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Geneva Lake Shore Path

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Address: Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 275 5700
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: This lovely 21-mile walking path, around Geneva Lake, takes pedestrians by...
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 pretty but small and kind of awkward.

The path was beautiful although much smaller than I expected. At some points in the path you're walking through residents driveways and it almost seemed intrusive. Not for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Melanie F
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The path was beautiful although much smaller than I expected. At some points in the path you're walking through residents driveways and it almost seemed intrusive. Not for strollers or bikes as it's hard for two people to even walk side by side through most of it.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you travel to Lake Geneva you must walk part of this path! Do wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes as you will encounter many different types of walking paths- brick pavers(thank you homeowners), woodchips, flagstone, grass and plain old dirt. Beautiful homes and gardens to gawk at and lovely lake views keep you going! Note- would not recommend strollers on... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Lake Geneva shore path was great! Highly recommend to purchase the guide (found at the Chamber of Commerce across the street from the Riviera). We purchased the guide that had the corresponding photos. If we would have planned better we would have walked further, but the couple of miles we went were nice. I can't imagine enjoying people walking... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a really neat feature of Geneva Lake that makes you feel like you belong to the community. We walked a couple of miles of the path and it ranged from paved to cobble stone to climbing your way over rocks and tree roots.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We walked the path on a nice sunny afternoon. The path is not a well maintained one but the views of the lake and the homes along the shore make up for it. It is ok to take a stroller but not a perfectly paved path.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Our hotel gave us a little brochure about the Lake Shore Path which was informative on our walk. Like other reviewers have said, the path does get narrow, rocky and uneven at times. I'd recommend bringing a large bottle of water and sun screen. The houses were gorgeous and the scene was beautiful. Highly... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an easy must do! The lake is beautiful and the houses surrounding it are too! Plus it's FREE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My absolute favorite reason to come to Lake Geneva. When you come to visit, please make time to walk the path... historic, beautiful homes, boats and the lake. On weekends it's very busy, best to start EARLY in the morning to have full experience without all the foot traffic. Just be aware - strollers, bikes, wheelchairs aren't meant for this... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have walked sections of the path several times, you can walk the 20+ miles all of the way around the lake, if you like. there is a legal easement, but the path varies a lot.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Okay the lake itself is beautiful but the roaming packs of screaming children and the high levels of people and cops were a major detractor. But a really fantastic lake and trail otherwise.

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Address: Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 275 5700
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva

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