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A Winter Wonderland

We recently experienced the annual Frozen Assets Festival on Lake Mendota. From our room at The... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
BryanReese
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Danville, California
A Great Lake in a Great City

Sit down and enjoy the view from the UW's Memorial Union Terrace or one of many parks and public... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
JVoss
,
Madison, WI
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Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

We recently experienced the annual Frozen Assets Festival on Lake Mendota. From our room at The Edgewater, the frozen lake was winter wonderland playground, The weekend of 3-5 Feb 2017 filled our days with fun invigorating walks on the lake; chatted with locals (especially the...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Sit down and enjoy the view from the UW's Memorial Union Terrace or one of many parks and public spaces surrounding the lake. It makes the UW Madison Campus one of the most scenic public university campus sites to be found anywhere.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

You can experience this lake in so many ways. Located only a few blocks from the State Capitol and the University campus, it's a large beautiful lake with bike-paths, beaches, comfortable places to hang out, and at least one place to rent canoes and other...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

We happened to be there as the Supermoon was rising and the sun was setting. So beautiful there, a great place to walk, run, ride a bike.

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is my favorite of the 4 lakes that are located in the Madison area. The UW is situated along the shore, making all water sports available to the community of students and faculty. Sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous, Of course the Lake is best...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We took the opportunity to spend time walking around the lake. It was amazing how clean the entire area was where we walked. The late afternoon views were beautiful. A great place to go and enjoy nature

1  Thank ddmullis
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

It is view to behold if you are at the lake when the sun sets. The area is nice and you will always find people walking, bicycling and having fun. It is a great place for a walk or for meeting someone.

1  Thank Priyannkaa
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Lake Mendota is beautiful, and behaves as a large lake, not a small one. Although choppy and windy the day I visited (September 2016), it was a great treat to sit on a small dock off the University's Union Terrace and take in the boaters,...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Madison is located between the two lakes; Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Lake Mendota covers the vast area of Madison Metro area. However, the good spots to enjoy the lake view and lake front is downtown Madison and along trail in University of Wisconsin. The...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We attended a wedding at a residence overlooking the lake. It was such a great setting;especially at sunset. There was lots to do on the lake as we watched the participants.There were beautiful houses that dotted the landscape.

1  Thank Craig B
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m2ddemp
August 21, 2016|
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Response from EHMadison | Reviewed this property |
There are pontoon rides and perhaps even rentals available through MSCR (Madison School and Community Recreation). "Drop in" rides are $6. It's about a 90 min ride. Beautiful way to see the lake.For more info, do a web... More
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June 5, 2016|
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The best place to be dropped off would be the Memorial Union on the UW campus which is under major renovation but I believe they still rent boats and paddle boards there but you may have to be a student or faculty member. A... More
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