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15 Places to Snowshoe in Madison

Tall, aromatic pine trees. Fresh sparkling snow. The crisp air cools your face, and you can’t help but smile as you admire the gorgeous winter scenery. This is a spot-on description of what it’s like to go snowshoeing in and around Madison. Unlike other winter endeavors that require a bit more skill…

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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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Lake Monona Cityside Paddle

Lake Monona greets anyone entering Madison by way of John Nolen Drive. In the summer months, you’ll see people dotting the water. They may be kayaking. Canoeing. Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Or maybe Paddle Boating. Want to join? It's easier than you think to get onto the water. How do I start…

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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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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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