5 Spots To Enjoy Fall Colors In Delavan

Going for a walk under the fall colors, enjoying the view with a drink, getting out on the lake for a panoramic view of all the red, gold, orange, and yellow trees…Delavan has plenty of ways to enjoy the colors this fall. Here are five of our favorite spots to experience fall and the beautiful leaves in Delavan.

Walk through fall colors at the arboretum

The Paul Lange and Ora Rice arboretums are nestled along the shores of Lake Comus, providing lake views of the fall colors while you’re also walking amongst the beautiful trees. The adjoining nature areas are more than 30 combined acres with nature trails and plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the views.

Enjoy some fall colors while golfing

Featuring 27 holes of public golf, Delbrook Golf Course’s original course was constructed in 1927, and golfers can still enjoy the shade and views from trees planted more than 80 years ago. Imagine the beautiful fall colors from all those trees! Grab a spot on their practice range, which allows you to hit your ball up to 275 yards while enjoying the view of the fall colors along their three courses.

Get panoramic views of fall colors on Delavan Lake

One of the best ways to enjoy fall colors on the lake is on the Lake Lawn Queen. The Queen is Delavan Lake’s two-level 76-foot cruise boat that takes passengers on a tour of Delavan Lake and its shores, with views of five Frank Lloyd Wright homes, other historical landmarks, and colorful fall vistas. The open-air top deck has lounge seating with amazing views from every angle, while the climate-controlled main level has various seating options and panoramic window views.

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Experience fall colors and lake views from land

For a nice walk with lake views and plenty of fall colors to enjoy, head to Community Park in Delavan. Community Park, at the corner of Highway 50 and South Shore Drive, is 15 acres of lakefront property with a beach, playground, pavilions you can rent, and a long peninsula for shore fishing. The peninsula is also perfect for a lakefront stroll to enjoy the fall colors.

Grab a drink and enjoy the view of fall colors

What better way to enjoy the fall colors on Delavan Lake than with a group of friends and a drink! Head to Inn Between Bar & Grill right on the north shore of Delavan Lake with one of the best views on the lake. They serve lunch and dinner, plus have a full-service bar.

Head to Delavan this fall for a walk, boat tour, game of golf, or day of relaxing while enjoying the beautiful fall colors.

Delavan/Darien Rotary Artisan Festival

Delavan’s history is filled with more than just circuses and temperance rallies. It was also home to an art colony near the end of the 19th Century. During this period students would come into Delavan from the Chicago Art Institute for more art training. Some of the artists made their homes here but only for about 15 years.

“Adolph Schulz did not like cows in his paintings,” said Terri Yanke, a Friends of the Library representative. Apparently, farmers were moving into the area with their grazing creatures. The artists moved down to Nashville, Indiana but left a lot of their paintings, which are now on display at Aram Public Library.          

Today these painters are gone but art has not left the city. To demonstrate the importance art and culture play in this area, the Delavan/Darien Rotary Club is hosting its first Artisan Festival at Congdon Garden, 1420 Hobbs Drive, Delavan on Saturday, September 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Funds raised will go toward Arts Scholarships for high school graduates. The festival will  feature an eclectic assortment of artists, crafters, vendors, food-artistisan, authors and performers.

“Covid took a toll on many artists of all genres,” said Carol L. Paur, Artisan Festival Chair. “We are hoping this festival will help artists showcase their works while meeting their fans. We’re also excited to see how we can help promote the arts in this area.” There will be activities for children, performers, and food trucks. For more information, contact Paur at storiesaua@gmail.com.

5 Fall Favorites to Experience in Delavan

The kids go back to school. Temperatures start getting a bit chillier and the leaves start to change. Fall in Wisconsin is really something special! The changing trees add color to everything everywhere, and everyday tasks like getting coffee and a donut get a little added Fall touch. Head to Delavan to experience the best of Fall in Wisconsin with five of our favorite activities.

Fall Favorite #1: Scarecrow Fest

Scarecrow Fest is a favorite in Delavan with this year’s event marking 22 years. The 22nd Annual Scarecrow Fest in Downtown Delavan on September 17 will feature live music, crafters and vendors, food, children’s activities, free pumpkins, a petting zoo, Walldog Mural tours, and so much Fall fun! Come to see what scarecrows Downtown Delavan businesses have created this year and stay to create your own with $10 DIY Scarecrow Kits.

