Picnic Point

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  • Mirabel A.
    "Great hiking and scenic views"(3 Tips)
    Hanna Rae Photography
    "At least I got some breathtaking pictures out of the hike!"(2 Tips)
    Tricia P.
    "Great place to run, walk, or have a picnic."(2 Tips)
    "Lake Mendota from this picturesque spot."(2 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • picnics
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  • Hanna Rae Photography
    Hanna Rae PhotographyAugust 6, 2013
    What a gorgeous day out at Picnic Point. I may still have sand in my shoes, but that's why they call them sandals, right? At least I got some breathtaking pictures out of the hike!
  • Paul W.
    Paul WehkingFebruary 10, 2016
    Skinny dipping is good but don't park a car in the lot. Walk in or bike or you will get a visit from campus security! ;-)
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonAugust 20, 2016
    A nice mile walk out to the point...but definitely heavily on puddles in rain
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChampionDecember 2, 2015
    Beautiful views year round. Leave time to sit/meditate/relax/whatever.
  • Tricia P.
    Tricia PawelskiDecember 2, 2012
    Great place to run, walk, or have a picnic. Beautiful place to relax!
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.October 22, 2016
    Take a walk, go all the way to the end. Not a long walk
  • WiscSchoolofBusiness
    WiscSchoolofBusinessDecember 22, 2011
    Enjoy the beautiful views of all of Lake Mendota from this picturesque spot.
  • Lina
    LinaJuly 30, 2011
    Beautiful path by lake. U can stop and swim, picnic
  • Ally M.
    Ally MDecember 20, 2015
    Go here at sunset!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SmithAugust 15, 2011
    A giraffe is buried here. Zoology Dept. can verify.
  • Austin K.
    Austin KrejciJune 17, 2012
    Perfect days
  • Mirabel A.
    Mirabel ApartmentsFebruary 23, 2012
    Great hiking and scenic views
  • Eric S.
    Eric ServaisMay 26, 2012
    Walk out onto the tree leaning over the end of the point!
  • Melissa J.
    Melissa JanskyAugust 9, 2016
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerAugust 23, 2014
    Dog friendly!
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