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November
22

Shop Small in Dane County

Shop Local

There's something special about shopping at small local businesses for the holidays. Not only do you get the satisfaction of supporting locally-owned shops and boutiques in your community, but you can also find some amazing holiday gifts that the big chain stores simply can't offer. 

Luckily, we have some cool local shops here in the Madison area. With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 26, our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite places to shop small in Dane County. 

  • Madison Modern Market - 310 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    An independent, locally-owned boutique in the heart of Downtown Madison, Madison Modern Market is heading into its 10th year offering unique gifts and home goods. With an eclectic selection of unique yet functional gifts ranging from books, board games, and stationery to kitchenware, candles, and décor, you'll find something for just about anyone on your list here. Madison Modern Market is conveniently located just minutes away from many Madison homes for sale and within walking distance of many of the city's best shops and eateries.

  • Good Day Shop - 1925 Monroe St #120, Madison, WI 53711
    Offering a unique array of local and mindfully made goods, Good Day Shop always offers something unexpected. They primarily carry products made by independent artists, makers, and small brands, ranging from home goods to pantry items and apparel. Good Day Shop is a great place to find gifts for any occasion, but they really go all-out during the holidays, including a huge selection of themed gifts and décor, as well as pop-up events throughout November and December.

  • The Soap Opera - 319 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    A mainstay of Madison since 1972, The Soap Opera is one of the city's finest purveyors of bath and body products. From soaps and grooming supplies to essential oils and skin care, they have a truly outstanding array of gifts for everyone, including some great curated gift baskets filled with hand-picked items. You can order online, but browsing the store in person is half the fun, and their friendly staff is always happy to help you find something special.

  • Booth 121 - 6203 Monona Dr, Monona, WI
    It doesn't get more one-of-a-kind than Booth 121. With a huge selection of clothing, gifts, and jewelry, this Monona shop is perfect for finding a creative gift, even for those on your list who are notoriously hard to shop for. Stop by their shop to see their ever-changing selections of handmade goods and see what their makers are up to near Monona homes for sale.

  • The Regal Find - 1834 Parmenter St, Middleton, WI
    Looking for handmade gifts in the downtown Middleton area? The Regal Find has you covered! Their selection offers a true taste of what local makers are creating in the Dane County area. Browse their wares online and opt for curbside pickup for a convenient way to shop before looking at Middleton homes for sale. Or shop in person Monday through Saturday.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas. If you're on the search for your dream home, you can count on our real estate agents to help you find it in Dane County. 

November
3

National Cappuccino Day: Madison Area Coffee Shops

Madison Coffee Shops

Our real estate agents don't need any excuse to sing the praises of our favorite local coffee shops here in the Madison area... but with National Cappuccino Day coming up on November 8, now is a better time than ever. Be sure to check out these awesome Dane County coffee shops in honor of the occasion!

  • Bradbury's Coffee - 127 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
    Noted for its hipster vibes and lively atmosphere, Bradbury's Coffee is a beloved hole-in-the-wall shop within sight of the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Downtown Madison. They serve some expertly-made lattés and cappuccinos, along with artisanal crêpes and other treats. Bradbury's also stocks whole-bean coffee from some of America's finest roasters. 

  • Hodge Podge - 160 Keenan Ct Suite 1, Verona, WI 53593
    The folks at Hodge Podge make a killer cappuccino, not to mention plenty of other great coffee and tea drinks. This Verona coffee and cocktail bar also serves up some tasty craft cocktails during weekly happy hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Just footsteps away from many Verona homes for sale, Hodge Podge is committed to using as many local ingredients as possible, from locally-roasted coffee beans to locally-distilled spirits. 

  • Michelangelo's Coffee House - 114 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    Established in 1997, Michelangelo's Coffee House has been a mainstay of Downtown Madison for 25 years. Michelangelo's is known for friendly service, a warm, welcoming space, and great coffee. Whether you're looking to slowly savor a cappuccino or just want to grab a quick cup of joe to go, this place has you covered. 

