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10 Ideas for an Ultimate Outdoor Summer

We know that Wisconsinites have fun outdoors in every season and many of you are asking:

What can we do outside or in the outdoors?

Summer is SO short in Wisconsin. We have to embrace as much of it as we can and squeeze in the beautiful weather while it’s here. Are you heading outside into the outdoors this summer? We are! You’ll find us out and about as much as possible.  There are LOTS of things to do outside in the summer in Waukesha County and Lake Country.  Being outdoors is a great thing for parents 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, the outdoors, family, and this beautiful area we live in. 

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If you are looking for family fun this summer there are tons of ways to enjoy water to enjoy so look no further. We’ve compiled a list of Lake Country Beaches for your reference. Enjoy and share your pictures with us. If pools are more your thing, you’ll find those here, too. Click on the image for the  12 LAKE COUNTRY BEACHES guide to Waukesha County:

77 things to do this Summer Lake Country in Summer City Beach Oconomowoc 

Summer is upon us, and it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all of the plentiful lakes that make Lake Country so special.  Did you know that there are over 140 lakes in Waukesha County?  They’re all listed HERE in our guide. Check them all out here and find your perfect place to play!

Weekend Guide Things to Do near me Fowler Lake Oconomowoc

Looking for a fantastic family outing? Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails! Hiking is a fantastic way to explore and soak up nature’s beauty. Dive into our guide, MUST HIKE TRAILS IN AND AROUND WAUKESHA COUNTY, for a handpicked selection of trails perfect for families of all ages and skill levels. 

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. The 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


Kayak Guide Lake Country 

Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like a park date or picnic! Do you have a favorite local park or playground? We have 45! Skim our list and try a new park with your family this summer. Don’t forget about the City of Waukesha’s Playground Passport. Tap through to the Guide, then tap through to Waukesha for more info!

Find 45 Local Parks and Playgrounds in and around Waukesha County by clicking on the image below:

Mitchell Park Brookfield


Looking to go and play at one of the Waukesha County Parks System’s parks?  There are plenty of options to have some family fun throughout the county especially in Summer.  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.

We love their beaches in the summer!

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

Waukesha County Parks

Need help finding golf activities? We’ve 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! Click HERE for a list of courses that will make for a day of sunshine and fun. 

flatstick golf Club at Lac La Belle

Camping is a great way to get your fill of fresh air and nothing says summer like a campfire and the great 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.

Read our Camping Guide Series:


Looking for a sweet and sunny family outing? Head to local farms for berry and sunflower picking fun! Spend quality time together while harvesting nature’s bounty. Check out our guides for the best spots:

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 Fall fun!


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