- Enchanted Valley Acres Fall Fun! ($11 per person)
Memories are made at Enchanted Valley Acres! Join us for the Fall 2019 season and wander through the corn mazes together after enjoying the fall colors on a wagon ride around the valley, say hi to the goats, race one another in the human hamster wheels, and don't forget to race your kids on the trikes since there are adult trikes too! Go magnetic fishing or rubbery ducky racing. Don't forget to ride the famous Giant Slides - each slide is OVER 200 feet long and are side by side making it extra fun to race one another, if you wish. After all that fun with those activities and many more, stop by the food concessions trailer to grab some yummy food. You can enjoy your food from the large deck off the 1937 red barn overlooking the valley and activities! Before leaving, feel free to purchase beautiful pumpkins, gourds, squash, honey from the farm bees, and much more! Don't miss out on making long lasting memories since the fall season is over before you know it! We're open Saturdays and Sundays, September 15th through Sunday, October 27th, and Fridays in the month of October as well as Thursday, October 24th! Hours: 9 AM - 6 PM. Times: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Admission: $11.00 per person. Kids 2 years of age and under are free. More details at http://www.enchantedvalleyacres.com/admission/.
- Yoga in the Park ($5 Admission)
Join us for yoga in the park led by Jo Temte. $5 (children under 10 are free). Classes start at 5:15pm and are 60 minutes per session. Come and go as needed. Jo is a certified 200-hour yoga instructor. She believes that yoga is for everyone and the best place for yoga is outdoors! Bring your own mat & water bottle. Restrooms are available for changing. Rain location is inside the Heritage Center. Times: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Admission: $5 (children under 10 are free)
- Hike the Nature Trails at the Holy Wisdom Monastery
Guests are invited to experience the wonder of nature on the trails at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Careful attention is taken here to preserve the grounds to pre-settlement conditions. There are four miles of nature trails (see descriptions below) perfect for a brisk hike or a contemplative walk. Stroll through restored prairies, orchards, wetlands and oak woods. In the winter trails can be used for cross country skiing. The quiet peaceful setting helps enhance your visit here. Breathe in the fragrance of the forest and prairie. Watch for coyotes, fox, deer, great blue heron, pheasant, turkey and other wildlife. Listen to the song of the indigo bunting, yellow-throated warbler, bluebird and cardinal. Touch the delicate textures of the wood fern. Then taste the wild blackberries and mulberries or a flavorful apple from our orchard. The grounds are home to a diverse ecosystem of plants, fish, animals, humans and other creatures living in a harmonious environment. We take special care of the land for the education of today’s guests and to preserve it for future generations.
- Conservation Park Tour - Cherokee Marsh
More details here: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/conservation-park-tour-cherokee-marsh-north-2 This is an hour and a half long tour of Cherokee Marsh, complete with an explanation of its ecosystem and history. It's free and no registration is required.
- Madison Night Market!
This is a must-go event if you want to experience Madison's creative side. All sorts of things are available for purchase , all made/grown locally - art, artisan crafts, fresh produce, food, music and more. It's a huge event and even if you don't buy anything, the spectacle of it alone is enough to make it well worth it!
- Summer Herbal Medicine/Wild Edible Walk (Free Registration Required)
Come to Madison Public Library's Lakeview Branch for a free Summer Herbal Medicine/Wild Edible Walk! REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/summer-herbal-medicine-wild-edible-walk-1212012 Herbal Refreshments at 5:00 PM Tour at 5:30 PM Registration Starts July 25th "Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us. We will learn about common and uncommon wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques and ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at Lakeview Library for herbal refreshments; the tour leaves promptly at 5:30 pm. Ages 8 and older; adult supervision required. Registration begins July 25."