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Geneva Lake Shore Path

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Address: Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 275 5700
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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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Went here with our 2 boys and a friend of theirs. Ages 8-10. Everyone enjoyed the exercise and looking at the homes. The path is narrow and uneven but well kept. I don't recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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315 reviews 315 reviews
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Went here with our 2 boys and a friend of theirs. Ages 8-10. Everyone enjoyed the exercise and looking at the homes. The path is narrow and uneven but well kept. I don't recommend strollers on the path. Bikes are not allowed either and would be impossible to use. Go on a nice day and bring snacks.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The shore path is 21 miles long and you can walk for as long as you like. Bear in mind that you have to come back the same way though. The shore path has to be one of the nicest places in all of WI for a walk as you're walking alongside beautiful, multi-million dollar mansions on one side and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to see amazing homes along the lake. Park near the public library and you can either go left or right. The homes were spectacular.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

These path is 21 miles long. As we have 1 kid with us we walked around 3 miles but worth it. One side Amazing mansions and other side lake. If you enjoy viewing mansion and like to to walk along lake side than you will love it. Do bring your water or energy drink if you are planning to walk... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Trails are surrounding the 21 mile shore line of Lake Geneva. Different starting and ending locations (lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Fontana, State Park, etc. 2.5 miles to 5 mile treks(some inclines) . INCREDIBLE view of mid-century home, contemporary and tradition homes. Worth the time and energy. Get the shore trail guide prior to walking to really appreciate the history of... More 

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Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We did the whole path today and it was wonderful!! Definitely a workout! Up and down, stairs, roots, rocks, small paths, uneven surfaces. This path has it all. It took us 8 hours including a stop for lunch. Only areas with bathrooms are Lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Fontana, and Linn Pier. Be warned we started early so by the time... More 

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We only did about 3 miles and it was great! Plenty of beautiful homes to look at. Bring water and wear comfy shoes.

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife Betsy and I walked this path with a few leafs on it. We remembered the time when we tried to go wall climbing and were told we were sausage vaporizers. We left more happy than when we arrived. What a joyous and adventurous path with leafs on it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

You can walk the entire lake or just a portion, but you will not , let me repeat this, you will not be disappointed if you enjoy amazing homes and incredible lake views. I suggest you walk with your sifgnificant other and just let the day go by!

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We've walked several times around different sections of the lake. The views are outstanding and the fact that there is a walking path that goes over 20 miles around the lake is unique. Some of the homes next to the lake are amazing.

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