• Pringle Nature Center
  • Pringle Nature Center
  • Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center

(262) 857-8008


Building open Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and during special events.

Take Hwy. C west to Hwy. MB, south to entrance. Various free ongoing nature programs, exhibits, books and interactive learning stations. Outside, hike on wood chip trails through Bristol Woods upland forest — a majestic oak community. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing on all trails. Snowshoes available for rent. Located in a Kenosha County park - Bristol Woods.

There are items people can borrow or rent at the center, including:

  • GPS Units – Our GPS units are pre-programmed with the Geocaches located in the park. GPS units can be rented for $5.00/unit. Driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.
  • Explorer Backpack – These family friendly backpacks provide the tools necessary to facilitate fun exploration of Bristol Woods. Backpacks can be rented for $5.00/pack. Driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.
  • Guidebooks and Binoculars – While out on your hike, you can borrow guidebooks and binoculars at no charge. Driver’s license or ID is needed for borrowing.

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Nature Story Time Hike

August 1, 2015

The book Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky will be read: as the moon rises a mother raccoon and her two young begin an all-night feast in a cornfield. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Science Saturday: To the Moon!

August 8, 2015

Children in 6th to 9th grade join us for fun experiments! This month, children will look at moon rocks.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing

August 14, 2015

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. Join us for a short, informal talk about the Perseids.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Invasive Species Workday

2015 Dates: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, and August 22

Help us to continue to restore our Oak Savanna and Prairie areas. We will be cutting down buckthorn, multi-flora rose, and other invasive plants. There is no cost to volunteer.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: Come & Explore!

August 29, 2015

Come and explore Pringle and Bristol Woods as summer draws to a close.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Fall Fun Fest and International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

September 19, 2015

Come celebrate fall at Pringle! There will be hayrides, kid’s crafts, food, green vendors and more! Free admission; prices vary with activity.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Pringle 5K Run/Hike

November 7, 2015

Hailed as some of the best trails in Kenosha County, this 5K goes through the rolling hills of the park.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing

December 12, 2015

At the peak, you can see up to 60 meteors per hour! We will do a short presentation before heading out with hot chocolate to watch.