Escape to the Outdoors
Escape to the outdoors and enjoy four seasons of endless opportunity in Waukesha County. With unmatched parks, serene lakes, and picturesque trails, this region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. From boating, biking and fishing to hunting, hiking and skiing, Waukesha County's outdoor recreation life promises unforgettable moments year-round.
For the sports enthusiast, our region is home to various sports teams, including the Lake Country DockHounds, Milwaukee Admirals, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Milwaukee Pro Soccer.
Covering over 579 acres, Minooka Park in the town of Waukesha boasts an extensive trail system, offering over 10 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. These well-maintained trails wind through diverse landscapes, providing opportunities for nature exploration and exercise.
One notable golf destination in Waukesha County is the Erin Hills Golf Course, which gained international recognition by hosting the U.S. Open in 2017. This championship-caliber course offers a challenging layout surrounded by rolling hills, native grasses, and breathtaking views. Golfers can experience the same fairways that top professionals have competed on, creating an unforgettable golfing experience.
Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield produces manmade snow during unpredictable winter weather. Lapham is often one of the only places in Southern Wisconsin to cross country ski; in fact, there are thousands of skiers using the manmade snow loop each season.