Geneva Lake North Shore Hike

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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It’s easy to see why so many wealthy Chicagoans built their opulent mansions on the shore of Geneva Lake (the lake is called Geneva Lake; the town is called Lake Geneva) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The views from the wooded bluffs along this silvery lake are fantastic. While enjoying the lake and the historic estates on this hike, you’ll encounter flower gardens, carefully landscaped lawns, boathouses, and pleasant little towns.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago

by Ted Villaire (Menasha Ridge Press)

It’s easy to see why so many wealthy Chicagoans built their opulent mansions on the shore of Geneva Lake (the lake is called Geneva Lake; the town is called Lake Geneva) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The views from the wooded bluffs along this silvery lake are fantastic. While enjoying the lake and the historic estates on this hike, you’ll encounter flower gardens, carefully landscaped lawns, boathouses, and pleasant little towns.

©  Ted Villaire/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lake Geneva
Distance: 10
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3–4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Topo: Walworth, Wi, and Lake Geneva, Wi
Driving Directions: Directions to Geneva Lake: North Shore Hike

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