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nice winter walk

The walk around the lake was cold but beautiful!! We had a snow storm and still managed to take a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Racine, Wisconsin
Peaceful and close to nature

Madison is a pleasant and peaceful city... Lake front offers beautiful view of the Capitol... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
via mobile
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A 3-mile bike path along Lake Monona.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“run walk” (2 reviews)
“rent a bike” (2 reviews)
Madison, WI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk around the lake was cold but beautiful!! We had a snow storm and still managed to take a look!!

Thank batman71362
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Madison is a pleasant and peaceful city... Lake front offers beautiful view of the Capitol building... Best place for evening walk and sunset view... Here you get in equilibrium with nature.. Suggested for nature lovers.

Thank Krupabn
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We come to Madison for two things, excercising outdoors and food. The area has so much going for it for outdoor enthusiasts, like ourselves, with parks and trails everywhere. Bicycling is our favorite outdoor sport and they have it down in spades ! There are...More

Thank BobMichigan
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Run / Walk / Stroll / Bike here and you will not be disappointed! With a lovely view of the lake and an extended path (away from traffic) this is one of my madison favorites.

Thank teamtvtravels
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've walked many shared bike/walking/jogging paths and usually have good luck with bicyclists who will give right of way to pedestrians. But on an early Sunday morning walk I was nearly struck two different times by impatient bicyclists who wanted to get around other riders...More

Thank aatbender
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great view. Nice to hang out and be by the water! Good picnic views and family time! Had a blast here.

Thank kesjost
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Long path where you can run/walk/bike past Monona terrace, the lake, and even can end up by Olin park for more exploration. If you end up by olin park and head back into madison, you can see the entire capitol and skyline in front of...More

Thank ciecrayne
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This shoreline trail is very popular for locals bikers but may not be so for out of town travelers. The trail has lanes designated for walkers and bikers. This trail is built to go around the calmer and smaller Lake Manona. Exercisers can walk, jog,...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is nice and relaxing to take a walk or run near Monona Lake. You can rent a bike and spend the day biking around the lake too.

Thank Priyannkaa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lake Monona is usually calmer than Lake Mendota. My two favorite places to watch it are from Olbrich Park and John Nolen Drive. John Nolen Drive area is busy and bustling. The Pontoon porch and Betty Lou Cruises also dock here. There a variety of...More

Thank Lisa L
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