Things To Do In Lake Geneva After Getting Off The Water With Gage Marine

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Lake Geneva and the surrounding area has a lot to offer for sights to see and ways to spend your time. Getting on the lake is the most popular activity when people come to visit the area – and we don’t blame everyone! We love it out there too!

Our experienced and knowledgeable team can help you buy your very own Chris-Craft, MasterCraft, Monterey, Boston Whaler or Bennington boat. Whether you looking to create your own wakeboadring experience or you want to entertain friends and family with luxurious time on the lake, we have the right boat for you.

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Food and drinks

When you get off the water, you’re probably going to be thirsty and hungry. Well we have the perfect spot for you to relax for a bit before you keep exploring – Pier 290. Pier 290 is located right on our property and is Lake Geneva’s only lakeside restaurant with a beautiful view of Williams Bay from its dining room, outdoor patio and bar, beach or covered canopies. It has delicious food, amazing cocktails and live music.

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Local attractions

Just down the road from us is another great place to take a walk – Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. The 231-acre property has rolling creeks and calm ponds, wild vegetation and a boardwalk that hovers above a wetland. If you like to bird watch or quiz yourself on plant varieties – this is the place for you!

If you’re heading to downtown Lake Geneva from Williams Bay, perhaps the most recognizable landmark to watch out for is the fountain in front of the Riviera. The fountain is a replica of the Angel of the Waters Fountain in Central Park, New York. It was donated in 2004 by the Driehaus Family, which has one of the largest and most recognizable homes on the shores of Lake Geneva. We recommend selfies in front of the fountain and stopping by at night to catch the beautiful lights.

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Beaches

Right next to the fountain is the Riviera Beach, where you can go swimming in the lake and lounge in the sun. Daily admission is required during the summer, but only until 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., admission is free, but it’s swim at your own risk with no lifeguards on duty.

While most of the shores of Lake Geneva are privately owned, there are several other beaches. Big Foot Beach is actually a Wisconsin state park. The thin strip of beach in Buttons Bay on Lake Geneva is popular with families and groups of people looking to anchor a boat or float by the beach. There are also beaches available to the public for a small fee in Fontana and Williams Bay.

Downtown Lake Geneva

If you continue west from the beach, you’ll find Library Park and the Lake Geneva Public Library. Both are excellent spots to get a view of the lake. The library features a local history collection of rare books, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings and articles dating back to 1849.

Looking for some local flowers, products and produce? Check out the Lake Geneva Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 8 am – 1pm. The market is held every week from May 2 to Oct. 24. Grab some Wisconsin cheese, some fresh produce, a piece of local pottery or a new bar of soap!

Lake Tours

Lake tours

When you’re out on one of our boats you’re having a ton of fun, but you might not notice the beautiful homes or be learning anything about the lake’s history. Lake Geneva Cruise Line makes both of those possible! They have boat tour options that range in time from one hour to more than three, and exciting features from learning about the lake to watching the mailboat jumpers to enjoying an amazing champagne brunch.

Don’t forget to stroll down the public pier to the left of their ticket boat to snap some amazing pictures of you and your friends and family with beautiful Lake Geneva in the background before you leave!

Lake Geneva Walking Path

If you’re looking to explore Lake Geneva and get a unique view of the lake and the beautiful houses along the lake, the Lake Geneva Walking Path is right up your ally. The path follows the shore all the way around Lake Geneva.

It’s about 20 miles all the way around – which can be done in one day, but we suggest breaking it up into different days – and takes you right past beautiful lake homes and gives you an up close and personal view of the properties. There are only a handful of public access points, so make sure to plan where you want to start and how long you want to walk.

After you get some quality Lake Life time on one of our Gage boats, we know you’ll have great food at Pier 290 and a list of amazing sightseeing options to truly experience all that Lake Geneva and the surrounding area has to offer!

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