  • Prairie Café & Bakery - 3109 Pheasant Branch Rd, Middleton, WI 53562
    Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day at Prairie Café & Bakery, a favorite local breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot just minutes from these Middleton homes for sale. In addition to their all-day-breakfast menu packed with staples like omelets, pancakes, and waffles, Prairie Café & Bakery also offers a well-rounded selection of coffee and espresso drinks. 

  • Mother Fool's Coffee House - 1101 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
    Known for its funky atmosphere as well as excellent coffee, Mother Fool's Coffee House is always a great place to enjoy a cup of joe. They serve excellent espresso and have a menu of delicious baked goods with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Mother Fool's Coffee House is also a fun gathering place for the local community, with walls adorned with the works of local artists and frequent live music, poetry readings, and other events. 

  • Barriques -  5957 McKee Rd., Fitchburg, WI 53719
    With a huge selection of sandwiches, espresso drinks, and wine, Barriques offers something for everyone! This market-style setup is perfect for picking something up on the go near Fitchburg homes for sale. Or stay a while and enjoy one of their tasting sessions, where they pair beverages and cheeses. Skip the line and order your National Cappuccino Day drink in advance on their app.

  • Ancora Cafe + Bakery - 107 King St, Madison, WI 53703
    With over 25 years in business, Ancora Cafe + Bakery is an established Madison favorite for coffee lovers. Their Downtown Madison store started it all and has been open since 1994. Besides their fantastic espresso-based beverages, they have three different varieties of brewed coffee for your morning cup of joe. Brunch is served every day and makes a fantastic accompaniment to your drink of choice.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Dane County and talk with our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas. 

October
24

Where to Sample Wines in Southern Wisconsin

Wine in Southern Wisconsin

The rolling countryside of Southern Wisconsin has become one of the leading wine regions in Wisconsin and beyond, joining local breweries and cideries in producing top-notch local libations.

Late summer and early fall are prime seasons to experience the harvest at Wisconsin's wineries, but there are opportunities to taste local wines year-round. These are some of our real estate agents' favorite places to sample Wisconsin wines. 

  • Cambridge Winery - 1001 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711
    Creating award-winning wines using grapes grown in California, New York, and right here in Wisconsin, Cambridge Winery has established itself as one of the leading wineries in the state. Their tasting room in Madison serves their full, ever-changing range of reds, whites, and rosés, as well as tasty house-made pizzas, salads, and small plates. Cambridge Winery is conveniently located just minutes from many Madison homes for sale.

  • Table Wine - 2301 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
    Nestled in the heart of Madison's vibrant Schenk-Atwood neighborhood, Table Wine is one of the leading wine stores in the city. An expertly curated selection of wines from around the world, along with local favorites from Wisconsin greet customers. In addition to in-store shopping and curbside pickup, they also offer limited bar service and often host tastings and other events. If you're not quite sure what to get, their friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready with suggestions.

  • Square Wine Company - 1 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703
    Square Wine Company is a great place to explore and discover all things wine-related. This warm, welcoming, and unpretentious wine shop is located a stone's throw from the State Capitol Building in downtown Madison. The store focuses on selling quality wines from small family growers, and the staff is always happy to help visitors find the perfect bottle for any palate and budget. Square Wine Company also holds wine tastings every Friday from 5 to 7, but they tend to sell out, so be sure to RSVP!

  • Drumlin Ridge Winery - 6000 River Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597
    Some of the best wine in Southern Wisconsin is made at Drumlin Ridge Winery, a family-owned winery with a charming tasting room and outdoor patio. Stop in on Wednesdays through Mondays to try a tasting or enjoy their excellent wines by the glass or bottle. Some of their finest offerings include a dry, Chardonnay-style Frontenac Blanc and a sweet, Port-style Four Lakes Dessert Wine. Drumlin Ridge Winery is located in the beautiful rolling countryside outside of Waunakee, less than a 30-minute drive from Madison and not far from these Waunakee homes for sale.

