Tina Weissgerber
Coldwell Banker Realty


ABOUT LAKE COUNTRY LIVING

A short commute from the bustling city of Milwaukee lays a wonderland of pristine inland lakes, rich forestry, farmlands, natural beauty, historical sites, and a warm sense of community in rural towns in what is referred to as “Lake Country”. Located in Southeastern Wisconsin, Lake Country is a breathtaking and gracious area to live for everyone from single families to summer home owners. Cities, town, and villages within Lake Country have prime locations due to their proximity to nearby larger cities such as Milwaukee, Madison, and even Chicago. Rolling hills, country trails, parks, and lakes make Lake Country a great place for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, water sports, bird watching, horseback riding and other outdoor adventure. Lake Country takes pride in its excellent top-ranking schools, fine churches, lovely homes, variety of golf courses, rustic downtowns, historical sites, successful local businesses, and diverse shopping districts. Several events take place in Lake Country all year round including music and art festivals, farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, sailing regattas, water skiing shows, charity events, and much more! Various opportunities for housing are found throughout Lake Country ranging from large and small country retreats, subdivisions, quaint towns, and single-family homes. Realtors specializing in Lake Country have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to help home buyers and sellers make the best decisions possible while making their home buying and selling process as seamless and enjoyable as possible!

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Chenequa

Founded in 1928, the village of Chenequa is located in the Lake Country portion of Waukesha County, about 30 miles west of downtown Milwaukee. Chenequa completely surrounds Pine Lake and portions of Beaver Lake and North Lake as well. The great outdoors are essential to the lifestyles of the residents. “The name ‘Chenequa’ comes from the Potawatomi Indian word for “pine”, referring to a rare Southern Wisconsin grove of white pine.

Chenequa Country Club is the ideal country club for residents of Chenequa. The club sits alongside Beaver Lake and has a course that covers 174 treed and rolling acres, four asphalt and three clay tennis courts that some call the “best clay courts in Wisconsin”, and a newly renovated and expanded clubhouse.

University Lake School resides in the village of Chenequa. This is a quaint village that is rich in nature with access to three stunning lakes that are great for boating, fishing, and having fun with family and friends.

 

Pewaukee

Pewaukee, meaning “Lake of Shells”, did not have established homes until 1836. Shortly after the extension of the railroad from Milwaukee in the 1880s, Pewaukee began to attract summer visitors in large numbers. Oakton Springs and Health’s were two prominent hotels serving guests from Milwaukee, Chicago, and other parts of the country. Soon, the Pewaukee area quickly became known for its unsurpassed beauty and as a fisherman’s dream come true. Today, Pewaukee provides the best musky fishing in southeast Wisconsin while Pewaukee Lake promises year-round fun. The city itself includes 21 square miles of land and water area and is home to over 13,500 residents. Soak in the sun at its free white sandy beach, the only free public beach in Waukesha County. Families can enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing, or fishing in the spring and summer, stroll the colorful shoreline in Autumn, or ice skate at the Lakefront Park in the winter. Catch glimpses of the past when living in Pewaukee while experiencing the old charm and beauty of Lake Country.

In 2013, Money Magazine ranked Pewaukee as one of the “Top 100 Communities to Live” and in 2009, Business Week Magazine ranked it as “The Best Affordable Suburb in the Nation”.

Although Pewaukee has a tranquil small-town feel, it has ongoing festivities for its locals and visitors to enjoy. Some popular events include: Taste of Lake Country, Waterfront Wednesday free concerts, and the Women’s Run. Residents and visitors love watching the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club perform their water shows, leading up to the Waterfront Festival at the end of their season. Enjoy the lovely garden and artsy downtown Pewaukee while grabbing a cup of coffee or doing a bit of shopping. Try one of Pewaukee’s casual or fine dining restaurants either in town or lakeside. Pewaukee continues to encourage growth and attract new businesses. Check out some of Pewaukee’s dining choices here.

Genesse

Genesee Township is located near the center of Waukesha County, between Waukesha and Ottawa, in the beautiful Kettle Moraine area of southeast Wisconsin. Formed over 10,000 years ago by glaciers, the area was founded by German, Welsh, Irish, and English immigrants in the early 1840’s.

