Diverse recreational opportunities await all who visit Waukesha County. Outdoor recreation ranges from hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails, to more than 12 golf courses and over 77 lakes within the county, along with many acres of devoted parks. The geological uniqueness has been preserved in the state and county parks. They provide a recreational paradise from hiking, biking, camping, boating, and fishing, to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.
The Kettle Moraine State Forest is a state forest in southeastern Wisconsin. The chief feature of the reserve is the Kettle Moraine, a highly glaciated area. The area is well known for its very hilly terrain and glacial landforms, such as kettles, kames and eskers. The forest is divided into two large and three small units, which are spread across a hundred miles. A great start to exploring the Forest is the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center.