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Logging Miles on Two Feet

5/22/2019 - Kim Spaetti

Interactive, Sports & Outdoors
Get your daily 10k steps in while exploring the Kenosha Area
Get your daily 10k steps in while exploring the Kenosha Area
Get your daily 10k steps in while exploring the Kenosha Area

With so many great places to venture outside in Kenosha, there are endless ways for you to get your recommended 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles). This has become a popular featured article in the Kenosha Area Visitors Guide over the last year or two, even. If you keep track of your fitness with a pedometer or mobile device, check out some of these routes to meet your walking target! 

HarborPark and Downtown Kenosha

HarborPark can be a scenic and peaceful place to get your steps in. It can also be a great place to enjoy local happenings! If you start at the Kenosha Public Museum and head around the loop of HarborPark, you can follow the lake heading north along Sixth Avenue. You will take a nice stroll amongst many popular local destinations, such as Villa D’Carlo, Captain Mike’s, Modern Apothecary, The Coffee Pot, and Boat House Pub & Eatery. Hang a right at 50th Street and cross over the bridge to Simmons Island Park. On the island you can walk along the board walk, gaze at the charter fishing boats, and even visit the Southport Light Station Museum! When you loop back to work your way do HarborPark again, you’ll be rounding out an easy 3 miles or better.

Pike Bike Trail

The Pike Bike Trail is a 10.2 mile trail through Kenosha County and it can be used for more than just biking. The scenic trail runs along points of interest including three National Register Historic Districts, Lake Michigan, two historic lighthouses, and plenty of other local sites. If you start at the Kenosha Harbor and follow the trail north Carthage College and make your way back on the same route, you’ll log more than 5 miles. This route provides you with endless views of Lake Michigan and points of interest like the Sesquicentennial Bandshell, Pennoyer Park Beach, Alford Park Beach, and more. You’ll also see the Lakefront Trolley making the same path!

Petrifying Springs Park

This 350-acre is a picturesque favorite in Kenosha County. With a variety of play areas, a golf course, soccer field and baseball diamond, as well as a dog park, the whole family will enjoy some kind of physical activity here. If you prefer to walk or hike, you can enjoy their “Multi-Use trail”, which is a 2.5 mile loop, or their Hiking Trails. The park is open daily and offers guests a great place to enjoy nature. There are birdwatching stations and extensive bluebird trails to follow. As a bonus, if you get hungry from all of that activity you can stop at the Biergarten for food and beverage options and weekly activities! 

Pringle Nature Center

The Pringle Nature Center building is located within the 197-acre Bristol Woods. This is an interactive park where you can participate in exploration activities throughout the grounds. Visitors can rent GPS units, explorer backpacks, guidebooks and binoculars to discover all that the grounds have to offer. Within the woods are 4 miles of trails for walking. Bring the whole family and get those steps in together while learning a bit about our local ecosystems, flora and fauna!

There are just a few options for walking routes in our area. You can explore more walking routes here, or create your own! The best way to tour the Kenosha Area is on your own two feet – so get out there and log some miles and smiles!

Community Blog Team 2018

Kim Spaetti

Community Blogger

Wife. Fulltime mother of two - I love blogging about our adventures! Originally from CA, residing in the Midwest for 12 years. Enjoys training for marathons, sipping wine, and catching up on movies.

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