Dotted with elegant estates, Lake Geneva is a coveted all-seasons resort town in south-east Wisconsin. Expect boating in the summer, fiery foliage in the fall, scenic hiking in the spring and snow sports in the winter.
Things to do in Lake Geneva
Most visitors flock to Lake Geneva in search of sunshine. Fringed with golden sand, Big Foot Beach State Park is one of the most popular places to cool off. In addition to a sandy beach, it features shady picnic areas and scenic hiking trails.
From date nights to marriage proposals, hot-air balloon rides are a romantic way to experience Lake Geneva. Operators like the Lake Geneva Balloon Company offer memorable flights featuring champagne toasts and stunning bird's-eye views over Walworth County.
Offering thrills for the whole family, Lake Geneva Canopy Tour features eight scenic zip-lines, including an ultra-fast 365-metre-long racing line. You can also take on the High Ropes Course and climb spiral staircases built into towering pine trees. If you'd rather keep your feet on the ground, why not explore the park's well-marked hiking and biking trails?
In the 1920s Lake Geneva emerged as a haven for well-heeled holidaymakers. It's now dotted with Gilded Age mansions, including the lavish Black Point Estate and Gardens. Today you are welcome to stroll around the grounds, tour the Queen Anne house and relax on the wraparound porch.
Getting around Lake Geneva
The most convenient way to arrive in Lake Geneva is by car. From Chicago, the drive to Lake Geneva takes around 1.5 hours, while Milwaukee is one hour away. Chartered flights and private jets also touch down at nearby airports like Mount Fuji and Lake Geneva Aire Estates. Resorts are happy to organise private transport for reaching nearby attractions.