The beach is closed in downtown Lake Geneva.
It closed on Tuesday, following Labor Day. But the good news is that the beach isn’t really closed at all. It’s simply closed for the collection of fees for attendance and for services rendered. There are no lifeguards to either stand by to await rescuing beachgoers out in the water, but there are also no lifeguards searching bags, or encountering beachgoers about paying or any of that. The beach is open but most probably will only be frequented by locals until the weather changes all of that. It’s early September so there will be plenty of days when locals can go down and freely enjoy themselves. Parking will still be an issue, but most locals have parking passes so that helps in a big way too. A pass during the summer is all but useless because all the parking slots are generally taken up by visitors. That won’t be the case anymore as the visitors have headed down south, or most of them, anyway. Hopefully, the summer visitor’s money went a long way in paying the bills while the great weather lasted. The great weather is still lasting, but no doubt, not Arizona or the Florida kind. All good news comes with a little bit of bad news.
It’s not too early to plan a fall getaway.
The Geneva Lake Shore Path is very close and is an ideal place to enjoy the colors of fall. The natural beauty of fall draws many visitors to the area and creates much revenue for the tourism industry. It’s that time of year again and people are planning day trips, weekend holidays, and fall getaways around the colors of the season. An estimated timeline on when the peak colors will be visible in the Geneva Lake area can be found at the Wisconsin Fall Color Report online. The second week of October is typically peak time around Lake Geneva but times for color change have been known to vary slightly depending on the weather and moisture levels prior to the leaf changing and shedding. Lake Geneva continues to be a favorite destination this year, as it was last year, and fall of 2021 is very likely to be the continuation of how things have been going ever since the pandemic hit.
Fall is right around the corner and so are all the wonderful fall activities, sights, flavors, and aromas.
Soon the leaves will be turning colors, raking will need to be done, pumpkins will need to be carved, fall flavors will be featured everywhere you look, and fall scents will be readily available for everyone’s favorite products. A great way to enjoy all these wonderful fall specialties is at Pearce’s Farm Stand. Guests can enjoy a huge 12-acre corn maze, set up to thank fire and police, first responders. There will also be jumping on hay bales with slides, a human ‘hamster’ wheel, tractor rides to the pumpkin patch, corn stalks, decorative gourds, apples, winter squash, and of course a fan favorite, the apple cider doughnuts. Apple season is also upon us, and apple picking starts in the next couple of weeks at many of the local orchards.
The Apple Barn on Sugar Creek Road in Elkhorn grows thirteen different types of apples that will be available for picking or in-store pick up. The Country Store and Bakery is a great place to compliment a family experience at a real genuine orchard. While browsing around, customers can purchase favorite fall treats, including homemade apple cider, caramel apples, maple syrup, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and much more. Anything apple will no doubt be found during this season and at those wonderful places.