Backpacking, Camping, and Picnicking
If you enjoy spending the day and night outdoors, Delafield has several sites perfect for spreading out a picnic or camping under the stars.
Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest [See Map]
The jewel of Lake Country filled with trails, woods and prairies, a butterfly garden, picnic sites, and more. As one of the units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak is part of the Wisconsin State Park System. The Kettle Moraine area was formed over 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin.
Lapham Peak is home to three picnic areas and several enclosed shelters that can be rented for family reunions, or other events. Miles of trails, a butterfly garden, and observation tower make it an excellent place to spend a day. It also has a walk-in campsite along the Ice Age Trail. Stop for the night as you backpack along the Trail or hike in. County Park admission fee required.
Naga-Waukee County Park has five reserved group campsites or 33 first-come, first-serve family campsites. During your stay, try your hand at geocaching, a high tech game of treasure hunting using a GPS. It's a large family-friendly park off Hwy 83 on Nagawicka Lake's shore. Also find a beach, play set, concession stand, and changing area.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail [See Map]
Get out your hiking boots and backpack to explore this footpath of more than 1,000 miles! Following glacier-carved terrain, this 1,200-mile scenic trail intersects with a portion of Lapham Peak and offers a walk-in campsite for those backpacking.
The entire Ice Age Trail traverses though 30 counties across Wisconsin and spans from Lake Michigan to the Minnesota border. It's the only "State Scenic Trail" of the Wisconsin State Trails and one of only eleven national scenic trails in the United States! Explore for longer periods and reserve a backpack campsite in Lapham Peak. Click here to download a map/description packet for the just the Waukesha County segment, which includes Delafield.