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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. Put Geneva Lake and other Lake Geneva attractions into our Lake Geneva journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • we had such a fun time watching the folks walk around on the frozen lake as it was thawing teenagers are so amusing. The shops are super cute . I would avoid the Olymic Family resturant it put a bad t...  more »
  • Lake Geneva is an amazing experience from the fine dining, cool shopping water sports, beautiful Geneva Lake to all of the cool events like Winterfest, Oktoberfest and The Great Electric Christmas par...  more »
  • In October the beach is free. The lakefront in downtown Lake Geneva is the major attraction in this area. Lots of people, shops, restaurants, and just items of interest within about a 3 square mile ar...  more »

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