Things To Do In And Around Geneva Lake

Seven Oaks recommendations for Dining In & Around Lake Geneva

There are many great restaurants in the Geneva Lake’s area close to Seven Oaks Bed & Breakfast. Great choices for dining in and around Lake Geneva include Sopra Bistro and Cafe Calamari. In addition, there are many options for a more casual dining experience. Try  Oakfire Pizza which is directly across from the lake, or Mama Cimino’s for delivery Don’t want to leave the comfort of your cozy cottage –  why not order in?

 

Lake Geneva

Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar – Tapas & WIne

Hunt Club Steakhouse

Medusa Grill & Bistro 

Oakfire Pizza

Sopra Bistro

Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub

 

Fontana

Gordy’s Boathouse Restaurant & Bar – 

Chucks Lakeshore Inn – 

Williams Bay

Cafe Calamari  (Open Mondays )

Harpoon Willies 

Pier 290

Privato Private Events & Live Music

 

Visit the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce website for more information on local area restaurants and local attractions.

 

Geneva Lake Boat Tours & Activities

The absolute jewel of the Lake Geneva area is Geneva Lake itself. The spring fed lake is an 8 mile long, 135 foot deep, glistening glacier cut lake.

On its shores is the city of Lake Geneva, and the villages of Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, and Williams Bay.

In the summer season, regular boat tours are available leaving from the Riviera Boat Dock in Lake Geneva (cruiselakegeneva.com).  Boats and other water sports equipment can be rented for your enjoyment, at the waterfront from Elmers, Marina Bay, and Clearwater Outdoor.

 

 

Hiking, Biking, Skiing & More

Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding and a great variety of other outdoor activities in and around Lake Geneva. Hike all or a portion of the 22-mile footpath around the lake. Take in the natural beauty of the lake. Marvel at the historic man-made mansions, as well as spectacular newer homes on the lakefront. Cycling or biking is a wonderful way to traverse the countryside.

Alpine Valley Resort located 30 minutes away, offers downhill ski slopes in the winter and a series of outdoor concerts in the summer. Downhill skiing is also available at the Grand Geneva resort – a ten-minute drive.

Aerial Adventures at 302 E. Townline Rd in Lake Geneva, feature a High Ropes Challenge Course, Climbing Tower, and 2 Zip Lines 900′ long & 600′ long all, in a naturally wooded setting. Opens daily mid-April through October.

Kettle Moraine State Forest

The Kettle Moraine is a short 30 – 45-minute drive. It is known for great hiking trails, off-road biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. The La Grange General Store offers everything you need to make your outdoor adventure an experience of a lifetime. They have bike and ski equipment rentalsnew and used sales, accessories, clothing, gifts and a cafe/deli all in one cool hangout.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Just 5 minutes from downtown, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours & Outdoor Adventure Center offers 100 acres of outdoor adventure and fun.  Their zip-line tour provides a thrilling, staff-guided, adventure through the tree canopy.

The tour consists of 9 zip-lines, 5 sky bridges, and 3 spiral staircases, and finishes with their 1200′ dual “racing” zip. Their High Ropes Course Excursions offer an obstacle course in the trees. It consists of 16 unique elements that challenge while offering plenty of choices.  Each participant can create their own route through the course.

If you like mountain biking, they offer over 12 miles of wooded mountain bike/hiking trails and customized team building experiences for groups.  Learn more at www.lakegenevacanopytours.com or by calling them at 262 248-9271.

Golf

Hawks-View-300x286There are some spectacular golf courses in the Geneva Lake’s area.

Within 5 miles of SevenOaks Bed & Breakfast, Hawksview Golf Club offers a challenging 18 hole course – Como Crossing – and an upscale par 3 course – Barn’s Hollow. The Grand Geneva has two 18’s, The Brute, featuring numerous water hazards and numerous traps and The Highlands, a links-style course.

Within 10 miles, Abbey Springs is a picturesque, challenging course with lots of oaks and several demanding uphill and downhill holes. Geneva National has 3 well manicured, challenging 18’s – The Palmer, The Trevino, and The Player, all worthy of their namesakes.

See individual course websites for additional information.

Salon & Spa Treatments

abbeyspa-300x134We are able to offer you the opportunity of getting a massage in the comfort of your suite. Call 414-324-2496 for details and pricing, and mention SevenOaks to Dale at Element Massage Studio.

For a day of treatments at a local Spa, we have a special offer in association with Mia Faccia in Lake Geneva – www.miafaccia.com. You will receive a 10% discount off any service with a discount card, available from Seven Oaks reception. Book early to avoid disappointment Saturdays are particularly busy.

Day spas abound in the Lake Geneva area as well as individual shops providing hair and nail care or massage.

Special Seasonal Events

Various festivals or special weekends are offered in the local area. They include the Chocolate Festival in Burlington in late May, the Venetian Festival in August and Winterfest, featuring the National Snow Sculpture at the lakefront in February. The later summer finds many local communities hosting corn roasts and barbeques. Click the link to see the latest happenings in the Lake Area Visit Lake Geneva  

Landmarks

  • Aerial Adventures – 11 min walk
  • Geneva Lake Museum – 14 min walk
  • Riviera Ballroom – 15 min walk
  • Lake Geneva Cruise Line – 15 min walk
  • Riviera Beach – 16 min walk
  • Studio Winery – 33 min walk
  • Big Foot Beach State Park – 34 min walk

  Getting around

  • Kenosha, WI (ENW-Kenosha Regional) – 39 min drive
  • Milwaukee, WI (MKE-General Mitchell Intl.) – 53 min drive
  • Woodstock Station – 30 min drive
  • Harvard Station – 30 min drive

For more information:

Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce website
Walworth County Tourism website