Our unbelievably mild fall weather has certainly been an unexpected treat. Blue skies and warm temperatures keep tempting us to keep the patio furniture out, crack the windows for fresh air and wear lightweight jackets instead of bundling up to thwart the typical mid-November chill. There’s no better way to enjoy these fleeting days (I’ve seen the forecast!) than to walk the Geneva Lake Shore Path when the sun is warm and the air just slightly cool. I was lucky enough to do just that along with my better half and our golden retriever, who was more than happy to enjoy the day outside. Although the piers in front of the grand estates are out of the water and sitting along the path, it’s easy to navigate around them. This time of year you’ll meet fewer hikers, but those you do pass all seem to be on the same mission to soak up the sunshine, while getting some exercise. Those of us that are locals often forget about this 21-mile treasure that encircles Geneva Lake. I feel fortunate we were able to “escape” for a day and be tourists in our own backyard.
Enjoying the Geneva Lake Shore Path
This weekend, November 19-20
Christmas at the Farm: Find one-of-a-kind gifts and all types of greenery for holiday decorating at Northwind Perennial Farm, just north of Lake Geneva. Their Christmas Shop opens this weekend and is filled with an amazing collection of unique gifts, holiday decor and beautifully displayed Christmas ornaments. For hours and directions, click here.
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra: On Saturday evening enjoy compositions from Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler and more. The LGSO will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay. To learn more, click here.
22nd Annual Illumination Ceremony: Visit Grand Geneva on Sunday for the kickoff of the annual six-week long Christmas in the Country Celebration. They’ll flip the switch on more than two million lights throughout the property followed by a dazzling grand fireworks display. For details click here.
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Posted on November 17, 2016
by Barb Howell