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Hike the beautiful hills of the Kettle Moraine; meander along one of the state’s most prestigious hiking and biking trails; enjoy a rigorous game of golf or tennis; experience snow shoeing, sailing or cross country skiing; explore galleries, museums and antique malls – there is something for everyone all within a few minutes of downtown Wales.


Beaches /Lakes – Nagawaukee, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc
Fall Foliage – Lapham Peak Colorama (October), Apple Harvest Festival (Retzer Nature Center 9/19/09)
Forests – Kettle Moraine State Forest
Gardens – Retzner Nature Center
Rivers – Fox River


Museums – Old World Wisconsin, Hawks Inn, Ten Chimneys, Waukesha County Historical Museum, Nashotah House, Genesee Woolen Mill, Kettle Moraine Steam Train
Points of Interest – Cushing Park River Walk, Elias/George Webb House
Famous People – Cushing Brothers, George Webb, Elias Family, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, Les Paul

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Art Galleries – Waukesha Area,
Arts & crafts – Donna Lexa Art Fair
Concerts / Theater Festivals – Summer Splash, Waukesha Blues, Raku Night at the Potter’s shop, Wisconsin Highland Games & Cletic Fling, Waukesha Art Fest Farmers Markets – Delafield, Wales, Dousman


SummerStageSummerStage is an outdoor stage in beautiful Lapham Peak State Park. Events are held at the stage during the summer months and include theatrical, musical, and dance performances. Bring your blanket and/or your chair and enjoy the performing arts in the great outdoors. Bring in your own wine, beer, soda and snacks, or buy them from our new concession stand.

In addition to its Broadway and Music Series, we have new Youth/Family events and youth TheatreCamps.

We look forward to seeing you.

Ten Chimneys

Ten ChimneysTen Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. With no ropes and nothing under glass, guests are treated to a VIP guided tour of a National Historic Landmark replete with original furnishings and overflowing with the romance of the 1930s and 40’s.


Boating – Boat Rental Good Time Rentals
Camping – Pinewoods, Lapham Peak
Dancing – Contra Dancing Prairie Waldorf School
Fishing – Lakes of Waukesha Co.
Glacial Drumlin State Trail – Developed in 1986, the Glacial Drumlin State Trail is one of Wisconsin’s premier bicycle trails. It runs directly through the village of Wales and connects with other trails in the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha.
Golf Courses – Legends, Bristol Cone Pines, Naga-Waukee, Western Lakes, Kettle Moraine Golf
Hiking – Kettle Moraine Forest, Lapham Peak, Glacial Drumlin Trail, Ice Age Trail
Horseback Riding – Kettle Moraine Ranch
Ice Skating – Nagawaukee Ice Skating
Sailing – Pewaukee, Nagawaukee, Okauchee
Skiing Cross Country & Snowshoeing – Crossing Country Trail Lapham Peak, Southern Kettle Moraine Forest
Downhill Skiing – Olympia Resort
Snowshoeing – Kettle Moraine Forest, Lapham Peak, Glacial Drumlin Trail, Ice Age Trail
Snowmobiling – Glacial Drumlin Trail
Hot Air Ballooning – Balloons Unlimited of Wisconsin, Winddancer Balloon Promotion
Hunting – Wern Valley
Disc Golfing – Wales Community Park
Tennis – Wales Community Park, Legends, lake Country Racquet Club