A Guide To Kenosha, Wisconsin

I’ve written about Kenosha, Wisconsin several times already but what better way than to stick it all together in a helpful guide, just in time for the summer! Kenosha is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, 40 miles South of Milwaukee and 66 miles North of Chicago!  There are lots of fun things to do in Kenosha and so many great places to eat!

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Enjoy The Outdoors: Things To Do in Janesville WI

The city of Janesville is located in the south of Wisconsin, just 25 minutes away from the Illinois border.  It lays along the Rock River and offers a range of ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors, after all, it is known for the amount of parks and green spaces!  Here are a few ideas of ways to enjoy your summer days!

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Pendarvis Wisconsin Historic Site

Mineral Point, Wisconsin has a strong Cornish heritage and lead mining history.  In the early 1800’s when the mines in Cornwall, England started closing up, the miners emigrated to the USA in search of work, eventually settling in this corner of the Midwest. Today, the Pendarvis Historic Site allows visitors to take a look into past.

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Mineral Point, Wisconsin – The Most Cornish Town In The USA

Mineral Point is one of the oldest towns in Wisconsin thanks to the lead mining industry. It also has a strong Cornish heritage!  Cornwall is a county in the UK (and a place I have visited 6 times, it holds a special place in my heart!).  In the early 1800’s when the mines in Southwest England started to close down, the Cornish miners emigrated to the ‘New World’ in search of work.  Some miners settled in Mineral Point.  During the 25th Annual Cornish Festival, I decided to dig deep and find some of the British connections!

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Hotel Review: Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, Wisconsin

During my recent trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin I spent 2 nights at the Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside.  As the name suggests, it is located in the heart of Downtown alongside the harbour and offers great views of the waterfront!  (Plus…they have free cookies…!!)

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Touring the Lincoln-Tallman House in Janesville, WI

Coming from the UK, touring old mansion houses is something I’ve done plenty of.  You may know the drill, standing behind a rope, trying to peer through a doorway with 20 other people all standing on tip toes trying to look over your shoulders.  However, tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House in Janesville, Wisconsin are COMPLETELY different, it lets you experience the house and how life would have been living there.

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A Guide: Where to Eat & Drink in Downtown Kenosha, WI

When visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a place to eat!  There are restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets including some fun and unique options!  Here is my guide to just a few of the possibilities!  Where would YOU go?

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Hiking The ‘Devil’s Staircase’ Segment of the Ice Age Trail in Janesville, WI

The Wisconsin Ice Age Trail is a 1,200 mile hiking trail stretching from the Minnesota border, all the way to Lake Michigan.  Think of it as Wisconsin’s version of the Appalachian Trail!  Over 12,000 years ago glacial ice cut through Wisconsin shaping the landscape, the trail passes some of the most scenic parts of this terrain.  On my recent visit to Janesville, I hiked a very small section of the trail called the Devil’s Staircase Segment!

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