Wondering where to find the best recreation in Kenosha County? Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, art lovers, shoppers, festival-goers…and people who just love to have a great time: Kenosha County is the perfect place to have an adventure! With miles of hiking trails, bike paths, water trails, and winding country roads to get you there, Kenosha County has much to offer for those seeking fun and excitement.
A Variety of Recreation Options in Kenosha County
How do you like to recreate?! When it comes to recreation, Kenosha County offers many shopping, dining, walking & biking trails, golf courses, attractions & events, a lively downtown, and much much more!
Shopping – With some of the largest malls in the country just a short drive away in Chicago and Milwaukee, Kenosha County has found its own eclectic offerings. From hometown favorites like Tenuta’s Italian Grocery and Jack Andrea’s, to the European-style outdoor market and outlet shopping, Kenosha County has a great mix of the ordinary and extraordinary. Shopping in Kenosha County means you’ll find something different without spending too much.
Dining – Dining in the Kenosha Area can be a wide range of experiences, depending on what you’re in the mood for. There’s an old train car-turned-diner, sazzy, jazzy bistros, gourmet hot spots, a true Wisconsin supper club (or two, or three…) and competing, cross-town drive-ins that both claim to be the best in the city. And that’s not even bringing the abundance of family-run, scratch Italian restaurants into the conversation! Buon Appetito!
Arts & Culture – World-class museums, inspiring downtown murals, galleries and art fairs, outdoor concerts, incredible shows, and one lakefront sculpture walk. Those are just some of the artsy finds throughout Kenosha County, where all things creative are valued and celebrated every day. Kenosha is the type of community that turns its alleys into vibrant community celebrations and its green spaces into live theater venues.
Outdoor Recreation – Bike, hike, swim, sail, kayak or run…however you like to get moving, Kenosha County has the trail for you on water or land. The Kenosha County Parks System is adding miles of trails each year to take you where you want to go. Take a mountain biking adventure at Petrifying Springs County Park, followed by a cold beverage at the Pets Biergarten. Sweat it out at the RecPlex – the nation’s largest municipally-owned recreation facility in the nation. Say salutations to some sunrise yoga, boat or paddleboard on one of the 10+ inland lakes. Adventures abound in Kenosha County.
Attractions & Events – The Kenosha Area has so many things to do no matter what the season. Try out one of the many festivals including Taste of Wisconsin, Grill Games and Tall Ships. Take a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory, experience jolly old England circa the sixteenth century or visit Elvis at a Kenosha Kingfish baseball game.
View some of our local favorites below and take your recreation to Kenosha County!