CROSS COUNTRY SKIING & SNOWSHOEING
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. It’s 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. Click for snow and trail report at Lapham Peak
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.
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.
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.
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.
OTHER CHOICES FOR WINTER ACTIVITIES
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.
Delafield is surrounded by snowmobile trails that go in every direction. 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 apply 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 are available. Special hours for public skate times; call ahead—262-646-7071. 2699 Golf Road, Delafield.
Oakwood Community Park — a 39-acre park located on the northwest corner of STH 83 and Oakwood Road — offers free ice-skating at its rink. Skate rental is not available, however.
Wintertime brings anglers to Delafield to enjoy northern, walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch. Naga-Waukee County Park offers great ice fishing opportunities as an access point to Nagawicka Lake. Lois Jensen Nature Preserve is another popular spot, also with access to Nagawicka Lake.
We’re also home to an annual ice-fishing jamboree on Nagawicka Lake — the first Saturday in February, every year. See our events page for more details.