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Great view. Nice to hang out and be by the water! Good picnic views and family time! Had a blast... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Scenic Lakeshore Path

Long path where you can run/walk/bike past Monona terrace, the lake, and even can end up by Olin... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Madison, Wisconsin
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A 3-mile bike path along Lake Monona.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great view. Nice to hang out and be by the water! Good picnic views and family time! Had a blast here.

Thank kesjost
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Long path where you can run/walk/bike past Monona terrace, the lake, and even can end up by Olin park for more exploration. If you end up by olin park and head back into madison, you can see the entire capitol and skyline in front of...More

Thank ciecrayne
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This shoreline trail is very popular for locals bikers but may not be so for out of town travelers. The trail has lanes designated for walkers and bikers. This trail is built to go around the calmer and smaller Lake Manona. Exercisers can walk, jog,...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is nice and relaxing to take a walk or run near Monona Lake. You can rent a bike and spend the day biking around the lake too.

Thank Priyannkaa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lake Monona is usually calmer than Lake Mendota. My two favorite places to watch it are from Olbrich Park and John Nolen Drive. John Nolen Drive area is busy and bustling. The Pontoon porch and Betty Lou Cruises also dock here. There a variety of...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a beautiful trail along the lake. It is mostly shaded. It starts (or ends) at the Terrace of Univ. of Wis. This is a fun place to stretch or get a bite to eat or drink.

Thank Trix299
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I'm lucky enough to actually live along Lake Monona. You can vary your activities from anything from walks about a mile long through Brittingham Park around Monona Bay, to a fifteen mile bike ride around Lake Monona as a whole (admittedly the lake loop does...More

3  Thank TandGK
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a great training course for a longer race. You can easily vary the distance from 11.5 miles on up. There a few short hills but mostly flat and the views of the isthmus and capitol are inspiring when you're feeling a little tired....More

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I'm training for a half marathon right now and running around the lake is about 11.6 miles so it's a great training run and very scenic.

1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Love this run. Park on Willy St or at Olin Park for a great 2-3 miles along the lake (double up if you go out-and-back) or add distance by running further down Willy Street, or further along the bike path (avoid crossing the major road...More

1  Thank limeandnavy
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