Lapham Peak Fright Hike

Last Updated on October 22, 2019 by Janet Frost

Wisconsin is bursting with excitement in October. The flurry of harvesting, the energizing crisp clear air, and the threat of winter drives us to play hard while we still have time. For some, Halloween is their very favorite “holiday” of the year. The decorations, costumes and escapes into fantasy are so alluring. While hayrides, bonfires and corn mazes are enough for many, there are others who love the thrill and terror of a “haunted” experience. A very popular opportunity to be scared is at my favorite park, the Lapham Peak Fright Hike.

Let’s Go Learn Things about Lapham Peak Fright Hike!

Halloween Haunts

The celebration of this seasonal passage has been practiced in a variety of ceremonies and festivals across the world for centuries. Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain eventually merged with the Roman Catholic All Souls Day on November 1. Halloween refers to All Souls Eve, the night before All Souls Day. Both celebrations entailed big bonfires, parades and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils. All Souls Day honors the dead and apparantly in modern times, the Undead…

So where in Wisconsin can you get your terror on? The website Haunted Wisconsin has all the details collected for you. They claim to be “your guide to spooky, kooky, Halloween fun throughout Wisconsin. You’ll find up-to-date information on a variety of Halloween events including haunted houses, corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween parades, trick-or-treat dates & times and more.”

Lapham Peak

Haunted houses are fun, but how about wandering the woods in the dark with terrifying things jumping out at you? My all-time favorite Wisconsin State Park, Lapham Peak, is hosting its 22nd annual Fright Hike in October. As you wonder through the dark trails of Lapham Peak you will encounter spooks and scary scenes, created and performed by local community groups. It is just one mile, but you might feel like it is a lifetime.

Fright Hike Details

Friday, October 18th, and Saturday, October 19th, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. 

This Halloween tradition sells out quickly so reserve your tickets early. Online tickets available at a discounted price of $10.00 per person at If they do not sell out prior, they will offer a limited amount of tickets at the door for $15.00 per person (cash only!)

For this special event, Lapham Peak State Park requires a $5.00/vehicle fee or valid annual State Park sticker to access the park. Carpooling is encouraged.

The Fright Hike is held rain or shine, sorry no refunds. Some scenes may be too scary for young children, parent discretion is advised. No pets.
Ticket proceeds benefit The Friends of Lapham Peak, for projects within the Park, including snowmaking.

Lapham Peak Address:
W329 N846 County Road C, Delafield, WI 53018

Make your plans now!

If you love crisp October nights and enjoy experiencing all things that go bump in the night, then you need to buy your tickets today for the Lapham Peak Fright Hike.

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