Get a breath of fresh air in Middleton

Discover some of Middleton’s natural beauty. We offer some truly outstanding outdoor recreation options in the spring, from scenic hiking and biking trails to great birdwatching hotspots. Read on to learn more.


Get out and ride in Middleton. Middleton is home to an outstanding system of paved and unpaved trails, including the Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail. See more trails here.


Middleton—classified as a Bird City Wisconsin—offers some fantastic places to observe some of your feathered friends. Pheasant Branch Conservancy, a 549-acre protected natural area on the northeast side of Middleton, provides great habitat for migrating songbirds, wading birds and waterfowl. In fact, more than 150 species of birds have been observed at Pheasant Branch throughout the years!


Pheasant Branch Conservancy is also a good place to take a walk, whether you’re exploring the trails or hiking to the top of Frederick’s Hill for a panoramic view. Don’t forget to check out the Native American mounds you’ll see atop the hill. The conservancy’s main walking loop, which includes a mix of paved and natural trails, is 3.3 miles and takes visitors through mixed woodlands and restored prairies.


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