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Ellen Larson
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Ellen Larson

Picnic and Play at Sun Prairie Dream Park

This one’s for the kids. It’s tucked away from downtown Sun Prairie (literally right around the corner), but close enough to all the activity. We’re talking about Sun Prairie Dream Park (AKA Firemen’s Park in the Prairie). This colorful, inviting park (nestled within Angell Park) was constructed…

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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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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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5 Cozy Fireplaces to Visit in Madison This Fall

A brisk breeze and crackling wood. Flickering flames bathing you in warmth. Does fall have you itching for cozy nights around the fire? Madison's favorite fire pits and fireplaces bring a little warmth to our life. Indoor or outdoor. In the heart of downtown or lost in nature. You can find a…

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5 Essential Fall Hiking Spots

These Madison-area hiking spots are perfect for soaking up all the fall colors. Use our key to pick your favorite — and get there before the leaves fall. Key Devil's Lake State Park With 500-foot-high quartzite bluffs and 41 miles of hiking trails, Devil’s Lake State Park makes for the…

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