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“A wonderful place to enjoy the sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Mendota

Ranked #13 of 96 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“A wonderful place to enjoy the sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Spending an evening strolling along the waters edge, taking in a beautiful sunset, is a great way to cap off a day of sightseeing and shopping while visiting Madison, and all it has to offer. I highly recommend this too all who are considering a trip to Mad City....

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

While we were checking out the campus, we decided to walk off our ice cream from the Babcock Hall Dairy Store. It was a beautiful day on the great trail.

Visited July 2013
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful lake in Madison perfect for watching sunsets, boating, and fishing. This lake is a bit more choppier than Monnona but is also quite a bit bigger too. Overall a must when in Madison.

Visited June 2013
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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“The lake is always a showpiece for showing visitors around campus and Madison!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

I work close to the lake on the UW Campus and it's always great to be able to stop over. I've enjoyed boat tours of the lake and most recently had stopped at Governor Nelson State Park to view the lake. Another favorite is to hike out on Picnic Point and view the campus skyline and downtown Madison.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago
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“Great way to spend the afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

My wife and I walked around Lake Mendota while visiting Madison. There is a walking & jogging path that is close to the water. The lake is much larger than we expected and there were lots of boats in the water. We were told that fishing here is excellent. Spending time around Lake Mendota is a nice way to relax.

Visited May 2013
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