Fall Favorite #2: Brew Walk

Another local Fall favorite is the Downtown Delavan Brew Walk. This year’s event is October 22. Walk around Downtown Delavan while tasting beer and exploring local businesses. Grab some family or friends, a tasting passport, and a map so you don’t miss any of the stops or event features. Halloween costumes are not required but are highly encouraged…so you never know who or what you might see on the Delavan Brew Walk! Oktoberfest in the Town of Delavan is also on October 22. Head to Community Park for more Fall festivities.

Fall Favorite #3: Fall Coffee Flavors

One of our favorite things to do when fall finally hits is grab a cozy cup of coffee and chat with friends. One of our favorite places to do that is Boxed and Burlap, and their seasonal coffee flavors never disappoint. Check out their seasonal menu (ahem…or maybe even the secret menu on their website) and grab a seat inside their cozy coffee shop or bundle up and enjoy some sun on their patio. Don’t forget a slice of babka or a giant chocolate chip cookie to snack on.

Fall Favorite #4: Apple Cider Donuts

If you haven’t had an apple cider donut…we need to change that! Apple cider donuts are the perfect combination of tart apple, sweet sugar, and cozy cinnamon. And one of our favorite places to grab one (or a dozen) is Delavan Homestyle Bakery in downtown Delavan. You’ll know they have them in the case when you drive by and see “APPLE CIDER DONUTS” on a chalkboard out front!

Fall Favorite #5: Fall Fun at Apple Barn

For an afternoon of fall fun head to the Apple Barn where you can pick apples and pumpkins, eat some yummy fall foods, and do some shopping. Labor Day marks apple season at the Apple Barn where they are open daily for pick-your-own apples. They have Cortland, Empire, Holiday, Honey Crisp, Honey Gold, Ida Red, Gala, Ginger Gold, Jona Gold, McIntosh, Paula Red, and Zestor varieties. Pumpkin season usually starts later in September with pumpkin picking only open on weekends. After you’ve picked your apples and pumpkins, head to the country store and bakery for cider, fruit wines, homemade baked goods, cider donuts, caramel apples, maple syrup, and so much more food, candy, and gifts.

Fall in Wisconsin is one of our favorite times of the year, and these festivals and places to stop will have you enjoying fall favorites during your visit to Delavan.

JOIN US to celebrate Delavan’s 125th Anniversary

Whether you’re enjoying one of our beautiful lakes, parks, local restaurants or shops, Delavan has a lot to offer and we’re celebrating all of that and our 125th Anniversary on July 23. Our annual Brick Street Day event has been moved to July to celebrate our 125th Anniversary with family-friendly activities, entertainment, vendors, food, and history.

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We’re kicking off the celebration weekend with a 125th Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser at Lake Lawn Resort. The Delavan Historical Society and the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a dinner and program in honor of the city’s anniversary. There will be a cash bar, plated dinner, a history program, live music, and silent auctions to benefit the Delavan History Society and Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

The main day of celebrating on July 23 starts around 10 am with activities and entertainment throughout downtown Delavan. Many exciting add-ons include a historical tour, guided mural tours, and other special surprises!

Main Stage:

10:45a – Duesterbeck’s Brewing Co. “Brick Street Red Ale” release

11a – DDHS Orchestra

11:45a – DDHS Choir

12:30p – Cream City Circus

1:15p – Delavan Hall of Fame Ceremony

1:30p – Gebel Girls

South 2nd & Walworth:

10a – 4p – Sidewalk Chalk Art

11:30a – 1p – Guided Wagon Walldog Mural Tour

2p -3:30p – Guided Wagon Walldog Mural Tour

Tower Park:

10a – 4p – Treasure Hunt

11:00 – 3:00p – Cousin Otto’s Clown Alley

1:30p – 2:30p – Birthday Cake

All Day – Historic Walk in Tower Park

Children’s Stage:

10:30a – Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories!

11:30a – WSD – Teaching Kids Sign Language

12:45p – The Dance Factory

1:30p – Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories!

