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Geneva Lake Shore Path

Lake Geneva, WI
+1 262-275-5700
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A unique way to see how the other half lives

We are active an active couple in our 50's and just found out that you can hike all the way around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MiscJMM
Great hike with incredible views

We have hiked the path several times. Often we will do 1/2 of the path one day and the other 1/2... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
laurals
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Woodstock, Illinois
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This lovely 21-mile walking path, around Geneva Lake, takes pedestrians by impressive homes and quiet lakeside neighborhoods. A two-mile swath on the West End offers a manageable stroll, lovely views, and passes landmarks such as the Abbey Resort and Fontana Spa and popular local eateries like Chuck's.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“williams bay” (78 reviews)
“great walk” (38 reviews)
“bring water” (19 reviews)
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Lake Geneva, WI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are active an active couple in our 50's and just found out that you can hike all the way around this lake! This is a great hike, not strenuous at all. There are limited access points and not a lot of bathroom opportunities on...More

Thank MiscJMM
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We have hiked the path several times. Often we will do 1/2 of the path one day and the other 1/2 another day. We love that the homeowners have different types of paths and are very welcoming to those who walk it. It is quite...More

2  Thank laurals
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

You can walk around the entire lake. but if you're like most people, you'll just walk parts of it. The parts i've walked are beautiful. I usually go from williams bay to fontana. That's nice. Sometimes I've walked from Williams Bay to Lake Geneva city....More

Thank Joanna K
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed stumbling upon this beautiful prairie style building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protege James R. Dresser. They have a free self-guided tour pamphlet at the circulation desk and a nice book sale area. Definitely worth a look for anyone who appreciates architecture!

Thank Itsallthejourney
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

One of the most beautiful things to do when visiting Lake Geneva is to walk the 27 mile shore path all the way around beautiful Geneva Lake - or you can walk smaller portions of the trail if you don't have all day to complete...More

1  Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We walked along the west end of the lake path, the houses are pretty amazing. The terrain was easy and we would have went further if the weather allowed us to.

Thank kwinstonflies
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely views of the lake, the homes and people we came upon were kind. Wear your hiking shoes and enjoy!

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I have walked the lake path for 48 years and never tire of it! Every year I walk all the way and or sections of the path! I love to walk as do many of my friends. When friends come to visit we always go...More

Thank drthompson2015
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Beautiful and enjoyable way to get out and enjoy nature at its best, meet people and take in the beauty of the lake.

Thank Kerry12013
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

A wonderful walk along the lake in any season. We prefer to start downtown at the beach entrance and head counterclockwise around the lake for as long as you like, then head back. Interesting houses to view along the way.

Thank Rachel R
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Steeny G
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It is my understanding, based on information gained from the tour guide on the Ice Cream Sundae Lake Cruise, there is but one public restroom consisting of Port-o-Potties on the trail. There are some opportunities in Lake... More
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