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Spring and Summer in Pleasant Prairie

Embrace the extra sunshine where there is no limit to the fun that can be had.

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin is the perfect place for your next adventure. Whether you are looking to hike, swim, shop, or golf, our charming slice of the midwest is simply the place to be in the spring or summer.

Spring has sprung, now let's have some Summer fun!

Be One with Nature

Kenosha County Bike Trail - Girl on TrailFor an athletic adventure, bike mile after scenic mile of the paved path that is the Kenosha County Bike Trail. The path can be taken from Pleasant Prairie north to Kenosha or south to the Illinois border and beyond. Fun fact: the path was paved over retired train tracks! This is just one of our many trails in Pleasant Prairie. There’s no better way to take in our lush terrain than by planning to pitstop at one of our neighborhood bars along the way! 

No textbooks here, but plenty of learning to do. Come visit the Chiwaukee Prairie. A rare example of untouched midwestern landscape, the Chiwaukee Prairie boasts over 400 beautiful, preserved acres where grasslands, wetlands, and dunes intersect. Spring is the perfect season to marvel at the wildflowers in bloom, catch a glimpse of rare birds in flight, and witness fauna unique to the prairie. You haven’t experienced the outdoors like this before!

If springtime inspires your green thumb, be sure to celebrate new beginnings with a trip to Stiles Vegetable Farm and Greenhouse or Anton’s Greenhouses and Garden Center. Their beautiful assortment of flowers, vegetables, and plants are marvelous additions to the garden of your dreams.

Nearby Area Attractions

Bristol Renaissance Faire - 4 Riding Knights holding FlagsIf you’re in town during the Bristol Renaissance Faire, you won’t want to miss it! Considered one of the best renaissance fairs in the country, this annual event runs for nine weeks beginning in July. This truly immersive experience combines live shows (such as jousting, sword fighting, and music) with unique shopping and dining experiences. Now, who wants a turkey leg?

With the warmer weather, baseball and brats are back in season! Our local Northwoods league baseball team, the Kenosha Kingfish, also features minor-league style entertainment that is fun for all ages.

If you’re looking to spend some time enjoying some fresh air, visit the Kenosha Public Market, a farmers market held year-round on Saturdays, and the HarborMarket, a seasonal European-style outdoor market. Either market is the perfect place to buy fresh produce from local farmers as well as other delectable items. Get something local and unique to bring your friends back home!

Explore Lake Michigan aboard an authentic tall ship for an unforgettable and thrilling excursion. From a public ride to charters for corporate outings and private events, visitors can find plenty of options on Kenosha Harbor, such as the Red Witch. Sailing get you in the mood for fishing? Check out any of the many Kenosha charters to fish on Lake Michigan.

For even more fun in the sun, take a 15-minute drive to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. The amusement park is known for its 17 zany roller coasters and Hurricane Harbor water park. This thrilling destination is adored by children of all ages as well as the young at heart.

Affordable and unforgettable, Pleasant Prairie is the convenient getaway you didn’t know you needed. We welcome you and your family for the spring or summer adventure you’ve been dreaming of. Tantalize your taste buds, shop and play your day away, then stay the night in Pleasant Prairie and try something new tomorrow!