Recreation

Waterford has a host of recreational activities for people and families of all ages, skills, and interests. The beautiful Fox River flows through the heart of the Village, with five parks on the river providing free, public access to enjoy the river.

Public Boat Launch


  For those with a need for speed, motorized boating sports are accessible north of the river from the public boat launch at Huening Park. The launch is opening daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, April 1 to October 31. 
 

Fishing


  Fishing is a very popular activity above the Waterford Dam and below with abundant game fish.

Enjoy Nature.


  The Tichigan Wildlife Preserve is located just north of the Village. All along the river, nature lovers enjoy watching deer, fox, beaver, mink, and more. Bird watchers can see waterfowl such as great egrets, heron, swan, pelican, and teal and wood ducks. Nesting eagles also hunt along the river. 
 

Canoe/Kayak

 
    Logo Fox River Paddle Sports
New to the Village of Waterford: Fox River Paddle Sports opens in May, offering rentals of canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle board (SUP). The rental business, located directly behind Village Hall, will offer 4-hour rentals ranging from $35-50. Classes and guided excursions will also be available. Hours are Wed-Fri, 10 am-7:30 pm and Sat-Sun, 9 am-7:30 pm. Visit the website for more information. A ribbon cutting celebrating the opening will be held at 5:30 just prior to River Rhythms season opening on June 1. Guest speakers include Julie Anderson, Racine County Director of Public Works and County Parks, Darrin Wasniewski, Downtown Development Program Manager of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Dave Blank, President & CEO of Real Racine Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Joe, Liebau, Jr. from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Please join us to welcome Sherri Mertz, owner of FRPS, to Waterford.
   Paddlers can now safely paddle from Waukesha County to the Illinois state line and beyond with two major impediments mitigated. Canoe/Kayak launches were constructed north of the Waterford Dam at Huening Park and below at Village Hall Park. In Rochester at Case Eagle Park, paddlers can portage around the Rochester Dam. The Village of Waterford and Racine County worked in partnership to construct the launches at a combined cost of over $200,000. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources funded $86,000 through a Stewardship grant a Racine Community Foundation grant provided $40,000. The balance of the construction costs was paid through the Village and the County for their respective sites.
   The Village is a member of the WI-IL Fox River Water Trail Core Development Team which includes representatives from Illinois and the National Park Service. The team is developing a 220-mile water trail from Waukesha County to the confluence of the Illinois River, traveling through three Wisconsin counties and five counties in Illinois.

Biking and Hiking


Rustic roads and off-road trails provide opportunities for bikers of all interests and all skills. The Seven Waters Trail stretches 17 miles from Burlington to Muskego Lake, through Waterford and Norway.

Waterford Recreation Department


The Rec Department of the Waterford Graded School District offers fun and learning for kids and adults year round. Learn a new skill such as arts and crafts or get fit with a variety of exercise classes, join a sports team, enrichment classes for students, and so much more.

Visit their website for details on the latest program offerings.