Fall Hiking and Biking in the Waukesha Pewaukee Area

Get out and explore by walking or biking along these trails in the Waukesha Pewaukee area, perfect for a brisk fall day and family fun


Fox River Park

The Fox River Park Trail offers 2.25 miles of paved trails and 4.3 miles of wooded paths. The paved Fox River Park Trail connects with the Fox River Trail in the city of Waukesha.

The park also offers a Nature Play Area, located near Picnic Area #2, that is integrated with the natural space, including some embankment slides built into the hills! In 2019, Waukesha County received an Award of Excellence for the unique Nature Play Area at the Wisconsin ASLA conference.

Fox River Park is located at W264 S4500 River Road, Waukesha.

Close by: If you visit Fox River Park on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enjoy wine, be sure to check out Pieper Porch Winery, just a short drive from Fox River Park.


Lake Country Trail

The Lake Country Trail is located on the former Milwaukee/Watertown Interurban Railway and is a 15+mile recreation trail that you can pick up off of I-94 at Meadowbrook Road/Hwy G west of Golf Road or at the Landsberg Center Trailhead next to the Ingleside Hotel.

The trail features rolling terrain and scenic views of Pewaukee Lake, Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course, Lake Nagawicka, Naga-Waukee Park, the historic City of Delafield, the Upper and Lower Nemahbin Lakes and Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc.

Park off of Hwy T or in the Golf Road Park & Ride and walk to the trail.

Close by:  So many great places along Pewaukee Lake! Take CTH G into Pewaukee or CTH SS to find quite a few dining and shopping options along Pewaukee Lake.


Minooka Park

Minooka Park is the largest park in Waukesha County with 579 acres, offering six miles of hiking trails, open fields, meadows and four miles of single-track mountain bike trails that are designed for different skill levels, from beginner to advanced. For fantastic fall colors, hike up the sledding hill, located near Picnic Area #5 to be rewarded with a vivid display.

The park also offers a popular dog exercise area with separate fenced areas for large and small breed dogs.

Close by:  Minooka Park is located off of Sunset Drive, which offers many restaurant options such as Pat’s Ribs Place, Tally’s Tap and Michael’s Italian Restaurant.  Have some shopping to do?  Drive 10 minutes and you’ll have plenty of options at The Shoppes at Fox River.


Muskego Park

Muskego Park offers almost seven miles of hiking and biking trails in this 193-acre park. The State of Wisconsin Scientific Area Preservation Council named the 60 acres of hardwoods that inhabit the park a State Scientific Area. This area is to preserve valuable plant communities, teach conservation practices and study the area’s natural history.

Close by:  Janesville Road in Muskego offers fast-food chain restaurants as well as several local restaurants and retailers.


Naga-Waukee Park

Naga-Waukee Park is a 206-acre park that offers a spectacular view of Nagawicka Lake as you meander down the boardwalk to the beach. The large parcel offers two boat launches with access to Nagawicka and Pewaukee Lakes and a nearby 18-Hole Championship Golf Course. This park offers trails that connect to the Lake Country Trail and Ice Age Trail.

Naga-Waukee Park is located at 651 Hwy 83 in Delafield.

Don’t miss the Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak unit while in Delafield. This beautiful state park offers a beautiful observation tower and many trails perfect for fall hiking.

Close by:  There are many options for dining and shopping along Hwy 83 & I-94.


Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center offers an environmental learning center and planetarium as well as 2.6 miles of hiking trails with prairie, forest and wildlife viewing areas.  There is also an accessible paved path.

Retzer Nature Center is located at S14 W28167 Madison St. in Waukesha.

Close by:  Drive down Madison Street into downtown Waukesha for many options for shopping and dining.


Fall Group Bicycle Rides

If you are looking to join a fun fall ride with other bicyclists or to get the insiders scoop on trails, stop by or contact VéloCity Cycling.




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