The 549-acre Conservancy protects Pheasant Branch Creek, which supplies Lake Mendota with 1,800 gallons of crystal-clear water every minute. Visitors will find extensive nature trails running throughout this pristine woods and wetlands. To visit the City of Middleton page, click here or to visit the Dane County Pheasant Branch Conservancy page, click here. Please click here to view a detailed trail map for Pheasant Branch Conservancy.

***Temporary trail closure along the Conservancy’s west side due to bald eagle nest. Please respect the closure and explore alternative routes. Eagles are sensitive to human and canine presence and may abandon the nest if disturbed. (Updated: 12/13/2024)

Natural Area Activities

Biking options, Trails/hiking options, Leashes dogs allowed

Natural Area Amenities

Water nearby