A 12-mile ride around Lake Monona is a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Beautiful views of the lake and lovely homes. Friendly people on the path.
We stopped in Madison for a single day on our way across Wisconsin. We had the perfect day for a bike ride--temps in the 70's and not too much sun. We rented bikes at a local shop where we were given maps of the area and suggestions on where to bike around Lake Monona. We have a 12 year old... More
My wife and I walked along here on a recent weekend trip to Madison. It is a bike path but many people also use it as a walking and jogging path. The area around here is beautiful. My wife said this path reminded her of downtown Chicago near the lake.
I love running on the bike path along Lake Monona. The bike path actually goes quite far in both directions, is always well paved and wide enough for two lane traffic. It's never too busy but there are always other runners and bikers on it. Running by Lake Monona when the sun sets is absolutely gorgeous and my favorite time... More
Running or walking through woods with lake views along one side cannot be beat for natural outdoor resucitation. People and bikes take up some of the trails, but you can find others with little traffic, just be careful if you're running! The University has placed fire pits along the way for students to enjoy fireside gatherings at night, or roasting... More
I always love it when I bike around Lake Monona when I get to the trail that passes through the Ithsmus and come through the trail by the Monona Terrace. The views of the lake are amazing. It's time to take a break, sit for a moment, and just take it all in before heading out for the rest of... More
It is ok. For much of the run it is paved, but near the University there is much construction that requires detours. Many bikers and some joggers make for a good time. There are even people who are fishing in some spots.
The walk is marvelous. The views of downtown Madison are not matched anywhere. Ride your bike, stroll, skate, or rent a bike. This is a great place to see Madison and find out what makes it unique.
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