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
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
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.
Location: 4725 Lighthouse Dr
3. Pike River Park
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. Even if there are fewer events happening and things do to in Racine during the weekend, spending some time in nature is ALWAYS a great idea.
Location: Wendi Ct in Mount Pleasant; right off Old Spring St.
4. Riverbend Nature Center
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
All of the parks in Racine are gorgeous, and perfect picture opportunities for professional photoshoots, or just a fun day with friends. 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
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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Another gorgeous Racine park! Now, 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?