Welcome to Delavan Lake
Situated roughly 45 miles southwest of Milwaukee in Wisconsin’s Walworth County, Delavan Lake is the answer for urbanites searching for a verdant, tranquil sanctuary. Several notable politicians have enjoyed its relaxed, inviting vibe, plenty of enjoyable activities, and affordable lakeside properties.
Residents of this region savor time in the great outdoors, participating in activities such as fishing, sailing, golfing, tennis, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and camping. Superb art galleries, museums, arboretums, boutiques, cafes, bars, salons, and spas amplify its overall charm, while year-round festivities, a farmers market, and concerts give it a fun, wholesome flair.
What to Love
- Proximity to Lake Geneva, Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee
- A rich, interesting history
- Flourishing with annual events and festivities
- Offers nearly every water sport imaginable
- Thriving with gorgeous parks and trails
Delavan Lake is the perfect escape for those who want to live in a peaceful haven and still have effortless access to the best cities in the Midwest. It’s a veritable paradise for individuals who relish time on the water and in the woods, whether they opt for sailing, fishing, or hiking. From bowling and a skate park for children to a winery for adults, the enclave has an incredible bustling energy that satisfies everyone.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Delavan Lake’s impressive variety of eateries are sure to satisfy your cravings. Jonathan’s on Brick Street
is a perennial favorite with its sweet selection of fresh seafood and meals prepared with seasonal ingredients. Pan-seared diver bay scallops with champagne vinaigrette, Provencal-style Prince Edward Island mussels, and blackened pork medallions with shiitake cream are just three options on their terrific menu.
For special occasions, Delavan Lake residents score a seat at Fire2Fork
. The lively eatery specializes in delicious small plates, artisan pizzas, and fantastic cocktails, including seasonal gems like their apple butter rum libation.
Boxed and Burlap
is another highlight in this wonderful community. The cozy coffee house has a host of excellent bespoke coffee drinks and delectable pastries. Waterfront Pub & Grill
is the optimal spot to linger with friends over clam chowder, hand-battered cheese curds, and artisan beers while soaking up views of the lake.
Speaking of lakes, 1878 on the Lake
at Lakelawn Resort also boasts sweeping vistas and a menu teeming with sumptuous dishes such as maple-seared Faroe Island salmon with sweet beet frites. Its list of confections' are especially delightful. The 1878 shortcake snifter with macerated strawberries, vanilla cream, and chocolate ganache is divine. From the Italian cuisine at Sweet Aroma Ristorante
to Delavan Lake’s various cocktail lounges, Delavan Lake has a wealth of first-rate venues.
Things to Do
From community events to outdoor recreational pleasures, Delavan Lake has it all. Phoenix Park Bandshell
offers residents and visitors fabulous complimentary concerts and film screenings in a lush, scenic setting, while Pearce’s Farm Stand
provides an explosion of locally-harvested produce, herbs, and handcrafted goods.
The town also comes together for shows at The Dancing Horses Theatre
, which, as its name suggests, presents spectacular shows of talented horses and their equally talented trainers. From sledding during the winter to boating throughout the summer, the town has a wonderful assortment of ways to have fun.
Delavan Lake is the proud home of several remarkable institutions, including: