Our 27 miles of shoreline provide many ways to be in, on, or near the water. Soak up the sun at one of three public beaches. Pack your cooler and pick a spot for a quiet lunch or afternoon nap at one of our eight public parks. Cruise the water aboard the J.Lawson, Pierless Boat Rentals 50-foot down-east style boat or or feel the wind in your hair aboard your own speedboat, pontoon boat or personal watercraft launched at one of our seven public launch sites.
Don’t have a boat? Green Lake has many local businesses that provide boat or jet ski rentals. If silent sports are more your style, Green Lake offers many opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing including rentals and a sailing school. Green Lake is the deepest natural lake in Wisconsin and provides quality fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. There are a number of fishing guide services available to help you catch the “big fish” you have been waiting for.
Off the water, Green Lake is home to some of the best golf courses in Wisconsin including Tuscumbia, Wisconsin’s oldest golf course and Lawsonia, voted the #2 Wisconsin public golf course in 2008. Mascoutin and White Lake Golf Course are just a short drive from Green Lake. Biking, hiking and camping are also great ways to enjoy Green Lake on land. The varied terrain and breathtaking views the Green Lake area offers experiences for every outdoor enthusiast.
During the summer months, the Green Lake area offers some unique attractions unlike any other. Spend an afternoon enjoying wine tasting at Vines and Rushes Winery, get up-close and personal with a Clydesdale at Larson’s Clydesdales, learn about Green Lake’s history at the Dartford Historical Society and the Depot Museum or visit the Boerson Farm in rural Green Lake to see organic, sustainable farming at its finest.
Summer festivals and activities are abundant in Green Lake. Start the summer out right with the annual Splash into Summer family event, featuring the Green Lake Chalk Walk festival. As the summer wears on, listen to live music every Wednesday at Deacon Mills Park, watch fireworks explode in the sky during Green Lake’s annual 4th of July Celebration, see amazing artwork from hundreds of artists at the Green Lake Fine Art Show, or catch one of the many performances at Thrasher Opera House.
Summer is the perfect time to experience the ever-charming shopping and dining district in Green Lake. With business owners deeply rooted in Green Lake, you are sure to find friendly smiles and open doors. Uncover treasures in its many shops and satisfy your taste buds with its dining excellence.