Locally-Owned Businesses | Little-Known Hangouts | Hidden Gems

Lake Geneva Like A Local

The popular attractions of the Lake Geneva area are not to be missed, but there's something to be said about those lesser-known treasures the locals like to frequent. We'll let you in on a few secrets so you can enjoy the lake life of the local population.

  • An aerial view of a coastal town featuring a marina with boats, a sandy beach, residential areas, and lush greenery.

    In the Neighborhood

    Who are the people in our neighborhood? The Village of Fontana offers unique shops and dining experiences all within walking distance. This is just a sample of what our friendly village has to offer:

    Blue Heaven Ice Cream - Hand-dipped, super-premium Wisconsin ice cream paired with specialty cones.

    Fontana Home - Unique home furnishings, lake-inspired decor, gifts and vintage items.

    All For Ewe - Boutique specializing in designer clothing and accessories.

    Posh Threads - Upscale consignment store, designer fashions.

    Lake Home Living - Unique gifts and home accessories.

    Coffee Mill - Organic coffee, locally baked goods, seasonal soups.

    Kimkasi Pub - Upscale neighborhood pub for adults; sophisticated but casual atmosphere.

    Little Bar - Hand-tossed pizza and drinks...in a little bar.

  • A park with a sign and flagpole; buildings, a bench, and trees are visible in the background under a blue sky with scattered clouds.

    Local Flavors & Finds

    Craving a meal from a family diner? Looking for some locally-owned businesses to support? Want a nice meal away from the crowds? You'll find what you're looking for here:

    Meggy Moo's Dairy Ripple - Old-school drive-up ice cream and food stand (Walworth)

    Duesterbeck's Brewing Company - Farmhouse microbrewery, live music; family-owned and operated (Elkhorn)

    Sammy's on the Square - Homestyle cooking, old favorites, and a wide variety of menu items (Walworth)

    Jonathan's on Brickstreet - Fine dining, casual atmosphere, unique flavors, views of the giraffe and elephant statues (Delavan)

    Main Street Country Store - Selling a little bit of everything from gifts and cheese to specialty pet food, and a full-service coffee shop (Walworth)

    Sweet Aroma Ristorante - Authentic old-world Italian cuisine, menus change daily (Delavan)

    Sandy's Upscale Consignment - High-end pre-owned clothing and accessories for women (Walworth)

    Moy's Restaurant - Authentic Chinese food; Mandarin and Cantonese (Elkhorn)

  • A lush, green landscape with tall trees framing an open field and a rustic barn in the distance under a clear, sunny sky ends the sentence.

    Off the Beaten Path

    Don't miss these local legends, historic sites, natural wonders, and community happenings:

    Fontana C. Frog - Local celebrity; 14-foot-tall frog (Fontana)

    White River County Park - Public park with hiking trails, kayaking, and fishing (Lake Geneva)

    Historic Walldog Murals - 18 murals located in the community depicting Delavan's history (Delavan)

    Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve - Public park with one of the largest collections of Native American burial mounds in the country (Whitewater)

    Elkhorn Antique Flea Market - Over 500 vendors selling antiques of all shapes and sizes. Four dates per season (Elkhorn)

    Pedal & Cup - Bike rentals, music, ice cream, and coffee in a former rail depot along the White River Trail (Springfield)

    Bray Road - Home of the notorious Beast, aka the Wisconsin Werewolf (Elkhorn)

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