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Lake Monona Shoreline Run

Madison, WI
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Ranked #24 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Running
Description: A 3-mile bike path along Lake Monona.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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182 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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292 attraction reviews
521 helpful votes 521 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

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

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

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

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