Genesse has two parks; Genesee Town Park and Genesee Sunset Park where those who are adventurous can take on the challenge of the 47-mile glacial drumlin trail. Locals and visitors like to stop by Ten Chimneys, a national historic landmark of the home of the late Broadway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt in Genesee Depot.

There is a variety of senior and assisted living centers throughout Genesee as well as the highly respected Genesse Lake School. It is a nationally recognized school that is dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, and emotional disturbances. At Genessee Lake School, an individualized, person-centered, and integrated team approach is followed, “emphasizing positive behavioral support, therapeutic relationships, and developmentally appropriate practices”. The goal of the school is to provide a creative, encouraging, and enriching environment for the students to learn and experience all that life can offer.

 

 

Hartland

A suburb 20 miles west of Milwaukee and located in Waukesha County, “Hartland continues to offer the charm of a small town where residents take pride in their community. This is exhibited by the high quality of life found here and still is, as named by the Potawatomi Indians over 150 years ago, “Shabaquanake”, a growing place”.

Hartland is a quiet place to live with a lot to offer its residents. It has small town charm with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is a real sense of adventure in Hartland from its many parks, nearby lakes, and more. A few of its more recommended parks include: Castle Park, Centennial Park, and Bark River Park. Be sure to visit Heartland’s Farmer’s Market that’s available from summer through fall. There are twelve lakes within a five mile radius making Hartland a great place for outdoor recreational activities.

Hartland is proud of its exceptional schools. The Hartland Lakeside School District has many schools to choose from including Arrowhead High School, Swallow Elementary School, Divine Redeemer Lutheran School, and St. Charles Catholic School, as well as private schools such as Lake Country Lutheran High School and University Lake School. There is a selection of day care centers and preschools in the Hartland area. Learn more about Hartland schools here.

Hartland is home to an array of beautiful churches including St. Charles Catholic Church and Lake Country Congressional Church. Downtown Hartland is a destination of choice for locals thanks to its variety of shops and businesses. A great place for business, Hartland has “a successful mix of industrial, manufacturing, commercial, and service businesses located within the village limits. Hartland is proud of its excellent medical facilities both locally and nearby. It has a dynamic economic climate with a thriving professional community, top-notch businesses, superior municipal services, spiking industrial base, low tax rates, and a quality workforce that keeps [Hartland] on the cutting edge of business development”. Hartland continually strives to retain existing businesses and promotes business growth to create new opportunities. The Hartland Chamber of Commerce offers businesses promotional advantages and discounts as well as useful resources for networking and business growth. The Chamber involves not only businesses but also clubs, organizations, churches, schools, and private individuals in services and activities that promote a unique sense of community that the residents of the Village of Hartland greatly enjoy!

 

Ixonia

The town of Ixonia is located in southeast Wisconsin in the county of Jefferson and remains the only town bearing this name in the United States. Ixonia has a wide variety of beautiful waterways including the Bark, Beaver Dam, Crawfish, Maunesha, Rock, and Scuppernong rivers. There is an abundance of lakes nearby as well. Along with water activities, Ixonia also offers a disc golf course, a horseshow league, and snowmobiling in the winter.

There is a selection of schools to choose from for Ixonia residents. The Oconomowoc Area School District, Ixonia Elementary Schools, St. Pauls Ev Lutheran School, and the Watertown Area School District are the school choices of Ixonia residents. Ixonia offers a special tree planting at either Ski Slide Park or Firemen's Park. A plaque displayed in the Ixonia Firemen's Hall will have the name placed on it in honor or memory of the individual named of your choice.

 

 

New Berlin

New Berlin is located in the southeast corner of Waukesha County, expanding 36.9 square miles. The city is situated between Madison and Milwaukee, while Green Bay and Chicago are just a short drive away. Since becoming a city in 1959, New Berlin was transformed from a mostly agriculturally-based community to a suburban and industrial community.

