Experience the Natural Beauty of Delafield on Your Bicycle or on Foot!

Pedal through prairies and alongside lakes, in the lush bike trails that criss-cross Delafield. From one of Wisconsin's best bicycle trails, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail and the Lapham Peak unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest to the family-friendly Lake Country Recreational Trail, the natural beauty of Delafield, Wisconsin awaits you. Come and stay in Delafield, Wisconsin!

 

Delafield Bike Trails:

 

Delafield Bike Trails Guide PDF

 

Delafield Bike Trails Guide - Trail Detail PDF


 

2017 Ride Guide is here!

 

 


 City of Delafield designated as an official Ice Age Trail community!

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.


 

 City of Delafield Bike Trails & Access Points

Cushing Park Road Recreational Trail – 3 Miles
Cushing Park Road Recreational Trail is Delafield’s newest bike trail, nicknamed “The Connector.” This paved trail follows Cushing Park Road in Delafield south and provides an off road connection between the Lake Country Recreation Trail and the Glacial Drumlin State Trail. This trail also provides entry into the Lapham Peak unit trails of the Kettle Moraine State Park as well as the Ice Age Trail. It joins the Glacial Drumlin State Trail at Hwy-18.

Parking and Trail Access
Parking and restrooms are available at Cushing Memorial Park which is 0.1 miles north of Main Street or at Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest.

 

Glacial Drumlin State Trail – 3.4 Miles
The Glacial Drumlin State Trail is one of Wisconsin’s most famous trails covering 52 miles of glacial landscapes. The paved Delafield segment of the trail is 3.4 miles begins at Hwy-18 & Hwy-83 and ends at Waterville Rd. in Dousman. This trail has relatively few changes in elevation and is suitable for beginner cyclists.

Parking and Trail Access
Parking available at Hwy-18 and Hwy-83 in Delafield or on Kettle Moraine Scenic Dr., Hwy 18 in Dousman.

A State Trail Pass is required for biking on the Glacial Drumlin State Trail but is not required for walking or hiking. Trail passes can be purchased online at www.dnr.wi, Lapham Peak or at self-registration stations.

 

Ice Age National Scenic Trail - 11.3 Miles
*Walking/Hiking Trail only
Two beautiful segments of the nearly 1,200 mile route are located in the Delafield Area. The 3.5 mile Delafield Segment of the trail marked with yellow blazes is shared by the Lake Country Recreation Trail. Take the Lake Country Recreation Trail west towards downtown Delafield and continue west past the Delafield Fish Hatchery on Main Street. Turn left on Cushing Park Rd. for 0.5 mi. as you enter the 7.8 mile Lapham Peak Segment of the trail. Here you can continue on foot or you can follow the paved Cushing Park Rd. Recreational Trail on bike for another 2.5 miles to Hwy-18. Leaving the Lapham Peak Unit, the Ice Age Trail Crosses Hwy-18 and connects with the Glacial Drumlin State Trail.

 

Parking and Trail Access
Parking for the Ice Age Trail can be found at the Naga-Waukee Park-and-Ride on the west side of Hwy-83, the Delafield Fish Hatchery on the north side of Main Street, or at Cushing Memorial Park, on Cushing Park Rd., 0.1 miles north of Main Street.

 


Lake Country Recreation Trail – 15 Miles
Trail runs from the western edge of Waukesha to Oconomowoc in Wisconsin’s Lake Country area. Most of the trail was built on a former Milwaukee-Watertown Interurban Railway right-of-way with views of farmland and rolling hills. Occasionally, you can catch glimpses of Pewaukee Lake and Upper Nemahbin Lake from the tops of some of the taller hills.

There are a few on-road stretches along the way, including in the quaint downtown area of Delafield. The popular Naga-Waukee Park and Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course are located along the trail just to the east of the town. Visit the park to enjoy swimming, boating and fishing in Nagawicka Lake.

Parking and Trail Access
Parking and restrooms can be found at the Delafield Fish Hatchery on Main St., a trailhead on Delafield Rd. at the western edge of Upper Nemahbin Lake or to the east at Naga-Waukee Park from Hwy-83.

 

Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk - 0.7 Miles
This scenic walkway located 0.1 miles north of the Ice Age and Lake Country Recreational trails and runs alongside the Bark River, marked with 10 memorial sites honoring veterans from major U.S. conflicts. The walk begins on the eastern end as it passes through wooded areas alongside the Bark River and crosses a bridge leading to the Delafield Fish Hatchery. As you reach the western end of the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, it follows elevated boardwalks through cattails and marshland before ending at Cushing Memorial Park in Delafield where an elaborate wooden playground and restrooms can be found.

Parking and Trail Access
Handicap accessible parking for the Lake Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk is available at the trail’s main entryway in Delafield—the Fish Hatchery Building on 417 Main Street.

To follow the path chronologically, enter the trail on the eastern end near St. John’s Park where the Bark River flows from Nagawicka Lake.  

 

 

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