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Return to Romance candlelight hike returns for 25th year at Bong State Recreation Area

KANASVILLE — Love is written in the stars, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, you can hike under the stars with your Valentine at the annual Return to Romance event at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area on Feb. 11. Since its formation in 1998, the Bong Naturalist Association, a non-profit friends organization, has hosted the Return to […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Nonprofits, Non-Profits

Deadline nears for Bong Naturalist Association to acquire 132 acres near Bong State Recreation Area

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTY — The Bong Naturalist Association (BNA), a nonprofit and friend’s group of Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, is striving to save 132 acres of land near the state recreation area in Kansasville, Wis. Standing between the group from purchasing it is $20,707. The total cost of the land is […]

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Accessible camping available at Wisconsin State Parks, reservations start Jan. 10

MADISON — To make camping at Wisconsin State Parks inclusive for people with a range of abilities, the Wisconsin State Parks has accessible cabins available for use. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be accepting reservations for accessible cabins at Wisconsin state park properties beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10. Wisconsin state park properties offer […]

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First Day Hike at Richard Bong State Recreation Area will start 2023 on the right foot

MADISON — Start the New Year off on the right foot. Wisconsinites are encouraged to participate in First Day Hikes at Wisconsin State Parks, forests, trails and Recreation Areas this upcoming Jan. 1. Locally, Racine and Kenosha residents can visit Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road, in Kansasville, Wis. “Starting the new year […]

Posted inCommunity, Culture, Health and Fitness, Things To Do

10 picturesque hiking spots in Racine County

Find your outdoor escape in Racine County! Explore the various hiking trails from urban parts of the city and nature trails located just west of the Interstate. Whether you’re looking to tackle your next adventure, burn some calories, or have some fun with the family, hiking can be a fun activity for everyone. Where will […]

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area celebrates Pollinator Week; 3 ways you can get involved

Richard Bong State Recreation Area is participating in Pollinator Week. This annual celebration takes place from June 20 through 26 and aims to create awareness about pollinator health. The Bong’s Naturalist Association strives to connect people with Racine County’s only state recreation area. Through the celebration of Pollinator Week, they are continuing their efforts to […]

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Summit Players Theatre performing Much Ado About Nothing at Wisconsin State Parks

The Wisconsin-based traveling theatre company, Summit Players Theatre, is returning to live, outdoor performance. This summer they will be performing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing from June 10 to August 20 in 23 different Wisconsin State Parks. Summit Players Theatre’s 2022 season is supported by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Wisconsin Humanities […]

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Sugar Moon Hike and Stargazing on March 18 at Bong State Recreational Area

Celebrate March’s Sugar Moon (also known as the full moon) and the Spring Equinox by hiking and stargazing at Richard Bong Recreational Area, 26313 Burlington Rd. This family-friendly event provides a fun way to enjoy the outdoors while learning some native tales. Stargaze, gather around a campfire and listen to the story of Star Maiden […]

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The Wisconsinista Encourages Local Travel

Chelsey Knuth is the Wisconsinista. Travel with passion and an open mind. – Chelsey Knuth is the “Wisconsinista.” She began using this monicker after starting a Wisconsin travel blog documenting her adventures throughout her home state. Her interest in the midwest travel industry came from her love for the outdoors and passion for her home […]

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