Pleasant Prairie Outdoor Activities
In a community as tuned to its' athletic mindset as it is to its' music and food, Pleasant Prairie loves its great outdoors.
Families can enjoy the various neighborhood and community parks, open spaces designed for leisurely strolls along walking paths and trails, playground games, and team sports. The parks and trails highlighted below are just a few of the Village’s outdoor gems — unmissable places to enjoy seasonal activities throughout the year.
Prairie Springs Park, a sprawling 930-acre public park includes the 110-acre Lake Andrea. Visitors can bring their own windsurfing equipment and set sail from the lakeside launch. Those who like to kayak, standup paddleboard, or canoe, can bring their own or rent them onsite from Froggy’s Landing. Paddling and swimming across the span of Lake Andrea's spring-fed waters are invigorating activities during the warmer months. Lounging on the beach or sharing a meal in one of the picnic areas are excellent ways to refresh between sporting adventures. Anglers are welcome to fish at Lake Andrea from the shore or on the water during the spring and summer or try their luck with a cool ice fishing expedition during the winter.
The paved 2.3-mile path around Lake Andrea is a picturesque circuit for visitors who prefer to tread on solid ground. Hikers can explore the natural Hackbarth Trail which winds through woods and wetlands in the northwestern reaches of Prairie Springs Park or venture north out of the park along the Prairie Farms Trail that is bound by farmland and floodplain on each side.
For nature lovers who want a peek at what the frontier looked like to Pleasant Prairie’s first settlers, Chiwaukee Prairie is protected land, untouched by development and preserved as a wildlife habitat. Chiwaukee Prairie is open for hiking and the simple pleasure of experiencing the plants and animals that call this pristine landscape home.
Chart your course to Pleasant Prairie’s parks, trails, and abundant opportunities for outdoor adventure.