  • Tasting Room - 800 W Broadway #100, Monona, WI 53713
    With a straightforward name that pretty much says it all, Monona's Tasting Room offers an impressive selection of wine. Located near Monona homes for sale, Tasting Room has been nominated for "best wine selection," "best patio," and "best bar with a view" in the Madison area. In addition to wines from all over, Tasting Room also serves craft cocktails, beer, and spirits and even has a selection of fine cigars in their walk-in humidor. This is truly a one-of-a-kind destination in Southern Wisconsin. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Southern Wisconsin! If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Madison and the surrounding areas.

October
4

National Pizza Month: Where to Order a Pie in Dane County

Dane County Pizza

Order a pie or grab a slice, October is officially National Pizza Month. No matter if you are looking at Sun Prairie homes for sale or Fitchburg homes for sale, there are plenty of pizza options in Southern WI.

Here is a closer look at just a few places to score a slice or a pie with your favorite toppings:

  • Buck's Pizza – 219 Cottage Grove, Madison, WI 53716
    Buck's Pizza is a Madison tradition that has been around since 1960. All the details come together for a truly unique pizza – including an award-winning sauce recipe, the secret sausage recipe, and the fresh homemade dough. Recently, Buck's began to sell "half-baked" pizza, giving its fans the opportunity to enjoy the genuine Buck's Pizza experience from home.

  • Pizza Brutta – 1805 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
    Pizza Brutta is the place to go for authentic Neapolitan pizza made fresh using local ingredients from small producers. Using family recipes passed down for years, it is a local institution that also works hard to strengthen the local food system and community. A popular pick for catering, it features indoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery. The Margherita is the most popular pie.

  • Ian's Pizza by the Slice – 100 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
    With three locations in Madison and several more across Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington, Ian's Pizza by the Slice is one of America's fastest-growing pizza parlor chains. Don't miss out on the growing pizza craze distinguished by signature pizzas like "Mac n' Cheese" and "Maui Wowie." Ian's also stands out with its robust selection of vegetarian pizzas, a dozen in all. There's something for everyone at this shop.

  • Greenbush Bar – 914 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53715
    Authentic Sicilian pizza is the star at Greenbush Bar. You can find this local favorite in the basement of Madison's historic Italian Workman's Club building. The restaurant is committed to using fresh organic ingredients from local farms whenever possible. Use these ingredients to build your own pizza with a variety of toppings, including basil pesto, mushrooms, and kalamata olives, plus a variety of meat and cheese options. Opt for dining on your pie at the bar or ordering for carryout. Don't forget to end your meal with one of their delicious cannolis!

  • Sugar River Pizza Company – 1390 Cabela Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    With locations in Sun Prairie and Verona, you're never too far from a Sugar River Pizza Company pie. The Sun Prairie location features a weekly Happy Hour, lunch specials, and weekly specials that are sure to tempt your tastebuds without breaking the bank. Regular menu items include specialty pizzas such as their Amazon Deluxe, Garden Bella, Buffalo Chicken, and Baked Potato. Dine-in or enjoy carryout options, or check their website to see if they deliver to your area.

Contact us today to find out more about real estate opportunities here in Dane County.

September
20

Oktoberfest Near Dane County

Dane County Oktoberfest

If you can't be in Berlin for Oktoberfest, then our real estate agents recommend Dane County and the surrounding areas (near delightful Madison homes for sale) as a festive place to partake. 

Originating in Bavaria, Oktoberfest is marked by celebrations centered around two mainstay comfort foods: delicious bratwurst and refreshing beer. Near Dane County, of course, you'll find a variety of local additions, like the use of authentic Wisconsin cheese.

Dane County is one of the epicenters of Oktoberfest in the United States, thanks to the high number of people here who trace their ancestry back to Germany. You'll find a wide range of fun and festive events throughout the area. Here's an insider guide on how and where to enjoy the celebrations:

  • Oktoberfest at Essen Haus – 514 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
    Oktoberfest at Essen Haus is a beloved annual Oktoberfest celebration that takes place at the Essen Haus German Restaurant. The parking lot is converted into a festival ground that welcomes the whole family. You can savor local brats and brews while listening to live music and even cut up on the dance floor. There'll be plenty of treats from the grill and a whole area set aside for kids to meet new friends.

