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Get Your 10,000 Steps

3/25/2020 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Family-Friendly, Sports & Outdoors
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Petrifying Springs Park, outdoors, nature, fall colors

Fresh air is good for the mind, body, and soul. It's also an easy way to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 health crisis, so we’ve got some great ideas for you! It is suggested that 10,000 steps is a good target number of steps to reach daily for the average person. This loosely translates to about five miles. Your goal will be easy to reach while you explore these venues that offer plenty of space to keep a safe distance from others. Grab your digital pedometer or mobile device to count your steps while you enjoy these routes to hit your walking target.

SILVER LAKE PARK

Enjoy Kenosha County where you will find parks with more than just places to walk. A must-stop is Silver Lake Park. You can get your steps in while you play disc golf on the Silver Fox course, totaling about 2.6 miles. (If you are bad at disc golf, you’ll be getting more steps in while you chase after your disc!) This 18-hole course has a par of 56, so you can see how you measure up. After the games are done, enjoy a hike through the wooded trails that offer a variety of terrain for a more challenging walk. Just keep in mind, physical distancing is still required while enjoying the trails - good thing there is plenty of space at this beautiful park.

Distance: 4.6 miles

Complete your walk: Enjoy an extra stroll along the Silver Lake Beach to relax after the adventurous hike. 

PETRIFYING SPRINGS PARK

If a scenic route is what you seek, look no further than Petrifying Springs Park. Affectionately known as “Pets” by local residents, this is the oldest park in Kenosha County. With 350 acres to explore, amenities like hiking trails, and a dog park are all great for keeping you and your crew active. The main multiuse trail that circles around the park offers a paved course making it perfect for running, walking, biking, or even toddling with your little ones. You’ll find shaded areas with trees lining the trail and quaint areas to pause where the Pike River runs through the park.

Distance: 2 miles (circle route) | View Map>

PIKE BIKE TRAIL

If a more urban route is what you seek, the Pike Bike Trail is a great option. With miles of Lake Michigan views, this is a great trail for walking and running — not just biking. This section of the 10+ mile trail starts at HarborPark, where sculptures line the Kenosha Harbor. After passing through Wolfenbüttel Park and Eichelman Park, walkers will enter the Third Avenue Historic District where historic homes adorn the path before reaching Southport Park as a turn-around point. This route is completely paved and flat.

Distance: 4.4 miles (round trip) | View Map>

Complete your steps: Continue south past Kemper Center to Southport Park and even further to the Sand Dunes for great hiking along the lake if you want to extend the excursion.

Alternate Route: Start at HarborPark, but work your way north to Simmons Island then to Carthage College where you can walk through campus. Carthage is home to the Mary Alice Moody Arboretum.

Related: LAKE MICHIGAN, PRAIRIE SPRINGS PARK, and MORE routes

There are dozens of neighborhood parks in the Kenosha Area, as well. It is a great time to get out and take a walk around your block, your subdivision, and to your nearest park area and back home. Please keep in mind, playgrounds are closed and physical distancing is required. Fresh air is encouraged though, and warmer temps are on the way. Now, hit the trails!

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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