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River Bend Nature Center

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Lovely in any Season

Hiking trails through wooded areas, along the river, boardwalks through swampy areas, canoes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James P
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Racine, Wisconsin
Back to Nature

Kayaking, canoeing, nature walks, sugarin' off, pancake breakfasts Sundays in March, student... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
traveller2thesun
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Racine, Wisconsin
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3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI 53404-1410
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking trails through wooded areas, along the river, boardwalks through swampy areas, canoes and kayaks available for rent. There is also an education center indoors and an outside ampitheater. It's one of my favorite places to hike in spring and fall.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Kayaking, canoeing, nature walks, sugarin' off, pancake breakfasts Sundays in March, student programs, summer camps: you can find all of this and more. A Racine community gem.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

They have lots of interesting programs and events that draw in many people. They have this really neat pavilion for events. Taking a walk in the multiple paths is quite nice as you get to see the Root River. Very homey spot. They could use...More

1  Thank Mera Y
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The plate of my 13 year old! I would not let her lick of the locally grown and made 100% Maple Syrup! Wonderful atmosphere! Great Food! Walking Trails! Totally Worth a detour to visit even without pancakes! Breakfast includes juice and sausage! YUMMY!!!!

Thank suek542
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Lots of well marked trails. We only hiked here, but other activities are available as well, and I'm sure there are probably various programs available. If you geocache, you will find some of those here too. There is also an outdoor amphitheater. Lots of parking...More

1  Thank Sherry C
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see place to visit in our community. There's trails galore leading about a great area in a lovely wooded setting which is bordered by the Root River. Lots of activities occur here and there are rentals for all seasons for canoeing...More

1  Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed November 9, 2017

River Bend Nature Center is an accessible collection of trails, buildings, programs, displays and river access offering activities virtually year round. Great for families, those interested in nature, quiet contemplation or more strenuous outdoor activities.

Thank watercolorist
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is a great little park for enjoying nature. Very nice and peaceful. Its well maintained. Nice nature trails as well as well as rentals for the river.

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I am rating this just on the hiking otherwise I would rate it higher. We love hiking and were not totally impressed at this location. The trails were not clearly marked, the path near the river was nice and on the boardwalk but otherwise just...More

Thank panielsen
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Love going for walks, kayaking, nature walks, and birding. It is well maintained and has tons of family friendly activities.

1  Thank Usha V
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