2:30p – Magic Morgan & Liliana (with Sign Language Interpreter)

Terrace Street:

10a – 3p – 2nd Annual Downhill Derby (Participants may race in one of the city’s cars)

Adam Public Library:

10a – 2p – Discovering Delavanites Photo Essay Inside Library

10a – 2p – Drop-in Take Home Crafts

11a – 12p – Magnificent Motorcycles

Phoenix Park Bandshell:

7p – 9p – Take It Easy Eagle Tribute Band

Come to Downtown Delavan July 23 for fun, food, entertainment, and a little history to celebrate our city’s 125th Anniversary!

Thank you to our 125th Anniversary Sponsors. Without them, this historic community event would not have been possible.

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Strategic Materials, Inc.

Noble Insurance

Meridian

Central Printing

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company

The Dentist

Thorpe & Christian

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Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Lake Day in Delavan

When the temperatures go up and the sun comes out, the best way to take advantage of a summer day is out on the water. And Delavan has options to enjoy the lake life for all groups and budgets.

Spend a Day at the Beach

Ready for a beach day in Delavan? Community Park on Delavan Lake has a playground area and beach that is free for Town of Delavan residents and $2 or $3 (free for kids under 5 years) for non-residents.

kayaker on Lake Comus in Delavan

Get Out on the Water

If you want explore Lake Comus Delavan Paddle Sports offers kayak and paddleboard rentals. Lake Comus is just a few blocks from historic downtown Delavan and has quiet waters and beautiful natural boundaries to explore at your own pace. Delavan Paddle Sports provides you with a kayak or paddleboard, life jacket, paddle, and some instructions to get you moving. Delavan Paddle Sports is open seven days a week during the summer. Rentals are $15 per boat during the week and $25 per boat during the weekend for 2 hours. They also offer a pass for 10 visits to save money for repeat renters.

To get out on Delavan Lake, Lakeside Bait & Tackle rents pontoon and fishing boats. Whether you are fishing for that trophy bass or taking a cruise around the lake with the family, they have you covered! They also rent canoes and kayaks. Pontoon rentals start at $325 for four hours. Fishing boats start at $150 for eight hours. And canoes and kayaks start at $25.

two kids on water tube

If you’re looking to get some time on the lake for watersports, Lake Lawn Resort has what you need. They rent out speedboats, tritoon boats, paddleboats, paddleboards, kayaks, and wave runners. They also rent out water skis and water tubes. Availability and pricing can be found on their website.

Lake Lawn Resort Queen boat cruise at sunset on

Enjoy a Lake Cruise

For a leisurely cruise around Delavan Lake, Lake Lawn Resort’s Queen might be more what you’re looking for. The Queen is a two-level 76-foot cruise boat with an open-air top deck full of lounge seating and boasting beautiful lake views. There is also a climate-controlled main level with panoramic windows. Tickets start at $27.50 for a 90-minute scenic cruise.

kids

Learn Some Sailing Skills

Looking to learn some skills on the water? The Delavan Lake Sailing School offers individual and family lessons on different types of boats ranging in price from $75 to $150. DLSS is a nonprofit organization that teaches the art of sailing, and is open to all club members and non-members.

No matter what speed you want to go or type of vessel you want use, there are plenty of options to enjoy a day out on the water in Delavan.

How to Have Fun for Free in Delavan this Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up to have as much fun as possible and take advantage of every warm day we can. Enjoying summer means different things to different people – hopping on a boat, going fishing, spending some time on a bicycle or motorcycle – but no matter how you like to spend your summer days, if options that don’t break the bank are at the top of your list, we’ve got ideas for you!

Free Summer Events in Delavan

June 4

Kicking off the summer during the first Saturday in June, Lakefest is held at Delavan Lake Community Park on South Shore Drive. The event is free to the public and features a kids fishing tournament, family activities and a waterski show.

June 25

Also at Delavan Lake Community Park is the Town of Delavan’s Independence Day Celebration with fireworks on June 25. The show starts at dusk, and can be seen from many points around the Delavan Inlet and Delavan Lake.

July 4

The City of Delavan Fireworks is held on the 4th of July at Congdon Gardens. Grab a parking spot nearby and enjoy the show from your vehicle, or bring some blankets and set up a late-night summer picnic to enjoy the show.

July 10

And on July 10, Delavan is hosting the annual The Cars Time Forgot Car Show. With previous shows bringing in more than 1,100 cars and more than 10,000 people, this year’s car show is not an event you want to miss. The show will feature beautiful cars on display, some cars for sale, and food and drink vendors at the Lake Lawn Resort Airport right here in Delavan.

