Recreation on Elkhart Lake, WI
Multisport lakeside adventure.
Within Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Elkhart Lake area encompasses both a small town (population: 1,000-plus) and its beautiful, spring-fed lake. Recreational sports abound, from fishing and tennis to golf and road racing (there’s a dedicated track, a few miles south).
1 Quit Qui Oc Golf Club
Play a round within walking distance of Elkhart Lakeâ€™s town center.
2 Road America
Play a round at the worldâ€™s fastest permanent road course, in operation since 1955.
3 Brown Baer
Snag a swing chair and beer at Brown Baer.
4 Back Porch Bistro
For seasonal fare, trundle over to this local foodie favorite. Its specialty isâ€”what elseâ€”a cheese platter with artisanal Wisconsin cheeses.
5 The Osthoff Resort
Travelers feel blissfully off the radar when nestled in at this 240-room property located on the shores of a glacially formed lake in a village with less than 1,000 residents. Food is a major focus here: the resortâ€™s restaurants source produce from local farmers and an on-site garden, and guests can sign up for classesâ€”followed by lengthy family-style dinnersâ€”at the Lâ€™ecole de la Maison Cooking School. Wellness also gets a significant nod thanks to a 20,000-square-foot spa with a meditation sanctuary and cafÃ©. Rooms with marble bathrooms, new TVs, and updated light fixtures are all part of a recent renovation in the main and south wings.