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“What a beautiful walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Geneva Lake Shore Path

Geneva Lake Shore Path
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Lake Geneva
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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.
Libertyville, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What a beautiful walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have walked the shore path numerous times in parts and a couple times completely. The whole path takes about 7-8 hours to complete with only a pause in Lake Geneva for a snack. If you are going to do it I would get a booklet to take with that tells you the history. You can purchase it at the Abbey gift shop and other stores around Lake Geneva. You walk by beautiful stunning estates all the way around. There are many places to start but I normally start in Fontana or downtown Lake Geneva. My favorite morning walk is starting by the Abbey at the Fontana Beach and taking the South shore. It has some great hills to get your heart pumping or you can go North shore which is much flatter. A nice summer afternoon walk is the North shore from Fontana to Pier 290 for lunch, about an hour and then back for fun in Fontana!!

Visited October 2013
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wisconsin
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“Never Fails to Amaze”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I am lucky enough to call Lake Geneva home. The lake path is a very enjoyable walk. You can spend an hour or the entire day. You need to see the path in every season.

Visited November 2013
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“a great walking path - not your usual path either :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

a great walking path with a lot of interest.. up and over, different pavements to walk on, over bridges, a beautiful view going and coming... the Williams Bay to Lake Geneva is a favorite.. and you can take the Geneva Lake Cruise line there and walk back or vice versa.

Visited September 2013
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lake walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have walked the shore path of Lake Geneva many times and always am amazed at the beauty of the landscapes, homes and of course the lake. I always see something new that I did not notice before. Whether you take a short walk or the entire trek it is always a lovely way to spend a few hours or an entire day! I live here so I get to enjoy this often.

Visited October 2013
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Irving, Texas
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“a nice place to unwind”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This was my very first trip to Lake Geneva, WI and was worth it. I've heard that the Lake shore path is a must-see, so visited this place with my family this fall. Since i have a 4.5 months baby and it was quite chilly to walk a 21 miles path, we cut it short. The waters were very clear and have beautiful scenarios with a long shore line. You will also get to see mansions which Ive never seen before. This place is recommended not only for young couples/families but its a great place for people of all ages including retirees.

Visited October 2013
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