Spring Harbor, Madison Wisconsin

The Spring Harbor neighborhood has a little bit of everything- waterfront property, winding wooded streets & urban amenities.

Spring Harbor spans the picturesque southwestern corner of Lake Mendota & offers access to Merrill Spring & Kettle Pond within its borders. Historically significant sites in the neighborhood include Native American Effigy Mounds, the Hickory Hill House & the John R. Commons House.

The Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association is active. Check out their website or facebook page for historical information, events and neighborhood projects.


There are seven public parks in the Spring Harbor neighborhood, and eight more within a mile of its borders.

Spring Harbor Park & BeachThis lakeside park features play equipment a beach, a boat launch and storage racks for canoes and kayaks. It’s also a good spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding.

Kettle Pond Conservation Park. The retreat of the glacier 10,000 years ago left many 'kettle holes' in the Madison area.  A pond surrounded by woods provides habitat for a variety of wildlife in this small park with trails.

Merrill Springs Park. Another great spot to store or launch your canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board.

Other neighborhood or nearby parks include:

Highlands East Park, Indian Hills Park, Marshall Park, Mendota-Grassman Greenway, Norman Way Open Space, Old Middleton Greenway, Camelot Open Space, Spring Harbor Middle School Playground.

Spring Harbor is walkable

Walk to the Bee Balm Learning Center daycare, Glass Nickel, Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant, The Original Pancake House, Perkins, Oakcrest Tavern, Moka coffee shop, EVP Coffee, Inner Fire Yoga, Knocke’s Market & Butcher Shop & the Russian Market.

Metcalfe’s Market, Super Target, AMC Dine-In Cinema & Hilldale Shopping Center are all just a few minutes down University Ave.