We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A chance to pause and take a breath.

I live in Lake Geneva and find myself taking the lake shore path for granted. Whenever we have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Terrie M
Beautiful Scenery

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Well kept path with beautiful scenery. Some rocky places and some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
McHenry, Illinois
Read all 645 reviews
All photos (194)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“williams bay”(80 reviews)
“great walk”(39 reviews)
“bring water”(19 reviews)
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...more
Lake Geneva, WI
+1 262-275-5700
Reviews (645)
Filter reviews
642 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswilliams baygreat walkbring waterprivate propertytree rootsturned aroundwalking shoescomfortable shoesturn aroundgreat exercisebig foot beachstate parkboat tourmileshikehomeslake
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 642 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

I live in Lake Geneva and find myself taking the lake shore path for granted. Whenever we have company, we take a stroll down to the path and head into town. Our guests love it and that's when I take pause and appreciate my hometown...More

Thank Terrie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Well kept path with beautiful scenery. Some rocky places and some uneven spots but nothing too hard to manage. Very easy to turn back to go back to where you started.

Thank rwolfden1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun walking path with beautiful views of Geneva Lake. One small issue may be, if you can't walk on challenging paths, this one can be challenging in spots. Also, these paths are on private property, so please respect the homeowners that allow you to use...More

Thank Slumin1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been walking small parts of the trail a couple times before . Finally I got to walk half of the 21 miles walk around the lake.We took a boat ( the US Mailboat Tour) which was incredible. It starts at Lake Geneva and they...More

1  Thank Uli S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live here — walk daily on the path The best walk ever ! 24 miles if you like See great lakefront homes Worth the visit

Thank pho2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have hiked this trail a few times and always find something new. The houses and lake are beautiful sights while getting in a good walk/hike.

Thank oceangal86
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe that walking the lake path is one of the best ways to "see" and experience Geneva Lake and the towns that surround. If you don't have all day, you can always walk from any town or park along the lake for small parts....More

Thank ejtucci
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve done the full path a couple times and love it. Make sure you are stocked with water and snacks but you can refill at fountains scattered. It does take a toll on the legs/feet so bring some ibuprofen to take the edge off (terrain...More

Thank Aubrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience it was to walk the shoreline path of Lake Geneva from Rivera Beach to George Williams College.Plan to finish path this fall.

Thank MalgorzataK725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took a hike on the Geneva Lake Shore Path...it is quite long if you go all the way around, but you can go along as far as you would like. The homes along the path are nicely landscaped and the homes...More

1  Thank Rick K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Lake Geneva
Harbor View Inn
23 reviews
.76 miles away
The Ridge Hotel
606 reviews
1.45 miles away
Inns Of Geneva National
159 reviews
2.32 miles away
Duffy's Cottages & Suites
72 reviews
2.72 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 106 restaurants in Lake Geneva
Daddy Maxwell's
160 reviews
1.18 miles away
Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant
257 reviews
2.63 miles away
Cafe Calamari
240 reviews
1.04 miles away
Harpoon Willies
147 reviews
1.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 66 attractions in Lake Geneva
Yerkes Observatory
318 reviews
1.54 miles away
Belfry Music Theatre
170 reviews
2.22 miles away
Jerry's Majestic Marine
21 reviews
2.65 miles away
Black Point Estate
174 reviews
1.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Jo Ann B | Reviewed this property |
No you can only walk it or jog.
Ganesh Kumar M
April 26, 2018|
Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are playgrounds around the path near the lake, but the path itself might be challenging for a 2 year old. It also might not be that warm up there at this time of year. It is definitely less than 2 hours away.
Steeny G
September 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from grahamtm1 | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding, based on information gained from the tour guide on the Ice Cream Sundae Lake Cruise, there is but one public restroom consisting of Port-o-Potties on the trail. There are some opportunities in Lake... More