BIKING AND HIKING TRAILS
Paul Sandgren Recreational Trail - 3 Miles long
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 AccessParking 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 LONG
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.
ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL-11.3 MILES LONG
*Walking/Hiking Trail only
*The City of Delafield is an official Ice Age Trail Community!
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 RECREATIONAL TRAIL-15 MILES LONG
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.
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL RIVERWALK-0.7 MILES LONG
This scenic walkway joins the Ice Age Trail and Lake Country Recreational trail 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 the Bark River 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 called Fort Cushing, restrooms and open space for shady picnic lunches are available.
Parking and Trail Access:
Handicap accessible parking for the Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk is available at the trail’s main entryway in Delafield in back of the municipal parking lot on Dopkins off 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.