This tight-knit city is great for families to live in. Its residents gather for holiday parades and youth sporting events. A New Berlin hallmark is its highly organized Parks and Forestry Department. In a perfectly situated area, New Berlin is nearby any of your needs whether it is shopping, recreation, businesses, lakes, or anything else.

New Berlin offers plenty of great schools for its residents. There are nearby elementary, middle, and high schools as well as Holy Apostles Catholic grade school and Star of Bethlehem Lutheran School.

 

Summit

If you seek a quiet and rural setting in Lake Country but with urban amenities, then Summit is the place for you. Located in western Waukesha County, Summit’s location provides for great outdoor recreation and state parks. Milwaukee and Madison are nearby which makes professional sporting events and cultural performances easily accessible to Summit’s residents. In addition to a variety of quality housing developments and excellent school districts, there are many shopping and dining opportunities close by. Residents of Summit are in abundance of opportunities to live, work, and play in their continuously growing and thriving community.



Merton

Located in the north central section of Waukesha County, Merton is a town filled with natural beauty. With a lot to offer residents who love the outdoors, Merton has five lakes with great fishing and recreation including Okauchee Lake, North Lake, and Lake Keesus. The beautiful lakes are surrounded by great hotels and cottages that provide the perfect summer haven. There are great ballparks spread throughout the town and the popular Ice Age Trail available for those seeking to hike and explore. A fantastic library, little boutiques, and delicious restaurants make the town of Merton an admirable place to live.

Merton has eight elementary schools, two union high schools, and a full K-8 school district. Merton also has three different fire districts and three ambulance districts as well. With a wide array of churches for residents to choose from, Merton has something to offer everyone. The churches tend to bring people together, as do the festivals and summer events in the area.

“Merton Township is a collection of distinctly different communities, each independent, each with strong interests. Although the ‘newcomers’ constitute a majority of the area's population, the long-established communities have remained cohesive, and all of the groups co-exist in what approximates an equilibrium.”

 

Wales

The Village of Wales is in Waukesha County and has undoubtedly grown throughout the decades in both residents and businesses. First settled in the 1840’s by Welsh immigrants, the Village of Wales remains a quaint and humble community that’s rich in culture and heritage. It has a historic downtown district and a blooming surrounding area. An abundance of recreational activities isn’t the only asset that Wales has to offer its residents. It has excellent schools and convenient healthcare and professional services while managing to keep its rural charm. Wales is a fantastic place to live in lower Lake Country.

Wales’ residents attend schools within the Kettle Moraine School District. Operating a total of six schools, all designated as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, this school district serves students within Wales, Dousman, and Genesee in its elementary, middle, and high schools. The school district’s goal is “to cultivate academic excellence, citizenship, and personal development by offering a quality education and learning without boundaries”.

With its various new and emerging businesses, Wales continues to increase its residential population and developmental improvements, making it a very desirable place to live. Wales’ merchants always provide a hometown feel from anything like antiques, groceries, lawn care products, homemade breads, or any other of its local businesses. Everything that you need is never far away in Wales.

From charming dining establishments including cozy coffee houses, full-services restaurants, banquet facilities, casual pubs, or an old-fashioned burger and custard stand, Wales has something for everyone. You will never have to venture very far to satisfy your every desire when living in Wales. Absorb its rich history when exploring its historic downtown. Enjoy a lovely get-away and hospitality at its best at the award-winning historic Pedal’rs Inn B&B located along the Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail. Find a vast array of professional services including dance studios, chiropractors, veterinary clinics, banks, insurance companies, and much more in Wales.

Staying active is never a problem when living in Wales. Hike the beautiful hills of Kettle Moraine, enjoy a challenging game of golf or tennis, try snow shoeing or cross country skiing, bike the many scenic glacial trails, join in on a historic walking tour, or simply relax during a day of boating or fishing on a nearby lake.

 

Nashotah

Incorporated in 1957, the Village of Nashotah is a beautiful place to live with plenty to offer its residents. Rich in history and a rustic and hometown feel, this village is a place filled with outdoor activities, older establishments, and a true sense of community.  Nashotah is home to the oldest restaurant in Wisconsin, the Red Circle Inn. The Pabst Brewing Family bought the inn in 1889 and it soon became the perfect place for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy all that the surrounding lake area has to offer.

