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Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva

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Geneva Lake is a body of freshwater in Walworth County in southeastern Wisconsin. On its shores are the city of Lake Geneva, and the villages of Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, and Williams Bay.The lake covers an area of approximately 8.14sqmi, has a maximum length of 7.5 miles (12 km), mean depth of 62.7 feet (19.1 m) and a maximum depth of 144 feet (44 m). Geologists believe that it is a filled-in kettle formed from a receding glacier.LakeshoreThe lake and the community of Lake Geneva were named for the town of Geneva, New York, located on Seneca Lake, which government surveyor John Brink thought it resembled. To avoid confusion with the nearby town of Geneva, Illinois, the city was renamed Lake Geneva; later the lake was renamed Geneva Lake.Lakeshore attractions include Big Foot Beach State Park, Lake Geneva Yacht Club, the George Williams College campus of Aurora University, and Yerkes Observatory. The observatory is owned by the University of Chicago, which has established a study group to plan a regional center for science education at the observatory.
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  • One of the most enjoyable and beautiful walking excursions in Lake Geneva is to walk along the lake or see how far you can get around the 21 mile lake. On either side of the lake are beautiful houses ...  more »
  • Our family loves Geneva Lake and the Rivera beach. My grandkids have had so many sandcastle during our summer visits. In fall, it’s pretty with all the pretty colored trees in the background. On clear...  more »
  • Wonderful resort 1.5 h North of Chicago. A real gem for relaxation and entertainment. Great atmosphere and for us with the House interest a real oasis for inspiration! We love and get hit up for a holiday in both summer and winter!
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