Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Geneva Lake Views Fuel a Tranquil Day in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Geneva Lake Views Fuel a Tranquil Day in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Geneva Lake Views Fuel a Tranquil Day in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Quietly nestled along Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, Williams Bay treats visitors to tranquil lake views and a quaint town to explore.Williams Bay is more relaxed than nearby Lake Geneva, so we love to visit for a calm day of relaxation on the lake.

Calm beach at Williams Bay on Geneva Lake ready for families to enjoy.
Calm beach at Williams Bay on Geneva Lake ready for families to enjoy.
When my daughter was younger, we spent quite a few peaceful mornings reposing at the public beach at Williams Bay. The beach has life guards and a changing facility which is very convenient for families. Everything is well marked. There is a little pier for jumping off which is a fun element. Overall, this is one of my favorite beaches for families particularly those with real little ones. There is a fee, but I feel it is well worth it.

Nice sized playground right on the lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Nice sized playground right on the lake.
Adjacent to the beach is a green space with plenty of room to spread out. On our recent visit, we enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch under a shade tree. The nice playground abuts against the lake and provides another avenue of summer fun for kids.

Peaceful little nook in the shade at Williams Bay in Wisconsin
Peaceful little nook in the shade.
Near the beach there also are some nice shaded alcoves for relaxing and taking a break from the sun.

Quiet pier on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
Quiet pier on Geneva Lake.
Of course, one of my favorite experiences of each visit to Williams Bay is enjoying the views of Geneva Lake.

Visiting Town:

Enjoying gourmet finds at the Green Grocer in Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Enjoying gourmet finds at the Green Grocer.
Our visits also include a wander through town. We love to stop in the Green Grocer which has some light grocery options featuring organic produce including locally grown when it is in season. Additionally, Green Grocer crafts gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads. Quite the perfect spot to pick up something special for a picnic! Additionally, Green Grocer is home to diverse wines -- with periodic tastings -- and local beer. You will also find some locally crafted items in store as well. Green Grocer is a nice little spot to visit and the historic building it is housed in adds to the charm.

Green Grocer finds its home in a charming historic brick building in Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Green Grocer finds its home in a charming historic brick building.
Dip in the Bay and other eateries in the downtown area are worth exploring. Dip in the Bay is a family owned ice cream parlor with a large selection of ice cream.

Vibrant beach chairs lead to a Dip in the Bay.
Vibrant beach chairs lead to a Dip in the Bay.
You can see it is a fun little spot:

Hi from Dip in the Bay!
Hi from Dip in the Bay!
Hiking Along a Boardwalk:

While visiting William's Bay, also take some time to explore the Kishwauketoe Trail and walk along the boardwalk through wetland and on to the prairie. A serene walk in nature is just what we needed during our family day away from it all.

Hiking along a boardwalk on Kishwauketoe Trail in Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Hiking along a boardwalk on Kishwauketoe Trail.
We found Kishwauketoe Trail to be beautiful and a wonderful location for birding. The emerald green hues throughout certainly enticed us to walk further. I could have walked through the trails quite a few times!

Savoring Geneva Lake views in Williams Bay, Wisconsin


Our days in Williams Bay are always full of serenity. We are enamored with Williams Bay's perch on Geneva Lake and its calmness relative to Lake Geneva. Visits to Williams Bay are full of sparkling lake views and slow moments of absorbing it all. Just the getaway we need!

**Note: Currently, Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay is closed. However, I am hopeful it will reopen. The historic structure is interesting to tour and should be on your list should it reopen.

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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2 comments:

  1. It looks like there are a lot of fun things to do and I love the Geneva Lake views!

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  2. We love this area for family vacation. We have never heard of the Kishwauketoe Trail before and we're looking forward to trying it out on our next visit. Thanks for the tip!

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