Local Activities

The West End offers an endless list of things to do while in the area. Whether you take a walk on the Shore Path, enjoy a guided cruise on the lake, or spend a day on one of the many area golf courses, your itinerary can always be full of memory-making activities. Explore all of the incredible things to do on the West End and beyond while enjoying the beautiful lakes area.

Abbey Springs Golf Course

Enjoy premium golf that’s both challenging and beautiful. You won’t want to miss the view from the 17th tee.

Boat Rentals

Gordy’s Marine and Jerry’s Majestic Marine are convenient to our hotel, offering boat, stand-up paddle board and waverunner rentals, plus parasailing excursions and more. Gordy’s has an office right in the hotel near the Waterfront and can be reached by calling 262-275-2163. To reserve a boat at Jerry’s Majestic Marine please call 262-275-5222.

Lake Geneva Shore Path

A pleasant walk along the Geneva Lake shore path is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the West End. Some visitors are surprised to learn that the entire shoreline is publicly accessible. Although there will always be some mystique behind the doors of the impressive homes along the shore, walkers are free to enjoy spectacular views from the path. The entire journey around the lake is approximately 21 miles. Though possible to accomplish on a long summer day, most people enjoy breaking it up into several shorter adventures. Click the title for more information.


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Fontana Beach

  • Beach hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, seven days a week, from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Swim at your own risk when no lifeguards on duty.
  • The large sandy beach has a wide grassy area and changing rooms. A pay station parking lot is adjacent to the beach.
  • Daily beach passes and concessions are available at the beach house from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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The Chamber is working diligently to ensure that the health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff are a top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented a list of protocols for all meetings and events linked here. All in-person attendees for Chamber events and meetings will be required to complete this waiver prior to attending. What is the role of the Chamber? For the last 100 years, the Chamber’s role has been to drive economic growth and community advancement in the West End region. We accomplish this by protecting and improving the business environment and quality of life in our community through programming and initiatives. We strive for success for our members, leadership for our community and prosperity for our region.