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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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Trails & Trees: Hiking UW-Madison Arboretum

Nature wonderland. A cheesy but accurate description of “The Arboretum” or “The Arb,” as locals call it. It’s a research center and visitor destination with restored prairies, woodlands, wetlands and gardens ready to ramble year-round. The Arboretum was established in 1932, with the goal of…

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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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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 Bike-Accessible Restaurants to Try

Madison loves to eat just as much as they love to bike so there’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of bike-accessible restaurants to visit. To make it even easier, Madison is filled with BCycle stations for those who don’t have their own bikes. Take a ride along the Isthmus and see all of 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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