Campus

Are you looking for an adventure on campus? Do you have time to go for a walk between classes? Do you want to find a new study spot, whether sitting on a grassy hill, picnic table, or along the lake? No matter what you are looking for, Badgers Branch Out offers a variety of recommendations of green spaces on campus to explore.

Allen Centennial Garden

Allen Centennial Garden is a peaceful escape from the busyness of Madison. Whether you are a student looking to spare a few minutes between classes or are simply wanting to get some fresh air surrounded by nature, look no further than Allen Centennial Garden. This green space, located near Porter Boathouse and Steenbock Memorial Library,Continue reading “Allen Centennial Garden”

Eagle Heights Community Garden

Have a green thumb or enjoy gardens? Take advantage of Eagle Heights Community Garden, nestled in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Featuring approximately 450 organic garden plots, it brings together students, staff, and community members. One of the oldest community gardens in the nation, it is a great green space to explore and admire the varietyContinue reading “Eagle Heights Community Garden”

Observatory Hill

UW-Madison is known for its beautiful campus, and Observatory Hill provides some of the area’s best views. The top of the hill overlooks Lake Mendota, Picnic Point, and much of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. However, there is more to Observatory Hill than its stunning sights. Along the grassy hill, you can spread out a blanket,Continue reading “Observatory Hill”

Picnic Point

Picnic Point is a green space every UW-Madison student should explore at least once during their time on campus. It is an iconic location that provides stunning views of Lake Mendota and Madison, such as the Wisconsin State Capitol. Stretching for nearly a mile along Lake Mendota, the peninsula is a notable feature of theContinue reading “Picnic Point”

The Lakeshore Path

If you are a UW-Madison student, you have more than likely walked along the Lakeshore Path. Spanning for miles along the shore of Lake Mendota and through the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, the Lakeshore Path is one of UW-Madison’s most distinctive features. Here you can take a break from classes and homework or take the scenicContinue reading “The Lakeshore Path”

Raymer’s Cove/Ravine

During the frozen months, Raymer’s Ravine is the best place on campus to experience the beauty of a Wisconsin Winter. With its sandstone cliffs and its glistening icicles, it’s well worth braving the cold for a visit. It is not only a stunning natural area during the winter, but also a noteworthy sight any timeContinue reading “Raymer’s Cove/Ravine”

UW-Madison Botany Garden

What’s better than a peaceful garden in the middle of campus? With its relaxing atmosphere, the Botany Garden is a fantastic space to relax, take a break between classes, or enjoy the fresh air. While there, take a stroll along the path, sit under the gazebo, or watch fish swim around the pond. With 1.2Continue reading “UW-Madison Botany Garden”