Sunday, April 17, 2016

Warner Park

Yesterday was lovely and after lunch Tom and I went to Warner Park, 213 acres of woodland, sports fields, a fishing lagoon, pavilions and a bit of the shoreline of Lake Mendota, the northernmost and, at some 9700 acres, largest of Madison's four lakes. It was a perfect day for a long walk. Altogether we walked about a mile and a half (2.3 km) according to my Fitbit.

There was a lone but lovely sailboat out on Mendota, and benches scattered along the shoreline under shade trees invited us to return and enjoy the breeze off the water. It is only about a ten-minute drive from the apartment, and I expect we will make it one of our regular spots. The Madison Mallards baseball team's ball park is at Warner and parking is impossible during games, of course. But it looks like it will be quite accessible at other times.

4 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

Those are my favorite kinds of days, those Walk In The Park days.

Michael Dodd said...

We are surrounded by good walking parks here in Madison, and the city is so bike-friendly that there are bike paths everywhere. We both like to walk, and access to good walking paths through green spaces is a major benefit to this location.

Lavada said...

Wow....what a lovely walking area!!!!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Oooh, a walk-in-the-park day sounds so good. I've done plenty of walking lately but nothing for simple pleasure.