Top Ten Things to Do in Delafield This Summer

JUNE 8, 2010, DELAFIELD, Wis.— June 8, 2010, Delafield, WI: Delafield is a lively city midway between Milwaukee and Madison that’s ideal for a summer getaway. Here’s a sampling of the top ten things to do in Delafield this summer.


1. Delafield 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run
On June 19, enjoy a day of family fun at Delafield’s annual run in the city’s historic downtown. The timed 5K event is followed by a “mini” race for the smallest runners, in which every child receives an award.

2. On the water
The sandy beach of Lake Nagawicka welcomes all ages. You can camp overnight on its shores in first come, first serve campsites in Naga‐waukee County Park. Bring your boat, or rent a pontoon or jet ski – local rental companies are happy to deliver to any of the nearby lakes. There are many lakes to explore, offering great musky and walleye fishing and leisurely days on the water.

3. Golfing, hiking and biking on land
The Lake Country Recreational Trail and Lapham Peak unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest offers family‐friendly trails for biking and hiking. Or, enjoy a round of golf on the 18‐hole championship Naga‐Waukee War Memorial Golf Course, with beautiful vistas of nearby Pewaukee Lake.


4. Delafield Block Party
On July 9‐10, live music, food, and fun will fill the streets of downtown Delafield during the annual Block Party. Take in delicious cuisine from local eateries and experience family friendly activities during this free event.

5. The 35th Annual Lake Country Art Fair
On July 10, the Lake Country Art Festival features over 150‐juried exhibitors displaying and selling one‐of‐a‐kind creations in Naga‐waukee Park, on the shores of Lake Nagawicka. Even the smallest visitors will enjoy the children’s art pavilion where they can express their creativity, too.

6. SummerStage Theatre in Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak
Throughout the summer, indulge in everything from Shakespeare to Irish Dancing at
SummerStage, an outdoor amphitheater in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. This open air, rustic setting is the perfect spot to take in drama, music or comedy while enjoying your favorite picnic meal and beverages. Schedule and ticket information available online.


7. Hawks Inn Historical Museum and Visitors Center Tours
Step inside a genuine stagecoach stop with a tour of Hawks Inn, a renovated and refurbished stagecoach station and the social and political center of Delafield in the mid 1800s. Free educational tours every Saturday, 1‐4 pm.

8. Trendy shopping and dining
Boutiques, trendy restaurants, and popular favorites fill the streets of Delafield. Irish pubs, upscale dining on the lake, exclusive shops with gourmet candy and home décor… there’s something for every taste in Delafield.

9. Old World Wisconsin Frontier Museum and Ten Chimneys Historical Site
Within 30 minutes, you can be transported back in time. Travel back to the frontier era of the 1800s to Old World Wisconsin, an interactive, outdoor museum celebrating Wisconsin’s history and pioneer life. Or, visit Ten Chimneys, the grand summer home of Broadway actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine, “glamorous legends in American Theatre history.”

10. Short drive to great events throughout Milwaukee and Madison
There’s no need to leave Delafield, but if you do, Delafield is an excellent launching point to many summer hotspots in Southeastern Wisconsin. Head down to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival by hopping the shuttle in Delafield. Don’t worry about traffic or parking – the shuttle drops you off right at Summerfest’s front gate! There’s also Milwaukee Brewers Major League baseball, popular ethnic festivals on the Milwaukee lakefront, the famous Farmers’ Market On The Square in Madison, and more.

There are many accommodations in Delafield, from locally‐owned Country Pride Inn and the
luxurious Delafield Hotel, named to the Traveler’s lists of Conde Nast Magazine and National
Geographic, to well‐known chains like Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Come to Delafield, your launching point for summer fun. Browse the interactive calendar of events for details on summer happenings, and more information on the top ten things to do at /topten or call 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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