Free Activities All Summer

Starting May 28, the Phoenix Park Bandshell hosts free music concerts, movies, and events. From Jazz and several tribute bands to movies in the park, community church services and student performances, the schedule of events has something for everyone through the middle of September. Check out the full schedule of events.

If you enjoy taking leisurely walks with great views Delavan has you covered. Congdon Gardens has several walking trails that take you around a pond and through gardens. The Paul Lange Arboretum has a 1.5-mile nature trail overlooking Lake Comus. Visitors can enjoy nature walks, fishing from shore, or launch a canoe or kayak to explore the lake. Another free spot to launch a canoe or kayak is onto Turtle Creek. The Turtle Creek Wildlife Area is a 1,035-acre property that starts on the west side of Delavan and goes into Rock County. There are 10 road crossings along the creek with spots to launch a canoe or kayak.

For a fun walk around Downtown Delavan, see how many Walldog Murals you can find! There are 20 throughout town with many of them on or behind buildings on Downtown Delavan’s historic brick road. Hint: If you start at Tower Park and head toward the Post Office you should find a bunch!

Delavan also has some specialty parks that are free to use. Andy’s Skate & Bike Park on Waterworks Drive across from Veterans Memorial Park is a fun time for bikers and skaters. The park features a 4-foot quarter pipe, 9-foot wall ride, and a 5-foot mini half pipe. Delavan also has two disc golf courses. There’s a 6-hole course around the back side of the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, and a 9-hole course the starts near the main parking lot of Delavan-Darien High School and plays around the school with the last hole ending in front of the football stadium.

Summer is all about fun, enjoying the sun, and making memories. Some of the best memories can be made right here in Delavan without breaking the bank. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Visit Delavan For Cinco De Mayo & Try Local Mexican Restaurants

One of the first events to kick off the summer here in Delavan is a big three-day Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Historic Downtown Delavan’s Phoenix Park  will be held May 6-8. The celebration will include live music, dancing, a car show, and food and other vendors.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Friday, May 6

5pm – DJ Rudy
6pm – Lizvette Duran
7pm – Anejo Norteno
Addios

Saturday, May 7

10am – DJ Rudy
10am-2pm – Car Show
12pm – Cedric Square
1pm – Comparsa Mexico
2pm – Jalapeno Contest/Car Show
3pm – DJ Rudy
4pm – Tlaloc Huerta
5pm – Selena Tribute
6pm – Alexandra Salgado
7pm – Los del 608
Addios

Sunday, May 8

10am – Mass
12pm – DJ Rudy
1pm – Groupo Folclorico Regional Tercera Generacion
2pm – Guadalupe Ibarra-Luna
3-5pm – Adrianna and the Boyz
Addios

Enjoy Delavan’s Mexican Restaurants All Year

Keep the celebration and fun going all year round by visiting one of the many Mexican restaurants right here in Delavan. Delavan definitely has a lot of options, and all of them offer their own unique menu and experience.

Best Margaritas: Arandas

Arandas has one of the largest menus with tacos, burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, steak, and chicken dishes. But they’ve also got a reputation as having some of the best margaritas in town.

Hidden Gem: La Guanajuato

Not many people know about La Guanajuato but it’s worth a stop. Hidden in the back of a local Mexican grocery store, La Guanajuato serves up fresh tacos (served the traditional way in corn tortillas topped with onions and cilantro), gorditas, and sopes. Our favorites on the menu are their massive steak taco salad and their Torta Cubana.

Newbie: Mama’s Cocina: Tacos y Birria

Mama’s Cocina is the newest addition to Delevan’s restaurant scene. They opened in March 2022 just southwest of the Delavan Inlet. They are a family owned and operated business that focuses on tacos and birria while also offering quality Mexican food made with the finest and freshest ingredients.

Other Local Favorites

Hernandez Mexican Restaurant has been one of Delavan’s favorite Mexican restaurants for more than 60 years. Their menu includes traditional Mexican dishes plus more exotic options. Your meal starts with homemade salsa and chips, and don’t forget to grab a margarita!

La Monarca is a family favorite with all the favorite homemade dishes. They also now offer online ordering, making it great grab and go option.

Looking for a hearty, satisfying breakfast? Head to Los Agaves, a local family owned restaurant that also serves a delicious breakfast menu in addition to lunch and dinner.

