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Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$50.00 – $65.00


Officially called the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lapham Peak unit, this lovely parcel in Delafield is named after famed state naturalist, surveyor and meteorologist Increase A. Lapham. A 45-foot tower sits atop the crown of the park offering a wonderful view of miles of surrounding countryside and is in fact the highest point in Waukesha County. Located on Hwy. C in Waukesha County, just south of I-94, the park is a convenient 30 drive from Milwaukee.  

During the morning portion of our day, you’ll enjoy a diversity of woods, prairies and wetlands found in the 1000+ acre parcel. After a brown bag lunch on picnic tables, our afternoon will see us hiking some of the scenic sections of trail that traverse the entire ecosystem. This beautiful hilly region is known as the Kettle Moraine – a strip of glacial landforms that extends throughout southeast Wisconsin. Visible features of the Ice Age still exist today, and this park helps protect and showcase them for all to see. 

Your guide for the day will be Wisconsin geologic history enthusiast and Schlitz Audubon Director of Education Tom Finley. He has not only visited the park many times over the years and in every season, he also grew up in nearby Waukesha. You’ll come away with a great understanding of our state’s unique geologic past while enjoying the kinship of others and some good exercise to boot. It’s sure to be a wonderful day of hiking, education and natural rejuvenation. Expect several miles of hiking over moderate, sometimes rocky, and undulating terrain.  

The field trip begins and ends at Lapham Peak State Forest. You will need to provide your own transportation. All participants should be in good cardiovascular health. Please bring your own snacks and water. A vehicle admission sticker is required. Further details and directions will be emailed to registered participants the week prior to the trip.  

Members: $50 | Non-Members: $65 


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Sept 25 Lapham Peak | Member
$ 50.00
13 available
Sept 25 Lapham Peak | Nonmember
$ 65.00
13 available


Wednesday, September 25, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$50.00 – $65.00
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