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Lapham Peak State Forest Field Trip
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm$45.00 – $60.00
Join Schlitz Audubon’s Director of Education Tom Finley for a guided nature hike through Lapham Peak Forest in Delafield. 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 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 brown 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 Lapham Peak State Forest. You will need to provide your own transportation and 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: $45 | Non-Members: $60