Lake Country School pre K-8 serves the village residents with students attending Arrowhead High School for grades 9-12. A private pre K-8 school is in the village, Lake Country Christian Academy, as well as other private schools in the surrounding communities.

Nashotah Park is a popular destination for residents of Nashotah during the spring and summer. Nashotah makes a fantastic home for many seeking a rich feeling of history, nature, a close-nit community, and easy accessibility to surrounding areas both within and outside of Lake Country.

 

Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls, “Wisconsin’s Largest Village”, marries a small town charm with a modern convenient lifestyle. Menomonee Falls occupies 33 scenic square miles in the northeastern corner of Waukesha County and just northwest of Milwaukee. One of the village’s most appealing attributes is the Village Center. Anchored at Appleton Avenue and Main Street, affectionately known as the “four corners”, the village center has a variety of specialty shops, restaurants, and service businesses. Decorative street lighting, red-bricked sidewalks and historic buildings all help to enhance the downtown ambiance. Downtown Menomonee Falls is home to the beautiful Mill Pond Park as well as the Lime Kiln Natural Area. While strolling through the parkway, spectators can admire views of Lepper Dam or take the Historic Walking Tour of the downtown buildings. Residents and visitors to the village can enjoy summertime concerts, farmer’s markets, and art galleries. Downtown Menomonee Falls is a distinctive, unique, and growing setting.

 


City and Town of Oconomowoc

In the 1800’s, wealthy families from Milwaukee, Chicago, and the St. Louis areas flocked to Oconomowoc with the desire to escape the hot and sticky summers and to enjoy the carefree lakeside life. Gorgeous summer homes were built by these early residents which many still stand and can be seen throughout the Historic Walking Tour. Get a glimpse of the people who built this great city by stopping by the Historical Society and Museum. You’re sure to recognize many of the names of those who have spent time here including: the Montgomery Ward family as well as Presidents Cleveland, Grant, Taft, Coolidge, McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt, to name a few.

In the “heart of lake country” is the city and town of Oconomowoc. The Native American name “Oconomowoc” means “where the waters meet”, referring to the junction of Fowler Lake and Lac LaBelle. Despite the beautiful nearby lakes, Oconomowoc offers much more than just mesmerizing scenery. Downtown Oconomowoc celebrates a small town feel with big city style. There is everything from fantastic dining, special boutiques, fun events, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Oconomowoc continues to grow as a shopping destination. The eclectic mix of established stores, new boutiques, and unique destinations create a memorable experience. Shopping during the day followed by an evening filled with fun entertainment. Oconomowoc has a great blend of bars, pubs, and breweries that guarantee a fun night. There is joy to be had all year round in Oconomowoc both indoors and outdoors. There are museums, performing arts and cultural entertainment, galleries, recreation trails, golfing, water sports, boating, beaches, parks, and shopping that are all certain to entertain and please. The 15-mile Lake Country Trail is a popular hiking and biking spot for locals and visitors seeking activity outdoors.

The Oconomowoc Area School District offers both private and public schools. According to the consumer advocacy group NerdWallet.com, “Oconomowoc was recently named as the top place to find a job and as a place to raise a family in the state of Wisconsin” (2015). The area has an abundance of residential offering from homes and apartments to condominiums and new developments. Whether you are seeking a smaller abode or a single-family home to grow into, Oconomowoc is undoubtedly a great place to live.



City and Town of Delafield

Nestled in southeastern Wisconsin’s Lake Country, Delafield is an ideal place to live because of all that it has to offer its residents. It is located just 25 miles west of Milwaukee and 53 miles east of Madison. Delafield has all of the beautiful qualities of Lake Country with its stunning scenery and access to numerous pristine lakes. Whether you seek outdoor adventure, serenity and tranquility, history, shopping, dining, or music and art, Delafield has it all. Located just 30 minutes west of the City of Milwaukee, Delafield residents can enjoy all of Milwaukee’s best attributes and attractions in just a short drive.

