Petrifying Springs County Park Trail

Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144

Petrifying Springs County Park Trail

Petrifying Springs County Park Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Take the pleasant, easy path around this nicely wooded park offering views of the Pike River and then stop for a picnic in the center of the park or even a round of golf on the park’s eighteen-hole course.

Sounds terrifying, but the 360-acre park with a golf course, commonly referred to as “Pets,” actually takes its name from springs rich with minerals. The amount of limestone in the water was so great that even acorns or leaves that fell in would get coated with a hard mineral shell, as if they were being petrified. Those springs now lie in a ravine along the southern edge of the property. The Pike River flows through the park, which is the oldest in the county’s park system."

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"Take the easy path around this nicely wooded park offering views of the Pike River, and then stop for a picnic in the center of the park or even a round of golf on the park’s course." Read more

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Trail Information

Kenosha
Nearby City
2.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
Petrifying Springs County Park, 761 Green Bay Rd., Kenosha, WI 53144; (262) 8571869; www.co.kenosha.wi.us
Local Contacts
USGS Racine South; on park website
Local Maps

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Dec 2018