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Lake Mendota

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Address: Madison, WI
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Activities: Fishing
Description: Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.

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Fab lake in nice city

I've been sailing on this lake for more than 40 years, and it never fails to be worth the time spent on it ... or looking at it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been sailing on this lake for more than 40 years, and it never fails to be worth the time spent on it ... or looking at it.

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Oconomowoc, Wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

When wealth and prestige were very visual. Many of the homes are huge and pretentious, but it's valuable to see that craftsmanship preserved.

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of the top thing in Madison. Borders the university campus and is a center for water sport , hiking, biking, jogging. Really the heart of the town with good eating and drinking. When in Madison, start here as a visitor. Was there many times in our three day stay.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Staying at the Edgewater, the views over Lake Mendota are fabulous. Enough boat traffic to be interesting, including, rowing club, kayakers, and fishing boats. Long views to the sunset.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had three days to kill with our daughter, and there's nothing like taking a family fishing trip. The lake was quite beautiful and scenic. The parks surrounding the lake were very well kept and delightful.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

So pretty - So blue - neat with the sailboat, paddleboards, kayaks, small powerboats. just gorgeous and that sunset!!! WOW

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin is a great place. A very big lake and it is nice to spend evenings here.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I don't think that we have been to a spot like this ever before (perhaps we should get out more?). The setting is amazing with a beautiful view of the lake. There is a multilevel deck where you can relax and have a beer and food .. there are a number of choices as to type of food and drink... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In the Madison area, this is a must. Make a day trip down to Lake Mendota, walk the path, go to the UW Madison Memorial Union. Many locations to stop and take in the views. Walk to Picnic Point and enjoy a calm walk. A gem for the UW campus and Madison.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is an excellent lake for boating, whether by sail or by motor, or even by paddle. The fishing is good too, I understand. This is a scenic lake for just strolling along the shoreline.

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Address: Address: Madison, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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