Lake Country Recreational Trail

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Lumber Inn along the Lake Country Trail in Delafield WI
Lumber Inn along the Lake Country Trail in Delafield WI

A paved Waukesha County trail, the Lake Country Trail is a popular cycling route in the Milwaukee area. It weaves through a number of parks and includes a loop onto the acclaimed Veterans Memorial Riverwalk. This trail is well serviced with parking lots and restrooms distributed along its length. A few miles of the trail includes on-road connecting segments in designated bike lanes.



Lake Country Trail
Lake Country Trail



This is Bike Country ... er I mean Lake Country. It's Lake Country that has some of the most popular paved bike trails in the state: The Bugline Trail and the Lake Country Trail.

The Lake Country Trail covers 16 miles between Oconomowoc and Pewaukee. Along the way it passes Silver Lake, Lake Neshota, Upper Nemahbin Lake, The Bark River, Nagawicka Lake, and Pewaukee Lake. It also links city parks to form a a green belt in this populous suburban corridor.

Just off the trail in Delafield is the famous Veterans Memorial Riverwalk. It begins in Cushing Memorial Park and wanders through wetlands and alongside the Bark River. The Riverwalk features memorials to each American war from the Revolution to The War on Terror. At each station interpretative signs provide details of battles, innovations, and biographies describing these critical turning points in American history. This walking trail is surrounded by serene and beautiful scenery, much of its mile is on boardwalks through wetlands.

In Delafield you'll find bustling dinners and cafes with outdoor seating that cater to bikers on the Lake Country Trail. The Lumber Inn is famous for its morning bloody mary bar. And, Revere's Wells Street Tavern features even more outdoor seating beneath painted umbrellas.

The Lake Country Trail is paved its entire distance, with some miles of on road biking between trail sections. It is an easy and pleasant ride and in the scenic Southern Kettle Moraine. A portion of the trail is also certified as the Delafield Segment of the Ice Age National Trail.


Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

Overview: Lake Country Recreation Trail


COUNTIES: Waukesha
COMMUNITIES: Oconomowoc, Delafield, Pewaukee

TOTAL MILES: 16 miles
PAVEMENT: Asphalt with some connecting roadways

POINTS OF INTEREST: Silver Lake, Lake Neshota, Upper Nemahbin Lake, The Bark River, Nagawicka Lake, Pewaukee Lake, Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Roosevelt Park, Cushing Memorial Park, Delafield Fish Hatchery, Saint Johns Park, American Legion Park, Naga-Waukee County Park, Naga-Waukee Golf Course, Western Lake sGolf Club, Pewaukee Golf Club

Directions and Trail Map


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Addresses for your GPS:
Oconomowoc Roosevelt Park Parking: 101 E Forest St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
| coordinates: 43.102443, -88.500763  |
Delafield Parking: 34841 Delafield Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
| coordinates: 43.061251, -88.439608 |
Delafield Memorial Riverwalk Parking: 389 Main St, Delafield, WI 53018
| coordinates: 43.061274, -88.405846  |
Highway 83 Park and Ride: 2795 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI 53018
| coordinates: 43.054733, -88.373218  |
Pewaukee Parking: 2565 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072
| coordinates: 43.047442, -88.272946  |


From Milwaukee20 Minutes
From Madison1 Hour
From Green Bay2 Hours
From Wausau3 Hours
From Minneapolis5 Hours
From Chicago2 Hours


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The Lumber Inn Restaurant along the Lake Country Trail in Delafield WI
The Lumber Inn Restaurant along the Lake Country Trail in Delafield WI

A Trailhead for the Lake Country Recreational Trail in Delafield WI
A Trailhead for the Lake Country Recreational Trail in Delafield WI

The Bark River on the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
The Bark River on the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI


Korean War Memorial beside the Bark River in Delafield
Korean War Memorial beside the Bark River in Delafield

Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

Typical Information Panel along the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield
Typical Information Panel along the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield

Typical Information Panel along the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield
Typical Information Panel along the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield

Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

The Bark River on the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
The Bark River on the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI
Ice Age Trail and Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Delafield WI

Downtown Delafield WI along the Lake Country Recreational Trail
Downtown Delafield WI along the Lake Country Recreational Trail

Downtown Delafield WI along the Lake Country Recreational Trail
Downtown Delafield WI along the Lake Country Recreational Trail


Lake Country Trail
Lake Country Trail



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