Description - The Glacial Drumlin State Trail is a 51-mile multi-use trail through the glacial landscape between Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha and Cottage Grove. Developed in 1986, it is known as one of Wisconsin's best bike trails. There are several gaps in the trail, the longest located four miles north of Jefferson. Scenery along the corridor is rolling farmland, marshland, and elongated drumlins, which are glacial formed hills.
- Hiking, tour biking, in-line skating, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling are enjoyed along the 51-mile Glacial Drumlin State Trail. Located in Southeast Wisconsin, the trail corridor stretches through the towns of Deerfield, Cambridge, Lake Mills, Sullivan, Dousman, and Wales. Cambridge and Lake Mills are a short distance off the trail; however, they make for an enjoyable side trip. The trail crosses the Koshkonong Creek five times and over the southern tip of Rock Lake on iron bridges. Rock Lake is popular with boaters and anglers. Fish populations include walleye and smallmouth bass. Adjacent boundaries are shared with Lake Mills State Wildlife Area where hunters harvest rabbit, pheasant, waterfowl, and more. Between the towns of London and Lake Mills (north of the trail) is a heard of bison. East of the lake and two miles north of the trail is Aztalan State Park. To reach the park travel Hwy. Q paralleling the Crawfish River. This day use facility is particularly enjoyed by kids wading and fishing Crawfish River. Also, located at the site is the Aztalan Museum, a seasonal operation depicting the once thriving pioneer village of Aztalan. Near Jefferson is a four-mile segment of paved road connecting the trail. Lapham Peak Unit - Kettle Moraine State Forest is located near Delafield, just north of the trail. Lapham Peak offers recreation opportunities that include 21.2 miles of trail along with a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a reservable backpack campsite, over 17 miles of cross-country ski trail including 2.5 miles of lighted route for night skiing, and 5 miles designated for mountain biking. The seven miles of Glacial Drumlin State Trail nearest Waukesha is enjoyed by in-line skaters. Trail passes required for bikers 16 years of age and older.
A volunteer group entitled Friends of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail help develop, protect and promote is the trail. Bike rental is available, see contact information below.
Recreation - Trail users include hikers, tour bicyclists, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and in-line skaters.
Climate - Southeast Wisconsin has four distinct seasons with warm summers and long winters. January's average temperature is above 16 degrees F (-9 degrees C). Average July temperature is 85 degrees F (29 degrees C). During summer, temperatures can climb to above 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). The area's average yearly precipitation ranges from 32-34". Annual snowfalls in the Southeast Region can range from 20 - 50". Dressing in layers is a good way to remain comfortable in Wisconsin.
Located in Southeast Wisconsin, The Glacial Drumlin State Trail travels between Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha and Cottage Grove.