Rolling hills, parks, and country trails make Delafield the perfect place for outdoor adventure. Delafield is home to some of Wisconsin’s best bike trails making hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing great activities for all to enjoy no matter what season it is. Locals and visitors also enjoy curling, ice skating, and golfing on several championship golf courses. Delafield’s nearby and local parks include: Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak, Naga-Waukee County Park, Nashotah County Park, Glacial Drumlin Trail, Ice Age Trail, and other City of Delafield Parks. Nagawicka Lake provides a fantastic place for boating, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and other fun in the sun activities. Delafield residents can enjoy 30 other nearby lakes for endless fun with family and friends. Throughout the summer, sailing regattas take place for all to enjoy.

Delafield is filled with history and has several historical sites and attractions including: Ten Chimneys, Hawks Inn Museum, St. John’s Military Academy, Old World Wisconsin, Nashotah House, and Cushing Memorial Park. Delafield always has something to offer its residents and visitors all year round. From the Delafield Antique Show and Farmers’ Markets to Freight Hikes and the Classic Car Show, Delafield has something to suit everyone’s interests. Residents of Delafield are close to all of Milwaukee’s fun events such as Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair, as well as all of Milwaukee’s professional baseball, basketball, and hockey games. There is no shortage of music and art in Delafield with the Delafield Arts Center, Summerstage Outdoor Theater, Lake Country Art Festival, Waukesha Blues Fest Must and Art Festival, Spring and Fall Art Walks, and the short drive to the Milwaukee Art Museum in downtown Milwaukee.

Downtown Delafield has a Williamsburg style yet is still modern. One-of-a-kind specialty shops and exquisite restaurants line the rustic streets of downtown Delafield alongside various lively businesses. Highway 83 and highway 16 are nearby and provide access to many well-known national retailers, shopping districts, and popular locally-owned restaurants.

Delafield

 

Ottawa

Covering 36 square miles with a population of 3,867, the Town of Ottawa has always been considered a superb place to live! Ottawa is the perfect town for outdoor recreation due to nearby lakes, recreation trails, and its popular parks. The Glacial Drumlin Trail and the Ice Age Trail both provide scenic views and an adventurous route for biking, hiking, inline-skating, snowmobiling, and access to shorter trails leading to the Kettle Moraine State Forest area. The Town of Ottawa provides youth sports and recreation activities through the Kettle Moraine Recreation Association. Ottawa Town Park hosts several special events at its three regulation softball fields, tee-ball field, five soccer fields, and two sand volleyball courts each season, including the Junior Lasers Baseball Tournament. There are three boat launches for public access to Pretty Lake and Hunter’s Lake in town. If you desire to reside in a small charming town where you are surrounded by pristine lakes, natural beauty, lush forestry, and a warming sense of community, then the Town of Ottawa would be a great place for you and your family!

 

Brookfield (East of Lake Country)

Brookfield is located in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin, about 15 miles west of Milwaukee. It is a beautiful community of choice for families and businesses with many wonderful qualities. Brookfield is a premier sustainable place to live, work, shop, dine, and have fun. The "Brookfield Concept" is to “establish and maintain substantial open space around structures for generous light, air, convenience of access, safety from fire, and the enhancement of property values.”

Brookfield's neighborhoods offer quiet residential character in low-density developments and a variety of housing options from single-family homes to condominiums and apartments. Pride of ownership is evident throughout the city with well-maintained homes and professional landscaping. Brookfield's desirability as a place of residence results in low vacancy rates for both owner occupied housing and for rental housing.

Several senior housing developments, such as Brookfield Woods Senior Apartment Community, Care-Age of Brookfield, Heritage Place Rentals, and Willow Brook offer senior citizens other housing alternatives. Quality of schools is one of Brookfield's most desirable attributes. The School District of Elmbrook enrolls students from several municipalities and is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and one special education school.

Brookfield is studded with restaurants and has the popular Brookfield Square Mall where a day filled with fantastic shopping and dining is sure to be had. There are various parks spread throughout the city that offer fun outdoor activities for the family. Brookfield is undeniably wonderful place to reside.

