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From biking and hiking to fishing and boating, there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy amidst the county’s natural beauty.


Grab your binoculars and explore Racine County’s rich birdwatching opportunities. From migratory birds along Lake Michigan to native species in wetlands and forests, birdwatchers will delight in the county’s diverse avian population.

No matter the season, Racine County offers an abundance of outdoor activities for adventurers of all ages. Plan your next outdoor excursion and experience the natural wonders of Racine County, Wisconsin!

Looking for more ways to explore the outdoors? Visit our Parks, Bicycling, and Hiking Trails pages for everything going on in Racine County!

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts indulge in the serene beauty of the Root River and the Fox River Water Trail. The Root River gracefully winds its way through the heart of Racine, a city whose very name, derived from the French word “racine” meaning “root,” pays homage to the river that defines its landscape.

As paddlers navigate the tranquil waters of the 14-mile Fox River Water Trail, they’re treated to the vistas of a scenic waterway. A whole new world awaits when you canoe or kayak the Fox River Water Trail in western Racine County.

You’ll be able to spot a wide variety of birds and animals, including  bald eagles, trumpeter and mute swans, blue heron, ducks (mallards, wood ducks, teal), sandhill cranes and many more. Look carefully along the riverbanks for beaver, muskrat, deer, otter, red fox, coyote and others.

For outdoor enthusiasts seeking a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life, these waterways provide the perfect playground. Whether gliding along the Root River’s gentle currents or exploring the Fox River Water Trail, paddlers are rewarded with moments of tranquility and connection with nature.

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You may also enjoy our Fishing & Boating page to discover more ways to get out on the water.

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