Delafield, Wisconsin is a scenic city nestled in the heart of Lake Country, surrounded by peaceful countrysides, lush green forests, and sparkling lakes and rivers that thrive all year long. With its quiet country roads and plentiful bike trails, Delafield is a paradise for bicyclists of all levels.
When you visit Delafield, you’ll appreciate a rich tapestry of scenic landscapes that pictures won’t do justice. Here, you can get outside to see the true beauty that Southeast Wisconsin has to offer.
Pedal through prairies and alongside lakes. Explore the scenic sights, such as the Glacial Drumlin State Trail, the Lapham Peak unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest, or the family-friendly Lake County Recreational Trail. Want an insider’s perspective on where to find one of the best views in the state? Just steps off the biking paths you can explore the Kettle Moraine State Forest and allow the perspective from the 45-foot observation tower at Lapham Peak to amaze you. Don’t miss the spectacular sunsets from this elevated view.
One of the most popular routes for road cyclists is the Lake Country Trail, a 15.2 mile paved loop with access from Delafield’s Cushing Park Road Recreational trail. Pedal through charming towns and beautiful landscapes throughout Lake Country. The route is well marked and has a mix of flat and hilly sections, making it a challenging but rewarding ride. Whether you start or finish this trail from Cushing Memorial Park in downtown Delafield, explore the Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Riverwalk, which is bike friendly along the Bark River.
For mountain bikers, the Lapham Peak State Park is a must-visit destination. The Prairie Path Trail offers 4.8 miles of hearty trails that wind through dense forests, rocky outcroppings, and steep climbs, a thrilling experience for riders of all abilities. You’ll share these trails with horseback riders, too.
If you’re looking for a more leisurely ride, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail is a great option. The trail spans 52 miles from Cottage Grove to Waukesha, passing through charming small towns and scenic countryside along the way. With its gentle grades and well-maintained surface, the trail is perfect for families and beginners.
When you’re ready to hop off your bike, Delafield offers endless recreational options. Many outdoor activities converge at Nagawicka Lake, a highlight of any warm-weather visit to Delafield. Here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to boat, swim, fish and enjoy the sun sparkling off the water. Launch your boat at Naga-Waukee County Park to enjoy the crystal clear waters of one of the area’s most enjoyable lakes.
For a change of pace, you can choose the activities that cater to a more leisurely, relaxed stay. Relax inside your hotel or enjoy one of our three hotels with swimming pools. Or go for a scenic drive down Highway C through downtown Delafield and further afield into beautiful Lake Country. Whatever pace you prefer, you’ll find the perfect balance of excitement and tranquility as you explore Delafield’s warm-weather seasons.
Delafield is home to a bustling, historic downtown that has something for everyone. Our hotels and inns are charmingly stylish, and our historical sites are must-sees on any itinerary. You’ll find no shortage of eateries and boutiques throughout the area, where inspired cultural cuisine pops up around every corner. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find a flavor for every taste in Delafield.
Enjoy the vibrant city of Delafield in the beautiful warm summer months, and you’ll find yourself wishing life could be this way all year round. Come for the biking, stay to shop, dine, relax, and explore. Delafield has everything you’re looking for during your next getaway. For your next biking adventure, discover Delafield: It’s in our Nature.
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