Root River Pathway
The Root River Pathway extends 4 miles from the Main Street Bridge in downtown Racine to the bird sanctuary: Colonial Park. The pathway is an ideal way to explore Racine by bicycle, skateboard, roller-blade, or foot. Tracing the banks of the Root River , the trail includes educational signposts that share the history ofthe Root and pragmatic ways residents and visitors can help preserve its natural habitat. This unique perspective
of Racine offers a bit of wilderness within City limits where open waters and riparian habitat offer space for the mind to roam. The Root River Pathway connects to the Lake Michigan Pathway at the Main Street Bridge with additional links to the Racine, Sturtevant, MRK, and North Shore trail networks.
Public bicycle rentals are available at the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC- 1301 W 6th Street), and downtown's Third Coast Bicycle Shop (210 3rd Street).
Racine's Wild Places. Get out there!