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Cherokee Marsh Walk


Host Club:
Madison Area Volkssport Association
AVA Sanction #: 124124
Dates: October 7, 2023 - October 7, 2023
Start Location: Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit, Upper Parking lot
Location: Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, 6098 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI (N 43.166825 W 89.364626
Hours: Start between 9:00 am and noon, finish by 3:00 pm.
Distance: 10K and 5K
Rating: 2B The walk is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs
Special Programs: Par for the Course, Walking the USA A-Z
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 51 and Hwy 151 in Madison head southwest (towards city center) on Hwy 151 (E. Washington Ave.). Turn right at ramp to Hwy 113. Ramp will exit onto Aberg Ave. Continue on Aberg Ave, ignoring the exit to Hwy 113, to its end at N Sherman Ave. Turn right on N Sherman Ave. Continue on N Sherman Ave to the parking lot at its very end. NOTE: The last 0.6 miles is a gravel/dirt road.
Parking: Ample parking is available.
Description: Two 5K loops. One loop will be entirely within the park, This loop includes several scenic overlooks of the area and the Yahara River. It passes through prairies, wetlands (via boardwalks), and a forest. The route passes by several conical effigy mounds. The other loop is about half within the park and includes several trails not part of the other loop. The other half go through a residential area that includes a significant stretch, with wonderful views, along the Yahara River.
Awards & Fees: There will be no pre-registration or awards for this walk All walkers: $3.00
Pets: Leashed pets are not permitted on this walk.
Amenities: Restrooms and water are available at the start/finish point
Contact: Russell Crane, 1926 Shelley Ln, Madison, WI 53704, (608) 244-6583,
Disclaimers: The Madison Area Volkssport Association, the AVA, and the starting point are not liable for accidents, thefts, personal injury and/or material damage. Al attempts will be made to create a safe and enjoyable event. Participants accept the guidelines of AVA Volkssport events and agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. Each participant is asked to sign a waiver from liability before the walk.