  • New Glarus Oktoberfest – 418 Railroad Street, New Glarus, WI 53574
    New Glarus Oktoberfest is a yearly tradition backed by the many families of Swiss heritage in this lovely Wisconsin community. Taking place October 22 through 25, it is a free event for everyone to attend. There'll be food, wagon rides, chainsaw carving, and live music in the festival tent all weekend long. Join the fun and be a part of one of New Glarus' most anticipated events of the season!

  • Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie – 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583
    Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie is a classic brewpub that offers online ordering and indoor or patio dining. As a family-owned and operated business, it has become known as a wonderful event venue for weddings and family reunions. During the Oktoberfest season, it entices guests with new brews from around the world and updated seasonal menu items. Consider stopping by after viewing Sauk City homes for sale.

  • Capital Brewery – 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
    Craft brewing is a well-established trend today, but Capital Brewery was there at the very start. With more than 35 years of brewing experience, it is a purveyor of the finest small batch, international, and experimental brews using local producers whenever possible. Located near Middleton homes for sale, Oktoberfest will see several fun and exciting themed events and tastings.

Contact us to find out more about Dane County real estate today.

September
8

Wisconsin Farms for Fall Fun

Wisconsin Farms

Wisconsin's farms offer fall fun for the whole family. Our real estate agents invite you and your loved ones to form memories that will last a lifetime as you enjoy the outdoors and a variety of activities that define the season: Hayrides, bonfires, and even participating in the harvest.

Choose Madison homes for sale, and you'll never be far from the area's gorgeous farmland and local perks such as farmers' markets, festivals, and more. Plus, you can visit plenty of local farms whenever the weather permits.

In the fall, several farms throw open their doors so you can meet farmers and their animals, see the work that goes into planting, and enjoy surroundings rich with the energy and the unmistakable feeling of a Wisconsin fall.

Let's take a closer look at a few options for fall fun:

  • Enchanted Valley Acres – 5047 Enchanted Valley Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Enchanted Valley Acres is one of the top local farms near Cross Plains homes for sale for any family that wants to peek at authentic farming. It is known for one of the region's best corn mazes, plus the opportunity to pick flowers or choose and carve pumpkins. Activities are available through September and October, with giant slides and a jump pad set up for the kids.

  • Appleberry Farm – 8079 Maurer Road, Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Appleberry Farm is one of Dane County's most beloved apple orchards. You have the chance to pick fresh apples straight from the tree in the finest "Pick Your Own" Wisconsin tradition. Appleberry has events throughout the year, you can also visit for the summer berry season. You might even get to see the beekeepers at work on Appleberry Farm's artisanal honey.

  • Schuster's Farm – 1326 US-12, Deerfield, WI 53531
    Schuster's Farm is another great selection for summer or fall near Deerfield homes for sale. Journey through eight acres of corn mazes, more than fourteen acres of pumpkins, and a slew of hand-picked barnyard attractions. There's a full "Haunted Forest" for the kids and classic Wisconsin apple cider donuts that people of all ages will enjoy.

  • Eplegaarden – 2227 Fitchburg Road, Fitchburg, WI 53575
    Eplegaarden is, as the name suggests, a premier place to find apples just minutes from Fitchburg homes for sale. In August, it throws open its gates for Pick Your Own apples and raspberries. Within sight of the big red barn, you'll also find the Eplegaarden pumpkin patch. There are acres of apples, hosting generations of families who've participated in this Wisconsin tradition!

  • Eugster's Farm Market – 3865 WI-138, Stoughton, WI 53589
    Eugster's Farm Market is one of the most convenient choices – just 15 minutes south of Madison and within moments of Stoughton homes for sale. Eugster's has made a trusted name for itself over 40 years, and fresh, seasonal produce is always available in the farmer's market. From fall's pumpkins to winter's Christmas trees, there's always something exciting going on at the Eugster family farm.

