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Explore this idyllic community located just a short drive around Geneva Lake from the City of Lake Geneva.

On the western shores of Geneva Lake, the Village of Fontana is easily accessible from Lake Geneva and surrounding metro areas, yet it feels like a world away. Featuring a quaint small-town feel with natural beauty around every turn. Fontana offers a public beach, lakefront park and playground, boat launch, and family-friendly events throughout the year. You'll also enjoy a weekly farmers market and easy access to the acclaimed Geneva Lake Shore Path.


 

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Community Insights

Population: 1,674
Must-See Attraction: The Fontana Frog
Best Free Activity: Walking along the shore path
Favorite Annual Event: Annual 4th of July Fireworks held on the 4th every year!
What the locals love: Chuck's Lakeshore Inn for the best burgers on the West End

ORGANIZATIONS | Geneva Lake West Chamber | Bigfoot Recreation District


 

A Day in Fontana-on-Geneva Lake

Just a short drive from Lake Geneva, Fontana-on-Geneva Lake offers a charming small-town atmosphere with a generous splash of lakeside fun. Whether you're a water sports enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply in search of a tranquil day trip, Fontana is your ideal destination. Join us as we explore how to spend an unforgettable day in this picturesque locale.

Morning

Kick off your morning with an invigorating walk or jog along the shores of Fontana Beach. Then cool off with a dip in the lake. Snag the perfect spot on either the large sandy shore or the grassy area nearby and spend the rest of the morning relaxing in the sun with a great beach read.

Or if you’re looking for a little excitement out on the water, Jerry’s Majestic Marine rents luxury pontoon boats and waverunners. What better way to explore the lake than cruising around in style?

Afternoon

For lunch, stop by Gordy's Boat House Bar/Restaurant. Set right on the lake, Gordy’s offers fresh, local ingredients with an emphasis on casual, tasty dishes like fish tacos or their famous lakefront burgers. Another great spot for a hearty lunch is the Waterfront Restaurant at The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa. Dig into classic burgers and sandwiches paired with stunning views of the marina. 

After fueling up, it’s time for more adventure. Spend your afternoon exploring the ten-acre Fontana Fen for a peaceful hike through lush trails and native flora. Golf enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the opportunity to play a round at Abbey Springs Golf Course for a challenging layout with sweeping views of Fontana’s rolling hills. 

Evening

Consider booking a late afternoon or early evening treatment at Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort to unwind with hydration therapy or a deep-tissue massage. Then grab dinner at 240 West at The Abbey Resort. The upscale-rustic atmosphere and panoramic harbor views are the perfect backdrop for cocktails, appetizers, and delicious entrees. (Pro tip: Ask for their exclusive Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned cocktail.) Dive into dishes like grilled ribeye, seared salmon, or eggplant ratatouille, then finish off the day with a hand-dipped sweet treat at Blue Heaven Ice Cream shop before heading back to Lake Geneva.

From sun-up to sun-down, Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake offers a blend of scenic beauty, exciting activities, and fantastic dining options. Whether you’re exploring the pristine waters or teeing off on the greens, this town guarantees a memorable day for everyone.

 


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