 

Waukesha (Southeast of Lake Country)

Waukesha is located near the center of Waukesha County in southeastern Wisconsin, 18 miles west of Milwaukee and 59 miles east of Madison. Originally known as “Prairie Village”, the city of Waukesha was lush with forestry and prairies along the banks of the Fox River, the first home to resident Indian tribes. During the last quarter of the 19th century, Waukesha gained worldwide notoriety as a resort area due to the alleged “healing effects” of the local spring water.

Waukesha has undoubtedly prospered into a thriving city that’s defined by quality education, strong health care facilities, diversified industry, attractive and inviting residential areas, and a highly experienced hospitality industry. Some successfully well-known businesses located in Waukesha include GE Healthcare, ProHealth Care, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Coper Power Systems, and Generac Power Systems. There is never a shortage of things to see or do in Waukesha all year round whether it’s exploring its multiple parks or museums, swimming in Fox Brook Beach, boating or fishing at a nearby lake, golfing, or strolling through the carefully restored architecture of the downtown district. Waukesha School District is filled with highly respectable and quality schools including UW-Waukesha, Carroll College, Waukesha County Technical College, several public and private schools, a reform school, and charter schools.

 

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LAKES OF LAKE COUNTRY

Lake Country in southeastern Wisconsin is home to a plentiful number of lovely lakes that are great for boating, canoeing, swimming, water skiing, and the best fishing. Residents of Lake Country are sure to enjoy all that these lakes and the surrounding areas have to offer. The following list of lakes are located within Waukesha County and are all on the I-94/ Hwy 16 corridor. What better place to live than in the beautiful Lake Country where all year round residents have access to great outdoor adventure and fantastic lakes where they can have fun in the sun in the spring and summer time and enjoy winter activities like snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter!

Pewaukee Lake
Size: 2,493 acres
Max Depth: 45 feet
Mean Depth: 15 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Walleye, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Crappies, Small Mouth Bass, Muskies
Public Access Boat Launch: Best access point is Nagawaukee County Park at the west end of the lake. There are also three trailer launches.
Beach: Public beach on the north end
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5673/Pewaukee-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/


Nagawicka Lake
Size: 917 acres
Max Depth: 90 feet
Mean Depth: 36 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage, fed primarily by the Bark River and several other small marsh inlets.
Fish Species: Bluegills, Crappies, Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: Good access point is Nagawaukee County Park on the southeast end with a trailer launch.
Beach: Nagawaukee County Park on the southeast end
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5662/Nagawicka-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

 

Upper Nemahbin Lake
Size: 283 acres
Max Depth: 61 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage
Fish Species: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegills, Crappies
Public Access Boat Launch: Trailer launch available
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5666/Nemahbin-Lake-Upper-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Lower Nemahbin Lake
Size: 271 acres
Max Depth: 36 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage
Fish Species: Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie
Public Access Boat Launch: Docks located at south end of the lake. Access lake via the channel from Upper Nemahbin, however, a boat without a windshield is required in order to get under the bridge.
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5665/Nemahbin-Lake-Lower-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Upper Nashotah Lake
Size: 132 acres
Max Depth: 53 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Largemouth bass, Northern Pike, Panfish, Bluegill
Public Access Boat Launch: Accessibility is difficult and scarce. Carry in a small boat or canoe from County Trunk B on the south and park along the road.
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5664/Nashotah-Lake-Upper-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Lower Nashotah Lake
Size: 95 acres
Max Depth: 43 feet
Mean Depth: 20 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Walleye, Bass, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: Carry in a small boat or canoe from County B or by navigable channel from Upper Nemahbin Lake.
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5663/Nashotah-Lake-Lower-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Oconomowoc Lake
Size: 767 acres
Max Depth: 62 feet
Mean Depth: 32 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: fed by the Oconomowoc River.
Fish Species: Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: Access only via the Oconomowoc River; trailer launch available
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5669/Oconomowoc-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Okauchee Lake
Size: 1,187 acres
Max Depth: 94 feet  
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage, fed primarily by the Oconomowoc River
Fish Species: Muskellunge, Walleye, Large Mouth Bass, Panfish, Northern Pike, Bluegills
Public Access Boat Launch: Best access point on Lower Okauchee, off County Road T. Trailer launch present.
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5671/Okauchee-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Pine Lake
Size: 703 acres
Max Depth: 85 feet
Mean Depth: 39 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Panfish, Bluegills, Crappies
Public Access Boat Launch: Public access but difficult parking. Ramp with parking on the north shore with a trailer launch.
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5676/Pine-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

