Seniors Enjoy Fontana-on-Geneva Lake


Fontana-on-Geneva Lake is a village on the west shore of Geneva Lake, Wisconsin with a  population of nearly 1,700. Fontana offers senior travelers the peace and serenity of a small town, but with easy accessibility from Milwaukee.

One of the favorite activities for visitors to Fontana is paddle boarding and you will see many folks who enjoy this fun activity on the Lake. For a fantastic bird’s eye view of Geneva Lake, take an unforgettable parasail ride via Jerry’s Majestic Marine.  All takeoffs and landings are smooth and dry from the flight deck of a specially designed 32′ Ocean Pro boat.

If parasailing is not up to your liking, jump on a wave runner and enjoy cruising around Geneva Lake. The Abbey Resort is popular with senior guests featuring a 90 acre hotel property, complete with luxury spa resort and great dining options.

Abbey Resort

Natural Beauty of Geneva Lake Area Draws Seniors

The local Chamber notes that the Geneva Lake West shoreline communities of Fontana-0n-Geneva Lake , Walworth, Williams Bay, and the surrounding area have long been appreciated for their natural beauty. “Rolling hills, towering trees, grassy prairies and a sparkling lake set the backdrop for the best place to Live, Visit and Be in southeastern Wisconsin.

Senior visitors will find resorts, spas, bed & breakfasts, and quality restaurants in the area. Also boat outings, golf, and music festivals and treasure-filled antique stores.

Fontana is just a stone’s throw from the border of Illinois making it an easy journey from Chicago and not all that far from Milwaukee. Founded in 1874, the Lake Geneva Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most internationally renowned Inland Lake Yachting Association Clubs.


The Club is the site of numerous international and National Sailing competitions, so perhaps you will luck out and get to personally view one of these exciting events. Tours, cruises, fishing, dining or just soaking up the sun and more await your visit to Fontana.

 Senior Shoppers Find Shopping Paradise

The Yerkes Observatory, Lake Geneva Petting Zoo, Clown Hall of Fame, Webster House Museum, Green Meadows Farm, Old World Wisconsin and the Wild Country Game Farm are all in the vicinity of Fontana. It’s a shopping paradise all around Fontana with plentiful outlet malls.


My wife and I have visited both Delavan and Elkhorn, next door to Fontana, towns loaded with history and amenities. All around Geneva Lake, senior visitors will find plenty to keep you busy.

For you history folks, stop by the Geneva Lake Museum of History then take in the Woodstock Opera House and pack a picnic for a visit to Woodstock Square Park. Toss your clubs in and play a round or two at the Big Foot Country Club. Plan a stay in one of the famed B&Bs in Fontana.

You will not lack for things to see and do in Fontana-on-Geneva Lake.  -jeb

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