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Geneva Lake Shore Path

Lake Geneva, WI
+1 262-275-5700
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Architecture at Lake Geneva Public Library

We enjoyed stumbling upon this beautiful prairie style building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright... read more

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Geneva Shore Path is Welcome to All

One of the most beautiful things to do when visiting Lake Geneva is to walk the 27 mile shore path... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phil B
Genoa City, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great walk” (38 reviews)
“beautiful homes” (67 reviews)
“bring water” (18 reviews)
Lake Geneva, WI
+1 262-275-5700
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 2 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
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
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
Reviewed 26 December 2017

My son and I walked around the entire lake on the path. We loved seeing the variety of homes on the lake. I rated it average because it seemed half of the homeowners treated the path a part of their home and really took care...More

1  Thank richc801
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, simply facing the daunting task of tackling this history and its gorgeous trail laying ahead of us, made me weak in the knees! NO we didn't make this trip around the lake but we are aware of the charming beauty here, the awesome mansions...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 6 December 2017

this is the single most over-rated attraction in the Lake Geneva area, and that is saying something. It is a path near a lake. The end. If you like drooling over the arms race that is bigger and less tasteful lakefront property, then I have...More

2  Thank wildrush
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Steeny G
23 September 2017|
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Response from grahamtm1 | Reviewed this property |
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
10 September 2017|
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1 September 2017|
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Response from mjs3222 | Reviewed this property |
Lake Geneva entrance