Dine With Us During Dine Around The Lakes Restaurant Week November 6th-15th, 2020

We invite you to dine with us during Walworth County’s annual Dine Around The Lakes restaurant week. The dining experiences begin on November 6th and runs through November 15th, with specially priced 3-course meals at 12 county-wide restaurants.  Food lovers get ten days to try restaurants they may not have visited before, or a chance to indulge at their favorite dining spot at a great price. The restaurants outdo themselves each year with the fantastic menus they offer their guests during Dine Around The Lakes.  

Participating restaurants will offer a unique three-course menu for lunch and/or dinner – available only during the Dine Around The Lakes, November 6-15. Lunch menus range from $10-15, and dinner menus range from $20-30. Our area boasts some of the best dining in Wisconsin, with everything from a restaurant right on a the lake, an award-winning steakhouse, to classic homestyle cooking.

Our restaurant week was designed with both the restaurants and diners in mind – offering great food at a great price. The restaurants’ menus are all available on the Dine Around The Lakes Website, making it easy for the foodies out there to plot their dining course through Walworth County.  New this year, participating restaurants will be offering carryout specials of their Dine Around The Lakes menus.

Make sure to visit the Dine Around The Lakes Facebook page and the Visit Walworth County Facebook page for giveaways to each of the participating restaurants. A $25 gift card or certificate will be given to a lucky winner each day through the end of Dine Around The Lakes on November 15.  

Participating restaurants include:

To view a full list of participating restaurants and their mouthwatering menus, visit www.dinearoundthelakes.com.  Where will you be dining with us during Dine Around The Lakes? Let us know in the comments below!

Shop Local, Give Thanks: Filling Your Table With Local Goods This Thanksgiving

November marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but not just for gifting! Thanksgiving is, of course, a holiday for feasting and a great time to shop at locally-owned grocers and retailers for the freshest foods to serve at your holiday table. Whether you plan on gathering as a whole family or choose to keep it on the smaller side, fill your dinner table with goodies from local businesses this Thanksgiving. 

Wine, Beer, and Spirits:

Toast the holidays with wine, beer, and spirits made with locally grown ingredients. Indulge in cold-hardy variety wines from Staller Estate Winery in Delavan, sip on fruity ciders from Apple Barn Orchard and Winery in Elkhorn, or pick up pear ciders from AEppletroew Winery in Burlington.  For a wider variety of regional and international wines, check out The Bottle Shop in Lake Geneva and Northleaf Winery in Milton. If craft beer is more your style, pick up Silos (aka Crowlers) from Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company featuring ingredients from local farmers. East Troy Brewery also offers Crowlers to-go to wow your guests with local brews. Don’t forget to stock up on spirits from Geneva Lake Distilling and Studio Winery to craft your after-dinner cocktails.  

Cheeses and Charcuterie

No Wisconsin holiday is complete without a cheeseboard. Stop into The Cheese Box in Lake Geneva for an award-winning selection of Wisconsin meats and cheeses as well as various accouterments. Skip the fuss and order premade party platters from Jones Market or a charcuterie board to pair with your wine from Staller Estate Winery

Dinner

Digging into the Thanksgiving Dinner is something many look forward to all year long.  Delight your tastebuds this year with a spread of delicious dishes made with local ingredients.  Pick up organic mushrooms for your green bean casserole from River Valley Ranch, cider baked hams from The Elegant Farmer, turkeys from Lake Geneva Country Meats, steaks and butcher cuts from Wilson Farm Meats, smoked trout from Rushing Waters Fisheries, and a variety of dips, mixes, and marinades from Lake Geneva Cannery.

Dessert

What would Thanksgiving be without the pie? There are so many yummy options to choose from here in Walworth County. Love apple pie? Pick up a famous apple pie baked in a paper bag from Elegant Farmer.  Strawberry rhubarb calling your name? Lake Geneva Cannery has one with your name on it! And who could forget everyone’s favorite, pumpkin pie? Pre-order yours for pickup from Lake Geneva Pie Company.  Not a pie person? Indulge in fresh apple cider donuts from Royal Oak Farm Orchard to finish off your family dinner.  

Decor

Add some festive decor to your dining room this Thanksgiving. Gather around the perfect tablescape with serveware, linens, and decoration from Cornerstone Shop and Gallery. Fill your home with cozy fall scents with candles, wax melts, and reed diffusers from The Candle Mercantile. Before turkey day, craft personalized serving trays and home decor with DIY projects from Nailed It DIY Studio in Elkhorn.  

For more Thanksgiving specials and events, please visit our Event Calendar on our website at VisitWalworthCounty.com. We hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.  

Walworth County’s Rustic Roads: Fall 2020

Take the scenic route this autumn and travel the Rustic Roads of Walworth County. The Wisconsin Rustic Roads Program offers locals and visitors a leisurely opportunity to travel around the state and explore areas often overlooked. As you meander down these beautiful Rustic Roads, you’ll encounter some of the best scenery in Wisconsin. Fall in Walworth County truly is one of the best seasons of the year, filled with vibrant colors and a seasonal beauty. Did we mention just how beautiful these drives are during the fall?  Check out the links below to take a Virtual Road Trip down the Rustic Roads of Walworth County!

Rustic Road 29 – Snake Road

This loop is located in the countryside of natural beauty. Bounded in some places by split rail fencing, R-29 passes through an area of native vegetation and wildlife near Lake Geneva that is particularly beautiful in autumn. ​Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Snake Road, from the intersection with WIS 50 in the city of Lake Geneva, west to the intersection with WIS 50 in the town of Geneva.

Rustic Road 36 – Cranberry Road

This narrow, hilly route got its name from early settlers who harvested cranberries from nearby marshes. R-36 winds through Wisconsin farmland, glacial marshes and knobs. It features a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Includes Cranberry Road and Berndt Road east from WIS 50, with connections to R-11 and R-12.

Rustic Road 85 – Kearney Road and Potter Road

Potter Road runs adjacent to winding Sugar Creek as both pass through Nature Conservancy forests and wetlands. The steeply glaciated uplands of Kearney Road include a mix of farmlands and pine woodlots. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Includes portions of Kearney and Potter Roads, forming a loop off County DD in the town of Spring Prairie.

Rustic Road 120 – Peck Station Road

Peck Station Road, named after a Western Union Railroad stop, is agricultural in character and quite colorful in the fall. The former inn still exists as a private home. At the east side of its intersection with County A is the Troy Wildlife Area, offering many recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and hiking. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. Peck Station Road, from County A south to County ES in the town of Lafayette.

Rustic Road 11 – South Road, Spring Valley Road, Knob Road, and Steele Road

This gently winding route provides excellent views of glacial Kettle Moraine topography. R-11 passes through large wooded areas of oak, maple and hickory, with glimpses of a game farm and scenic agricultural land. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. To the east of Lake Geneva, R-11 includes South Road, Steel Road, Spring Valley Road and Knob Hill Road between WIS 50 and WIS 36. The route adjoins R-12 and R-36.

Rustic Road 12 – Buckby Road

At various points the road offers panoramic views of lush green hills and valleys. The sharply curving route passes outstanding Kettle Moraine formations, pine and spruce plantations, a tamarack swamp and several ponds. R-12 crosses the White River and runs through the community of Lyons with its several quaint churches. Location: Southeast Wisconsin, Walworth County. This route includes Back Road, Sheridan Springs Road, Spring Valley Road and Church Street, between WIS 50 and WIS 36. R-12 connects to R-11 and R-36.

Start planning your Rustic Road Trip getaway to Walworth County today by visiting http://www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.