Recreation & Sports

A Thriving Destination

Escape into the captivating natural wonders of Waukesha County, where the great outdoors come alive with boundless possibilities for four seasons of adventure and rejuvenation. With its lush parks, serene lakes, and picturesque trails, this region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

Embark on thrilling hikes through dense forests, relish in the calming waters while kayaking on pristine lakes, or simply bask in the beauty of the surroundings during a leisurely picnic.

Waukesha County's landscape offers an ideal backdrop for biking, fishing, camping, cross country skiing, golfing, and more, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Whether you seek solace, invigoration, or a family outing, Waukesha County's outdoor recreation life promises unforgettable moments and an escape from the bustling city, leaving you refreshed, energized, and connected to the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world.

Unmatched County Park system

Golf - numerous golf courses around the county (all levels), within an hour of PGA courses (Whistling Straits, etc.).

Lakes - boating, fishing, water skiing (shows), swimming (77 lakes)

Old World Wisconsin

Winter Wonderland

  • Ice Skating
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Ski Hills (downhill, tubing, sledding snow boarding)
  • Winter Festivals

Close proximity to Lake Michigan.

Horseback riding trails

City of Waukesha Parks award

Recreation opportunities abound in Waukesha County. They include:

  • 77 lakes offering fishing, swimming, and boating
  • 21,000 acres of public parks (state, county, and municipal)
  • 129 miles of hiking and biking trails over 70 miles of cross country ski trails nearly 200 miles of snowmobile trails.
  • 10 campgrounds
  • 20 challenging public golf courses


Lake Country

Lakes - multi season (ice fishing)

Lapham Peak - four seasons, Birkie training (snow making), pinnacle state park, Ice Age Trail



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