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After we announced our move from Madison, Wisconsin to Minneapolis I’ve gotten a lot of “It’s so great you’re moving closer to home!”…which made me realize that a lot of people are confused about where Madison is. Our new home in Minneapolis will actually only be 10 miles closer to my hometown (147 miles versus 157), so indeed it is just *slightly* closer, but it will also come with fighting city traffic heading south out of the metro, where as we currently amble across the Wisconsin countryside and eastern Iowa.
Our move will, however, put us closer to a lot of our friends and our siblings (and closer to my husband’s parents), so it does feel like a homecoming of sorts, but it made me realize that Madison doesn’t pop into a lot of midwesterner’s minds when they are considering local vacation hot spots. I had never really visited Madison until we lived here, so I can’t blame them. Before we leave this beautiful city I wanted to share some of the things we love most about it, as well as some local road trips that quickly became some of our favorite getaways. If you live in or are planning to visit Madison, Wisconsin, here are my MUST DOs for you! Enjoy!
Our go-to route is usually Muscoda to Boscobel, but anything that passes through Spring Green is also gorgeous! If you want to make it super simple you can start in Sauk City, which is really close to Madison, and end in Arena. The con of the Sauk City to Arena trip is that you have to wait at the end and get transported back upstream, but if you do the Muscoda to Boscobel trip you go to the outfitter in Boscobel, but then they transport you, the canoe, and your gear up river to Muscoda. Then you paddle down and when you arrive back in Boscobel your car will be there waiting for you. We preferred this because we could get off the river whenever we wanted and weren’t tied to an exit time. This stretch of river also tended to be a bit less busy.
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