Contact us to find out more about real estate in the Dane County area.

August
29

Labor Day Weekend Activities Near Madison

Labor Day in Madison

How will you spend the last three-day weekend of the summer? Join our real estate agents at these lively Labor Day weekend events taking place around Madison. 

  • Taste of Madison - Capitol Square, 100 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703
    Celebrate 40 years of "the largest picnic on Capitol Square" at the Taste of Madison. Indulge in your favorite dishes or try some new ones from more than 75 food vendors on hand. Help some good causes by tipping beverage stand staffers who are from local volunteer groups near Madison homes for sale. A full lineup of live music is headlined by Daughtry, platinum artist and American Idol finalist. Hours are 2:30  8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 4. Admission is free.

  • Shifting Gears Bike Path Dance Festival - Capital City State Trail, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    Take a break from viewing Fitchburg homes for sale and get your groove on at the Shifting Gears Bike Path Dance Festival. For the second year, green spaces alongside Capital City State Trail will be transformed into performance spaces for an assortment of local dance groups. Join in the fun by walking, biking, or skating along the trail to visit the different sites. The festival takes place on Monday, September 5 from noon - 6 p.m., and admission is free.

  • Devil's Lake State Park - S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913
    Devil's Lake State Park is a slice of heaven, just minutes from Baraboo homes for sale. With 29 miles of trails, there are gorgeous hiking opportunities for people with all levels of abilities. Experienced hikers enjoy the challenge of Balanced Rock Trail, with its namesake formation and sweeping views of the park. Water lovers head to Devil's Lake for swimming, canoeing and kayaking, scuba diving, and fishing. Picnic facilities include a number of shelters, both reservable and first-come-first-served. Park hours are 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., seven days a week. The entrance fee per vehicle is $13 per day or$28 annually.

  • First Friday on Monroe Street - 1400-3600 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711
    Get a head start on the holiday at First Friday on Monroe Street. During this popular monthly event, participating shops along Monroe Street keep later hours and offer a variety of specials, from discounts to prizes. Other features include pop-up vendor stands, live music, and kids' activities. First Friday is also a great chance to dine at the incredible restaurants in the area. Hours are 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., and admission is free.

  • Riverfront Terrace - 27 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
    Wisconsin Dells homes for sale are near some of the most scenic spots in the state. It's the perfect location for Riverfront Terrace, an outdoor entertainment venue on the banks of the Wisconsin River. This year, Riverfront Terrace has added a food cart serving appetizers, pizza, and specials to go with their drink menu of beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. The music lineup for Labor Day weekend includes the jazz ensemble String Fever on Saturday, singer-songwriter Noah James Hittner on Sunday, and acoustic guitarist/vocalist Brian Beard on Sunday. Riverfront Terrace is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. - midnight, Saturday from noon-midnight, and Sunday from noon - 11 p.m.

Life near Madison is special every day of the year. Contact us for all your real estate needs.

August
4

One-of-a-Kind Bars in Dane County

Dane County Bars

If you're looking for a place to grab a drink in the Madison area, you have a wealth of options to choose from. From local brewpubs and microbreweries to cocktail lounges and arcade bars, our real estate agents have rounded up a list of the most unique places to wet your whistle in Dane County!

  • Atomic Koi Cocktail Lounge - 2685 Research Park Dr, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    Fitchburg's Atomic Koi Cocktail Lounge is one of the best places in the Madison area to enjoy a broad selection of expertly-crafted mixed drinks. From classic cocktails and martinis to unique champagne cocktails and ice cream drinks, there's something on their wide-ranging menu for every palate. Atomic Koi is also just minutes from many Fitchburg homes for sale.

