Edna Taylor Conservation Park

Madison, Wisconsin

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This 56-acre conservation park is laid out along a glacial drumlin, or small hill, not far from the eastern shore of Lake Monona. It is a wonderful spot for a quick escape from the noise and distraction of the surrounding urban environment, with paths leading through woodland, savanna, and, most notably, ponds and marshes that are home to a wide variety of waterfowl. Algae grows thick and green in two large ponds, and grasses and cattail sprout from the muck. Purple aster bloom alongside the path as well. Canada geese, cranes, ducks, and herons have all been spotted on the waters.This is a nice spot to pause and reflect.
Best Hikes Madison Wisconsin - 2nd Edition

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Best Hikes Madison Wisconsin - 2nd Edition

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This 56-acre conservation park is laid out along a glacial drumlin, or small hill, not far from the eastern shore of Lake Monona. It is a wonderful spot for a quick escape from the noise and distraction of the surrounding urban environment, with paths leading through woodland, savanna, and, most notably, ponds and marshes that are home to a wide variety of waterfowl.

Algae grows thick and green in two large ponds, and grasses and cattail sprout from the muck. Purple aster bloom alongside the path as well. Canada geese, cranes, ducks, and herons have all been spotted on the waters.This is a nice spot to pause and reflect.

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Activity Type: Birding, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Madison
Distance: 1.7 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Spring through fall Daily 4 a.m. to sunset
Features: Wildflowers
Local Contacts: Madison Parks, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., PO Box 2987, Madison, WI 53701; (608) 266-4711; www.cityofmadison.com/parks
Local Maps: USGS Madison East; available online at www.cityofmadison.com/parks
Driving Directions: Directions to Edna Taylor Conservation Park

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