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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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Disc Golf and Day Hike at Elver Park

Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown for a quieter adventure at Elver Park. Marvel at this wooded paradise nestled between several neighborhoods on Madison’s west side. The highlight of this park? A sprawling disc golf course and scenic trails that showcase the natural beauty of Madison. Who…

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Bike the (Fitch) 'Burg

Summer is the perfect time to explore Fitchburg’s bike trails. This Bicycle Friendly Community is a major biking hub in Dane County, and has easy access to some of Wisconsin's best bike trails. But biking in Fitchburg goes beyond your typical out-and-back trails. Your biking adventure can include…

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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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Sports You Didn't Know Were Sports

Madison has long been known as the place to be for active lifestyles, but it’s also known for embracing emerging ways to stay active. Below are a few awesome sports that you may not have heard of, but should definitely check out. Make it your guide for getting in on the action! DISC GOLF What…

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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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Best Views for Biking & Hiking

Greater Madison is known for its many miles of biking and hiking trails — all 200 miles of them. But we’re also renowned because we’re one of just five Platinum-Level Bike Friendly Communities in the country! Being on an isthmus and surrounded with scenery sculpted by glaciers makes ours a…

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Water Sports You've Never Tried, But Should

Madison was named Fittest City in America by Fitbit, and also happens to be home to five area lakes. Looking for a way to refresh your fitness routine? Why not experience the lakes at the same time and try out one of these five water sports that are becoming a big deal in Madison. SUP SUP isn’t just…

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