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Things To Do

Summer Activities

Experience a true Lake Geneva Summer with these area activities

People have enjoyed Lake Geneva summers for generations. The combination of excitement and relaxation along with unique experiences and friendly people keep people coming back year after year. Here are just a few of the highlights of what you can do during the summer in the Lake Geneva area.

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Private Boat Rentals

Getting out on Lake Geneva is easy with Gordy's boat rental office located right outside our Waterfront restaurant along the harbor. Rent a beautiful Cobalt boat for a half day or whole and experience what Lake Life is all about. 

If you want to kick back and let someone else to do the driving, private boat cruises can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line. Their historic fleet of boats includes the beautifully restored Lorelei that can pick you up steps away from your room, in the Abbey Harbor. 

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Lake Geneva Balloon Company

Get a unique birds-eye view of the Lake Geneva area from the air with a memorable trip with Lake Geneva Balloon Company. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you glide over the treetops and take in the sunset or sunrise over the lake. The one-hour flights are silent with breathtaking views that conclude with a champagne toast. Flight times book quickly months in advance, so be sure to plan ahead and reserve your spot soon!

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Alpine Valley Mountain Biking

While Alpine Valley is known for it's winter ski hill, when the snow melts, the terrain lends itself to mountain biking. Their 8.1 mile trail has a 1,034 foot ascent and a 1,035 foot descent and is sure to provide burning muscles and an adrenaline rush. If you're looking for something a little less adventurous, Alpine Valley Golf Course is one of the most popular in the area.

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Big Foot Beach State Park

Did you know there's a state park located just off the lake in Downtown Lake Geneva? Big Foot Beach State Park is open year-round and offers 5 miles of hiking trails, swimming, camping, fishing and picnic areas. Fun fact: The lagoon at the entrance of the park is a remnant of a gorgeous lake estate and is shaped like Geneva Lake!

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Fontana Beach

The locals' favorite Lake Geneva beach is just a block away from our resort. Fontana Beach offers a large, sandy expanse to soak up the sun as well as a wide grassy area with a little shade. Challenge your family members to a game of sand volleyball or take a swim in the clear waters of the lake. There are also changing rooms and concessions available in the beach house. You can even catch a movie on the beach on select dates throughout the summer.

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Local Farmer's Markets

Our area lakes are surrounded by fertile farmlands, tended both by families who have handed their land down from generation to generation and those who have recently adopted Southeastern Wisconsin as their new home. When the season is right, area growers, makers and purveyors come together to sell their goods at some of the many area farmers markets or farm stands dotting the countryside. You'll be able to find everything from fresh local produce and jams, jellies and honeys, to unique gift items and floral arrangements.