North Lake
Size: 437 feet
Max Depth: 78 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage
Fish Species: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
Public Access Boat Launch: Carry-in small boat or canoe only
http://www.lake-link.com/lakes/lake.cfm/5668/793/North-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/


Beaver Lake
Size: 337 acres
Max Depth: 45 feet
Mean Depth: 15 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: Carry-in only with parking off of Hwy 83
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5618/Beaver-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Lac LaBelle Lake
Size: 1,164 acres
Max Depth: 45 feet
Mean Depth: 11 feet
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage
Fish Species: Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: 3 ramps available and parking on the south shore; trailer launch present
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5651/Lac-La-Belle-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Silver Lake
Size: 222 acres
Max Depth: 44 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Drainage
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: Ramp available in Town of Summit
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5685/Silver-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

Golden Lake
Size: 258 acres
Max Depth: 46 feet
Mean Depth: N/A
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Northern Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappies, Panfish
Public Access Boat Launch: Ramp available in Town of Summit
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5644/Golden-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/


Hunter’s Lake
Size: 54 acres
Max Depth: 36 feet
Mean Depth: 1 foot
County: Waukesha
Hydrologic Lake Type: Spring
Fish Species: Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish, Bluegill
Public Access Boat Launch: South end of the lake off of Manor House Road
http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5647/793/Hunters-Lake-Waukesha-County-Wisconsin/

 

POPULAR BIKE TRAILS WITHIN LAKE COUNTRY

Who doesn’t love a stunning scenic ride along an interesting, scenic, and historic trail? Three of the best recreation trails within Lake Country are listed below. They make for great outdoor adventure no matter what season it is. Whether you are fascinated by the topographical creation of them, want to learn more about their historical sites, or just want to enjoy a nice bike ride or hike while soaking in the plush forestry, these trails make for a great way to spend time with your family, friends, or simply on your own!

Lake Country Recreation Trail

Length: 15.2 miles
Location: on the former Milwaukee- Watertown Interurban Railway. Runs through the middle of the county, (north of I-94) from East to West.
County: Waukesha
Start and End Points: W. Jefferson St. and S. Franklin St. ( Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc) to Landsberg Center Trailhead on Golf Rd. (Waukesha)
Trail Terrain: Rolling terrain, asphalt paved
Scenic views: Mid-Kettle Moraine area
Activities: Biking, inline skating, walking, wheelchair accessible

Trail Information: http://www.traillink.com/trail/lake-country-recreation-trail.aspx
Download Map: www.waukeshacounty.gov

Bugline Trail

Length: 14 miles
Location: 20 miles Northwest of Milwaukee
Start and End Points: Grand Avenue in Menomonee Falls to Coldstream Drive in Merton. Stretches between Appleton Ave in Menomonee Falls and Main Street in the Village of Merton. Extends 2.5 miles from The Ranch in Menomonee Falls to Menomonee Park where it joins the Park bridle trails.
County: Waukesha
Trail Terrain: Asphalt paved with areas of crushed stone. 10' wide multi-use trail.
Scenic Views: Marshlands, Woodlands, Rock Quarries
Activities: Biking, walking, horseback riding, wheelchair accessible

Trail Information: http://www.traillink.com/trail/bugline-trail.aspx
Download Map: http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uploadedFiles/Media/PDF/Parks_and_Land_Use/Parks_System/Bike_Trail_Bugline.pdf


Glacial Drumlin State Trail

Length: 51.6 miles
Location: Stretches across three counties
Start and End Points: Cottage Grove to Waukesha
County: Covers Dane, Waukesha, and Jefferson counties
Trail Terrain: Asphalt, crushed stone, and gravel terrain.
Scenic Views: Historical making of the land as gigantic sheets of ice bore down on this area, creating wetlands, ponds and rivers, as well as hundreds of low, cigar-shaped hills called drumlins. Particularly in the western end of the trail. The wood-planked bridges provide great viewpoints for the wetlands, where a host of wildlife thrives. You may spot large sandhill cranes, graceful birds with bright red caps on their heads, or hear spring peepers and a chorus of frogs announcing their presence.

