Kenosha County is home to five colleges and university centers, two brand-name manufacturers and designers’ outlet malls, the Bristol Renaissance Faire, automotive sports, and classic 19th century architecture.
Whatever you like to do – picnicking, swimming, cross-country skiing, golfing, hiking, sledding, cycling, or just finding a quiet escape from your concerns of the day discover the pleasures and rewards of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Kenosha County’s many nature areas, hiking and biking trails, parks, campgrounds, hunting areas and ski trails. Lake Michigan fishing piers, boat launching facilities, fishing guides and charter operators provide Great Lakes trout and salmon fishing excitement from April through November. Kenosha County provides over 1,500 acres of managed recreational land at six parks conveniently located throughout the county. The Park Division also maintains 14 miles of cycling trails.
This lighthouse is located next to Simmons Island Park in Kenosha. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored by the Kenosha County Historical Society. There is a Maritime Museum in the restored 1866 Southport Light and Lighthouse Keeper’s cottage on Simmons Island.
Kenosha Pops Concert Band performances have been a Kenosha favorite for over eighty years. Enjoy our lakefront park while listening to the Pops perform everything from Sousa to Sinatra, from the Beatles to Bach. Bring your lawn chairs and a cooler or purchase refreshments from the Friends of the Pops. Performing in the Sesquicentennial Bandshell at Pennoyer Park, 35th Street and 7th Avenue. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Enjoy a unique experience at Kenosha’s open-air Farmer’s Market on the lakefront. You will find locally grown fresh produce, flowers and herbs, cheeses, meats and prepared foods, arts and crafts, entertainment, chefs’ demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Located on 2nd Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets in Kenosha HarborPark, just behind the Kenosha Public Museum and the Civil War Museum.
Kenosha Transit operates a two-mile streetcar loop which connects the local commuter rail station to downtown attractions, a transit center, and the new 64-acre Harborpark residential development situated on the Lake Michigan shore. Daily service is provided using one of five refurbished Toronto PCC cars, each painted in a different color scheme.