On those rare moments when you’re not on property, explore the many other recreational activities available nearby. The natural topography of the Kettle Moraine area makes it ideal for hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing. Some of the local highlights include:
From almost any point on the Erin Hills course, you can see Holy Hill rising in the distance.
The majestic Basilica of Holy Hill is just one of the many attractions in the Kettle Moraine area around Erin Hills. The shrine draws more than 500,000 visitors each year who come to be inspired by its neo-Romanesque architecture, climb the 192-foot scenic tower, or simply enjoy the peace and serenity of the rural countryside.
Just north of Erin Hills you will find the charming town of Hartford. You can spend time strolling in the historic downtown area, browsing the specialty shops and tasting a variety of cuisine. Hartford is home to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum and the Schauer Arts & Activities Center.
Pike Lake State Park, a natural beauty nestled in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, has something for everyone.
The spring-fed kettle known as Pike Lake, features a pristine lake, majestic forest and plenty of hiking trails.
Anglers can fish from boats or from shore for popular species including Walleye and Northern Pike. Swimmers and recreational enthusiasts will enjoy the pure lake water as well as the relaxing atmosphere of Pike Lake State Park's picnic area.
Just south of Holy Hill, the historic city of Delafield welcomes guests.
Inspired by traditional designs from Greek revival and Victorian to Colonial Williamsburg, Delafield’s character-laden storefronts transport visitors back to a simpler time. Elegant restaurants and casual pubs serve up a wide range of exceptional cuisine. Four hotels and a bed and breakfast accommodate guests with everything from ultimate luxury to value-priced comfort.
Be sure to visit the Kettle Moraine State Forest, to the north of Erin Hills.
Thirty miles long, it offers more than 30,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, and woods—a time-preserved glimpse into the natural forces that have shaped this beautiful terrain.
A short trip southwest of Erin Hills you will find the charming town of Oconomowoc.
Situated between the shores of Lac La Belle and Fowler Lake, this beautiful lake community offers a delightful array of shops and boutiques, delectable dining in supper clubs, lakeside restaurants and informal cafes, and of course a wide variety of outdoor recreation.
Oconomowoc offers everything from hiking and biking to swimming, sail boarding, boating and water skiing – and everything in between.
The placid inland lakes around Oconomowoc and Pewaukee are legendary among water sports enthusiasts. Lake Nagawicka, Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee Lake and Lac La Belle provide ideal conditions for swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing. Whether you’re basking in the sun or relaxing on a sunset cruise, you can enjoy shoreline vistas of sprawling estates and gracious old mansions.
All of the recreational and cultural activities available in metropolitan Milwaukee are within a 45-minute drive from Erin Hills.
Major highways and freeways take you into the heart of Milwaukee for the Milwaukee Brewers, downtown nightlife, arts and culture, and the county’s renowned parks and public golf courses.
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