Memorial Day in Middleton

A weekend in Middleton can only be made better by an extra day — spend your Memorial Weekend right here.

Middleton, Wis., is special for so many reasons, including what surrounds it. The city boasts 70 restaurants/cafes and more than 50 places to shop but it is also surrounded by beautiful outdoor spaces.

There is something for everyone here.

Get Out on the Water

Love the water? Middleton’s eastern border includes Lake Mendota — a beautiful creek-fed lake with several docks, including Middleton Boat Ramp at the end of Lake Street, Marshall Park, and Mendota County Park in nearby Westport.

Didn’t bring a boat? Rent one!

If you want to explore Lake Mendota on a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, visit Marshall Boats on Allen Boulevard. If you want to get out on the lake with a group, you can rent a pontoon boat that holds up to 12 people. Marshall Boats is open (summer hours) from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Marshall Boats also offers events, group rentals and private parties at its rooftop patio.

Splash Pad

The free Splash Pad at Lakeview Park is a fun family attraction and great way to stay cool in summer. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

Pleasant View Golf Course

Venture to the west side of Middleton and you will find an award-winning golf course with views of the state capitol and a welcoming club house. Check out Pleasant View Golf Course — and book your tee times in advance!

Pheasant Branch Conservancy & Park Trails

Look to the north and visitors will find 519 acres of preserved land at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. More than 300 acres are within Middleton city limits and all of it is accessible from various access points. Bird watchers love the conservancy, as well as photographers and nature lovers of all kinds. The Pheasant Branch Creek flows through the center with paths crossing several scenic bridges.

Walk, hike or bike different trails through the conservancy, as well as trails throughout the city. See more about trails here. Many city trails are dog-friendly as long as dogs are on leashes.

Art Walk

Looking for something Insta-worthy? Middleton has nine outdoor art displays, check out the Middleton Outdoor Art Trail here, as well as view a map.

Find Lodging

Middleton hosts nine hotel properties, all minutes from downtown and accessible to the Beltline (which can take you to downtown Madison in less than 15 minutes). Check out our hotels now!

 Looking for day trips from Middleton?

Middleton is conveniently located within an hour of multiple area attractions. Check out our custom illustrated regional map!


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