Green Lake-The Good Life

pier on Green Lake
Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Visiting Green Lake, with miles of shoreline, stunning sunsets, events, and activities year-round, 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 looping the lake on your bike, wake surfing, and fishing to enjoying a sunset cruise around the lake on the Escapade.

There are many need-to-see sights that you will find in the area when it comes to hiking and biking. Enjoy a breathtaking view after hiking up 121 steps to the top of the Judson Tower, located in the Green Lake Conference Center.

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 would rather fill up at a local coffee or ice cream shop or dine at a water-view restaurant, we have plenty of options for you to choose from!

Along with many places to visit, there are also many events throughout the year to enjoy. During the summer, you can find live entertainment weekly. Enjoy Concerts in the Park every Wednesday, featuring bands of all genres. Stop by Town Square Tap for a cold brew and enjoy live music on the weekends overlooking the Mill Pond on Town Square’s terrace. The historic Thrasher Opera House provides an array of entertainment, including live music, comedy, and theatre.

Green Lake also has a weekly farmer’s market 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 September, Green Lake becomes home to the Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off. As the leaves begin to drop, Harvest Fest arrives—a festival all about handmade crafts and live entertainment in September. Once the autumn colors are gone and snow begins to fall, sledding at Zobel Park, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice skating become popular activities for all to enjoy.

With so much to enjoy, Green Lake is a destination that you must put on your bucket list! You will 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 .