Geneva Lake

Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva: Address, Phone Number, Geneva Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

Geneva Lake
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Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop aboard a classic yacht for a cruise around the second deepest lake in Wisconsin (135 feet deep and 21 miles around) which is the focal point of a popular resort area also known as "the Newport of the West."
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Darryll G
Chicago, IL27 contributions
Cool Place
Oct 2020
Lake Geneva is a quaint little european town located just north and outside of Chicago (in Wisconsin) and as the name suggest it is all about the lake here.

There is not much to do here other than boating. No other MASS entertainment offered. So must love water and probably should plan to bring your own or pre-rent a boat to ensure you get one.

There is a nice walking trail along the lake that passes through the back yards of people houses you cannot afford.

For a small town there are lots of places to dine.

One more thing, the lake-front is perhaps 90% filled with homes, so keep that in mind - there is limited space on Lake Geneva for enjoyment.
Written 20 October 2020
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Heather D
Lake Villa, IL128 contributions
Beautiful!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed sitting on a bench watching the kite boarders handle the waves. The sunset that evening was gorgeous. Such a beautiful lake and atmosphere.
Written 13 October 2020
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Rene M
Malta, IL11 contributions
Luncheon cruise
Sep 2020
Have done this twice in the past few years. Each time food was excellent. An enjoyable time relaxing, eating and seeing the sights along the lake.
Written 23 September 2020
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Dyan D
7 contributions
Such a fun town
Aug 2020
Always something to do. Zip-lining was a blast and The Boat House and Grandma Vickies are great places to eat!
Written 24 August 2020
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Sharonna O
Illinois50 contributions
A great breakfast experience...
Jul 2020 • Couples
Delicious food (especially the bacon, cooked just right). Great service and good social distancing rules in place.
Written 4 August 2020
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LifeAsMummyPeanut
Chicago, IL369 contributions
Fell in love with the charm
Oct 2019 • Family
This place was amazing. The whole town is charming. Be aware though that this place is packed with tourist. Beautiful fall colors all throughout. What a lovely visit. We will soon be back!
Written 28 October 2019
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christinecM8497BF
Rockford, IL3 contributions
Always a nice getaway
Sep 2019
We have been coming here for years, a beautiful lake, fun shops to explore and many different restaurants to try. There are boat tours and a nice beach to enjoy. The walking path around the lake is great for some exercise. Great for families or couples, something for everyone.
Written 30 September 2019
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Stan K
Mundelein, IL725 contributions
Great Place to Relax
Sep 2019
Either walking by the Lake or taking a boat ride on a nice day it is a perfect way to relax. Lots of eating opportunities off the lake.
Written 25 September 2019
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Pavel S
Chicago, IL566 contributions
This place is so special
Jul 2019
We come here on a regular basis with our daughter. The town is sweet and family friendly. Nice little shops and plenty of various restaurants. Would recommend everybody to come here at least once. A lot of different activities like boating, jet skiing, walking by the lake or taking the ship tour around the lake. Every day on Lake Geneva is really special.
Written 16 September 2019
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LynneaG7
Saint Louis, MO9 contributions
Be Active and Sedentary On Large, Natural, Clear, Geneva Lake
Aug 2019
Be Active and Sedentary On Large, Natural, Clear, Geneva Lake

I want to visit beautiful Geneva Lake again! We (two fit, active young-spirited seniors) spent Thurs. and Fri. before Labor Day there. It wasn't very crowded. Three nights would have been preferable. His #1: Morning Mail Boat Cruise (sedentary 2 1/2 hrs.). My #1: Geneva Lake Shore Path hike (choose your hike length). We recommend both in that order. We stayed in the town of Lake Geneva at Harbor Shores. The lake is across the street. The location was ideal! We could easily walk to The Riviera (marina and beach), shops, restaurants and Flat Iron Park. Driving to towns nearby was easy.

If I had more time, I'd...
--Hike more of Geneva Lake Shore Path from various points. Public Entry: Lake Geneva Public Library, Williams Bay, Fontana, and Big Foot Beach State Park (fee)
--Visit/Hike area nature parks, nature preserves and Big Foot State Park. (Some charge a fee.)
--Explore the towns of Williams Bay and Fontana
--Visit Geneva Lake Museum to learn the rich area history (fee)
--Rent a kayak --Eat at more places with water views
--Take a sunset boat cruise

F.Y.I. Vacationing here is a bit pricey unless you camp and/or cook.

NOTE: Want more details? Read my G. L. area reviews: Geneva Lake Shore Path, Mail Boat Cruise, Harbor Shores, Gino's East, and Pier 290 (all recommended).
Written 16 September 2019
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