10,000 Steps Route: LAKE MICHIGAN

This may come as no surprise to you, but the Lake Michigan shoreline, and the many parks that adorn it, comprise the #1 attraction in the Kenosha Area. Nearly 90 percent of our lakefront is publicly accessible and features free parking, beaches, bike routes, and yes walking paths!

Our first walking route will take you around the Kenosha Harbor to Simmons Island where you can enjoy two lighthouses, the Kenosha History Center, and our most popular beach in the summertime.

Simmons Island Beach

You’ll continue on through Downtown Kenosha and HarborPark where you’ll find sculptures on display, two museums, and plenty of great photo opportunities.

As you head farther south, you’ll pass by Wolfenbuttel Park, which is named for our Sister City in Germany before you circle Library Park (one of our four historic districts). A stroll along Sixth Avenue, the heart of Downtown, will bring you back to the harbor area where you began.

Wolfenbuttel Park at Lake Michigan

Distance: 4.6 miles

Complete your steps: Visit the Southport Lighthouse (open seasonally), Kenosha Public Museum and The Civil War Museum to get a few flights of stairs in! 72 steps to climb the lighthouse, and about two-dozen steps at each of the museums.

Southport Light Station Museum

Things to Do


There is plenty to see and do both outdoors and indoors in Kenosha.


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