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

Pringle Nature Center

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

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

September 5, 2015, October 3, 2015, December 5, 2015

A nature themed story will be read and after the story, there will be a guided hike with activities tied to the story. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Leave No Child Inside event: Autumn Photographic Scavenger Hunt

September 12, 2015

Come enjoy the start of fall and see if you can complete our photographic scavenger hunt. Come and leave when you want. Free.

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

September 19, 2015

Enjoy the annual festival as birds are celebrated. There will be a falconer, hayrides, food, and more.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Invasive Species Workday

September 26, 2015 and October 24, 2015

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: 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.

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