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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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A Very Nice Day on the Trail

Our family hiked this trail and we had a very nice time admiring all of the homes on the lake. One downside is that none of the pubic rest rooms were open yet. To early in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
RetiredArmy1234567
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Wisconsin
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Chicago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a great path that we have walked many, many times. But I guess I never tried to walk it in April before. Don't!!! Strewn all along the path were what seemed to be mile high piles of piers sitting on a slope waiting to be installed in the lake. I was worried the stacks were going to fall... More 

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our family hiked this trail and we had a very nice time admiring all of the homes on the lake. One downside is that none of the pubic rest rooms were open yet. To early in the season? No access to restrooms put a bit of a damper on the day, but the trail was very nice. We found this... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I often walk on this trail, during summer and fall. If you walk during the spring, make sure that it has not rained recently or you will come across lots of mud. It is gorgeous on both sides. The side towards Williams Bay has more of the historic mansions, although many can be found on the other side as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have walked the lake shore path quite a few times, usually for about an hour and a half one way, then enjoying the scenery from a different angle on my way back. The homes, gardens and history are so special and I really appreciate that the public is allowed to walk through the front yards of private homes. FYI... More 

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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Walk the entire circumference of Lake Geneva, some 22 miles, or take it in 5 to 7 mile steps. Scenic walk through the front yards and docks of hundreds of gorgeous estates. No facilities, except in villages of Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay. Parking elsewhere may be a challenge. Bring water and snacks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You can get your exercise and see Geneva Lake at the same time. Come on out for a hike on the public lake path that encircles the lake. It will take you all day, if you have the stamina to walk the whole thing; but plan your route first, your entry and exit point, and wear stable footwear. Homeowners must... More 

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tucson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We headed out late afternoon, the weather was brisk, perfect before finding a place to eat dinner. Got some great sunset photos as well

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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just take it in pieces ! I think the total walk is 22(?) miles , There are guide books you can buy, which make the hike more interesting because they highlight the historic estates . Most of the trail is family friendly BUT less hearty walkers might need their strollers or shorter adventures. A friend of mine and her two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was a super fun part of my trip! It was a nice day and very sunny. A little cold by the lake, but overall the walk was worth it. The homes are beautiful and mindblowing.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The walk is a must do anytime of day. Walking to the West takes you to the big houses of Wrigley...very nice and you can walk it at any pace. We've walked to Williams Bay...7 miles and a few hills.

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