Walk About

Fall is here and it is one of the best times of the year to get outside and enjoy nature! The colors are glorious, the air is crisp and the leaves rustle beneath your feet.

The near west side of Madison has some incredible spots to hike close to home. Here are a few, in no particular order:

Hoyt Park: Take a peaceful stroll through forest and prairie in this “inter-city” wilderness.

Owen Convervancy: This park was the farm and personal retreat for University of Wisconsin professor Edward T. Owen. Now it can be our treat!

Pheasant Branch: 160 acres of trails with amazing views of the Capitol, Lake Mendota and the Madison skyline.

Arboretum: The Arboretum maintains more than 17 miles of trails through restored prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands.

Happy Hiking!