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“Swimming”
Review of Lake Mendota

Ranked #15 of 70 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.
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patty W
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Reviewed July 9, 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 summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank CalifSue
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Reviewed June 25, 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 cream. Whether at the plaza or at Babcock Hall Dairy Store be sure to try the Badger Blast or Berry Proud Parent flavors. Great ice cream as good as that found at the University of Maryland's produced ice cream at College Park, MD. Wisconsin has wonderful people and a great place to get active or people watch.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 74greggg
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Reviewed June 6, 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 and they are very much loved. On some days, the lake will be a nice place to just chill, but at times, it would be so windy that all you want to do is to run away and looking for somewhere to hide. Safe to say that when you are in Madison, you will come across this lake whether you like it or not.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ping L
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Reviewed May 2, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mary Beth M
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