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Pringle Nature Center / Bristol Woods County Park in Bristol

Activities: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Nature Center, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing



Pringle Nature Center is located in 200-acre Bristol Woods County Park, which includes oak savanna, ephemeral wetlands, and restored prairie. There are four miles of trails through rolling hills for hiking and running. In the winter time, the trails remain ungroomed but can be used for skiing and snowshoeing. Snowshoes are available for renting.


The nature center provides environmental education to school groups, youth organizations, families, youth and adults, along with volunteer opportunities.


Pringle Nature Center / Bristol Woods Park is a part of the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail and is identified as an ebird hotspot. You may see downy and hairy woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches, brown creepers, indigo bunting, song sparrows, and blue jays. Wildlife includes coyote, raccoon, and deer.


Amenities include picnic tables, a shelter, playground, restrooms, and Boundless Adventures, a seasonal aerial adventure park (admission fee required). There is no admission fee to use the Nature Center or the park.


For more information go to the Pringle Nature Center website.

For a park and trail map, click here.


Story links:

Emphasizing the “control” in controlled burn at Pringle Nature Center

Kenosha County in a blaze of color!

The Prairie: Bristol Woods County Park

Searching for Snow and Serenity: Bristol County Park



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9800 160th Ave
53104, Bristol, WI , US