Green Lake, Wisconsin

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Green Lake, Wisconsin

Green Lake is the epitome of a peaceful, picturesque village in the rural American heartland. Luxuriant farmlands and forests surround this little town by the spring-fed waters of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake. Settlement began in 1840, but took off after 1867 with the opening of the first summer resort west of Niagara Falls.

The area’s pastoral beauty, the lake’s recreational appeal, and the town’s heritage of hospitality remain as it was in “the good old days.” Visitors enjoy swimming off a sandy beach by a tree-shaded town park just as they did more than a century ago. The trim little downtown, nearly surrounded by water, includes a growing number of specialty shops and restaurants in well-kept historic and newer buildings. Beyond, individual stores feature regional art, collectibles, and gourmet treats. An excellent lakefront resort and several stylish lodgings reflect the serenity of the locale and the prospect of fine fishing, boating, swimming and sailing on a clear deep lake.

For more information, check with the local Chamber of Commerce.


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