Water Activities Near Gerstad Builders Communities
Summer is just around the corner, and, collectively, I think we all are ready for it. For many of us, the glorious summer days of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin are the very reason we stick around through the winter and spring months. Needless to say that with all this spring rain the flowers have been exceptionally beautiful but it’s time to start thinking about the fun in the sun days.
If you are in the McHenry area you have probably seen the Water Tower Marina getting a complete overhaul. It’s just a stones throw away from our Liberty Trails Community and should be completed just in time for summer. There will be new piers, a sea wall and a new dual access boat ramp.
If you can’t wait for the Water Tower Marina to open, head out to Petersen Park Beach. Free for all residents who show proof of residency or $2.00 for non-residents. There are plenty of water sports and different rentals for beach goers to take advantage of. From Canoes to paddle boats there is something for everyone. Petersen Park Beach hosts multiple days that you don’t want to miss such as; half priced boat rentals every Thursday starting June 6 or Free Boat Rentals on Friday, June 21.
There are plenty of eateries around that give beautiful views of the Chain of Lakes from inside and outside patios. Drive up in your boat during the summer to Cabana’s on the Chain and you will be treated to great food and entertainment. You won’t be disappointed with the beautiful view of the water front, which makes this quaint establishment a must when you are in the area.
Living in Gerstad Builders The Trails of Pheasant Ridge community, you are just a hop; skip and a jump from Twin Lakes, WI where a lot of water activities can help you get through the heat of the summer. If being on the water makes you happy, there are places to rent pontoons and wave runners, or other things that can help you stay on the water. For those that don’t like to go in the water, there are plenty of area beaches to go relax.
Lance Park is one of the best places to check out. There is a beautiful beach and boat rental as well. To make it more attractive and fun, there is a newly constructed amphitheater that shows movies during the summer months. Lance Park is the home of Aquanaut Water shows that are free to the public. Shows run Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6pm from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. What a fun day at the beach followed by entertainment and a movie!
Looking for another area to explore? Lake Geneva is a short drive from Bailey Estates Community in Williams Bay. A great tourist spot, Lake Geneva is not lacking in activities, shopping or restaurants. Plus an abundance of lakes and beaches to relax on. Geneva Lake, not to be confused with Lake Geneva, is 7.5 miles of pristine clear water and encompasses 6 beaches, boat landings and parks. Don’t own a boat? That’s okay, there are plenty of boat rentals available. There has to be with such a big body of water. Not sure what to rent, that’s okay too. Pontoons, wave runners, kayaks, canoes, deck boats and speed boats are the many options to choose.
If none of that wets your whistle, how about catching your dinner? Especially if you are renting a home or cabin in the area and planning on grilling some fish, Geneva Lake has a multitude of fish to hook. There is walleye, trout, bass, and northern pike. If you do plan on fishing just make sure to follow the fishing regulations that are in place for Geneva Lake. Click here to see the rules.
Laying on the beach can be another way to spend the day in Lake Geneva. Pack a picnic lunch and everything else you need for the day and head out to Fontana Beach. Parking is available right next to the beach and is a $2/hr. fee and there is a fee to get on the beach. However, it is worth spending the whole day and ending with a movie after sunset on a 16’x9’ inflatable outdoor movie screen. How fun!
Living in one of Gerstad Builders many communites, whether in McHenry or Wisconsin, you have the luxury of water activities all around.
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