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Mini Terrace Chairs, Big Madison Vibes

It’s the little things in life. Tiny houses. Miniature golf. Mini Memorial Union Terrace chairs. You read that right. Madison, Wisconsin’s favorite colorful summer seats are available in pocket-sized perfection. Pick one up at Memorial Union in the Badger Market (or on their website – look for the…

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6 Places to Have a Picnic in Madison

Sparkling sun, soft grass, the whisper of wind through the leaves. Who doesn’t love a picnic? Madison has 284 parks, five beautiful lakes, and the sprawling University of Wisconsin campus. While there are hidden gems to discover, here are some favorite spots locals like to drop a blanket and revel…

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Best Fishing Locations in Madison

Madison may have all the exciting activity of an urban destination, but those of us who are passionate about the outdoor life know the real action lies in our lakes. Make that, swims in our lakes. And bays. And rivers and streams. We’re talking lightning striking, pole bending, line tugging…

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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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Hiking Picnic Point and Lakeshore Preserve

Loved by residents, visitors, students and alumni, Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve has been an important destination for hundreds of years. Three hundred acres of land. A one-mile hike jutting out into Lake Mendota, the largest lake in Madison. Birds and trails and native plants, all…

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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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