Stevens Point is a picturesque place to be, resting at the point where McDill Pond and the Wisconsin River connect, with thick forests surrounding the area. The city's nickname is "Gateway to the Pineries", where prairies and fields border the northern border of the city, offering wide open spaces for farmland and parks. Most of the parks incorporated from the old lands are dog-friendly and provide Fido a great place to run around.
Stevens Point's largest and most popular park is known as Standing Rocks Park, which features over 524 acres of recreational and undeveloped land meant for skiing, hiking, golf, fishing, and multi-use fields for ballgames. The park has picnic tables, multiple pavilions, and a dog exercise area, where dogs can run around off-leash. The exercise center is huge, with over 32 acres of open land for exploration, hiking, and playing. There's sitting areas, picnic pavilions, water fountains, clean-up stations, and trash bins available from 6 AM to 11 PM.
A way to get really close to nature for dog walkers is the Tomorrow River State Trail, a 29-mile trail make from gravel and crushed stone, with scenic views of the surrounding glacial terrain and farmland. The trail is dog-friendly to leashed pups, and has benches and trash bins along the way.
When you're done, head to the city's three animal hospitals, or the dog-friendly restaurants like Cousins Subs or Main Grain Bakery. Wherever you head to, you and Fido will sure to love it.