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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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Eight Sports for Fall and Winter in Madison

Although Madison is known for many things—its five lakes, State Street, America’s largest producers-only farmers’ market—it’s equally famed for one of the best pastimes around: going to sporting events, and lots of ‘em. With our zealous enthusiasm for all-things-sports (the…

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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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A Runner's Guide to Madison

On any given day in Madison, from below-zero mornings to balmy afternoons, you’ll see people running pretty much wherever you look. It’s a favorite activity here in the Capital City, so it’s no wonder that Madison has been named one of the fittest places in the country time and time again. With more…

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Biking 101: Madison Bike Shops and Bike Paths

May is National Bike Month, but here in Madison, biking is a beloved, year-round activity. With 75 miles of bike paths, 200 miles of trails and even a “Bike Barometer” next to the Monona Terrace that keeps track of how many bicyclists have passed by daily and yearly, it’s safe to say that our city…

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Lower Yahara River Trail

Venture just 10 minutes south of the Wisconsin State Capitol and you'll find yourself surrounded by acres of prairie, meadows and wetlands — perfect for hiking, biking, fishing or whatever floats your boat (or should we say kayak). Amidst it all is the Lower Yahara River Trail. This trail is part of…

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Military Ridge State Trail Ride Through Verona

Strolling under tree canopies. Biking by wetlands and prairies. Military Ridge State Trail provides 40 miles of opportunities to explore the outdoors and enjoy local communities in Dane County. The Military Ridge is a geographical feature, with a natural high ground which makes it an excellent path…

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