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December 2021 Newsletter!

December 9, 2021

December 2021 Newsletter – Friends of Lapham Peak Topics include: Holiday Gift Ideas Park Stickers Memorial Bricks Lapham Peak Mugs Announcement about our new Lapham Lodge Project! Snowmaking for 2021-2022, and Wednesday Night Ski Leagues and the Lapham Loppet for 2022 AmazonSmile donations Candle Light Hike and Ski – January 29, 2022 Ski Rentals Membership Information Awards for Lapham Peak and Lapham Peak affiliated personnel First Day Hike, January 2022 Click for a PDF copy …

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2021 Fall Work Day

November 6, 2021

On Nov 6, 2021, The Friends of Lapham Peak sponsored a Fall Workday followed by a Chili-lunch for the volunteers.  Over 30 volunteers worked on a number of different projects within the park, including: Stacking Firewood at Evergreen for the winter Removing slash (branches) from the trails especially from Evergreen to the top of Summerstage Hill, to be burned later Spreading mulch (woodchips) on trails Leveling backfill (dirt) around the new Campsite Shelter Cutting and …

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Lapham Lodge Approved for Fundraising

October 6, 2021

Oct 6, 2021 – The DNR supports the Friends of Lapham Peak’s proposal to build a new Lodge at Lapham Peak! Lapham Lodge will be built in Evergreen Grove, to the east of the Evergreen Shelter, between the parking lot and the ski/hiking trails.  Please see our Lapham Lodge Informational and Fund Raising Page In a letter to the Friends, Steve Schmelzer, Bureau Director of the DNR, wrote: “I am writing to express the Bureau of …

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Best State Park System Property for a Sunrise Hike

September 26, 2021

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks hold an annual contest for various categories, with votes from the public, and the winner of this year for the Best State Park Property for a Sunrise Hike is the Lapham Peak Unit, in Delafield!  Congratulations for the excellent trail system, prairies, butterfly garden, memorial benches and brick way paths, and the flora and fauna that contribute to the atmosphere here for hiking!

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Registration is Open for Oct 2, 2021 Colorama!

July 7, 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021 32nd ANNUAL LAPHAM PEAK COLORAMA RUN/WALK                    EXPERIENCE a beautiful fall run at Lapham Peak State Forest. Run on wide, well-groomed, ski/hiking trails. The 5K course will tour the middle level of the park. The 10K course follows the outer perimeter trail. Walk on the 2.5K paved accessible trail suitable for wheelchairs or strollers, veer up the steps to climb the tower and visit …

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New Lapham Peak Mugs for Sale!

May 23, 2021

All proceeds benefit Friends of Lapham Peak Projects for the Park. Multiple styles and Colors, see options at the Front Office.  Prices range from $24, $25, or $28.    

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New! Lapham Peak Stickers $2 each

May 16, 2021

Have fun with the NEW! Lapham Peak park stickers, available at the front office, for $2 each.  All proceeds go to the Friends of Lapham Peak, and will be used to help fund projects here at Lapham Peak. Display these just for fun, or participate in the 2021 WI State Parks Explore Challenge and display some of these stickers to show others what you accomplished.

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2021 WI State Parks Explore Challenge

May 14, 2021

WISCONSIN FRIENDS EXPLORE CHALLENGE Increase healthy habits in fun challenging ways. The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and Wisconsin Friends Explore challenge visitors to explore Wisconsin state park properties in new and/or fun ways, increase healthy habits, and connect with family and friends. The Wisconsin Friends Explore Challenge will begin on Spring Equinox-March 20, 2021, and end on the Fall equinox on September 22, 2021. There are 22 Challenges in 11 categories including hiking, camping, …

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Vote for 2021 WI State Parks Gold Seal Awards

May 14, 2021

Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 2021 Ends  Friday, August 31, 2021 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are asking for your vote in this year’s contest categories. If you are a camper, biker, hunter, hiker, angler, or park visitor, cast your vote for your favorite state park, forest, trail, or recreation area. The winning parks, forests, trails, and recreation areas will be presented with a Gold Seal Award in November 2021. The statewide Friends of Wisconsin State …

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Wisconsin State Wide Nordic Ski Competition Results

March 17, 2021

This past weekend (1st week of March), our Peak Nordic Ski Club Middle School Girls team, our High School Girls team, and our High School Boys team all took FIRST PLACE in their respective divisions in the Wisconsin state wide Nordic Ski Competition up on the Birkie Trail!  It is amazing that our Lapham Peak Ski Community continues to produce young skiers that are more efficient on skis than those who live up north in …

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