10 Things to Do in Green Lake

16 May, 2018

Green Lake, Wisconsin is most notable for being the home of the deepest inland lake in Wisconsin. Reaching depths of 290 feet, this lake draws avid outdoorsmen and water-loving individuals. With the lake itself getting all of the attention, we wanted to highlight other places or activities in the area that individuals, couples and families can partake in while they are vacationing in Green Lake.

Aerial view of Green Lake.

Aerial view of Green Lake.

1. Mitchell’s Glen
This private, pristine area of Green Lake remains virtually untouched. Explore the depths of the glen along with geological formations and spring-fed water ways on a guided tour.
2. Escapade Yacht
One of the most iconic boats on Green Lake, the Escapade, hosts a variety of different cruises during the summer months. This 60-foot, catamaran-style yacht was custom built in 1995 for Heidel House Resort & Spa. Cruises include sightseeing cruises, beer & wine cruises and dine & sail experiences. The yacht is also available for private events such as meetings, bachelor/bachelorette parties and family reunions.
3. Guth’s Candy
Guth’s is a must stop shop for everyone who is visiting the area. This shop is full of handmade chocolates, drinks, coffees, candy, caramel apples, popcorn, ice cream and so much more!
4. Wallenfangs
You could get “lost” for hours looking at all the treasures and other knick knacks that this family owned store has to offer. You can also get delicious popcorn, candies, salsas and other snack items here.
5. Pump House Parlor
If you have a sweet tooth or are craving a creamy, cold snack on a hot summer day, the Pump House Parlor is the place to go. Located right off the main entrance of Heidel House Resort & Spa, this historic building has been renovated into a little ice cream shop that proudly serves Sassy Cow ice cream from Columbus, WI.
6. Deacon Mills Park
Located between Action Marina and North Bay Sport & Liquor on South Street, this park features a summer concert series. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head down to the park on Wednesday nights from June – August.
7. Biking
Another way to take in the beauty of Big Green Lake is to hop on your bike! With miles of paved, unpaved, flat and incline trails, there is a trail for bikers of all skill levels.
8. Christiano’s
Christiano’s serves up authentic Italian food ranging from pasta to pizza. Featuring homemade sauces and mozzarella cheese from Wisconsin, it’s no wonder this restaurant is often the first one that locals suggest to visitors.
9. Golf
The Green Lake area is every golf enthusiasts dream. With three golf courses within a 15 minute drive, and even more within an hour drive, there is no shortage of unique, challenging courses in the area. Check out these Golf Excursion packages if you’re interested in staying in the area for a weekend of golf.
10. Campus Cinema
While it isn’t exactly Green Lake, we couldn’t talk about fun things to do in the area without mentioning this historic theatre. Bring your significant other, your friends or the whole family for a night at the movies! It’s one of the first Marcus Theatres that opened, right in downtown Ripon, WI in 1935. True to its originality, it remains as a single screen theatre.

No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone here in Green Lake. What are you waiting for? Book your stay now and come see for yourself why the city’s slogan is “the good life.”


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