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Peak Fall Fun in WalCo

Fall lasts longer in WalCo and there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of the colorful season. Here are tips to find the best color and immerse yourself in the beauty of Walworth County.
TIP: Check Travel Wisconsin’s Fall Color Report to keep up with the foliage changes.

Walworth County, Wisconsin fall favorites.

This months featured WalCo tourism partners:
The Abbey Resort, Pier 290, Hill Valley Cheese Shop & Cheese Bar, Royal Oak Farm, Pastries by Chad

Just do it! Get outdoors!!

Of course, the best way to see nature is to get into nature. Find easy and challenging trails for walks, hikes and biking throughout WalCo.


Natureland County Park, Whitewater, 122 acres, four hiking trails
Price County Park, Elkhorn, 66 acres, four hiking trails, dog park for large and small dogs
White River County Park, Lake Geneva, 200 acres, four trails, two miles of frontage on the White River, canoe/kayak launch


Paul Lange Arboretum, 24. 6 acres, 1.5 miles
Hansen Preserve, 77 acres, .5 miles
White River Trail, 12 mile bike trail to Springfield, Trail pass not needed for walking.
East Troy
Alpine Valley Resort, Mountain Biking Trail
Lake Geneva
Big Foot Beach State Park, 6.5 miles,
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures, 100 acres, 12 miles for hiking and biking
Lake Geneva Shore Path, 26 miles, walking/hiking path near historic estates and stunning homes
Sharon+Fontana+Walworth Loop, 23.3 mile bike trail
Bromley Woods, 30 acres, 1.2 miles
Kettle Moraine Southern Unit, multiple trails for hiking and biking
Williams Bay
Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, 231 acres, four miles of trails

Scenic Drives in WalCo

Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of officially-designated Rustic Roads. Each sign also identifies the numerical designation within the total Wisconsin system. Walworth County has six rustic roads to enjoy by car, bicycle, or motorcycle. These lightly traveled country roads are peaceful and serene.

R11 South Road + R12 Back Road + R36 Cranberry Road, northeast of Lake Geneva off Hwy 50
R29 Snake Road, west of Lake Geneva off Hwy 50
R85 Potter Road off County DD, northeast corner of County near border
R120 Peck Station, northeast of Elkhorn

Breathtaking Views on WalCo Greens

11 WALCO GOLF COURSES explode with color in fall. You’ll still get on the green, but you’ll enjoy autumn’s rainbow from every direction. And remember, the “leaf rule.”

Must Do WalCo Fall Activities


Apple Barn, Elkhorn
Elegant Farmer, East Troy/Mukwonago
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures, Pumpkin Drop, Lake Geneva
Pearce’s Farm Stand, Williams Bay/Fontana/Walworth
Quednow’s Heirloom Apple Orchard, Elkhorn
Royal Oak Farm, Walworth/Harvard, IL


Boat House Bar & Grill, Lake Geneva
Cafe Calamari, Williams Bay
Chucks Lakeshore Inn, Fontana
Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva
Harpoon Willie’s Pub & Eatery, Williams Bay
Lauderdale Landing, Elkhorn
Lulabell’s Dockside, East Troy
Oakfire Pizza, Lake Geneva
Pier 290, Williams Bay
Popeye’s on Lake Geneva
Speedo’s Harborside Pub & Grill, Lake Geneva

Oktoberfest Celebrations

Photo: Downtown Lake Geneva

Sept 30 Walworth Oktoberfest
Oct 7 Fontana Centennial Octoberfest
Oct 7-8 Lake Geneva Oktoberfest
Oct 21 Elkhorn Oktoberfest
Oct 21 Town of Delavan Oktoberfest


Fri & Sat, Sept 29-Oct 28
Alpine Valley Walk of Terror, East Troy
Dan Patch Stables Haunted Hay Ride, Haunted Barn, Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva Ghost Walks, Lake Geneva
Fri & Sat, Oct 6-21
Old World Wisconsin Halloween Legends & Lore, Eagle
Fri & Sat, Oct 6-28
Shockwave Haunts, The Fuzzy Pig, Whitewater
Wed & Thurs, Oct 25-26
Haunted Halls Ghost Tour, Rosewood, Delavan