Conservancy Lands & Trails

City of Middleton Conservancy Lands Plan Update 

The City of Middleton is developing a five-year update to its Conservancy Lands Plan. This plan guides management of 27 conservancies and over 820 acres of conservancy lands.

The draft of the plan for public comment can be found here:
If you have any comments on the plan, feel free to submit these to City Forester Mark Wegner ( or to Stacey Marion (
This draft plan will be discussed at the April 25, 2018 Conservancy Lands Committee meeting with a tentative Common Council approval date of May 15, 2018.

Read about Pheasant Branch Conservancy being named as 1 of 4 unforgettable biking locations in WI!

Take a stroll and visit over 15 trails and conservancies including Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond, Tiedeman Pond, Bock Forest and more. The Middleton Public Lands Division oversees all conservancy land and trails within the City of Middleton. The division is responsible for all planning maintenance and yearly improvements on the land within its jurisdiction.

​Trail Connection Fundraising Initiative

The City of Middleton along with a number of partners are working to connect the City trail system to our neighbors.  One of these efforts is the planned Black Earth Creek Trail (formerly known as the Good Neighbor Trail) running from Middleton to Mazomanie.  This planned trail corridor will make a number of connections including Pleasant View Golf Course, the Middleton Bike Park (off-road trail system), and the proposed Community Olympic Development Program, a cross-country skiing and sports training center.  The Middleton Bike Park has been made possible by a partnership with the Capital Off Road Pathfinders (CORP) who have developed the Pleasant View trail system through volunteer work, planning, grant writing and fundraising.  CORP is now working to develop an off-road trail system in Cross Plains that will one day be connected to Middleton & Pleasant View via the Black Earth Creek Trail.

CORP has announced a fundraising initiative and has teamed with Middleton-based Death’s Door Distillery to raise money for the completion of the Cross Plains system and alterations to Pleasant View system that are needed to create a new trailhead in conjunction with the planned Community Olympic Development Program.  Between now and the end of 2017, Death’s Door Distillery will match all donations, up to $10,000, to help realize the connectivity of these trail systems.


The Pheasant Branch Conservancy is considered 1 of 100 Wisconsin Wetland Gems and 1 of 26 Wetland Workhorses. Please see the Wetland Gem Flyer for more information. Wetland Gem books are also available in the Public Lands Department at City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Ave.

Bock Community Forest

Bock Brochure

Newest Trails

Graber Pond Trail
South Fork Trail

Good Neighbor Trail (GNT)

Middleton Trail Map
Cross Plains Trail Map
Mazomanie Trail Map
Good Neighbor Trail Final Plan

Middleton Bike Park

Located at Pleasant View Golf Course (4279 Pleasant View Road). For information regarding the Middleton Bike Park including trail conditions please visit the Capital Off Road Pathfinders ( or like them on Facebook ( We encourage everyone to check the trail conditions before riding on the trails, doing so when closed can create considerable damage and impact the site for other users.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Trails are CLOSED. updated (2/27/18)

We offer ski trails at Pleasant View Golf Course (4279 Pleasant View Road) and Lakeview Park (6300 Mendota Avenue). Trails are groomed for both skating and diagonal striding. Grooming for skating can be done with a minimal of 2 inches of snow, depending on the base established. Trails will be groomed Mondays and Fridays, weather permitting. Skiing will be allowed from 8:00am-8:00pm. For more information regarding trail conditions, please visit

The Lakeview Park Trail is a beginner trail and is one-third of a mile. The Pleasant View Golf Course has four loop trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, and lengths up to two and one half miles. There is no fee to use the trails. Orchid Heights is no longer available for cross country skiing.

The Clubhouse is open at Pleasant View as a warming house on Sundays from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Ice Rinks

- (updated 2/27/18)
Middleton ice rinks are CLOSED for the season.

Listed below are the park areas which have ice skating facilities. The rinks are flooded and cleared, as weather permits. 

Parkside Heights Park: 3300 Northbrook Drive
Meadows Park: 6415 South Ave
Stricker Pond: 7605 Voss Pkwy
Tiedeman Pond: 1500 N Gammon Road
Middleton Hills Pond: 6867 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave
Orchid Heights Park: 3960 Valley Ridge Road
Esser Pond: corner of John Q Hammons Dr & Deming Way