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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 or in our own backyard as much as possible.  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 new places to kayak and hike, plus new playgrounds and splash pads!


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We've put together the ultimate guide to an outdoor SUMMER with 10 ideas for outside fun for 2023!

Outdoor dining is one of my faves in the summer. Just like I said above, I try to get in as much outdoors time as possible, so dining outdoors just makes sense! In our area, many restaurants offer amazing patios and better yet if the view is a lake! Click on the image for the OUTDOOR DINING guide to Waukesha County:

Outdoor dining and lakefront dining Patio Guide 

Lakes are a KEY feature of 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, including winter for ice fishing, but especially in summer for all the lake activities. 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

My kids got kayaks in 2022 – game changer. Another family fun activity to do! Our handy guide to kayaking in Waukesha County will have everything you need to start (or keep) enjoying our rivers and lakes (that you’re used to – ha, you know you sang that;). Click on the image for the guide:

Kayak Guide Lake Country
Kayak Guide


Hiking is a great family activity especially in the summer (wear proper shoes or hiking boots).  You can find 8 awesome trails to try in our guide. The guide is 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)

Click on the image below to find ALL you need to know about biking in Waukesha County with your family:


Bike Trail Guide to 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

Click on the image below to find all the ways to golf throughout Waukesha County + at XGolf at American Family Field:


flatstick golf Club at Lac La Belle

Who loves camping in the summer and fall?
We camped or glamped in 2022 at Jellystone in Caledonia – what  a fun time!

Read our Camping Guide Series:



We love fruit. We love picking fruit outdoors! Do you? 
We also love flowers and sunflowers are so pretty in late summer!



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 summer fun!


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