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It is a fairly large lake that offers all kinds of eye candy, adventure and entertainment. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Going around lake Mendota and through Tenny lock to lake Monona to see all the shore lines and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daniel S
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Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
Madison, WI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a fairly large lake that offers all kinds of eye candy, adventure and entertainment. The terrace provides music entertainment and food. The Point presents a nice walk with great views. Swimming in the summer. Nelson Park has beautiful x country skiing.

Thank billfeeny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going around lake Mendota and through Tenny lock to lake Monona to see all the shore lines and the State Capital in Madison Wisconsin is a great day on the water

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I've never been on the lake but love watching everyone and the view. Endless things you can on the water.

Thank melfred_20
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Amazing vistas. Beautiful views. Incredible sunsets! There are so many unique and clean parks and beaches for visitor access.

Thank Jammersws
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

July 16,2018 perfect temperature for a swim. Lake was great.light breeze and not many boats out to cause wakes

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our relatives live on the lake and have a ski boat. We spent many days and nights on the lake. In Madison, you can dock at the Edgewater Hotel for dinner and at the University dock too. Nice size lake and water warm in the...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The Lake Mendota area is a great place to visit. Besides all types of watercraft, the University of Wisconsin has a wonderful plaza where you can relax with something to eat and drink, watch the sailing, listen to music and enjoy delicious UofWisc produced ice...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

There are nice houses facing the lake, cruise ships that road around the lake in summer time, people jogging around the fringe of the lake, university campus that overlooks the lake and so forth. Lake Monona, Lake Mendota are two major lakes around this area...More

Thank wiredfrog
Reviewed 2 May 2018

My family made a quick stop there to take pictures before getting back into the car. The lake was very pretty to look at.

Thank Mary Beth M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Lake Mendota is the larger of the two lakes that flank the Madison, WI isthmus. I've virtually visited every area around this lake (minus private property I was not invited onto). As a photographer, I have found several spots for sunsets, sunrises, blue hours (reflections...More

Thank Mark A
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22 August 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
6 June 2016|
Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
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