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Geneva Lake Shore Path

Lake Geneva, WI
262 275 5700
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Traveler Description: The 21-mile Geneva Lake shore path allows hikers to literally walk through the back yards of striking century-old mansions.  The path was created by... more »
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Special walk around the Lake 26 miles to really see the houses. You can walk in front of mansions and cottages. Takes about 7 hours

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chicago,IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The walking path around the lake is great. we go there often during nicer weather. the only shortcoming is people don't obey the rules. they take their dogs and no poo bag to pick up droppings, so watch it with bare feet... wouldn't advise that anyway. people drop their coffee cups and trash, including some of our 'enlightened youth' who... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This path is great for a short or long hike. Bring your gym shoes and be ready for an uneven but fun path. It is difficult to find where this path starts per trip advisor directions. We were brought to a college campus and had to search for this path before beginning to enjoy it. We were there last weekend... More

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The path is very pretty and unique in my experience. My low rating is because I've been attacked by dogs twice. They're supposed to be on leashes, but as many dog owners ignore the rule as obey it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a fantastic way to get your walking in but there are many areas where you might not be on level ground. I bring my camera and take pictures of the Lakeside of the beautiful Lakefront homes.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have walked the shore path numerous times in parts and a couple times completely. The whole path takes about 7-8 hours to complete with only a pause in Lake Geneva for a snack. If you are going to do it I would get a booklet to take with that tells you the history. You can purchase it at the... More

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wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I am lucky enough to call Lake Geneva home. The lake path is a very enjoyable walk. You can spend an hour or the entire day. You need to see the path in every season.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

a great walking path with a lot of interest.. up and over, different pavements to walk on, over bridges, a beautiful view going and coming... the Williams Bay to Lake Geneva is a favorite.. and you can take the Geneva Lake Cruise line there and walk back or vice versa.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have walked the shore path of Lake Geneva many times and always am amazed at the beauty of the landscapes, homes and of course the lake. I always see something new that I did not notice before. Whether you take a short walk or the entire trek it is always a lovely way to spend a few hours or... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was my very first trip to Lake Geneva, WI and was worth it. I've heard that the Lake shore path is a must-see, so visited this place with my family this fall. Since i have a 4.5 months baby and it was quite chilly to walk a 21 miles path, we cut it short. The waters were very clear... More

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