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Lake Monona Homes For Sale
Homes on Lake Monona are often quite stately and situated on generous sized lots. Unlike homes on more densely populated parts of other lakes, it is not unusual to see large ranch style or contemporary style homes with walkout lower levels on Lake Monona. Views of Madison's state capitol from a number of the homes and condos on Lake Monona are nothing short of spectacular.
Many lakefront homes on Lake Monona offer direct access to the water, and some even have their own private piers with slips or boat docks. Other common features in Lake Monona homes for sale include large decks that overlook the water, spacious lawns that are perfect for entertaining, and large windows for great views, fresh air and natural light.
Interiors of Lake Monona homes for sale could include striking features such as hardwood floors, open-plan living areas, and gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances. Most homes have multiple bedrooms, making them perfect for families or homeowners who love having guests visit.
Although land for sale around Lake Monona is becoming increasingly hard to find, every so often a lot will come up on the Lake Monona real estate market. You may find lots that are perfect for a single-family home or even large plots of land that are zoned for multi-story buildings and mixed-use properties.
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Lake Monona Overview
Lake Monona is the second largest lake on the Yahara chain of lakes in Dane County, Wisconsin. Lake Monona is a 3,359 acre lake with a maximum depth of about 74 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from 18 parks, 5 public boat landings, and 7 public beaches. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish. Lake Monona's bottom is 30% sand.
Lake Monona Lifestyles
Lake Monona is open to boaters and water sports enthusiasts. If you love ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-kiting, ice skating, doing the polar plunge or snow sculpting, Lake Monona might be your next lake home destination! In the summer, Lake Monona residents and visitors partake in sailing, fishing, water-skiing, party boating, kayaking, and canoeing. As part of the chain of lakes in the Yahara Watershed, Lakes Monona and Mendota are connected. So if you want to be out on the lake all day and keep moving around, there's no reason you can't do so on these two big, beautiful lakes.
Begin your exploration at the stunning Olbrich Botanical Gardens, located along the shores of Lake Monona. These immaculately landscaped gardens offer a peaceful escape into a world of vibrant flora and lush greenery. Stroll through the Thai Pavilion, take in the breathtaking Thai and Bolz conservatories, and enjoy the serene beauty of the outdoor gardens.
For those interested in history, the nearby Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is a must-visit destination. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this architectural marvel showcases exhibitions, cultural events, and breathtaking views of Lake Monona. The rooftop terrace offers a spectacular vantage point for capturing the essence of the lake and its surroundings.
Lake Monona's waterfront parks, like Olin Park and Law Park, are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. With walking and biking trails, picnic areas, and sandy beaches, they provide an ideal setting for leisurely strolls or water activities like paddleboarding. The lake's serene waters also offer excellent opportunities for boating and fishing, making it a popular destination for anglers.
Culinary delights await at local eateries like Ha Long Bay or Working Draft Beer Company, where you can savor fresh dishes and refreshing drinks while enjoying incredible lakeside views. This community embraces the essence of lakeside living, and the restaurants and cafés reflect a deep appreciation for local flavors and hospitality.
Lake Monona Facts & Figures
|Size (in acres):||3,359|
|Elevation (feet above mean sea level):||845|
|Maximum Depth (in feet):||74|
|Mean Depth (in feet):||27|
|Number of Beaches:||7|
|Number of Boat Landings:||5|
|Bottom:||30% sand, 25% gravel, 5% rock, 40% muck|
|Fish:||Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish|
|Sources:||Yahara Waterways, Dep't of National Resources, Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission|
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