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Five Great State Parks Near Madison

I’ve been writing Wisconsin outdoors guides for over 15 years, including 60 Hikes Madison , and I’m a big fan of our state park system. Here in Mad Town we’ve got some obvious stunners nearby: the magnificent Devil’s Lake; Governor Nelson right across Lake Mendota. But I love to push a few favorite…

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5 Cocktail Spots to Try in Madison

Throughout the pandemic, there’s nothing I’ve enjoyed more than gathering outdoors with friends, a good cocktail in hand. As long as it was safe to do so, we’d huddle around a streatery table or patio to enjoy a crisp, new alcoholic treat — a means to stay connected during turbulent times. The…

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Madison Brunch Locations for any Occasion

Do you love brunch? One of my favorite reasons why I love living in Madison is for the food scene, especially brunch. Even after living here 10 years, I still haven't been to all of the restaurants our city has to offer. For me, brunch is not only a midday meal where you can wake up later and enjoy…

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Top 10 Things to do in Downtown Madison

When my husband and I were looking to move and upgrade our Madison-area home a few years back, I really only had one requirement. It had to be close to downtown. Even with my student days behind me, the Capitol and isthmus continue to call my name on a regular basis. Now as a local business owner…

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What to Do in Madison When the Weather is Nice

As Madisonians, we’re used to dealing with a lot of unfavorable weather — which makes it all the more sweet when we finally arrive at those perfect warm weather days. Beautiful, sunny days with a high of 75 just feel GOOD when you’ve earned them, like it feels we have. And with the rising temps…

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