A foot of snow or a spit of snow: a fresh layer of white powder means we tug on boots and woolly mittens and head outside to skate, sled, ski or stroll. Stargaze in the serenity of winter from the middle of beloved Lake Mendota. Nothing warms the heart more than a Madison winter.
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Frozen lakes in Madison open up an even bigger expanse of playground for winter lovers, sports enthusiasts, and artists alike. Snow kites provide visual drama by day, while chatting up local anglers is sure to make you smile. And you never know when Lady Liberty might make an appearance on the lake.
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The local vibe is strong at Tenney Park, where residents come together to ice skate, play hockey, and sip hot chocolate by the fire in the warming house. One of Madison’s oldest and largest parks, it features a lagoon, an island, and five foot bridges, providing a perfect setting to take in a winter sunset.