The 550-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 oasis of 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. Also, in 2015, Pheasant Branch was named one of Wisconsin’s Four Unforgettable Bike Rides, read about it here. To view a detailed trails map for Pheasant Branch Conservancy, please click here.