll be surprised at what you see.

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful relaxing place to hold meeting. Large room with plenty of windows to bring the outdoors in.

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

You can get a map at the trailhead in the building with bathrooms and gift shop. Trails are well marked and easy to walk, with places to sit and watch the wild life. The last 4 times I have been there I have not failed...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Great trails with a beautiful lake and deer almost always in sight....very well maintained. Always worth a visit when visiting our student at UWSP.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Schmeeckle Reserve is a heavily wooded nature area with a multitude of trails that circle a small lake, cross marshes and streams. The trails are covered with mulch/wood chips so it is quiet and easy on the legs. There is lots of wildlife that lives...More

2  Thank 515thomash
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

We walked around the Reserve on the green trail on a beautiful Feb day. You were able to get around easily. They also have a little store with cute outdoor items, t-shirts, animal puppets, jewelry. There is also a mini museum with some history on...More

1  Thank quist
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Schmeeckle Reserve is a meeting place, a small natural history museum staffed usually by university students. It has a walking path with some board walk though a wooded wet land area. Small group meetings can be held in the beautiful windowed meeting room at little...More

1  Thank Laurel60304
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife took our 4 year old grandson to see this and he could not stop talking about it when he got home. At that age it's not easy to impress. So coodos to the UW for such a nice program.

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

Schmeeckle reserve is a series of trails winding through woods and around a small lake. the trail is well kept up by the natural resource students of University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, I have seen deer all year and a ermine in the winter. when...More

1  Thank j0hnamann
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Sorry, no doggos allowed. They could disrupt the native wildlife even if they are only leaving their scent – let alone their noise and activity. While some human dog companions could control their fur-friends, others aren't... More
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