Green Lake-The Good Life

Green Lake
Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Visiting Green Lake, with miles of shoreline, stunning sunsets, events, and activities year-around, easily becomes visiting the good life. Your entire family will always have something to enjoy!

Escape to the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin. Green Lake offers hours of experiences, from waterskiing and ice skating to boating and fishing. The lake also offers hours of sightseeing and birdwatching.

There are many different need-to-see sights that you’ll find hiking and biking the gorgeous trails at the Green Lake Conference Center, including a tower that allows for peering over the entire lake, endless wildlife, and color-changing leaves in the fall.

Excite your senses by diving into a wood-fired pizza at a local winery or get together with some friends to try some microbrews. If you’d rather fill up at a local coffee or ice cream shop, or dine at a waterview restaurant, we have plenty of options.

Along with many places to visit, there are also many events throughout the year. During the summer, you’ll find Concerts in the Park every Wednesday, featuring different bands in different genres. The historic Thrasher Opera House provides an array of entertainment downtown, including live music, comedy, and theatre.

Green Lake also has weekly farmer’s markets with colorful and flavor-packed foods! While the weather is still warm, the “best little fair around” comes to town in August. And once it begins to cool down in October, Green Lake becomes home to the Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff. As the leaves begin to drop, Harvest Fest arrives—a festival all about handmade crafts in September. Once the autumn colors are gone and snow begins to fall, ice fishing and ice skating become popular activities all around town.

With so much to enjoy in Green Lake, it’s a need-to-go vacation spot! You’ll also find plenty of smiling faces around town to welcome you to the good life. For help planning your next visit, go to or contact the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

Provided by the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce .