Summer Send Off

Summer days are winding down. There are still a few weeks left to get in a vacation day or two and make it an overnight trip to Waukesha Pewaukee in August! Here are some ideas to make the most of the last month of summer in Waukesha Pewaukee.


Enjoy Pewaukee Lake

Pewaukee Lake is the largest lake in Waukesha County and a favorite for water fun. Rent a boat for the day or a few hours and cruise Pewaukee Lake with Beachside Boat & Bait, Smokey’s, or have The Pintoon take you around the lake.

If you enjoy paddleboarding, Koha Yoga & Paddleboarding not only rents paddleboards, but offers yoga on a paddleboard and even a nighttime tour!

Like to fish? Pewaukee Lake is also a good fishing location. Smokey’s Bait & Boat is a great local fishing shop for helpful tips and there are also several guides that can show you the ropes on the best places to catch fish on the lake.

After your time on the lake, grab lunch or dinner at one of the local restaurants along the lake:  (Artisan 179, Brewers’ Two Café, Beach House Bistro, The Chocolate Factory, Park Avenue Pizza, Sunset Grill Pewaukee Lake, Docs Dry Dock, Gina’s Sports Dock).

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Travel Back in Time at Old World Wisconsin

Just 30 minutes from Waukesha Pewaukee, Old World Wisconsin is a one-of-a-kind historic experience that was recently named the #1 place to take kids in the Milwaukee area. Learn about America’s heartland with hands-on fun opportunities for everyone. Old World Wisconsin features 600+ acres of picturesque landscape with 60 beautifully restored historic structures and so much to see and explore. There are two special events on August 27 where you can try a farmhouse to brewhouse seasonal beer dinner or meet the Wheelmen to learn about the history of cycling in Wisconsin.


Stroll Along or On the River

The Fox River runs through Waukesha and has some beautiful places for photos near downtown Waukesha. The Fox River Trail starts off in Frame Park and continues along the Riverwalk near Barstow and Broadway Street. Frame Park offers paved pathways, a playground, sandpit volleyball, and a gorgeous formal garden area as well as High Roller Fun Rentals where you can rent a bike, kayak, or paddleboat to explore for a half hour or more.

Explore by Bicycle

Explore the area with six bike trails, including a trailhead for the well-known area Glacial Drumlin Trail.  Velocity in Pewaukee offers daily group bike rides you can join as well that start off right at their business.

Discover Eclectic Shopping

If you enjoy shopping, don’t miss the eclectic antique stores, galleries and shops in Waukesha Pewaukee. If Wisconsin souvenirs are on your wish list, be sure to check out these shops that offer Wisconsin-themed gifts.


Tour Ten Chimneys

Experience the glamour of American theatre in the 1920s-1950s when you plan a tour of Ten Chimneys. This property was the home of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and each place you visit on the property offers such unique décor and architectural elements. Plus, you will learn about the interesting lives these legends lived and feel like you are being transported back in time.


Find Family Fun

If you are traveling with little ones, we have a whole section of our website dedicated to family-friendly fun options.  The team at Lake Country Family Fun, also provides great ideas for area pick your own fruits, sunflower farms and more!

Join Area Events

Enjoy area events from waterski shows, live music, art fairs and the Wisconsin Highland Games, Sept. 2-4.


Meet Places to Stay

We hope you have found enough ideas for things to do. If not, there are hundreds of ideas within a 30-minute drive of Waukesha Pewaukee depending on what you are looking to do.  Plan your overnight stay at one of these 11 area hotels.

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