The Yahara lakes are majestic, patient and a bit mysterious. They are a part of us, having drawn people to their shores for 12,000 years, and yet powerfully apart.
The Yahara lakes are a largely unknown world within our world. Running right through the middle of our lives, they affect us in ways so big and so familiar that that are easy to forget.
Images from lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa and Wingra, the jewels in the Yahara River chain of lakes.
Madison's lakes have a long and storied history. Here's a look back at how they have changed over the years.
Wisconsin State Journal photographers capture the stunning beauty of the Yahara River chain.