Panoramic shot of the Madison skyline from Lake Monona

Photo by Focal Flame Photography

Lake Monona

The second in our beloved chain of lakes, Lake Monona offers a bundle of fun. Biergartens. Brittingham Boats. There’s so much to do we just had to boast.

Not a water person? Around the lake, you can experience Olbrich Gardens or the historical Lizard Effigy Mound. While you’re at it, there’s a pretty great view of the Capitol too. So come and soak in the beauty of one of many Madison lakes.

Want to learn more? Check out some of our blog posts featuring Lake Monona below.

More Lake Fun

Lake 2 Lake

22 Things to do from Monona to Mendota

Music on the Lakes

Summer means a more vibrant music scene—simply pick your lake!

Cruises & Boat Rentals

There are plenty of ways for you to get out and take advantage of Madison's beautiful lakes!

Concerts on the Rooftop

Monona Terrace: June 1–July 20, 2017