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Sept 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Events and Current News:

Beginning Dec 1, 2017, get your 2018 Annual Vehicle Park Sticker at Lapham Peak (and other parks)

Before Tue. Jan 2, 2018 at 11:59pm, fill out the DNR Survey regarding your interests for State Parks in SE Wisconsin: Recreation Opportunities Analysis (ROA)

Sat. Jan 20, 2018, LAPHAM LOPPET

Sat. Jan 27, 2018, CANDLELIGHT HIKE

Saturday, 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.

 

Pur2018Stickerchase a state park admission sticker

 

 

 

 

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Recent Events

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.

Candlelight Hike

The January 28th 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 about 250 candle-luminaries, and to everyone who volunteered to make this event possible (sponsored by the Friends of Lapham Peak)!