Places to Play

Check out the local tourist website at www.visitwalworthcounty.com for general information, links to these activities, contact information and directions.  On the welcome page, learn how to set up your own potential itinerary list by clicking on the itinerary symbol.  Also www.lakegenevawi.com features many of these plus additional activities.

Swimming:
• Public beaches in downtown Lake Geneva, Williams Bay & Fontana.
• Indoor pools at your hotel.
• Outdoor pool party at Mom Novak’s Willabay Shores Condo in Williams Bay, please call (262) 903-9864 for details.

Boat Rentals and Parasailing Rides:
• Marina Bay Boat Rentals in downtown Lake Geneva – Rent power boats, pontoon boats, wave runners, and tubing/skiing equipment.
• Elmer’s Lake Geneva Boatline next to Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva – power boats, pontoon boats, wave runners, captained sailboat charter (see Lake Geneva’s tourist website).
• Clearwater Outdoor store in downtown Lake Geneva – Arrange for kayak and canoe rentals and lessons, stand up paddle board rentals for various locations on Geneva Lake.
• Jerry’s Marine on Chuck’s Pier, Fontana Lakefront – Rent wave runners, power boats and pontoon boats. Experience the thrill of flying like an eagle while viewing Geneva Lake from high in the air on a single or tandem parasail ride.
• Fontana Paddle Company on Geneva Lake at Fontana lakefront and at Interlaken/Geneva Ridge on Lake Como – Rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowing skiffs.

Bring Your Own Boat:
• Boat Launches – In Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana
• Overnight Mooring – Deb and Jeff have a boat slip reserved for the weekend at The Geneva Inn just South of Lake Geneva. Reservations can also be made ahead of time at Elmer’s Lake Geneva Boatline and George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay.

Outdoor Adventures:
• Aerial Adventures, on Townline Road between Lake Geneva and Elkhorn – Zipline Canopy Tour, Climbing Towers, a “Vertical Playground”, Low Ropes Course and 2-passenger “Zorbi” Ball that rolls down 250’ long grass runway.
• Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, on Hwy H between Lake Geneva and Elkhorn – Offers 8 different zip lines, 5 sky bridges, 3 spiral stairways, “floating” double helix stairway on world class Canopy Tour. High Ropes Excursion includes 16 obstacles. Nearly 9 miles of Arbor Trails accommodate beginner to advanced hiking and/or mountain biking.
• Lake Geneva Balloon Company – 1-hour hot air balloon sight-seeing tours over the Geneva Lakes area twice per day (weather permitting) at sunrise and 2.5 hours prior to sunset (but don’t be late for the wedding on Saturday!).
• Midwest Action Cycle in downtown Lake Geneva – Scooter rental hourly, half-day or full-day. Helmets are provided. They are not currently listed on the tourist websites. Contact: (262) 249-0600, http://www.scootjockeys.com.
• CMP Tactical Lazer Tag on Route 120 just North of Lake Geneva – Southeast Wisconsin’s premier outdoor laser tag field featuring multiple buildings strewn across an open landscape, high tech simulated weapons, and objective-based gameplay.

Hiking Paths:
• Geneva Lake Shore Path – Established by the Potawatomie Indians , the shore path remains a public easement stretching 21 miles around the lake along the shore lined with beautiful mansions. It is accessible from public parks with easy parking in Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana and can be enjoyed for as short or long a hike as you’d like.
• Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy in Williams Bay – Hike 4 miles of trails viewing native flowers, sedges, grasses and trees.

Golf:
• There are numerous golf courses shown on both the Walworth County and Lake Geneva websites from Par 3 to 5-star championship courses located throughout the Lake Geneva area. Check websites for details.

Bowling:
• Lake Geneva Lanes, located at the East end of city of Lake Geneva next-door to Comfort Suites – Bowling, game room with pool tables, darts, COSMIC bowling and bumper bowling with animated score screens, sports bar and burgers. Can be found on the Lake Geneva website.

Historical/Educational:
• Yerkes Observatory (established in late 1800’s as University of Chicago Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics) in Williams Bay is home to the 40-inch Refractor, the largest lens-type telescope in the world. Free 1-hour tours are offered each Saturday at 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.
• Geneva Lake Museum of History in downtown Lake Geneva – Walk right into exhibits to examine up-close the artifacts and replicas of 19th Century era shops, businesses, historic residences, stagecoaches, brick streets, Potawatomi Indian lore and nautical vessels.

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