A small lake right in Madison provides an interesting hour paddle. We liked the idea of a short paddle before meeting friends on a Friday night. Continue reading Warner Park Lagoon (first time)
First time paddle going north upstream of Astico County Park. Last year we canoed south around the oxbow.
When my 6yo great-niece and her parents invited us to visit them at their Governor Dodge State Park campsite, we took the opportunity to paddle one of the two lakes in the park.
We had a few simple FAQ questions for which we could not find the answers so decided to document them here. Continue reading Cox Hollow Lake at Governor Dodge
After a drought, some rain cleared out the still waters of our local Starkweather Creek, we decided to enjoy a weekday paddle. The ducks and turtles were really enjoying themselves that day too. Continue reading Duck-duck, turtle, duck (Starkweather Creek)
We shuttled our friend’s car to the Olbrich boat take-out then “escorted” them in our canoe down the Yahara River from Tenney Park to Lake Monona. At that point we circled back to Tenney, and they paddled the lake to their car. Continue reading Yahara River shuttle and “escort” service
There are good reasons for us to paddle Mirror Lake into Del-boo Creek on our first paddle each year. Continue reading Mirror Lake kickoff to 2021 (vaccine era)
During the Covid-19 pandemic, UW closed Upham Woods to all activity including paddling. But out of the blue they let us know that pass holders were invited to launch their boats. Continue reading Blackhawk Island during pandemic election (2020 Last Paddle)
Inspired by a social media post, we decided to check out the Chain O’ Lakes area “some day.” Serendipitously, a need for some special cheese instigated a look-see. The game was afoot!
Continue reading Hartman Creek State Park – Recon
Our previous plans were thwarted by Covid and non-Covid issues, so we made a last-minute decision to go to the Rock for a late-afternoon paddle. Continue reading Chilling on the Rock River (North of Kaul Park)
We have driven by Babcock Park so many times. We knew it would be a short paddle but thought it was high time to see it from the water. We learned a few things. Is it a good idea to paddle there? Depends… Continue reading Bunches of Big Boats at Babcock Park