4 Reasons to Love Lake Geneva in the Fall

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The leaves have begun to change from bright green to shimmering gold and magnetic red all throughout Wisconsin. While there are many places throughout the state to take in these breathtaking fall views, there’s nothing quite as magical as a trip to Lake Geneva. From enjoying fall colors along the shoreline, to getting lost in a corn maze, Lake Geneva truly has it all! Join us as we go through our 4 reasons we love Lake Geneva during the Fall!

Pearce’s Farm Stand

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Fall weather obviously calls for corn mazes and pumpkin picking! Thankfully, at Pearce’s Farm Stand you can really do it all! Join the fun this year and head to the farm stand first to grab some fresh local produce. Then, while visiting make sure to get lost in the 12-acre corn maze all day long.

After an eventful day of finding your favorite local produce and getting lost, be sure to grab a pumpkin to bring home for carving before Halloween. You can take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and pick your favorite one to take along with you. Fun events coming up this fall at Pearce’s Farm Stand are the Customer Appreciation Day, Harvest Music Festival, and Pumpkin Fest. Plan your fun and take a look at their events here

Rustic Road 11 and 29

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If you’re a big fan of exploring fall colors along scenic roads, Lake Geneva is a great place to wander the backroads! You can see the gorgeous, vibrant fall leaves from the comfort of your own car on Rustic Road 11. This scenic highway winds through views of the glacial Kettle Moraine topography, farm land, and lakes. This hidden gem route is 10.3 miles and adjoins Rustic Roads 12 and 36 (if you’re wanting to see more)!

One shorter drive you don’t want to miss out in the fall season is Rustic Road 29. This route may only be about 2.7 miles in length but offers amazing views that you will definitely want to check out. Meander through the gorgeous lakefront homes and along the natural wildlife beauty to really experience what Lake Geneva fall is like!

Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures

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What better way to really see the fall colors than by getting intertwined with the trees at Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures! Experience the fall foliage with a little thrill and head out on an adventure-filled zip lining tour through this 100-acre property. If you’re taking the full tour, expect to zip down 9 different lines, the longest being 841 feet! The full 9-zipline tour takes about 2 to 2.5 hours so plan ahead and make sure you have all the time to really take in this experience. Book your fun here! Lake Geneva Zipline & Adventures also provides other fun activities that you can do throughout the entire year: High Ropes Course, Climbing Tour, and Biking or Hiking!

The Geneva Lake Shore Path

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Grab your hiking shoes and prepare for scenic views of the changing leaves, historic estates, and stunning homes along The Geneva Lake Shore Path. This 26-mile lakeside trail along the shores of Geneva Lake is a day trip in itself. There are a few public access points but the easiest place to start is at the Lake Geneva Public Library right in Downtown Lake Geneva! 

Along the path you are able to take in the views of the clear blue waters, boats out sailing or roaming, and if you’re still out for a sunset…it is definitely going to really stun you (especially with the colors in full bloom)! Learn more about the Geneva Lake Shore Path and find a map here. 

Let’s just say Lake Geneva truly is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ place to head for a perfect fall trip this year. Between a little adventure and the thrill of zip lining through the forest, to taking a long walk along the shoreline path, you can really find all of the fall foliage in Lake Geneva! What are you looking forward to experiencing this fall in Lake Geneva? Let us know in the comments below! If you need some more inspiration to plan your trip, check out our digital short, ‘A Fall Getaway to Lake Geneva’!


Kortnee Hass: Digital Media Associate for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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