Although the calendar said mid-November, last weekend’s mild temperatures and clear, blue skies tempted many of us to get outdoors and enjoy the fleeting days of fall. Some staffers chose to hike a segment of the Geneva Lake Shore Path, while others enjoyed the great outdoors hunting pheasant. Still others decided this was the Saturday they would tour Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay. If you haven’t taken this tour yet, it’s a must to add to your bucket list. Every Saturday the Observatory opens its doors to the public for a fascinating look at its history, architectural detail, astronomical research, along with a look into the 90-foot dome at the 40-inch refractor, still the largest lens-type telescope in the world.
|Hiking the Shore Path
|Touring Yerkes Observatory
This weekend, November 21-22
Turkey Trot: Saturday morning bring the whole family to Big Foot Beach State Park for the 11th annual Turkey Trot. Whether you’re a walker, jogger or runner there’s an event for you, and all proceeds benefit the friends of Big Foot Beach State Park. Click here to learn more about this year’s event, including the costume contest and activities planned.
Wine, Chocolate and a Few Corks: Head to Staller Estate Winery north of Delavan this Saturday for a one-of-a-kind event. You’ll enjoy wine, chocolate, and a picnic platter, while completing a cork craft project with your friends. Click here for more information.
Illumination Ceremony: Kick off the holiday season at dusk on Sunday when more than two million lights are illuminated at Grand Geneva Resort. This annual ritual is the start of the six-week long Christmas in the Country celebration at the property. You’ll also be dazzled by a grand fireworks display. See details here.
Let us know what you enjoyed this weekend! Click here to send us your pictures and comments.
Posted on November 18, 2015
by Barb Howell