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Lake Monona Shoreline Run

Address: Madison, WI
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Ranked #19 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: A 3-mile bike path along Lake Monona.
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Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: A 3-mile bike path along Lake Monona.
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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Gorgeous views and a very solid run. But the Lake Loop is a bike path so when you don't divert where the bikes do, you have to GPS your way back to the trail. Loop goes through many neighborhoods, friendly folk around to help if you're a bit scattered. Nice views of the city, but not the best-marked course.

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Wisconsin
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20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The view of Madison from the south side of Lake Monona is simply stunning - any weather, any time of year, any time of day. Park you car, take a walk, ride a bike - there are some for rent. Enjoy mother nature in the middle of the city.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Parking was quite easy as many stopping places a re provided around the lake. Close views were fantastic and teaming with wild life. Spent a lot of tine here. Young children must be supervised at all times to make sure they dont fall in. Nice place

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited Madison for a wedding and whilst I was here I enjoyed morning runs around this lake. It's just beautiful as the sun comes up.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Great Bike Path, great scenery and it's an 11 mile loop so you don't have to experience anything twice

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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

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.

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Baltimore
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640 reviews 640 reviews
181 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is one of the few places where I had actually enjoyed running. Take this from someone who hates running. It's good to have a path surrounding the lake and feel a cool breeze.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

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 

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Brilynn79
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wish we had had more time to rent bikes, but we had a nice evening stroll around the lake taking in the scenery.

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Chicago
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315 attraction reviews
674 helpful votes 674 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

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.

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