Get Outside

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

– Also Leopold, from A Sand County Almanac, 1949

Henry Vilas Zoo– free admission,stroll around and appreciate the community, Lake Wingra located nearby

Madison Parks– discover all the great green spaces to enjoy

Hoofers Club– get outside for adventures with other students! So many activities and sports available

DNR Website– utilize all the great state parks! Go camping with friends, reconnect with nature, teach others how to be good stewards of the environment!

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum– wander in the 1,260 acres of natural area just south of campus. Explore tall-grass prairies, savanna, wetlands, and several forest types.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Lakeshore Preserve– discover 300 acres of land just off of our campus. From bird watching to hiking, everyone is sure to enjoy time in the great outdoors.

Biking and Hiking Trails in Madison– discover Madison on foot or on bike!

Interactive Madison Biking Map– Planning your trip? Start with this interactive map to calculate your milage, where bathroom stops may be, and where you can fix up your bike

Do you have Nature Deficit Disorder? Find out here and read 10 reasons to get outside.