Hike To The Tip Of Picnic Point For Ancient Views That Never Get Old

While some areas of the University of Wisconsin Madison swarm with students, bikes and cars, there’s a timeless and tranquil spot on campus where you can still hear songbirds chirp and listen to the sound of the wind in the trees. Picnic Point is a beautiful wooded peninsula extending out onto Lake Mendota. It has attracted visitors for thousands of years, and it offers some spectacular lake views that never grow old. It’s a must-hike spot if you’re strolling in the Madison area. Here’s where to find it and what you’ll see.

The hike out to the end of Picnic Point is about a mile in length, or two miles round trip back to the entrance. You’ll pass effigy mounds, and you’ll likely see a lot of birds – this area has been designated an official Wisconsin Important Bird Area. Wisconsin has a lot of amazing hikng spots. Here are some Wisconsin trails you simply have to hike.

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Address: Picnic Point, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000 University Bay Dr, Madison, WI 53705, USA