Taqueria La Estrella is a little bit off the beaten path on Delavan’s northwest side. They offer all the traditional dishes and breakfast. But make sure you have a bit of time because you’ll want to try all their salsa options they bring to your table with chips.

Once you’ve tried one or all of our local favorites, let us know which one is your favorite on our Facebook page!

Spring Into Summer: Our Favorite Spring Things To Do In Delavan

Winter in Delavan is in our top four seasons to enjoy (haha!), but right around the middle of March we start to get that itch for sunshine and outdoor activities. We don’t want to jinx this year, and we know we’ll probably still get some snow in April because we do live in Wisconsin, but here’s our list of things to do when spring finally hits Delavan and upcoming events (yes events are back!) to start planning a trip to Delavan.

Visit or Stay at Lake Lawn Resort for Spring Festivities

Lake Lawn Bonfire

Lake Lawn Resort is one of the best place in Delavan to enjoy a relaxing vacation on Delavan Lake with a bunch of options for activities and events as well. Not only do they have an arcade for those rainier spring days when you want to stay inside, but they have an outdoor bonfire pit that is available every night at dusk, weather permitting. Check out Lake Lawn’s Spring activity schedule for more things to do when you’re planning on visiting, including an Easter Brunch on April 17th.

Plan Your Visit to Delavan for Summer Events

Wine lovers listen up! Book your stay in Delavan the weekend of May 21 for our annual Wine Walk where you can sip, stroll, and shop your way through historic Downtown Delavan while tasting a variety of regional white and red wines. Participants get a souvenir wine glass and can follow the event map and tasting passport.

Cars Time Forgot Car Show

And for the car lovers and history buffs out there book your rooms for our Cars Time Forgot Car Show on July 10th. With more than 1,000 show cars to check out, awards and raffles at the Lake Lawn Airport (across from beautiful Delavan Lake and Lake Lawn Resort), The Cars Time Forgot Car Show is the perfect way to spend a summer weekend.

Places to Golf in Delavan

Delbrook Golf Course

When the warm weather hits and the greens thaw out, crews will start getting the two Delavan golf courses ready for the season. Delbrook Golf Course is an historic 27-hole public course that has been a favorite of locals and visitors since 1927. There are two courses of roughly 6,000 yards for golfer to enjoy surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes.

The second course is Majestic Oaks at Lake Lawn Resort, which first opened in 1921. The championship golf course is one of the Midwest’s premier golf courses with beautiful views of Delavan Lake on more than 250 lush, tree-lined acres. The course, which was re-engineered in 1990 by architect Dick Nugent, is best known for its stately oak trees and deep sand bunkers. Each hole has multiple tee boxes for players of all abilities.

Explore the Beautiful Blooms

One of the things we love doing at the first sign of spring is getting an ice cream and going for a walk (sometimes you gotta pretend it’s warmer than it actually is!) So, head to Patty’s Too for a couple scoops of your favorite flavor and make your way down to one of our beautiful parks. Congdon Gardens is a beautiful spot to enjoy a spring walk, featuring a trail around Congdon Pond, and seven different garden areas to explore. Tower Park is also a fun one to check out. We challenge you to try and take a selfie with the Giraffe and Elephant statues…it’s harder than it sounds! No matter which park you pick, you’ll get to explore the sights of Spring.

We’re ready for spring outdoor activities…even if we have to pretend it’s warmer than it is. We look forward to seeing you (not all bundled up in coats, hats, gloves, and scarves) this spring!

Things To Do If You’re Single On Valentine’s Day

Single Friends Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Being single on Valentine’s Day means you get to spend it exactly how you want…and we think spending it with your best group of friends in Delavan is the way to go. Valentine’s Day weekend is coming up and we all know you could sit at home binging Netflix and ordering in food, but what if you went out and had a great time instead? We think that’s exactly what you need to make the most of this Hallmark holiday and we’ve got some suggestions in Delavan for you!

Galentine’s Day with your Besties

Once you and your best girlfriends get to Delavan we suggest grabbing breakfast at Elizabeth’s, Delavan Family Restaurant, or Sun Mist Café before heading to Staller Estate Winery for an afternoon of tasting and a winery tour. They have wine flights (one even comes with chocolate pairings!) or they can set up a custom wine experience with light food pairings for your group.