  • I/O Arcade Bar - 924 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
    Aimed squarely at "drinkers with a gaming problem," I/O Arcade Bar is certainly one of Madison's most fun watering holes. With their dizzying array of vintage arcade games and pinball machines, it's almost impossible not to have a good time here. They also serve a great selection of craft beer and custom cocktails and are located within walking distance of many Madison homes for sale.

  • Wando's - 602 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715
    Wando's is a three-level bar that offers an upbeat, welcoming atmosphere. Given their location on University Avenue, Wando's definitely attracts a college crowd during the months when school is in session. They offer great weekly specials, like "Free Bacon Tuesdays," and have happy hour every day of the week. 

  • Boulder Brewpub - 950 Kimball Ln, Verona, WI 53593
    Inspired by Colorado's wild natural beauty and Western architecture, Boulder Brewpub is one of the best gathering places for craft beer fanatics in the Madison area. With 24 rotating taps, there are always new and unique brews waiting to be sampled near Verona homes for sale. The kitchen also turns out some truly delicious modern pub grub. 

  • Christy's Landing - 2952 Waubesa Ave, Madison, WI 53711
    Nestled on the shoreline of Lake Waubesa, just 15 minutes from Downtown Madison, Christy's Landing is a beloved lakefront hangout, especially during the summer months. Along with a tiki bar and waterfront dining, Christy's Landing also offers boat docking and frequently hosts live music. 

  • Funk Factory Geuzeria - 1602 Gilson St, Madison, WI 53715
    The Madison area has a ton of outstanding microbreweries. But Funk Factory Geuzeria stands apart from the crowd by focusing on Lambic beer. This family of traditional Belgian beers relies on wild yeast for fermentation, resulting in unique flavors that resemble wine and cider, often with a touch of tartness similar to a sour beer. There's no better place in Dane County to experience these next-level brews.

  • Le Tigre Lounge - 1328 S Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53711
    This family-owned bar has the oldest liquor license in Madison, making it a long-standing local favorite. Le Tigre Lounge not only serves up fantastic drinks but the bar is themed around cats of all kinds, especially tigers. In fact, you can even watch a tiger cam while enjoying your drinks live streamed from a Florida rescue facility. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Dane County!

July
20

Explore These State Parks & Recreation Areas Near Dane County

Dane County Parks

The wonders of Wisconsin summers spent outdoors are calling to us. From Wisconsin State Parks to other protected land, Southern WI has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor adventures. Our real estate agents are delighted to share their favorite Wisconsin state parks near Dane County. 

  • Cross Plains State Park - Cross Plains, WI 53528
    Located just west of Madison near several Cross Plains homes for sale, this landscape was scoured by glaciers during the last Ice Age. The park has become well known for its glacial landforms, which include a gorge carved by meltwater and expansive views across the glaciated terrain. Several hiking and mountain biking trails are available, and a future section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail is planned for construction.

  • Capital Springs Recreation Area - 3102 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, WI 53711
    Capital Springs Recreation Area spans 3,000 acres, of which 326 acres are designated as state park land. Opportunities for recreation abound, including a beautiful campground and 6 miles of hiking trails and boardwalks. The park also includes a boat launch and fishing access on Lake Waubesa, which is known for excellent panfish and largemouth bass fishing. Capital Springs Recreation Area is just minutes from Downtown Madison and a short drive from many Madison homes for sale.

  • Governor Nelson State Park - 5140 Co Hwy M, Waunakee, WI 53597
    Located in Waunakee on the north shore of Lake Mendota, Governor Nelson State Park is one of the best state parks in Dane County for getting out on the water. The 422-acre park includes a sandy swimming beach, ample fishing access, and boat launch facilities on the 10,000-acre lake. It's a popular picnic spot on summer weekends, though visitors who want to beat the crowds might prefer to come on a weekday when the lake is quieter.

  • Lake Kegonsa State Park - 2405 Door Creek Rd, Stoughton, WI 53589
    A popular destination for boating, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking, 3,200-acre Lake Kegonsa is the centerpiece of Lake Kegonsa State Park. The park includes boat ramps and an unguarded swimming beach on the lakeshore, along with picnic areas, fishing piers, boat rentals, and a pet swim area. Anglers often catch panfish, bass, pike, and walleye. Lake Kegonsa State Park also includes a campground for both tents and RVs for your next camping adventure near Stoughton homes for sale.

