In this episode of Discover Wisconsin, Mariah and Eric explore Kenosha, a revitalized lakefront city that is bursting with culture, activities and experiences that can't be found anywhere else in the state! Mariah kicks things off on the lakeshore, where you'll find gorgeous views, a variety of museums and parks, and vintage electric street cars that can get you from place to place. After stopping by Kenosha's infamous HarborMarket, she kicks back and enjoys some tunes at Peanut Butter and Jam, a weekly concert series set on the lakeshore.
When it comes to recreation, you better believe Kenosha's got you covered. The mountain bike trails at Silver Lake County Park are fantastic and draw bikers from all over the region. And if you want to try something a little more unique, Kenosha is home to Wisconsin's only, and the country's oldest, Velodrome. Here, Mariah tries track cycling and watches racers young and old compete in a variety of races in front of tons of spectators. Meanwhile Eric heads out onto Lake Michigan to do some salmon fishing with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association. He then heads to the Boathouse Pub for a "Shore Lunch," where the chefs turn your catch into a fantastic fish feast!
We continue to get to know Kenosha's food scene at the iconic Mars Cheese Castle, where Mariah learns how to make the perfect grilled cheese. Another Kenosha staple is the House of Gerhard. This family-run restaurant is a traditional German eatery meets classic Wisconsin Supper Club. They specialize in German specialties and mile high ice cream drinks. And for dessert, Eric heads to Elsie Mae's Bakery and Cannery where he makes a delicious cherry pie. We also check out Taste of Wisconsin, where you can try a little bit of everything that Kenosha has to offer!
One of the best things about Kenosha, is there are so many unique and one-of-a-kind experiences to take advantage of. At the Jelly Belly Visitors Center in Pleasant Prairie, visitors can tour the Jelly Belly warehouse and learn about this classic candy. Eric also runs the bases in a giant bubble ball at a Kenosha Kingfish game, and Mariah meets William Shakespeare at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. It's stuff like this that shouldn't be missed! All here in Kenosha, where you can experience "Life on the Lakeside!"