Fall in Lake Geneva
Worth The Road Trip
When the calendar flips to fall, the Lake Geneva area landscape lights up in kaleidoscopic color, and our trifecta of tracks become new terrain. You know a road trip is in your fall future.
Fall Boat Tours
Choose between Lake Geneva Cruise Line's public or private sightseeing tours that provide an up-close view of the beautiful shoreline estates and mansions amidst the splendor of the fall season. Fall cruises continue until October 31 and may be extended to November weekends, weather permitting.
Zip-Lining & High Ropes
Just 5.5 miles from Geneva National, Lake Geneva Zip Line & Adventures provides sky-high adventures on eight lines some 30 feet above ground in 100 acres of fall-painted forest canopy with a dual-racing zip line as the grand finale. The property also offers a 16-obstacle high ropes course as well as mountain-biking trails and a campfire.
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Just 4 miles from Geneva National, the Pearce Family Farm Stand puts on family-friendly hayrides to the pumpkin patch, cooks up fresh-made cider donuts and kettle corn, and offers hay bale jumping and an interactive 12-acre corn maze. Get lost and find fun at Pearce’s! Open daily through Halloween, 9am-5:30pm. If you love a good labyrinth, head over to Mukwanago's Elegant Farmer for another corn maze and Harvard's Royal Oak Farm for the area's only apple orchard maze, just 16 miles from Geneva National.
Apple Picking & Wine Tasting
Just 12 miles from Geneva National is Elkhorn's Apple Barn Orchard & Winery, a charming farm for u-pick apples and seasonal foods (cider donuts, caramel apples, local honey) as well as award-winning fruit wines. Stop by to pick a peck, for a tasting, or both. Make sure to visit the website or call ahead to see what’s picking. Apple picking and family fun are plentiful at Mukwanago's Elegant Farmer and Harvard's Royal Oak Farm, 23 and 16 miles, respectively, from Geneva National. Delavan's Staller Estate also features winery tours and tastings.
As the colors drench Lake Geneva's foliage, area calendars fill with fall festivals that provide built-in autumn activities for your family or group. Click each for details.
Elegant Farmer's Autumn Harvest Festival (Weekends Sept 10-Oct 23, 10 am-5pm)
Oktoberfest in Lake Geneva (October 7-9)
Geneva National, Lake Geneva's premier golf resort, presents three semi-private signature courses by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino. Ensconced in rolling Wisconsin woodlands and wetlands, these bentgrass courses are bordered by autumn's technicolor hues.
Scooter Rides & Tours
Now in its tenth year, Scoot Jockeys provides scooters for rental as well as training to get you on the road safely. Perfect for groups and team-building, Scoot Jockeys also provides guided tours around Geneva Lake.
Leaf Peeping & Colorful Hikes
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is known for fantastic fall colors that rival those of New England. In fact, the state tracks its changing hues with its popular Fall Color Report. Soak in the season's glow on foot at the family- and dog-friendly Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy or the Shore Path that encircles the 7-mile long Geneva Lake and provides up-close views of the magnificent lakeshore homes.
Take a walk on the wild side during a guided tour of Safari Lake Geneva, a conservation-focused ranch featuring some 50 animals from American bison and Ankole-Watusi cattle to plains zebra, ostrich, and blackbuck antelope, Five miles from downtown, Safari Lake Geneva is open each season through October 31. Just two miles from Geneva National, the year-round Dancing Horses Theatre features live equestrian and bird shows as well as a petting zoo that is open seasonally through October.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Take a peek at the breathtaking fall colors from a bird's-eye at the Lake Geneva Balloon Company. Sunrise and sunset rides are available topped with Champagne and a keepsake flight certificate.