Nemahbin Spring (Map Marker w7)

Northward down the path, you will discover a bit of Delafield history. The Nemahbin Spring is located at the end of this path. This spring fed a fountain behind Hawks Inn at the corner of Genesee Street and Main Street. The fountain now resides on the Fish Hatchery grounds. 

The spring also fed a creek that went through the Timm’s farm, then along the east side of Cushing Park Road and into the Bark River. There is a sign by the spring with the memories of William O. Timm. He explains how the water was pumped using a spring ram. This ram is located in the Hausmann Nature Center on the east side of Lapham Peak. He refers to the Interurban. This was a railway street car line that operated from the late 1800s through World War II and ran from Milwaukee through Waukesha, Delafield, Oconomowoc and other towns out to Watertown.

You can see the remnants of the limestone wall and piping that William mentions. When standing at the spring, look west to see the marshy area and a beautiful willow tree that was uncovered by our buckthorn busters! See the video below of the results of their efforts!