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A view of the Madison skyline and Capitol from afar between trees with changing Fall colors. The sky is at sunset.


Fall Things to Do in Madison

When it comes to planning your pumpkin-spiced getaway, Madison is the place to be. All your favorite Fall things to do like wandering through apple orchards, foraging a pumpkin patch and traversing a corn maze are all right here, just minutes away from the city's center. 

Go from jumping into a pile of leaves to jumping around in one of America's favorite college towns for a Badger football game. The city transforms whenever the Badgers take the field and there's loads of fun to be had inside and outside of Camp Randall. 

When you're ready to warm up, dive into our craft beverage scene by exploring beer, bubbles, bourbon and beyond at our dozens of craft breweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries. Sign up for the FREE Madison On Tap Craft Beverage Trail pass, get discounts on 30+ locations and win prizes. 



Fall in love with the Outdoors

Why watch the Fall colors change from your window when you could be out exploring? With more than 270 parks and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, there's plenty of opportunities to watch rich greens fade to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Want an extra special view of the changing colors? Take a look from a kayak, canoe or motorboat on one (or all) of Madison's five lakes

When are Fall colors POPPIN'?

Don't miss out on prime Fall color season with help from Travel Wisconsin's Fall Color Report. Keep an eye on this page for regular updates on our lovely leaves.



Find the best fall foodie moments

Taste your way through Madison's food and drink season during a season known for deliciousness. Follow your necessary pumpkin-spice latte with an ice-cold craft beverage and a pretzel so good you'll shout "prost!"








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