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Ellen Larson
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5 Essential Fall Hiking Spots

Hiking in Madison, Wisconsin is magical year-round, but there's something extra special about those fall colors on a cool, crisp morning. These hiking spots are perfect for taking in the views. Grab your water bottle and a flannel, it's fall y'all. 1. UW Madison Arboretum This nature wonderland…

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Madison Football Feast: 3 Events. 3 Days.

Aahhh, football. Thanksgiving is approaching and to truly be ready for Turkey Day, prep by loading your plate with a feast of football. Cheer on the best high school teams in Wisconsin. See the first postseason college bowl game in Wisconsin state history. Jump Around with the Badgers. All on…

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Which Madison Minication is right for you?

19 Hotels. 25 packages. We know it’s a lot to choose from. To help narrow your options down, pick your preferred Minication style and start exploring packages that fit the bill. Just a few more clicks until you secure your well-deserved night away. Don’t delay! These packages are available now…

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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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