Recreation & Sports

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.


Miles of Hiking & Biking Trails




Acres of Public Parks


Public Golf Courses
Nashotah Park Picnic Area Summer

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.

NagaWaukee Golf Course Summer Drone

One notable golf destination surrounding 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.

Menomonee Park Groomed Ski Trails

Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield is one of Waukesha County’s premier hiking and cross country skiing destinations.  Climb the park’s look-out tower for a magnificent view of the county, especially as the colors change in fall.  In winter, Lapham produces manmade snow and thousands of skiers use the manmade snow loop each season, even in unpredictable weather.

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