Come explore the awesome Lake Geneva area! It's a paradise for nature buffs and thrill-seekers, offering stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters, and lots of greenery. Sure, the town's got fancy resorts and a lively downtown, but the real magic is in its parks and natural spots. And what better time to soak up Mother Nature's vibes than on Earth Day? Join us in celebrating the awesomeness of our planet right here in Lake Geneva!


Exploring the Great Outdoors

Kick off your Earth Day adventure by diving into the natural wonders of the Lake Geneva region! Explore our lush parks and serene lakeshores for a dose of nature's therapy. Whether you're wandering through forested trails or strolling along the lakeside, there's plenty of scenic beauty to soak in.


Big Foot Beach State Park

Collage of pictures of Big Foot Beach Park

Tucked along the shores of Geneva Lake, Big Foot Beach State Park offers a haven for outdoor lovers. With over 6,000 feet of shoreline, sandy beaches, and shaded picnic areas, this park is perfect for a leisurely day by the water. Nature trails wind through lush woodlands, providing opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. Visitors can dive deep into the peacefulness of nature by also enjoying swimming, fishing, and boating activities.


Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

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For those seeking a more immersive nature experience, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Spanning 230 acres of wetlands, prairies, and woodlands, this conservation area offers a diverse array of ecosystems to discover. Miles of hiking trails meander through the landscape, leading to scenic overlooks, meadows bursting with wildflowers, and peaceful marshes teeming with life. Whether you're an avid birder or simply enjoy a peaceful stroll in nature, Kishwauketoe promises an enriching experience for all.


Geneva Lake Shore Path

Collage of pictures of the Geneva Lake Shore Path

Take a trip through time as you stroll along the historic Geneva Lake Shore Path. This legendary trail spans 21 miles around the lake, treating you to breathtaking views of majestic estates, cozy cottages, and unspoiled shoreline. Step into the shoes of past pioneers and Native Americans as you soak up the timeless beauty that has captivated people for ages. Whether you prefer a leisurely walk or an energizing jog, this scenic pathway invites you to relax and bask in the tranquility of Lake Geneva's shores.


White River County Park and Trail

Collage of pictures of the White River County Park

Venture beyond the lakefront and explore the picturesque countryside in the White River Park. This is the county’s largest park, with nearly 200 acres of natural terrain and two miles of frontage along the White River. The park features a kayak launch, fishing, walking trails, picnic shelters, and lots of beautiful flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for wildlife, from songbirds and deer to elusive foxes and coyotes, as you enjoy the peaceful setting.


Linn Nature Park

College of pictures of the Linn Nature Park

The Nature Park in the Town of Linn boasts two miles of marked trails, a pavilion, silos, and 154 gently rolling acres with tall grass prairie, wetland and savannah habitats. The park is home to many grassland birds including Henlow’s and Grasshopper Sparrows, Bobolink, and the Eastern Meadowlark. Hiking or horseback riding offer both educational and recreational opportunities in this protected grassland habitat. In 2008, Linn was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its work on the Park and for restoring habitat for Wisconsin birds.


Exploring Local Waters

Kayaks laying on the lakeshore

For those who prefer water-based adventures, Lake Geneva offers endless opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. Glide across the crystal-clear waters of Geneva Lake, soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, and feel a profound sense of awe and gratitude for the beauty of our planet.

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Support Sustainable Practices

Earth Day is not only a time for celebration but also a time for reflection and action. Take this opportunity to support local businesses and initiatives that prioritize sustainability and environmental stewardship.


Enjoy Eco-friendly Shopping and Dining

 Collage of pictures of the Lake Geneva Farmers Market

Celebrate Earth Day by indulging in delicious cuisine made from locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Explore the vibrant culinary scene of Lake Geneva, where farm-to-table eateries and menus abound. Savor the flavors of fresh produce and artisanal fare while supporting businesses that prioritize environmental stewardship. Consider shopping a local farmers market, packing a picnic, and enjoying a meal al fresco in one of the many breathtaking parks and nature areas.


Embrace Sustainable Habits

Hikers enjoying a short nature trail hike

While you enjoy the beauty of Lake Geneva on Earth Day and any time of the year, keep in mind to embrace eco-friendly habits that lessen your impact on the environment. Follow the Leave No Trace guidelines while you're out and about, showing respect for nature and leaving it as you found it for the next folks. Try to cut down on waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling whenever you can. And when you're getting around, consider eco-friendly modes like biking or sharing rides to explore the region.


Family enjoying some bird watching

On Earth Day or whenever you drop by, dive into the awesome natural beauty of Lake Geneva and give a nod to the wonders of our planet. Whether you're trekking through green forests, paddling on clear waters, or digging into eco-friendly grub, nature's calling out for you to chill out, adventure, and get back in sync with the world around you. So, pack your hiking boots, grab your camera, and embark on an unforgettable journey celebrating nature in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.