Each new season brings another reason to getaway to Elkhart Lake. Swimming and boating on the crystal clear water are summertime favorites. Biking and hiking are popular in the countryside. Recreational maps are available for your convenience and include a variety of opportunities. Sledding and snowshoeing are popular in the wintertime as are ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. When the weather is not suitable for the beach or winter recreation, relax at Aspira Spa. Take an hour or an afternoon to relax and rejuvenate. You’ll forget all about the sun, sand and water.


Elkhart Lake’s public boat launch is located on County Road P. But, whether you are a boat owner or not, you can enjoy boating on Elkhart Lake.  You do not need to be a resort guest to rent the equipment at Victorian Village Resort or The Osthoff Resort.  Water sport equipment is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day and through October at The Osthoff Resort.  Pontoon boats, cruises and fishing boats, hydro-bikes, paddle boats, SUP, canoes and kayaks are available to the general public for use on the lake.  Elkhart Watersports at Victorian Village Resort also offers water ski and wakeboard instruction as well as guided party boat rides. The Osthoff Resort continues to offer water sport fun through September while the air and water are still warm.


With a plethora of activities in and around Elkhart Lake, you can enjoy lake life all year round. The crystal clear water creates a water sport paradise for vacationers.


For a list and description of all of the recreational opportunities available for family fun, see our Recreation Page.