Raking in the Fall Fun

10/4/2017 - Tricia Steele Andrews

Family-Friendly, Sports & Outdoors
Fall in Kenosha Wisconsin enjoying outdoor and nature
Fall in Kenosha Wisconsin enjoying outdoor and nature

Nothing says Autumn like crisp days and cool nights filled with lots of fun and exciting outdoor activities. If you are looking for some great FREE and low-cost fun, then you have to head for the park! Kenosha County has plenty of outdoor adventures to offer during this beautiful, color-changing season for the whole family to enjoy and “fall” into!

Pringle Nature Center, located in picturesque Bristol, is offering many activities to get you outside and enjoying the weather. The center is located within the 197 acre Bristol Woods County Park. They are a regional resource for people of all ages to learn and enjoy nature. Get ready for Halloween with them and get out your best costume on Friday the 13th and again on October 28 when they host Leave No Child Inside: Halloween Night Hike. Pre-register for this night time event that takes place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. For a nominal fee your whole family will be entertained with a ghostly hike through the woods where you will learn about the moon, enchanting night sounds, and animals that we associate with Halloween. And of course the evening wouldn’t be complete without hot chocolate to follow. Enjoy snacks and hot beverages as you are dressed in costume.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area is another great place to explore during Autumn.  With more than 16 miles of trails, Wolf Lake, Molinaro Visitor Center, camping, and playgrounds, there are endless activities to fill your days and nights with. Their Eco-Halloween Hike on Saturday, October 21st will be a howling good time! For only $2.00 per person (ages 4+) the whole family can enjoy campfires, arts & crafts, games, jack-o-lanterns, and Halloween nature skits. This event takes place between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm at Shelter #1 and ½ hour hikes will be taking place throughout. If you are looking for something laid back, check out their FREE Lawn Chair Birding gathering on Saturday, October 28th. Head over to Wolf Lake with your lawn chair and sit back from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and watch the migrating birds. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pairs of theirs to identify and get a close up view of these spectacular creatures.

You may also enjoy gazing at the stars during the Griffin Observatory Public Viewing Nights at Kemper Center.  The Carthage College Society of Physics Students, along with Tremper HIgh School Astonomical Society Members, host observation nights regularly - weather permitting. There are a number of stairs to climb, but the views of the night sky are incredible. 

So get outside this Autumn, take in the fresh, brisk air, get the family together, and rake in all the fun that Kenosha County has to offer! 

Tricia Steele Andrews

Community Blogger

Devoted Mom & Wife. Fourth generation Kenoshan. Lover of all things natural & organic. Passions include time with family & friends, gardening, country music, libraries, art, animals, & ancestry!