Located on the shores of its namesake lake in northwestern Wisconsin, Lake Geneva welcomes visitors throughout the year with rainbow-colored wildflowers in the spring, and a riot of colors in the fall. The town, with the sparkling blue lake on one side and mountains stretching into the clear sky on the other, is a mecca for people looking to spend days hiking, boating, fishing, and biking. You can find Lake Geneva vacation rentals situated along the waterfront with space to dock a boat, as well as tucked away at the edge of the mountains for extra peace and quiet. Take a look at the most unforgettable activities in Lake Geneva.
1. Hit the Links at Abbey Spring Golf Course
Practice your swing and get in a game of golf with jutting mountains and a deep blue lake as the backdrop at the Abbey Spring Golf Course. The course features 18 holes, manicured greens, and lush green trees everywhere you look. After your par 72 game, visit the club house for dinner and start with the baked Brie and the baked duck quesadilla.
2. Take a Yoga Class at WELL Spa Fitness Center
Whether you regularly practice yoga or just want to try it out, take a yoga class at the WELL Spa Fitness Center to relax and unwind stressed muscles from your daily life. This fitness center offers a number of other fitness classes if you want to continue your regular fitness routine on holiday.
3. Hit the Ropes at Aerial Adventures
Take to the air and test your courage at Aerial Adventures. This company combines zip lines and rope courses to provide you with a thrilling afternoon. Fly through the air one of the three ziplines, or show offer your monkey skills as you climb the observation tower. If you prefer something a little closer to the ground, they offer a low-level ropes course.
4. Go Sledding at Winter Activities at Grand Geneva
When vacationing in the winter months, feel the wind whip through your hair as you zoom down the hill on a sled at Winter Activities at Grand Geneva. This location provides your group with sleds and a hill steep enough to make your heart beat a little faster. If you want a more low-key activity, head inside for an afternoon of ice skating.
5. Fly a Helicopter With AM Air Service
Take the controls of a helicopter to see if you have what it takes to fly one on a flight with AM Air Service. You ride with a professional helicopter pilot and certified teacher who lets you fly for a few minutes. If you like it, you can schedule a couple of lessons during your trip.
6. Enjoy a Wake Experience With Gage Marine
Hit the water, and ride along behind a boat on a board or water skis with a Wake Experience with Gage Marine. A professional instructor helps you learn the ropes of riding on the wake of a boat on your chosen method. Take a private lesson, and you’ll be up on your feet in no time.
7. See Where Apples Come From at Hafs Road Orchard
The lush farmlands around the lake provide the perfect ground for apple orchards, and you can visit one with a trip to Hafs Road Orchard. See more than 50 varieties of apples growing on trees, and visit in the fall months in time to eat them fresh off the tree. At the small store, pick up a basket of your favorite variety and caramel apples for the sweet tooths in your group.
8. Taste Some Spirits at the AeppelTreow Winery and Distillery
The AeppelTreow Winery and Distillery makes a variety of wines and ciders along with small-batch whiskey. Take older children and the adults in your group to visit the tasting room to find your favorite. Stop by the gift store and select a bottle to serve at dinner back at your vacation rental.
9. Cool off With a Smoothie at Cafe Gelato
In the heat of the summer, take a break from your outdoor fun for a smoothie and the air conditioning at Cafe Gelato. This small shop offers something for everyone from gelato and soft-serve ice cream to pastries and simple sandwiches.
10. Go Skiing at The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva
Hit the slopes, and enjoy the sunshine as you zoom down the hill at The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva. The resort provides equipment rentals and lessons to get you on the slopes. You can find a trail for every level skier in your group.
11. Go Horseback Riding With Dan Patch Stables
Enjoy exploring the trails around the mountains with a horseback ride with Dan Patch Stables. The welcoming stable staff can help you pick out a beguiling horse suited to your style and level of experience ahead of your ride. Rides last as short as an hour and as long as a full day for you to experience hidden gems in the area.
12. Visit a Unique Petting Zoo at the Baby Barn
With a mixture of farm and exotic animals, the Baby Barn is the place to visit with the animal lovers in your group. From soft baby camels to gruff baby goats, this petting zoo offers you a unique hands-on experience. Attend the Exotic Bird Show to see a rainbow-colored singing parrot.
13. Get all Wet at Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark
Any time of year is a great time to spend a day getting wet at the Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark. Visit this indoor waterpark, and ride the Timber Rapids and Avalanche Falls slides for a thrill. The lazy river, Canyon River, is a great way to unwind as you drift along. There is even a kid’s area for the smallest members of your family.
14. Rent a Scooter From Midwest Action Cycle
Rent a scooter, and hit the open road at Midwest Action Cycle. You don’t need a special license, but you do need to be a licensed driver. The staff provides you with a quick lesson in the parking lot and quiet side road to practice on until you’re ready to head out on your own.
15. Learn More About the Gilded Age at Black Point Estate and Gardens
During the height of the Gilded Age, wealthy families built stunning homes along Geneva Lake, and you can see how the other half lived during that time with a tour of the Black Point Estate and Gardens. A knowledgeable guide takes you on a tour of the home, and then explore the gardens on your own.
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