A better winter adventure may be closer than you think. Middleton is a community that offers comfortable lodging, more than 70 restaurants and outstanding shopping, but it’s also a great place for winter recreation. Middleton’s parks and trails win awards for a reason – you’re never far from a beautiful outdoor experience. Here’s a quick guide to some of Middleton’s best winter trails.
Where can I go cross-country skiing in Middleton?
You’ll find some of the area’s best cross-country skiing around Pleasant View Golf Course. The trails are groomed for both skating and diagonal striding and there are four loop trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, and lengths up to 2.5 miles. Skiing hours are 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Download a printable map of the cross-country ski trails here.
Snowshoeing is welcome on park and Pheasant Branch Conservancy trails and there will also be a designated snowshoe trail at the CXC Outdoor Recreation & Sports Center (which broke ground fall 2021), located near Pleasant View Golf Course. In order to protect the revitalized prairie landscape in the conservancy, snowshoeing is not allowed off trails and cross-country; it is also not allowed on the golf course.