There's no reason to stay indoors when the snow flies! Bundle up and come to Delafield, which is hosting a number of lively events and activities this winter.
Delafield offers many things to do in Wisconsin when there is snow on the ground...
Wide-open spaces in the heart of pristine nature make Delafield an ideal launching point for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The 17-miles of Lapham Peak's cross-country ski trails are a popular wintertime destination. Lapham Peak is the only state park that has a lit trail (2.5-miles) and snow making equipment to help preserve the ski trail for season-long enjoyment. The groomed trails can accommodate for all abilities. Beginners can try out the special 0.4-mile loop made just with them in mind. Ski rentals are available on weekends. The quiet woods of Naga-Waukee Park and the level Glacial Drumlin State Trail are open to cross-country skiers throughout the winter.
Fun Fact: Lapham Peak's snowmaking provided the only cross country skiing in southeast Wisconsin for nearly two weeks! Because of those efforts, cross country skiers had more than 100 days on snow during the winter of 2010-2011 at Lapham Peak!
North of Lapham Peak on Hwy C, Nashotah County Park offers a serene cross-country skiing experience on groomed trails for all ages and abilities. Access three loops, totaling 6-miles of trails, of gently rolling to hilly terrain. For more information, contact the Waukesha County Park Systems at 262-548-7801.
The Glacial Drumlin State Trail offers 52-miles of a level but not groomed trail for winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. However, the trail is shared with snowmobiles. For a trail map and additional information on snowmobiling on the trail, please contact the Wisconsin DNR.
Cross country skiing is allowed at the 414 acre Naga-waukee County Park, however because the trails are shared with other outdoor winter recreation activities, the trails are not groomed. For a better cross country skiing experience, visit either Lapham Peak State Park or Nashotah County Park. For more information, contact Waukesha County Park Systems at 262-548-7801.
Curling is a sport of skill and etiquette said to have begun in Scotland. The Kettle Moraine Curling Club (2630 Oakwood Road, Hartland, WI) runs leagues throughout the season, and is the host to numerous bonspiels, drawing teams from all over the country.
Snowshoe enthusiasts are welcome on many of the trails, with Lapham Peak carving out a special 5-mile trail for this brand of winter fun.
When you stay in Delafield, you’re right in the center of miles of snowmobile trails that go in every direction throughout the area. Head out in the surrounding countryside or jump on the Glacial Drumlin Trail, the old rail line that passes through small towns on its 52-mile route. Snowmobiles are allowed on the 39-mile limestone section but not the paved portion of the trail. Restrictions are in place on certain areas of the trail, see the Wisconsin DNR for additional information. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws.
Ice Skating & Ice Hockey
Winter fun can be found indoors, too. In addition to the outdoor skating pond in Lapham Peak, the Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena offers public skating for indoor ice-skating as well as open ice hockey year-round. Skate rental and skate sharpening available. Special hours for public skate times; call ahead 262-646-7071. The Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena is located at 2699 Golf Road, Delafield.
The Grand Opening of the Oakwood Park Ice Skating Rink was December 21, 2013. Oakwood Community Park is a 39-acre park located on the northwest corner of STH 83 and Oakwood Road. Entrance to the rink is free, however remember to bring your skates!