Delafield Offers Lake Fun for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Spend long days on the water enjoying Delafield, Wisconsin's natural beauty.

MAY 3, 2011, DELAFIELD, Wis.— Halfway between Milwaukee and Madison in Southeastern Wisconsin, Delafield awaits outdoors lovers who are looking for fun on the water. Over 30 shimmering lakes in an area aptly named "Lake Country" surround this lively city, of around 7,000 residents. Boaters and fishermen can spend long days on the water enjoying the area's natural beauty. When they return to land, they will also discover the many wonderful events and attractions that Delafield has to offer its summer visitors.

Fun on the Water with Boating and Fishing
Serious fishermen have been attracted to this rich and vibrant area for years. Two separate boat launches at Naga-Waukee County Park provide access to Lake Nagawicka and Pewaukee Lake with opportunities to hook Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye, and Large & Small Mouth Bass. Local bait shops offer a full selection of fishing rods, tackle, and bait as well as expertise on local fishing spots.

Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Waterskiing
Including Lake Nagawicka, which runs along the edge of Delafield's historic downtown business district, there are over 30 nearby lakes, including Upper and Lower Nemahbin, that have public boat launches. For those who enjoy a little exploring, the Department of Natural Resources owns a public kayak/canoe launch on Lower Nemahbin Lake (off Sugar Island Road), which connects to the Bark River for a scenic and calm paddling trip. For a decidedly more high-speed adventure, try tubing or waterskiing in the clear and clean waters.

Family Friendly Beach
Lake Nagawicka in Naga-Waukee County Park offers a great opportunity for sand castles and sunbathing along its 130 ft. stretch of beach. A full-time lifeguard, concession stand, and changing facilities make it a family-friendly destination from June- August.

Shopping, Restaurants, and More
Delafield has even more to offer once visitors come back to land! Locally-owned brew houses and eateries, inviting coffee shops, and upscale restaurants are plentiful. One-of-a-kind boutiques featuring jewelry, home décor, and gourmet chocolate are joined by popular regional and national retailers. Nearby museums like Hawk's Inn, Delafield's own fully restored stagecoach stop, and the always-popular Old World Wisconsin give families a glimpse into the 1800s. Festivals like the Delafield Block Party, which is two days of music and fun, and the annual Lake Country Art Festival, which hosts over 1,500 juried artists, are highlights in Delafield's calendar of summer events.

This inviting city also makes the perfect home base for southeastern Wisconsin's most popular regional events. Going to Summerfest? Skip the parking and driving hassles. Stay in Delafield and ride the shuttle all the way to the festival's main gate! Or travel just 30 minutes down I-94 to take in a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game.

Delafield offers a variety of accommodations for its guests: the luxurious and upscale Delafield Hotel that is close to the Williamsburg styled downtown, the popular Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites, and the locally-owned Country Pride Inn. If sleeping under the stars is more your style, reserve a campsite in Naga-Waukee County Park.

Go to to find details about upcoming events and plan your getaway to Delafield, or call 1-888-294-1082.


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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 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 (

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