The weekly Saturday market on the Capital Square is a Madison institution. As the largest temporary farmers market in the Unites States, there is something for everyone. Sellers run the gamut from traditional farmers market fair (locally grown produce, cheeses,… Continue Reading →
Within a few steps, you will be surrounded by cattails, croaking frogs and Sandhill cranes prowling for dinner. Not a long walk, but a pleasant little natural oasis which is also quite accessible to all.
There are gorgeous views over the lake, a boat launch, camping and a playground.
Follow the trail along the west side of the dog park and back into open fields and small wooded copses.
Galleries show recreations of native-American homes and clothing, clothing and tools brought by early settlers, photos of a changing Wisconsin and even a Wisconsin tavern, complete with mounted deer head.
The rainbow-stacked shelter is a quirky, fun and visible landmark. Surrounding these buildings are acres of hiking trails, a dog park, sledding hill, pond and numerous basketball courts and soccer fields. Come out and explore the Northside!
Parking is at the top of the trail and leads down a short path to a summer pavilion. There is little else there, but there’s something cute about this tiny hidden location.