Wisconsin's Elkhart Lake

2012 Guide for Visitors

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37 Family Gatherings and Reunions Elkhart Lake is the perfect place to gather the entire family to reconnect and enjoy time together. Group accommodations and activities are available for young and old alike. Elkhart Lake is the perfect vacation destination for the entire family. Bring the kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and even the in-laws – with so much to do. Everyone will find Elkhart Lake to be their favorite place to be all year long. The village's pristine body of water provides a wide variety of activities. There are plenty of watercraft rental options that appeal to the whole family. Rentals include pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks, sailboats and paddleboats – all with the necessary equipment. Elkhart Lake's clean sandy beaches are perfect for building sand castles or just setting up a beach chair and relaxing in the sun. Why not take a leisurely sunset or sunrise cruise to enjoy the beautiful lake views? Families on the go will find a number of activities to enjoy, including biking or hiking the trails of the gorgeous Kettle Moraine State Forest. Bike rentals that range from mountain bikes to tandems and burleys are available for adults and kids alike. The Osthoff Resort regularly schedules hands-on cooking classes for year-round family enjoyment. With so much to do and great facilities available to accommodate the entire family, Elkhart Lake is the perfect destination for family reunions and holiday celebrations. Each of our three resorts offers spacious accommodations with the comforts of home – some include kitchens, laundry facilities and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Contact us for help planning your next family gathering. Legendary Train Depot E lkhart Lake's early growth as a resort destination is attributed, in part, to the arrival of the Milwaukee & Northern railroad to the village in 1873. Trains full of vacationers, race enthusiasts, gamblers and gangsters alike from Chicago, Milwaukee and Green Bay stepped onto the passenger platform at the village's depot. Travelers included renowned theatrical troupes with young actors the likes of Forrest Tucker, Tom Bosley and Shelly Berman, along with famed musician Burl Ives. In its heyday, large excursion parties arrived three times daily in the summer. Beautifully refurbished, this legendary depot exists today in downtown Elkhart Lake. Elkhart Lake—A Legendary Getaway

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