The Siberian American: Fall Colors on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line Full Lake Tour

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Colors on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line Full Lake Tour

Since we don’t get a lot of fall color in Texas, Chris and I have been trying to enjoy it as much as we can during our year in the Midwest. When Chris got his first day off in nearly two weeks, I planned a day trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for beautiful fall foliage views and gorgeous mansions.

Geneva Lake Fall Foliage

Lake Geneva is sometimes called “The Newport of the West” due to the many mansions situated along the shores of Geneva Lake. (Note: The town is called Lake Geneva while the lake is called Geneva Lake). Some of the famous families who currently have or used to have estates around the lake are the Wrigley Family (known for chewing gum), Wacker Family, Schwinn Family (known for bicycles), and the Wacker Family (a prominent Chicago family—Charles H. Wacker championed the Burnham Plan for Chicago and was the director of the 1893 Columbian Exposition).

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Beautiful Fall Foliage

We opted to take the Full Lake Tour of Geneva Lake from the Lake Geneva Cruise Line, which was a two-hour cruise aboard the Walworth II, a boat that is still used as a mailboat during the summer. I loved our time cruising along the lake, hearing stories of the families who have built estates there and seeing the vibrant fall colors.

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It was the perfect fall adventure. The fall color was some of the most stunning I have ever seen, especially along the lakeshore. I enjoyed seeing all of the massive estates while Chris loved googling more information about the families. If we lived in the area, Lake Geneva is a place I would visit every year.


27 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful! How far is this from Chicago?

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  2. So pretty, those fall colors are amazing. Sounds like a perfect weekend.

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  3. Wow, definitely beautiful, the colors are amazing! I wouldn't mind living there!

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  4. So pretty! That's one thing I definitely missed while living in Texas: fall.

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    1. Me too! I love being out of Texas during the fall this year to experience the colors!

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  5. What an amazing tour - I can't get over the colors! and how big the houses are! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. So beautiful! I can't imagine living near a place that has that much beautiful fall foliage! And it's so crazy that all of those famous families live right there on Geneva Lake. Even though we really don't get all of the color changes, the good news is that it finally feels more like fall back here in Texas, so at least we're taking a step in the right direction!

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  7. Looks like a great time! I will have to check it out!

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  8. These pictures are amazing, what gorgeous colors!

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  9. Oh my goodenss! The colors here are so beautiful and totally love those gorgeous houses!
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  10. Those trees! So much fall color, it looks like a painting instead of real life! I sooo wish I could go see that right now!

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  11. Wow! Your photos are stunning, it truly is the perfect place to see the fall foliage! I always love hearing about the families that have huge lake hopes too!

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  12. oh my goodness! gorgeous pictures, the colours are stunning. what a fun day trip!

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  13. These pictures are stunning! You went during the peak which is perfect timing <3

    Green Fashionista

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  14. Beautiful colours. Look at the size of those houses!

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    1. I know! So crazy to think most of those are summer homes!

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  15. This tour is right up my alley! I would love to learn all about those homes! How pretty :) I'm also pretty jealous of all the colorful foliage! I have yet to venture to a space with enough trees to experience it myself.

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  16. The colors are so gorgeous! And with the sparkling water... perfection!

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  17. I have a friend who lives somewhat near to this place - I might have to suggest he visits here. :) Gorgeous pics!

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  18. OMG so jealous, these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I wish the leaves changed like that down here, it's so pretty! Looks like such a fun time! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  19. Wow, that is really beautiful! You guys do the best stuff together!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh my! How absolutely gorgeous! And what a fun fall activity.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  21. This honestly looks like straight-up heaven, are you kidding? SO PRETTY. What a beautiful way to spend your time! Can you imagine living in one of those homes?

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  22. Wow! The fall colors are beautiful! What an amazing scenic boat ride :-)

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