Tom Finley, Director of Education, will guide us through the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. 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 them.
Named after famed state naturalist, surveyor, and meteorologist Increase A. Lapham, this location marks the highest point in Waukesha County. Located on Hwy. C in Delafield, just south of I-94, the park is a convenient 30 minute drive from Milwaukee. During the morning portion, you’ll enjoy a special diversity of woods, prairies, and wetlands found in the 1000+ acre parcel. After a bag lunch on picnic tables, our afternoon will see us hiking some of the scenic sections of Ice Age Trail that traverse the entire ecosystem. The natural beauty of this landscape, coupled with the constant anticipation of discovery in these bio-diverse communities makes this format always rewarding. Expect several miles of hiking over moderate, sometimes rocky, and undulating terrain.
The field trip begins and ends at the Lapham Peak State Forest. In order to maintain social distancing, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from Lapham Peak. Please bring your own lunch. A vehicle admission sticker is required. Further details and directions will be emailed to registered participants the week prior to the trip.
We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus.
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $60