With the seasons changing in Lake Geneva the colors are reflected in beautiful hues of red, gold and amber as lustrous leaves fall to the ground. There is an audible chill to the air as waves lap darkening shorelines. The dry snap of a twig on your walk to a bonfire, the coolness that catches your breath and the appearance of pumpkins and hay bales mark the welcomed changing of the seasons. Fall is beautiful in Lake Geneva. Just one reason to visit and take advantage of many area pumpkin farms, corn mazes, dining experiences, hiking paths and annual festivals.
Where Are The Best Places To Experience Fall in Lake Geneva?
Locals are fond of the shore path this time of year. With breezy temperatures and multiple natural hues, it’s the perfect time of year to get on your hiking gear and stroll the 26-mile lake path. Not into hiking? Boats like the Lake Geneva Cruise Line and Lake Line Queen in nearby Delevan run public tours through the end of October. Experience the Fall foliage while sipping a cocktail, at an ice cream social or enjoy the seasonal Boos and Brews Cruise. Find more information here:
Biking is another popular option this time of year. With plenty of local places to rent from you can pack light and leave your gear at home. Avant Cycle Cafe offers both traditional and E-bike rentals while you can also fuel your adventure with hand-crafted coffee and treats. Take a ride near the lake or explore foliage on one of the many paths located at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Check out Lake Geneva’s biking and hiking map.
Best Autumn Restaurants & Cocktails
If you are looking for fine dining overlooking magnificent Fall landscapes, the Grandview Restaurant located at the Geneva Inn is located on the water for fantastic dining and Fall views. The Hunt Club at Geneva National is another upscale, delectable local restaurant featuring views of Fall foliage and nearby Lake Como. Their menus change seasonally so you can get the freshest tastes of Autumn.
For casual and eclectic Fall wine and breweries, check out The Bottle Shop or Topsy Turvy Brewery. Both are located downtown Lake Geneva and are locally owned. They feature a variety of entertainment along with craft drinks, wine and beer. Sit outside and sip your wine on the European inspired patio at The Bottle Shop. Check here for live entertainment at the outdoor beer garden on the Topsy Turvy grounds
Family Friendly Activities: Pumpkin Patches, Apple Picking Corn Mazes & More
There are plenty of family friendly outdoor Fall venues in the greater Lake Geneva area. Go on a hayride, get lost in a corn maze. Enjoy fresh Apple Cider, donuts and pies. The sensations of Fall are widely available for you and your kids to enjoy.
A long standing tradition, located in nearby Mukwonago, The Elegant Farmer is specifically curated to provide all the best Fall has to offer. Their annual Harvest Fest takes place Saturdays and Sundays September through October. They offer everything from apple and pumpkin picking, signature baked in a bag apple pies, hay rides, train rides, ponies and a corn maze. For 75 years The Elegant Farmer has been celebrating the harvest with locals and visitors of Walworth County, WI.
Located in Hebron, IL -just over the WI/IL border the beautifully landscaped Royal Oak Farm Orchard is a fourth generation Farm with acres of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, a playground and more. There’s a petting zoo, hayrides and tours. You can even grab lunch and home-made savories at the delicious Bakery & Country Kitchen located onsite.
Just to the East of Lake Geneva, Hafs Road Orchard offers over 25 apple varieties to choose from. Enjoy a hand-dipped caramel apple. Visit their store for your favorites and try fresh made cider, apple butter and other homemade Wisconsin Fall treats.
Fall Festivals Near Geneva Lake
The annual Streets of Lake Geneva Oktoberfest is a must if you are planning to be in the area mid-October. This outdoor event in downtown Lake Geneva combines live entertainment with locally crafted food and beverages. Enjoy live music, pony rides for the kids, a beer tent for twenty-one and older. Feast on fresh WI made brats, pierogies, cotton candy and more!
Visit nearby Delevan for their annual Oktoberfest. Featuring live music, a variety of food trucks, craft vendors and contests with prizes. Located at Delavan Community Park, fresh local BBQ, cider or cold brews are awaiting you in a festive atmosphere outdoors.
Fresh aired, fun, family safe events this Fall really make coming to Lake Geneva a no-brainer. Check out here for some places to stay and don’t forget to order your vacation groceries ahead of time. Truly relax and get inspired by nature. We’ll take care of the basics as well as S’mores kits, breakfast items and more! Shop online today and you can even email inquiries about out of the box vacation needs.
Arrive to vacation in style and enjoy a stress-free weekend getaway to beautiful Lake Geneva this Fall.