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Big Foot Beach State Park

This 272 acre park has a magnificent public beach and five miles of hiking trails including lagoons, wooded areas, open grass and marshlands that are home to many bird species. State Park sticker is required and can be purchased on site at any State Park.

Location: South Lakeshore Drive, Lake Geneva WI 53147

Toll Free: (888) 947-2757

Duck Lake Nature Area

This 2 mile lake shore walkway is located on the South side of Lake Como, in Lake Geneva. It`s also known as Warbler Walkway because most of the state`s warblers have been seen there. You`ll pass through brushes, woods and pastures. Until the 1970`s, this was the site of the tracks for a commuter train that operated between Lake Geneva and Lake County, IL but it was so slow that some argued it was quicker to ride a bike! Eventually the tracks were removed. You can still signs of the track in downtown Lake Geneva. The west end of the trail can be located as you go west on Highway 50 form Lake Geneva, turn right on Schofield Rd., go north to Lake Como. The trail starts behind a tan colored metal garage at the east end of South Shore Rd. OR go west on Highway 50 from Lake Geneva, turn right on Forest St. Turn left briefly on McDonald Rd. then right on Marshall Ln. Go north, turn left on Grandview. Take first right, still on Grandview, follow down to trail.

Location: Schofield and South Shore Rd. Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Duck Pond Recreation Area

Located on Wild Duck Road, off Highway 67. The park contains numerous hiking trails, as well as softball, baseball and soccer fields and a Frisbee golf course. The Village recently added a pavilion with bathroom facilities and a concession stand which is open during scheduled sports events.

Location: Wild Duck Rd, Fontana WI 53125

Fontana Fen

Take one of three annotated walks at this 10-acre conservation area, home to the calcareous fen. This rare type of wetland prairie has an internal ground water system that supports only a few specialized plants. The fen is located off Highway 67 next to St. Benedict Catholic Church. The parking area is located at the corner of Main Street and Dewey Avenue. The area is open daily, year round with no admission fees.

Location: Hwy 67, Fontana WI 53125

Phone: (262) 275-2116

Four Seasons Nature Preserve

This 66-acre nature preserve is being restored to its natural prairie conditions. Walk the marked paths and keep your open for Lake Geneva’s diverse wildlife.

Location: N1889 Co Hwy H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 248-3673

Kishwauketoe Conservancy

Established in 1989, this natural area has been preserved for the enjoyment of all. The name Kishwauketoe is the Potawatomi Indian word for sparkling water. More than four miles of trails through this 230-acre wetland area will take you through many kinds of habitats and plant communities.

Location: Hwy 67 (North of Geneva St), Williams Bay WI 53191

The Lake Path

20.6 Mile Walk Around Geneva Lake!! Free for everyone. Access by any public park on the lake.

Touring the Geneva Lake Shore Path: (262) 245-1000A full-color, pocket-sized booklet with trail nformation, estate history, and beautiful shoreline photography. It is available for $5.00 at local retailers or by calling Nei-Turner Group.

Walk, Talk & Gawk: PO Box 413, Lake Geneva WI 53147 Fax: (262) 249-0245 A guide to the Lake Geneva Shore Path divides the path into seven segments with access information, condition of path, parking information and points of interest. Sold at many area stores or by mail order for $9.00.