Welcome to the Friends of Lapham Peak

January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter


Ski Rentals

Ski rentals are available from Bicycle Doctors in Dousman or from Wheel and Sprocket at Lapham Peak. Ski Rentals at Lapham Peak are located just off the road to the Evergreen Shelter during these hours:

  • Tuesday 4pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 4pm-9pm
  • Thursday 4pm-9pm
  • Saturday 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 9am-5pm

Candlelight Hike:

Thank you to all volunteers; the event on Jan 27, 2018 would not have been successful without your help! Thank you participants for coming out to enjoy nature and the Park!

Lapham Loppet (Jan 20, 2018) Results:

First Day Ski-a-thon (Jan 1, 2018) Results:

  • Miles Covered at Lapham Peak: 578!  (921 Kilometers)!! by 93 skiers

Weds., Jan 3-Feb 14, 2018, WEDNESDAY NITE SKI LEAGUE


Sat. June 2, 2018 at Homestead Hollow, BIKE SWAP



Lapham Peak Park Sign

The Friends of Lapham Peak was founded in 1989 as a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and promoting the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak Unit in a variety of ways.   Some of the activities include sponsoring or promoting special events, fundraising for special projects, organizing volunteer work days and offering additional services to park visitors. Park Map.  The park is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit #285), Delafield, Wisconsin, USA. We are a non profit and appreciate your donations. Check out Help the Friends page for donation options and member information.

The park, named after Increase Laphamhas a focal point of a 45 foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County.  The park’s glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing on lighted trails.  An abundance of wildlife and wildflowers, and a butterfly garden are present in the park.  To find out more information on hiking and skiing click on Trail/Hike/Run Bike and Skiing.

The Park also features SummerStage, an outdoor stage situated in a natural amphitheater off the lighted ski trail about 300 yards from the Evergreen Parking lot. For more information, please go to www.SummerStageofDelafield.org

Park hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
During the snow season, the 2.5 mile lighted loop is lit Monday through Saturday until 9:00 pm. The park closes at 5 pm on Sundays.


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Recent Events

Candlelight Hike

The January 27, 2018 Candlelight Hike at Lapham Peak was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed a beautiful evening hike across the meadows and through the woods, lit by nearly 300 candle-luminaries, and to everyone who volunteered to make this event possible (sponsored by the DNR and the Friends of Lapham Peak)!

Work*Play*Earth Day

Volunteers worked on projects during the April 22 Work-Day.  Thank you to each of the volunteers, and to the Friends of Lapham Peak for a great lunch after the work was done!!

12th Annual Spring Bike Swap

On March 18th, we held our annual bike-swap meet to raise funds for the snow-making projects and efforts at Lapham Peak Park.  This years event was again a huge success.