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Lake Monona Cityside Paddle

Lake Monona greets anyone entering Madison by way of John Nolen Drive. In the summer months, you’ll see people dotting the water. They may be kayaking. Canoeing. Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Or maybe Paddle Boating. Want to join? It's easier than you think to get onto the water. How do I start…

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6 Madison Picnic Spots Everyone Will Love

As you imagine some of your favorite summertime activities, we’re betting that a picnic is pretty high on the list. As restaurants begin to slowly re-open, you may prefer to create your own al fresco experience. Order eats from a local favorite, spread out a blanket and enjoy a beautiful summer day…

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5 Madison Trails Off the Beaten Path

Time and time again, Madison tops lists of the best bike-friendly cities in the nation. And it’s no wonder, with a whopping 200 miles of paths and trails available. Whether you bike, run, rollerblade, picnic or if you simply want to walk and take in the gorgeous scenery (and transition from…

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Hiking Picnic Point and Lakeshore Preserve

Loved by residents, visitors, students and alumni, Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve has been an important destination for hundreds of years. Three hundred acres of land. A one-mile hike jutting out into Lake Mendota, the largest lake in Madison. Birds and trails and native plants, all…

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Lake Monona Bike Loop

This is one of Madison’s most classic bike routes. Unbeatable views of Lake Monona — the second in our chain of lakes. The Madison skyline. Lakeside neighborhoods. All paved, with signs marking your way. 13 glorious miles. Here are some things to know. Who Would Love This? The Lake Loop is perfect…

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