Fall in love with Middleton

There is plenty to fall in love with in Middleton — from amazing food to beautiful trails to unique shopping — when you’re ready, we’re…

There is plenty to fall in love with in Middleton — from amazing food to beautiful trails to unique shopping — when you’re ready, we’re here. Start planning your next trip now!

fall in love with the outdoors

The 549-acre Pheasant Branch Conservancy is a perfect place for a winter hike. Take in tranquil woodland trails or take a trek up Frederick’s Hill. The view is expansive — you can even see the state capitol.

You’ll find some of the area’s best cross-country skiing around Pleasant View Golf Course at CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center (CXC Center). There is skating and diagonal striding. Facilities are open Dec. 1, 2022 through March 13, 2023, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Use of the cross-country ski trail system requires the purchase of a trail pass (December-March only). City of Middleton residents receive a 50 percent discount by purchasing tickets at City Hall or via online. Only cross-country skiing is allowed on the cross-country ski trail system.


Mountain bike trails will remain free on the CXC trails.


Click here to view a map of the cross-country ski trails; also available here.

you deserve something special

Middleton is filled with unique local shops and stores as well as popular national retailers. Head to Greenway Station and explore 51 acres of stores and restaurants, linked by covered walkways. Venture to Middleton’s beautiful downtown filled with old and new shops to explore, including many located in charming historic buildings.

food lovers rejoice

You have a lot of delicious options in Middleton. With more than 70 restaurants, Middleton is a great place to eat. Sample a dazzling variety of cuisines, including Indian, Cajun, Mexican, Italian, Korean, Japanese and Mediterranean. All restaurants offer carryout and many have curbside pickup and delivery, with some limited indoor seating available. Explore your options here.

Looking for Valentine’s — or Galentine’s — Day specials? Check out the fun gift boxes from Grape Water Wine Bar, as well as their ongoing specials any time of year; The Regal Find curates special (and hilarious) gifts and gift bundles; and many Middleton restaurants are offering special Valentine’s Day meals for carryout! Here is a list of some of those restaurants with links to their Valentine’s menus:

develop a passion for condiments

Spice up your life with America’s favorite condiment. The National Mustard Museum is a shrine to all things sweet and spicy. The museum is one of Wisconsin’s most popular tourist attractions, holding more than 6,000 mustards from around the world. The museum and retail shop are open for visitors, offer curbside pickup and delivery. Learn more about the museum.