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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 paved paths…

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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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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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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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