Lake Wingra, the smallest of the five major lakes in Dane County, (Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa), is bordered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum on the south and west and the City of Madison on the remaining shoreline. The lake is considered an important fishery and is known for spring runs of large muskies. Madison's marvelous Henry Vilas Zoo, Wingra Boats, Wingra Park, and Edgewood College are located on the Lake's northern shoreline. storically, In Wisconsin history, Native Americans made extensive use of the lands surrounding Lake Wingra, which takes its name from the word for "duck" in the language of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Before we know it, we will be able to use paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, which can be rented at Wingra Boats. The no wake zone means safer cleaner water and more likelyhood that you may be delighted with a sighting of a graceful blue heron during an early morning paddle. Hurry up Spring!
Work up an appetite after your boating adventure? Or ice skating escapades?
Even as the weather outside is frozen, Michael's Frozen Custard awaits you. For something more substantial, try Bluphies, one of the Food Fight restaurants: my favorite and perhaps one of yours. Their motto is "We're serious about fun food." See for yourself why they they say that! Many other shops and restaurants along Monroe Street are within in easy strolling distance.
Bluephies Windows: photo by Barbara Chatterton, Middleton Realtor
Originally published at www.MiddletonRealtors.com