When I was a little girl, Lake Geneva was our go-to summer
destination. I fondly remember long days on the boat, swimming in
the lake, tubing, waterskiing, picnics, popcorn, hanging out with
my cousins, falling asleep to a Nancy Drew book at the end of the
day. So it was fun to repeat that childhood fun with a return to
Lake Geneva this past week with my children and their cousins
We settled into the Abbey Resort, the perfectt spot for family with children of
all ages. My baby appreciated the 0 - depth pool with the
a myriad of fountains to splash in, while my son and his cousins,
ranging in ages from 9 to 12, loved the large pool with the
floating snake and log, slides, basketball net and pool toys.
Grandma and I liked the hot tub and lounging on the chaises. We
could have spent an entire day there - and we did! The kids also
liked the outdoor games found throughout the lovely lakeside
property (giant chess board was a fave), and the arcade. Check out
theabbeyresort.com/recreation for a full listing of kids
We also joined up with other famiily members for a boat
ride (boats are also available for rental at Gordy's on
Fontana beach) and had a blast jumping off and into the clear,
spring fed waters of the beautiful lake. The downtown area
was just right for kitschy souvenir shopping, dining and
of course, ice cream. We also set off from downtown on a mini
hike along the lake: a scenic path takes you all
the way around - 21 miles! - and past some of the most spectacular
summer "cottages" you'll ever see.
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
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