Explore, Indulge, and Experience an Autumn Weekend in Delafield, Wisconsin

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 - DELAFIELD, Wis. – Delafield, Wisconsin, a vibrant city set in beautiful ‘lake country’ nestled in-between Milwaukee and Madison, doesn’t slow down when summer ends. It celebrates the changing of the leaves and the cooler nights with events that appeal to families, outdoor lovers, and girlfriends enjoying a weekend getaway. Whatever your interest, Delafield is a unique destination for a day or weekend.

Ladies Night Out - October 13th, November 10th and December 8th
Calling all ladies! Mark your calendars for Ladies Night Out, three special evening of shopping and raffles geared just for women, in beautiful downtown Delafield. From upscale clothing and home accessories to gourmet candy and more, you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts in the participating downtown specialty retail and boutique stores. Your taste buds will be delighted to enjoy delicious food and beverages from Delafield’s restaurants and coffee shops. Ladies Night Out is perfect for girlfriends to get together, have fun and get holiday shopping done - make a day or weekend out of it!

Halloween in Delafield - Grand Pumpkin Illumination - October 22nd. 
What do you get when you combine 300 grinning jack-o-lanterns with an excited crowd of little ghosts, goblins, pirates, and princesses? The family friendly Grand Pumpkin Illumination! This annual tradition kicks off at 5pm in downtown Delafield with trick-or-treating at the local businesses and restaurants. Special treats await those in costume! Then, at 7pm, the pumpkins, carefully carved by local children, are lit in a spectacular show of Halloween spirit! Participating restaurants and businesses will be open for special “witching” hours so you can enjoy dinner and shopping while you’re here!

Fright Hike at Lapham Peak - October 28th and 29th.
Are you afraid of the dark? What about a dark, winding path through the woods? This Halloween, find the courage to brave Fright Hike, a spooky event in the Lapham Peak Unit of in the Kettle Moraine Forest that attracts 3,300+ visitors annually. The woods at night are scary enough, but this 1-mile trail is hidden with spooky performers and scenes that are sure to give you a fright. Reward yourself at the end with a stop back into the city of Delafield for a relaxing dinner and some ice cream. (Park admission fees and entrance fees applicable).

Golfing, Biking and Outdoor Enthusiasts Enjoy Fall in Delafield
In the fall, you’ll experience many perfect days for outdoor activities in Delafield. The crisp, fall breezes are refreshing for a round of golf at one of the many golf courses including Naga-Waukee Golf Course, an award-winning 18-hole course with lake views and undulating terrain. Find satisfying bass, pike and walleye fishing on many crystal clear lakes, including Lake Nagawicka at the center of the city. Enjoy relaxing bike rides and walks along many criss-crossing trails that run through the city, including the Lake Country Recreational Trail, the Ice Age Trail or Glacial Drumlin Trail.

To enjoy all of Delafield’s adventures, make reservations at one of the city’s hotels: the luxurious Delafield Hotel, the well-known Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, and La Quinta Inn & Suites, or the locally-owned Country Pride Inn.

Plan your fall visit to Delafield at www.visitdelafield.org, or call 1-888-294-1082.


News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luke Kloberdanz, IATA staff (800-227-0046, luke@iceagetrail.org)

The City of Delafield becomes an Ice Age Trail Community

Delafield, WI — When complete, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will cross approximately 132 communities in 31 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Along the way, the Trail takes users to some of the best glacial features in the world, provides opportunities for personal rejuvenation, is an outdoor classroom, and is an economic resource for communities. These assets make the Ice Age Trail a welcome addition to many communities ranging from small roadside stops to bustling metropolises.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance has established the Ice Age Trail Community program, designed to help communities leverage the Trail as an economic and social engine, while promoting the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to community members and visitors alike. Commitment to this program represents an agreement to cross promote one another, building healthy and vibrant communities.

The City of Delafield is the most recent addition to the Ice Age Trail Community roster. Tucked in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, Delafield is rich with outdoor beauty and year-round recreational activities. It offers casual and award-winning dining, lodging, specialty shopping and unique historic sites. Delafield is full of friendly faces and stays true to its small town ideals.

To celebrate this designation the Alliance and City of Delafield plan to host a National Trails Day event on June 3rd, 2017. Details to follow.

The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin's world-renowned Ice Age heritage and natural resources.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit volunteer- and member-based organization established in 1958 that works to create, support and protect the Ice Age Trail. Visit www.iceagetrail.org for hiking information and volunteer opportunities.

Delafield is a vibrant city, nestled in-between Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, and is set among the tranquil waters and rolling hills of Waukesha County’s “Lake Country." For more information, please call the Delafield Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council at 1-888-294-1082 or visit www.visitdelafield.orgAlso find us on Twitter (@visitdelafield) and Facebook (facebook.com/visitdelafield).

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