Outdoor activities in Lake Geneva

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Outdoor Activities in Lake Geneva

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  • MFR50
    Chicago, IL97 contributions
    We loved this visit. Wasn’t sure what to expect but really enjoyed our time. We laughed and laughed. The animals were more than happy to have a taste of the treats sold by the front gate. They are not shy about wanting to get to know the visitors. I recommend visiting.
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • 488juliad
    Houston, TX28 contributions
    Walking the lakeshore path around Lake Geneva is the best way to experience all of the scenery, beautiful homes, the lake, and gorgeous landscaping. It takes between 9 to 11 hours to hike the whole lake. Be sure to allow extra time if you stop to eat at any of the restaurants along the way. Also to note that bathrooms are limited. The path is different depending on how the individual owners want to create the path in front of their property. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots.

    If you don't want to hike the whole lake, you may do sections of it. Please know that some areas have private roads, and you will need to access the path by public areas. Williams Bay is a good place to get on the path as there is free parking across from the beach area.
    Written 2 October 2023
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  • Christine C
    53 contributions
    Clean restrooms up the stairs and across the lawn. Sandy bottom near the shore. Has 2 piers to swim out and jump off. Did not see any food or drink for sale in immediate area.
    Written 12 September 2021
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  • LaurieB
    3 contributions
    Just came back from a wonderful stay at the Inns of Geneva National which is now our new favorite place to stay in the Lake Geneva area. The location is so beautiful and convenient to downtown Lake Geneva and Fontana as well. There are views of the golf course and Lake Como that are just beautiful. Turf restaurant is walking distance from the Inn and we enjoyed breakfast looking at the golf course and lake. Hunt Club restaurant is also on the grounds and has the best steaks in the area in my opinion. The rooms are modern and so clean every detail is taken care of. Everyone we came in contact with that worked there was so nice and accommodating. Spencer stood out to us with his exceptional service. We loved it so much we booked another stay and can’t wait to return.
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • TYPSUKR
    Arlington, VA758 contributions
    Came here on a Wednesday afternoon in August. After paying the admission fee at the self-service pay station, we first ate lunch at one of the picnic areas in the park. They had some tables in the shade, which made it enjoyable. While there were some flush toilets throughout the park, the facilities in this picnic area were simple latrines (i.e. gravity toilets). After eating lunch, we then went on a nature walk, first through a prairie/meadow, and then finishing up through some forested areas and ponds, closer to the lake shore. You can access the lakeshore from the park, but you have to cross the main road to get there (we didn't do that).
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Kamcro
    New Hampshire75 contributions
    Attended a wedding reception here on Saturday evening. The venue was stunning, and the weather was perfect. The patio was perfect for cocktail hour. The staff was super and all the food was delicious. A beautiful venue for a wedding reception. I would love to return to golf, course looked amazing!
    Written 20 September 2021
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  • DRJCW
    San Jose, CA21 contributions
    Out family of seven adults and three children rented their largest pontoon for four hours on beautiful Lake Geneva. We made the reservation several weeks in advance since our rental was over Labor Day weekend. We all arrived twenty minutes ahead of schedule to sign the paperwork and leave a driver’s license. I received instructions on how to use the boat and motor and then we were off. It was a beautiful day and we brought lunch and drinks and then stopped in the middle of the lake so everyone could jump in and enjoy the water. Our whole family agreed it was a special afternoon. Marina Bay staff could not have been nicer and more helpful. The boat was in beautiful shape, practically brand new, and they made getting on and off a breeze. We will definitely rent from them again
    Written 4 September 2023
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  • FRINGEGOLFER
    1 contribution
    We finally got to experience the Sanat Cruise after living in the area for 5 years and wished we wouldn't have waited so long. Great crew, great decorations and fun was had by all. Whether you live locally or need to make it a trip it is well worth it.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Dave3441
    Rockford, Illinois568 contributions
    Built in 2014, this 18 hole disc golf course is located along both sides of the White River, a block and a half north of downtown Lake Geneva. The course contains rolling hills, stands of trees, a pond and some woods. This is a par 54 course which is rated (depending on which website you visit; “B to A-“
    This is a free course owned and maintained by the City of Lake Geneva.

    Local Directions: From Main street (Highway 50) turn north onto Mill Street and follow one block to the intersection of Mill, Sage, and Geneva Streets. Off the parking lot on the left is where you will find the Blue tee for Hole 1 on top of the hill. GPS: 42°35'34.6"N 88°25'55.2"W
    Written 5 April 2019
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  • Ann E
    Lake Geneva, WI1 contribution
    1911 train depot. Train ran from Milwaukee to Racine. Route is now a Rails to Trails that connect Elkhorn to Burlington. Can go further with some road cycling, running, waking.
    Written 4 June 2023
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  • Bunny77
    Chicago, IL173 contributions
    We wanted our daughters to ride ponies for the first time and visit the free petting zoo.
    It worked out great we arrived and we bought some food so the girls could feed the animals it was .50 cents for an ice cream cone filled with food. We bought 2 bucks worth and the girls really enjoyed themselves. They then rode the ponies which they truly enjoyed it was $8 dollars per ride.
    Written 30 June 2018
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  • Jessica O
    Kankakee, IL5 contributions
    I am scared to death of hights. This was a surprise Valentine’s Day gift from my boyfriend. I wasn’t thrilled but LOVED IT
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Katherine Kase R
    1 contribution
    My husband and I drove an hour to Lake Geneva and rented electric bikes for the afternoon. We had a blast! We rode the tour around Lake Como and Lake Geneva. Leaves were turning and the sites were absolutely beautiful. Lake Geneva Scooter Tours and Rental staff were accommodating, extremely informative and friendly. We will definitely do this experience with them again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
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