Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit
At 1,233 feet above sea level, Lapham Peak is the highest point in Waukesha County. Its glaciated topography offers 21 miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. A 45-foot observation tower gives you a panoramic view of the countryside, as well as great looks at Turkey Vultures that fly below you. The bird life in the park is excellent with many species of thrushes, vireos and warblers seen. In the spring and fall hawk migrations, the observation tower puts you at eye level with many of the birds moving through the area. There are also 5 miles of mountain bike trails and access to the 115-mile Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive.
Directions: Located 1 mile south of Interstate 94 near Delafield via Cty C.
Gazetteer: Page 38, D-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 87, E-8 (10th edition).
Phone: 262/646-3025 (Delafield WDNR).
Signature species: Broadwinged Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Scarlet Tanager and Turkey Vulture.
Rare species: Golden-winged Warbler, Veery and Acadian Flycatcher.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Delafield, Oconomowoc, Wales and Dousman.