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Things To Do For Earth Day 2022

It's wild to think that an internationally celebrated day like Earth Day got its start right here in Wisconsin. Madison has so much to do and so many ways to celebrate Earth Day (this Friday!), that you'll find yourself making plans even longer than a day. Take your pick. Free e-bikes. Park…

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Escape to Indian Lake County Park

Want a break from large state parks? Maybe a hidden gem? If so, Indian Lake County Park should be near the top of your list. Nestled in the country, a short 30-minute drive from downtown Madison, it features challenging hikes, fishing, stunning views and is an excellent go-to for winter enthusiasts…

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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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Warner Park Paths & Recreation

Known widely as the home of the Madison Mallards baseball team, Warner Park on Madison’s northeast side is a nature-lover's paradise. Its variety of landscapes — from lakeside to lagoon and forest to prairie — offer plenty of opportunities to explore. Where Should I Start? Warner Park’s…

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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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