Hiking the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment



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Bark River on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Bark River on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
The Delafield Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic trail is 2.8 miles of very easy walking along roads, a riverwalk and a paved bike path in Delafield WI. It connects the Lapham Peak Segment to the Hartland Segment. The town center of Delafield is quaint and offers locally flavored shopping and great restaurants. Long distance hikers can also stop to do laundry and refresh food and supplies. 



Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment




There are four portions to the Delafield Segment. the first section is on a paved bike path along Cushing Road that connects the Lake Country Bike Trail to Lapham Peak. This spur trail leads straight to Cushing Memorial Park where the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk begins.

A sign post at one end of the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk in Chushing Park announces the trailhead for the Delafield Segment. In truth the Delafield Segment begins as you walk out of Lapham Peak if you are heading eastbound on the IAT.

The Riverwalk is an unexpected natural delight. 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.

The third portion begins as you exit the Riverwalk onto N Genesee Street at St John's Park. Follow the yellow blazes along sidewalks as they guide you for three blocks through the heart of Delafield's downtown commercial district.

The fourth portion of the trail is along the Lake County Recreational Trail. This portion of the trail is on a wide paved bike trail. The Delafield Segment officially ends at Naga-Waukee County Park. The Hartland Trial begins across Highway 83 at the Naga-Waukee Golf Course and heads north through greenways and subdivisions.

Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment



Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Delafield Segment


COUNTY: Waukesha
COMMUNITIES: Delafield
TOTAL MILES: 2.8 miles
DIFFICULTY: Very Easy

NEXT IAT SEGMENT EASTBOUND: Hartland Segment
NEXT IAT SEGMENT WESTBOUND: Lapham Peak Segment

POINTS OF INTEREST: 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

CAMPING: Naga-Waukee County Park




Directions and Trail Map


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Address for your GPS: 112 S Cushing Park Rd Delafield, WI 53018
| coordinates: 43.051715, -88.414041 |

From Milwaukee1/2 Hour
From Madison1 Hour
From Green Bay2 Hours
From Wausau2.5 Hours
From Minneapolis4.5 Hours
From Chicago2  Hours


Photos


The Lumber Inn on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
The Lumber Inn on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Fish Hatchery on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Fish Hatchery on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Bark River on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Bark River on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Veterans Memorial Riverwalk on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment

Downtown Delafield on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Downtown Delafield on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment


Downtown Delafield on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment
Downtown Delafield on the Ice Age Trail Delafield Segment