  • Devil's Lake State Park - S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
    The magnificent 500-foot quartzite bluffs of Devil's Lake State Park make this one of Wisconsin's most recognizable state parks. A major destination for hiking and mountain biking, the park boasts nearly 30 miles of trails, including a portion of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Devil's Lake State Park is also one of the most popular camping destinations in the region and offers three campgrounds with a total of 423 campsites. Rock climbing is a major draw here as well for visitors near Baraboo homes for sale.

  • Blue Mound State Park - 4350 Mounds Park Rd, Blue Mounds, WI 53517
    Nestled amid a rugged landscape of unique geological features, Blue Mound State Park is home to 20-plus miles of hiking and biking trails that provide some of the most spectacular views in Dane County. Blue Mound State Park also offers some great camping options. In addition to a traditional family campground with 77 campsites, the park also includes 12 hike-in or bike-in campsites along the Military Ridge State Trail. Plus, don't miss the pool/splash pad.

Contact us today to learn more about outdoor adventures in Southern Wisconsin! And if you're thinking about moving to the Madison area, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family. 

July
7

Downtown Madison Summer Events

Downtown Madison

Our real estate agents love all that the downtown area has to offer, especially during the summer! From craft fairs and farmers markets to music festivals and marathons, there are plenty of ways to enjoy our small big city during some of our favorite months. Be sure to mark your calendar for these summer happenings in downtown Madison.

  • Lunchtime Live - N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703
    If you're looking for something to do during your lunch breaks this summer, we have the answer! Lunchtime Live is a weekly event that takes place across 13 consecutive spring/summer Tuesdays through August and features a different live music performance every week from noon to 1 pm. The music takes place on the lawn at the Hamilton Street corner of the Wisconsin State Capitol, just minutes from these Madison homes for sale.

  • Concerts on the Square - King St, Madison, WI 53703
    A longstanding summer tradition in Madison since 1984, Concerts in the Square is a live concert series performed by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra brings exciting guest artists throughout the six-concert series, which takes place at the King Street corner of Capitol Square. This year's events include Reflections on Liberty on July 13, The Planets & Ho-Chunk on July 20, and Rachmaninoff's Third on July 27.

  • Maxwell Street Days - 100 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    You could call Maxwell Street Days Madison's biggest annual sidewalk sale, but it's much more than that. For a few days every summer, State Street transforms into a full-fledged pedestrian mall lined with vendors selling everything from local arts and crafts to food and drinks, clothing, jewelry, and books. Around 30,000 people attend this event, which takes place July 14-17, 2022.

  • Madison Mini-Marathon - Corner of Lake St & Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703
    Saturday, July 23, 2022, will bring the return of the annual Madison Mini-Marathon & 5k. Participants are welcome to register for the 13.1-mile half marathon, which starts at the corner of Lake Street and Langdon Street, or the 5k walk/run, which kicks off at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union. Be sure to stick around after for the legendary 14th Mile Post Race Party!

  • Jazz at Five - 100 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    Jazz at Five is a music series that occurs several times each summer. Along with great music, there will also be food trucks and a craft beer tent at each event. New this year, Jazz at Five events will be split between two locations. The concerts on August 3 and August 10 will take place at McKee Park in Fitchburg, while events on August 17, 24, and 31 will occur at the top of State Street.

  • Madison Night Market - State St, Madison, WI 53703
    There are two Madison Night Market events left in 2022. Artists and other local vendors set up all along State Street and neighboring portions of Gilman Street, and Lisa Link Peace Park hosts live music during the events. The final two markets of the season take place on August 11 and September 8 from 4–8 pm.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison! If you're planning on moving to Wisconsin's capital in the near future, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping find the perfect home for you and your family.

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