Stricker Pond Conservancy Area

Stricker Pond is Middleton’s largest kettle pond at approximately 30 acres in size. The pond and its surrounding watershed contain around 557 acres.

The pond has an important history as a paleo-archaic native people’s encampment. The north side of the pond features a five-acre mesic prairie as well as the ADA-accessible Stricker Park Trail Segment from Middleton Street west to Stricker Park. The west side of the pond provides a wooded area with a woodchip hiking trail that links to the city of Madison’s conservancy area.

Waterfowl spotted in the area include blue-winged teal, great blue herons, wood ducks, green herons, mallard ducks, Canada geese, cattle egrets, black-crowned night herons and double-crested cormorants.