Sleep Inn & Suites
4802 Tradewinds Parkway
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-8100
Fax: (608) 221-8118
This freshwater lake in Madison is the second largest of the city's four lakes, at 3,274 acres (1.21 hectares). The lake was originally named by the Winnebago people "Teepee Lake," although Monona is thought to be a Chippewa word meaning "beautiful." The lake is popular for recreational activities like fishing and boating, although the lake stays frozen for a large part of the year.
Since nothing can be more easier and relaxing than a walk in the park, the management here has taken care to build the walkways in a wheelchair-friendly fashion. Thus, ensuring that the garden is enjoyed by all. 16 acres boast different types of gardens with various themes and inspirations. The admission is free, assuring no dearth of visitors. Once the visiting hours are over, the gate is shut and people have to exit over a quaint turn-stile which can be a pretty interesting experience for city dwellers.
The 9,740 acre (3,940 hectare) Lake Mendota is the largest of Madison's four lakes. The University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a school of limnology are located on the lake. The lake is very popular for aquatic recreation during the summer, particularly boating, fishing and water sports.
Tyrol Basin is a ski resort set near the Mount Horeb area in Vemont. Various winter activities for beginner as well as an expert are present on site. It has a bar, a gift shop and a lodge. Private events take place on a regular basis. Check their website for promotions and events.