The Root River Pathway extends 4 miles, east-to-west beginning at the Main Street Bridge and ending in the natural beauty of Colonial Park. As it follows the path of the Root River, the trail includes educational signposts that tell the story of the role of the river in the development of Racine. Begining where the city began, the pathway offers an opportunity to see Racine as it cannot be seen from a moving vehicle, to identify plants and trees native to the region and to appreciate the ecology of the Root River system. It also connects to the Racine and Sturtevant trails and the MRK and North Shore trails.
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The Root River Pathway extends 4 miles, east-to-west beginning at the Main Street Bridge and ending in the natural beauty of Colonial Park.
It's a great place to ride through for anyone biker, jogger, walker, with great scenery and nice old bridges to cross over. There's a park and benches around for resting and a restroom as well though it's not always open. It's a nice ride for the family ...
Root River Pathway
Very nice trail with some on-street sections. Views of great old bridges and some nice new ones for the path itself in Washington Park and Lincoln Park.