Trail Information: http://www.traillink.com/trail/glacial-drumlin-state-trail.aspx
Download Map: https://www.traillink.com/trail-maps/glacial-drumlin-state-trail.aspx


WAUKESHA COUNTY GOLF COURSES

Lake Country has several incredible golf courses spread throughout Waukesha County.

Moor Downs: Surrounding the Waukesha County Office Building, Moor Downs Golf Course was originally built in 1915 as an addition to the renowned Moor Bath Hotel and Spa. This well maintained 9-hole course is an excellent facility for the youth, novice, senior and experienced golfer.

Morningstar Golfers Club: (Waukesha) This club is simply a gathering place for those who truly understand, appreciate, and celebrate the spirit of the game of golf. Morningstar offers grand vistas of magnificent fairways and far horizons and a wonderful variety of holes to challenge every shot in the golfers’ arsenal.

Wanaki: (Menomenee Falls) The scenic Fox River meanders through the 150-acre irrigated golf course posing challenges to golfers of any age or ability. A new clubhouse opened in the spring of 1990, featuring dining and beverage service, a pro shop, new restrooms, and locker facilities.

Broadlands Golf Club: (North Prairie) This 18-Hole, 6,846-yard course, which plays to a 72 par, offers a golfing experience usually reserved for members of a private country club.

Erin Hills: (Hartford) Erin Hills, chosen site of the 2017 U.S. Open, is regarded by experts as one of the best natural sites for a golf course in the United States and features rolling fairways peppered with eskers and drumlins sculpted thousands of years ago by glaciers. Designers kept the course as pristine as possible with the green sites remaining practically untouched and dirt only moved on four of the course's 18 holes.

Muskego Lake Country Club: (Muskego) Public golf course, golf memberships, golf outings, a pro shop, spacious banquet facilities for weddings, business gatherings, anniversaries, and other special events.

Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course: (Pewaukee) The noted golf course architect, Lawrence Packard, transformed 200 wooded Kettle Moraine acres into this beautiful and challenging irrigated 18-hole championship golf course.

North Hills Country Club Golf Course: (Menomonee Falls) Opening in 1929, this 18-hole golf course features 6,436 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.9 and has a slope rating of 130 on bent grass.

Paganica Golf Course: (Oconomowoc) This public 18-hole championship golf course specializes in company and group outings, providing barbeque pit and two patios.

Prairieville Park Adventure Golf: (Waukesha) This 18-hole golf course has party rooms, catering services, a gift shop, snack bar, and batting cages, making it the perfect place for birthday parties or other special events.

Silver Spring Country Club Golf Course: (Menomonee Falls) This 18-hole(West Course), par 72 golf course is 6,912 yards. It has a signature 8th hole which features the only
natural island green in the state of Wisconsin. Prices range from $25 - $36 depending on the tee time.

St. John’s Northwestern Golf Course: (Delafield) The academy offers a 9-hole golf course that is open to the public. It is a wonderful place to host a family reunion, a fund-raising event, or a corporate getaway.

Valley Green Golf and Lounge: (Muskego) This 9-hole, par 3, and 960 yard course is a place where families have been having fun playing for over 16 years. It’s a great place for beginners to learn the game with its wide-open fairways. Experienced golfers can practice their short game with water hazards on three holes. Locals say that this course is one of the best par 3 courses in the area.

Western Lakes Golf Club: (Pewaukee) Western Lakes offers one of the finest 18-hole championship golf courses in Wisconsin.

Willow Run Golf Club: (Waukesha) Willow Run Golf Club is the perfect choice for challenging golf, attentive service, and delicious Grille fare following your round.

Golf Course Information: http://www.visitwaukeshacounty.com/golf-recreation/golf-courses.php