Get the Guys out on the Lake

You guys don’t need a reason to grab some beers and head out on the lake, but a single Valentine’s Day Weekend is a great excuse! Grab some breakfast at Tana’s Family Restaurant on the inlet before heading to Lakeside Bait and Tackle for some last-minute supplies. Then gear up, grab the auger and some tip-ups, don’t forget beers (you won’t need a cooler), and head out onto Delavan Lake. We’re not going to tell you our favorite spot…but it might be close to The Inn Between, one of our favorite spots to grab some more drinks and snacks after a couple hours on the ice.

Hit The Town On A Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl

Whether you’re the ladies or the guys, after a long day at the winery or out on the ice, what better way to end it than with dinner and a bar crawl? If you’re looking to stay in the downtown Delavan area, we have a walking route planned out (wear some comfy shoes!) And if you have a designated driver, check out our Lake Loop Bar Crawl that takes you to all the bars around Delavan Lake.

Downtown Bar Crawl

Start your night at Ol’ Wisco Bar & Grill with some Loaded Fries and the Wisco-Lovin’ Burger because it comes with fried cheese curds on top…obviously! Stick around for a drink after dinner and then head to Kimberly’s Place for a drink and some bar games (pull tabs anyone?!) Head down the road to Pete’s Parkside Pub for the next round. Then stop next door for a drink at Arcadia Bar & Grill before hitting the sidewalks for a short (but possibly brisk depending on the weather) half-mile walk to Brittany’s New Horizons. You can either end your night from there, or take another walk down to Delavan Lanes to bowl a couple rounds.

Lake Loop Bar Crawl

Once you pack up the ice fishing gear and take off some of the layers, head to the Watershed Saloon to start thawing out for the night. They have a full menu with weekend specials, including Friday Fish Fry, Saturday NY Strip, and 69 cent wings on Sunday. Your next stop is the Endzone Sports Bar & Grill just off South Shore Drive. Next up head to South Shore Bar and Grill, then head to Cattails on North Shore Drive before making your last three stops. The last three stops are all close together but recommend stopping at The Delavan Lake Store & Lounge first (maybe grab some ice cream or another snack), then heading to The Rustic Pub for some live music, before ending the night back at The Inn Between. If you’re still up for some more stops, you can hit up Pirate’s Cove and Waterfront Pub & Grill on the inlet.

See! Being single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day weekend. It means spending it with your besties doing exactly what you want!

Free Winter Activities In Delavan At Two Different Speeds

Now that the holidays are over and the white stuff seems to be sticking around for a while, it’s time to enjoy winter in Delavan! Sure, there’s plenty of lakes to head out on for a day of ice fishing but if you’re looking for something with a little more speed…we tested out some of the local’s favorite spots. So grab your sled, tube, or some random household object (we won’t tell your mom about her favorite cookie sheet!) and hit the hills with us!

Sledding in Delavan

The official spot to go sledding is the Rudy Lange Sledding Hill on Washington Street. The hill, located at the intersection of Washington and Terrace streets, is 335 feet long and is lit during the winter months. The 1.4-acre sledding hill is free to enjoy, you just have to bring your own sled.

Pro tip: Head over to the sidewalk to get back to the top of the hill to avoid a collision with a fellow sledder or a foot slip on some of the icy runs!

Another local favorite, but a little more of a hidden secret are the hills by the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. The hills are behind the school off Richmond Road/County Road P/County Road M.

Ice Skating near Delavan

If speeding down a snowy hill isn’t your cup of tea, grab your skates and head to the Turtle Lake Tap & Grill just north of Delavan. Neighbors around the bar and restaurant worked together to shovel out a community ice rink on Turtle Lake. Turtle Lake Tap & Grill is open Thursdays from 4-9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-midnight, and Sundays from 11am-9pm.

Pro tip: Check out their hot chocolate bar and full menu for a warm-up in between laps on the rink!

Enjoy a Winter Walk

Want to enjoy winter but at a little slower speed? Take a walk through the Paul Lange Arboretum. The Arboretum is a 24.6-acre park on the northwest shore of Lake Comus. And just to the north of the Paul Lange Arboretum is the Ora Rice Arboretum, which is an additional 6 acres to explore. Both properties are open 8am-10pm daily. Enjoying the Wisconsin winter is so much fun at any speed, especially when you’re exploring these spots around Delavan!