Take a long deep breath and kiss your stresses good-bye: this lovely, year-round resort town offers a laid-back atmosphere that lets you slowly unwind. Beach buffs can don their swimsuits and head for one of several beaches on seven-mile-long Geneva Lake, which also offers a plethora of water sports. Pristine lakes, abundant fishing and a wealth of wildlife offered an unparalleled range of year-round natural resources, yesterday and today. By the beginning of the 20th century, the area's magnificent vistas and easy access via railroad lured Victorian-era millionaires.
Outdoor activities abound in the summer months with so much to share and enjoy. The myriad of activities and events are compelling escapes. Boating, fishing, golf, hiking, water skiing, swimming, biking, horseback riding mixed with festivals, fairs and special events to create a vacation destination that shouldn't be missed.
Landlubbers can take a self-guided hike around the perimeter of the lake, which stretches some 21 miles. Laid-back, however, doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do. Choose from museums, a water park for younger kids, or the world's largest refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory. Lake Geneva is filled with homes and buildings from earlier times which represent the frontier, pioneering and later periods. Leisurely cruises on restored historic yachts and replicas of paddle wheel steamers carry passengers past stately lakefront summer mansions, including some of the Victorian estates.
So much to do, yet so comfortable to do nothing. It's all here in the Lake Geneva area. Start off your day stepping back into time at Old World Wisconsin -- America's largest rural outdoor living history museum. Next it's off to a cruise on the Geneva Lake Cruise line. Next, it's tee-off time at over 20 of the challenging golf courses in the Geneva Lake area. After golf, perhaps it's time for the Geneva Lake Greyhound Track. By now you've got a hearty appetite and it's time to dine out at some of the best restaurants in the state. Enjoy first rate service while you recap the day's events. It's all here and waiting for you in Lake Geneva.
VISIT Lake Geneva
201 Wrigley Drive • Lake Geneva, Wi
toll free: (800) 345-1020 • local: (262) 248-4416
http://www.visitlakegeneva.com • Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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