Wisconsin Adventures: 7 Racine Locations You NEED for Your Instagram

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I consider basically anything an adventure. Hiking in the woods? Adventure. Driving around town trying to find a dessert place that’s open? (True story, this happened). ALSO, ADVENTURE.  If you’re down to go on a few classic Wisconsin adventures, take a look at these Racine locations that are totally Insta-worthy!

 

1. The Marina

The Marina in downtown Racine Wisconsin is one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature. | things to do Racine WisconsinThe Marina in downtown Racine Wisconsin is one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature. | things to do Racine Wisconsin

With or without boats (and with or without sunshine!), the marina downtown is dazzling. To create multiple Wisconsin adventures, come during different times of the day, and at different times of the year, to really see the change! Above pictures: the left was taken in November; the right was taken in August! Two different angles of the marina, two different times of the year… still just as gorgeous.

Location: 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway

 

2. Windpoint Lighthouse

The Windpoint Lighthouse in Racine County is one of the top things to do in Racine county, as well as one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature

Windpoint Lighthouse is not only one of the top things to do in Racine county, but it’s also a hot spot full of glorious opportunities for scenic photography. Any angle of the lighthouse looks gorgeous with the beautiful trees whether vibrantly green, firey orange, or glistening with snow, and we can’t forget the beauty of Lake Michigan mere footsteps away.

The Windpoint Lighthouse in Racine County is one of the top things to do in Racine county, as well as one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature

Location: 4725 Lighthouse Dr

 

3. Pike River Park

Pike River Parkway is a beautiful park located in Mount Pleasant in Racine County, and is one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature

My pooch would give this place a 10/10 when it comes to walks with her favorite humans. Though plopped in the middle of suburbia in Racine, there’s still plentiful opportunities for those instagrammable scenic views.

Location: Wendi Ct in Mount Pleasant; right off Old Spring St.

 

4. Riverbend Nature Center

Riverbend Nature Center is a natural haven for Wisconsin Adventures in Racine Wisconsin.

This picture was taken after the first snowfall of this year, and to be quite frank, this is the first time I had been to Riverbend Nature Center while it was this cold out. I’m typically a summer hiker, but I’ll definitely be out more this winter to catch these beautiful scenic views! I can only imagine the beauty this path would show with more snow on the trees and ground.

Location: 3600 N Green Bay Rd

 

5. Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature in Racine Wisconsin

Lincoln Park will always be a favorite for me, as it brings back such fun memories of hikes with my family as a child, or long walks with my father as a teenager. There’s so much beauty in this park, even during the awkward month between glistening snow and buring fall colors.

Location: 2000 Dominic Drive

 

6. Lake Michigan

Racine Wisconsin is perched perfectly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visiting this Great Lake is one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature in Racine CountyRacine Wisconsin is perched perfectly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visiting this Great Lake is one of many great ways to have a Wisconsin adventure in nature in Racine County

Would this really be a proper article on instagrammable spots in Racine if I didn’t mention the stunning Great Lake we live by? Besides North Beach, there are so many spots all over town to get a view of the lake. It’s a true Wisconsin adventure just trying to find them all!

 

7. Island Park

 

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Would you believe me if I said this was my FIRST time visiting this park? I know, shame on me living and growing up here and have never visited all of the parks.  But, karma got me because I completely WIPED OUT in the snow while walking slightly downhill towards the river and received a beautiful green/brown streak on my shoe.

I wouldn’t tell you to avoid this adventure when the ground is slightly damp, but I WOULD recommend you have better shoes on than I.

Location: 1700 Liberty St

 

Where are your favorite instagrammable locations in racine Wisconsin?

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