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With schools closed and public outings minimized, kids are going to have more "free time" on their little hands. And it's important to keep those little hands – and big minds – active, both for their sake and for parents' serenity.
Here is a list of things to do with kids at home or outdoors (but not in populated spaces) related to Racine County that will hopefully alleviate the cabin fever:
Learn How to Geocache
Geocaching is an outdoor sport that requires a GPS device to find a hidden, waterproof container, also known as a cache. Some containers used for geocaches could be 35mm film canisters, assorted sized peanut butter jars, large coffee cans, surplus military ammunition cans, or larger. Caches are hidden around the county; their content is a mystery, but if you take something from it, you’ll need to replace it with something else. Geocaching adventures can take an hour, a day or more depending on the difficulty and size of the cache. Click here to learn more.
Take a walk on the Lake Michigan Pathway and other Open Trails
The 13.5-mile Lake Michigan Pathway keeps you in close touch with the sixth-largest freshwater lake in the world as it links rail-trails north and south of the port city of Racine. Along the way, the trail visits such attractions as beaches, marinas, parks, the zoo, and museums, as well as the revitalized downtown district. There are an abundance of other open trails throughout Racine County, listed here.
Please note that All Racine County parks and trails will remain open for public use at this time, while campgrounds, dog parks, playgrounds and golf courses will remain closed.
Have a "Racine Zoo to You!" Marathon
In this 13-episode television show that debuted in early August on WMLW, this half-hour show will take viewers on a detailed inside look at what makes the Racine Zoo, its staff, and its animal population special.You can watch all of the episodes aired now on their YouTube playlist.
Go on a Quilts on Barns Scavenger Hunt
This public art project has placed 21 colorful quilt patterns across Racine County. Whether it's spotting barn quilts or simply exploring the scenic backgrounds, you'll find a surprise at every turn. Many of the area's most popular attractions, such as the Wind Point Lighthouse, Swan's Pumpkin Farm, Apple Holler and Borzynski's Farm and Floral Market are minutes away from the Quilts on Barns Route. Although our Real Racine Visitors Center is not open to the public at this time, you can still pick up the Quilts on Barns map in our front atrium located at 14015 Washington Ave., Sturtevant.
Plan your next trip to Racine County in the future
A digital copy of our 2020 Visitors Guide is available here. At Real Racine, we want to let you know that we are in this together with you. We are so proud to call Racine County home and will continue to be the light in our community during this uncertain time. Be safe and stay well, and we look forward to seeing you soon!