Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Glacial Drumlin Trail

Glacial Drumlin TrailThe Glacial Drumlin Trail is a 47 mile trail developed in 1986 on an abandoned railroad.  It runs between the City of Waukesha to the east and the Village of Cottage Grove to the west.  The trail is easily assessable from Main Street in downtown Dousman.  The trail is open year round.  Bicyclists, hikers, joggers, and roller blades in the summer and snowmobilers in the winter.  Trail passes are required for anyone over 16 for bicyclist and roller blades.  Passes can be purchased at the Bike Doctor in Dousman

Go to the glacialdrumlin.com website


Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit

The State Forest is located 4 miles south of Dousman off Hwy 67.  The State Forest offers year round entertainment with 21,000 acres of glacial trails and lakes. Hiking, jogging, swimming, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, camping plus much more.  Vehicle admission are required for all motor vehicles entering the parks.

Go to Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit Website


Lapham Peak State ParkLapham_tower

Located just off of Hwy C in the Town of Delafield the park offers a variety of activities including a beautiful view from the 45′ observation tower.  Winding trails through the wooded hills and open meadows are great for year round activities  State Park fees apply.

Go to Lapham Peak State Park Website


Old World Wisconsin

Old WorldWisconsinLocated 11 miles south of Dousman off Hwy 67 in Eagle, Wisconsin.  Old World Wisconsin is an outdoor museum portraying immigrant farm and village life.  Situated on 576 acres with 65 original historic structures in their natural surroundings, you will have fun while learning about Wisconsin’s ethnic roots.  The museum offers many special events and is open May 1st to Oct. 31st, from 10am to 5pm.  There is a gift shop and the Clausing Barn Restaurant as well.

Call 262-594-6300 for more information or e-mail at owwvisit@iocnet.com.  Old World Wisconsin is owned and operated by the State of Wisconsin Historical Society.

Go to Old World Wisconsin Website


Paradise Valley Wildlife Area

In March of 2009, the DNR purchased 1,374 acres of a truck farm in western Waukesha County with the eventual purchase of 4,944 more acres over the next few years.  paradise valley, dousman, WI, DNR, Wildlife AreaThe property is a mixture of woodland, marsh, shrub, and grassland. These areas have been created by removing drain tiles, pumps and rerouting part of the Bark River. The wildlife refuge is open to the public for hunting, fishing, birding, and hiking.

The tract is 3 miles southwest of Dousman off of Hwy D.  It is bordered on the west by the Bark River, Glacier Drumlin bike trail to the north and Kincaid Rd. on the east.  Access can be gained at Kincaid Rd. There is a parking lot at the end and Glacier Drumlin bike trail.

Go to the Wisconsin DNR Paradise Wildlife Area Website


SummerStage (in Lapham Peak State Park)SummerStage

The SummerStage of Delafield invites you to a celebration of the performing arts. We have a new summer theater in the western Waukesha County area. The theater is be located in Lapham Peak State park.

Go to the SummerStage Website