Winter is More Fun Outdoors in Delafield

DELAFIELD, Wis. (January 5, 2012) – In Delafield, Wisconsin, an outdoor sporting enthusiasts’ haven just 25 miles west of Milwaukee, unveils many recreational activities on winter’s snow and ice that are perfect for adults and kids of all ages.


Cross-country Skiing

In and around Delafield, there are four cross-country ski venues that offer fun trails through woods and other natural settings. Call ahead for trail conditions.

Just 5 minutes from Downtown Delafield, the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest offers 17 miles of cross-country ski trails including a lit 2.5-mile loop for evening skiing under crisp winter skies. Lapham Peak makes it’s own snow for the looped trail to enhance skiing conditions. Skis rentals are available on weekends, making this an excellent venue for beginners who want to try the sport. For the latest trail conditions, call the Lapham Peak 24-hour information line, 262-646-4421. State trail pass required.

North of Lapham Peak on Hwy C, Nashotah County Park groomed trails that are both open and wooded and an excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing site for all ages and abilities. Access three loops at Nashtah Park, totaling 6-miles of trails, of gently rolling to hilly terrain. Off Hwy 83, the heavily wooded 416-acre Naga-Waukee County Park offers another serene cross-country skiing experience (trails are ungroomed). For more information, contact Waukesha County Park Systems at 262-548-7801.

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail offers a level but not groomed trail for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobilers. 


Upcoming Ski Events

Candlelight Skiing at Lapham Peak, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 6pm-9pm

Candlelight Skiing at Lapham Peak, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 6pm-9pm


Ice Fishing Jamboree

On Saturday, February 11th, fishermen will converge on Delafield for the 12th annual Ice Fishing Jamboree. This family-friendly event awards cash prizes for the largest northern, walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch catches of the day! This popular event, with the weighs-in held on the east shore of Delafield’s Lake Nagawicka, is limited to the first 400 entrants. For tickets and information, call (262) 646-2218 or visit


Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating

Lapham Peak, in addition to its extensive cross-country ski trails, offers snowshoe and even dog sledding trails! Snowmobiling trails cross numerous lakes and highways, and run along the Glacial Drumlin Trail, which passes through Delafield. For those who prefer to stay indoors, they can lace up a pair of ice skates during open skate times at the Nagawicka Ice Arena, or discover the sport of curling at the Kettle Moraine Curling Club.


Shopping, restaurants, and more

Just 35 miles west of Milwaukee and 90 minutes from Chicago, Delafield is set amid “Lake Country” an area of pristine lakes and rolling terrain.  Delafield offers a variety of shopping choices and accommodations such as the luxurious and upscale Delafield Hotel, national favorites like the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites, and the locally-owned Country Pride Inn.

To plan your wintertime visit to Delafield, go to 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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