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top lake geneva attractions

We've pulled together a list of all the best things to do in the Lake Geneva area for kids and families. Make your next vacation fun by attempting to do everything on this list, and make your Lake Geneva experience one you won't soon forget!

lake Geneva cruise line

This boat ride is the perfect way to learn about the history of Geneva Lake. The boat has a full bar and open area seating so you can sip on a cocktail with the lake breeze in your hair and for those cold day interior covered heating. Lake Geneva Cruise Line provides the chance to see beautiful estates and natural scenery that can only be viewed from the lake with a descriptive narrated tour. The Cruise Line fleet is made up of 8 different boats. Tours range from 1 hour to 3 and a half hours.

Black point estate tour

Step into a home from the 19th century, from house décor to the outdoor porch, this estate will make you feel as though you've walked back in time. The mansion was once the summer estate of beer magnate Conrad Seipp. The only way to get to the estate is by boat; however Lake Geneva Cruise Line provides a tour to and from the estate every day.
 

Big foot beach state park

Get outdoors and have some fun with the family! Big Foot Beach State Park is a family favorite and is a 271-acre park on the shore of Lake Geneva. It offers wooded campsites, a sand beach and plenty of picnic areas. There is a swimming beach with 900 feet of shoreline! Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular in winter.

geneva lake shore path

The Geneva Lake Shore Path is 21-miles long and consists of impressive homes and beautiful lakeside scenery. It is strictly a walking path and takes you around the entire Geneva Lake. It takes you through towns like Williams Bay and Fontana, where The Abbey is located. There is an entrance right across the street from The Abbey Resort, entrances also in Williams Bay and Lake Geneva. Ask the concierge for a map or check our Activities Schedule for one of our scheduled guided tours.
 

tristan crist magic theatre

This is Lake Geneva's top attraction! The Tristan Crist Magic Theatre features world-class magic and illusions. This entertaining Magic Show is 60 minutes long and is open year-round. You can witness a person levitate, a motorcycle appear at the blink of an eye and watch Tristan Crist walk through a solid mirror! To reserve tickets, call 262 248-0505 and witness this unbelievable show. This magic theater is located right in the middle of Lake Geneva.

geneva lake museum

The Geneva Lake Museum provides a feel for life in the late 19th and early 20th century in the Geneva Lake area. This museum offers guided or self-guided tours throughout the building and features the full history of Geneva Lake. The museum provides free parking for their customers.
 

geneva lake beaches

There are three main beaches on Geneva Lake, Fontana Beach, Williams Bay Beach and Lake Geneva's Riviera Beach. The Riviera Beach is a public beach in Lake Geneva and is in the middle of it all. Surrounded by restaurants and fun, this beach is the place to be. You can purchase day passes in the kiosks near the beach. Another great beach on Geneva Lake is the Fontana Beach, it's located directly across the street from The Abbey Resort. If you're a guest staying at The Abbey, the front desk can provide you with free beach passes for the day.

lake geneva canopy tours

Fly through the sky and challenge your mind all year long at Canopy Tours. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours provides year-round, sky-high adventure with a 2.5 hour Canopy Tour. With 16 different obstacles, it offers both mental and physical activities for participants of all ages. Ask your Abbey Concierge for The Abbey Resort guest discount at Canopy Tours.
 

Abbey Springs Golf Course


Play a round at Abbey Springs 18-hole Golf Course set on the south shore of Geneva Lake. This golf course is rich with natural beauty and it rises to awesome views of the lake and surrounding hillsides. Carts and rental clubs are ready for use with lockers available to groups. Abbey Springs Golf Course is only 2 miles away from The Abbey Resort.

Fontana Paddle Company


Enjoy the cool lake breeze and a light exercise on Geneva Lake. The Fontana Paddle Company is a one-stop shop with access to a variety of fun and challenging water activities including sailing, rowing, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking. Their focus is on Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking and they have certified ACA instructors to teach you how to do either!
 
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