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.

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