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Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva

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Geneva Lake is a body of freshwater in Walworth County in southeastern Wisconsin. On its shores are the city of Lake Geneva, and the villages of Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, and Williams Bay.The lake covers an area of approximately 8.14sqmi, has a maximum length of 7.5 miles (12 km), mean depth of 62.7 feet (19.1 m) and a maximum depth of 144 feet (44 m). Geologists believe that it is a filled-in kettle formed from a receding glacier.LakeshoreThe lake and the community of Lake Geneva were named for the town of Geneva, New York, located on Seneca Lake, which government surveyor John Brink thought it resembled. To avoid confusion with the nearby town of Geneva, Illinois, the city was renamed Lake Geneva; later the lake was renamed Geneva Lake.Lakeshore attractions include Big Foot Beach State Park, Lake Geneva Yacht Club, the George Williams College campus of Aurora University, and Yerkes Observatory. The observatory is owned by the University of Chicago, which has established a study group to plan a regional center for science education at the observatory.
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  • Lake Geneva is a small place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. It offers nice places to stay, plenty of shopping, nice variety of places to eat and good entertainment.  more »
  • It is a nice place to visit, it was snowing and raining but I had fun, walking , enjoying beautiful lake, lakes are the beautiful places in switzerland you must visit .  more »
  • Took a leisurely walk to the Library from the Riviera On Lake Geneva and thoroughly enjoyed the view and quietness of the early morning. Can be a great game of people, pets, and family watching on a n...  more »

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