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Geneva Lake Shore Path

Lake Geneva, WI
262 275 5700
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: This lovely 21-mile walking path, around Geneva Lake, takes pedestrians by impressive homes and...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: 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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Lake Forest, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The shore path offers a free, safe pathway around the entire lake. The young and adventurous can make a full day hike of the 20+ mile path all the way around the lake but most opt for shorter segments. Particularly popular is the North Shore walk from Lake Geneva to Williams Bay which passes by many of the lake's historic... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I just did this walk on the Friday after Thanksgiving with a friend (2014). She was wise and brought a change of shoes. I was not so wise and wore heavy boots for the whole thing! I definitely suggest a change of shoes and a few pairs of socks if you plan on hiking the whole trail...which is 26.2 miles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

literally hiking along the backyard of mansion lake houses. it was awesome! met great people along the path

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a great place to for a get away weekend. Nice walks, horses, pools, restaurants, etc... We will definitely go back.

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Freeport, Illinois
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60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was a nice day with the lake breezes. It was quiet and peaceful, and a great time just to walk and talk with someone special.

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A wonderful path full of picturesque scenery and stately homes. A treasure open to all, especially beautiful during fall color season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful well kept path. The homes on the lake are all so unique and beautiful. I highly recommend taking the time to walk the Lake Shore path

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Have been traveling up to Lake Geneva for the last month on weekends. Taking in the beautiful peaceful Lake. Being up there in late fall made it more pleasurable. Smaller crowds. The path along the lake is wonderful to walk. We ended up walking just 5 miles, but it was so pleasurable along the lakeside and viewing the wonderful homes.... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

For me walking the shore path of LG is almost a spiritual experience, especially in the Fall. Spending my summers up there it just floods me with memories. I find the north side of the lake the prettiest, especially LG to Williams Bay.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A hidden (free!) gem in the area, I recently walked the path from Lake Geneva to Williams Bay, and can't wait to go back and do the entire thing. Be prepared for no bathrooms/trash along the way, but it's a beautiful walk...highly recommended.

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