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The Ultimate Guide to an Outdoor Summer

This year, more than ever, families are asking:

What can we do outside or in the outdoors?

After a long and cold Wisconsin winter that went deep into April, we can’t wait to get outdoors. There are LOTS of things to do outside in summer in Waukesha County and Lake Country.  Being outdoors is a great thing for parent and kids alike and we are here to help you to find more fun ideas on how to get outdoors. One thing we can count on is that:


We hope that this guide inspires you to get outside as much as possible this summer and enjoy nature, outdoors, family and this beautiful area we live in. Personally, we are going to try out more outdoor movies, summer festivals, and we are going to try swimming lessons for the kids.

Please thank The guide sponsor:

Once Upon a Child in Brookfield

We've put together the ultimate guide to an outdoor Summer with 10 ideas for outside fun for 2022!

If you are looking for a sandy beach spot this summer with some swimming splashed in, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 12 sandy beaches in Waukesha County for your reference, including rates (one is free).  Happy Summer Swimming! The Beach guide is made possible by our friends at Team Trimble Real Estate.  Click on the image for the BEACH guide to Waukesha County:

Bender Beach Beach guide 2021 summer 

Lakes are a KEY feature to the area in which we live called, “Lake Country”.  It’s also part of our name LAKE Country Family Fun. Lakes cover all of Waukesha County.  They span from southern Waukesha county by Muskego to northern Waukesha County in Colgate.  Lakes are a BIG deal around here. We enjoy them year round. The Lakes of Lake Country Guide is brought to you by our friends at Team Trimble Real Estate.  Click on the image to get to the LAKES guide.

Map of the Lakes of Lake Country

Summer is here, and it’s a great time to get out and enjoy our awesome Lake Country Lakes and rivers! Kayaking is an awesome activity for the family. Whether it’s mom and dad getting out on a date, the little kids going in the kayak for a ride, or the bigger kids keeping up in their own kayaks, there is so much {active and outside} fun to be had on the Lakes in Lake Country! The Kayaking guide is sponsored by Sherpers in Oconomowoc – rent or buy kayaks from them. Click on the image for the guide:

Kayak Guide Lake Country

Hiking is a great family activity especially in the summertime.  You can find 8 awesome trails to try this summer. This guide is also sponsored by Sherpers – a great place to get all the gear you need for hiking. Get the guide by clicking on the image below:  

Spring Guides (Like Hiking)

If you are ready to venture out and try some new trails, we’ve got you covered with this guide. Waukesha County boasts many awesome places to bike, so we hope you’ll love this guide, continue biking and continue finding the POSITIVE in every situation. Biking guide is brought to us thanks to our friends at Sherpers. Find  8 biking trails by clicking on the image below:

Weekend Guide Biking in Lake Country Bike Trails

Through nothing short of a labor of love for our community, we beefed up, upgraded and fully-loaded our parks and playground guide. You can search by ammenity and get pictures and real parent insight into these parks. This guide is made possible by Oconomowoc Pediatric Dentistry. Find park profiles for 45+ local parks by clicking on the image below:

Mitchell Park Brookfield

Looking to go and play at a park in Waukesha County?  There are plenty of options to have some family fun throughout the county.  This is a listing of the Waukesha County Parks. Plus, if you click on the names of each park, you will find our guest contributor, Jann’s family’s experience with visiting each park in one year.

In this guide, you will find information on the Waukesha County Parks system information for:

For the guide to our Waukesha County parks, click the image below:

Waukesha County Parks

So we compiled all of the golf resources in the area into one handy guide so you don’t have to go search, we’ve done that for you!  You will see this guide is split out by category including:

  • Mini Golf venues
  • Driving ranges
  • Indoor Simulators
  • Public and Private Courses
  • Golf Classes, Camps & Lessons
  • Golf Stores
  • Frisbee Golf locations
Click on the image below to get directed to the golf guide:


Golf Course Waukesha County

Camping is a great way to get outdoors. It makes for family memories that will stick.  You can camp right in your backyard, head to a local county park or road trip through Wisconsin at awesome campgrounds.  

Find Camping in Waukesha County by clicking on the image below:

Camping in Waukesha County

Find Camping within an hour of Waukesha County by clicking on the image below:

Camping tips and tricks

Find Wisconsin Camping Roadtrip ideas by clicking on the image below:

Devil's Lake State Park Camping Wisconsin Roadtrip



We love berry picking in summer. It is a favorite family activity for our family and many others.  Find all the guides below (note that they will get updated closer to their ripe dates).

Click for the Strawberry Picking Guide sponsored by Mayberry Farms by clicking the image:

Go Pick Some Strawberries Local U-Pick Strawberry Picking Guide Lake Country Family Fun 

Click for the Raspberry Picking Guide by clicking the image:

Raspberry Picking

Click for the Sunflower Fun Guide sponsored by Lanon Sunflower Farm by clicking on the image:

Sunflower farms


Welp, there are 10 things we encourage you to do OUTDOORS this summer in Wisconsin.  Hope you get out and enjoy.  Tag us in your outdoor fun photos at our IG handle @lakecountryfamilyfun and we would love to feature YOUR outdoor winter fun!


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