Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Parks

Portion of Trail CLOSED Beginning Monday 9/18

A portion of the North Mendota Trail between Woodland Drive and North Shore Bay Drive will be CLOSED during the County Highway M reconstruction. The project will extend the North Mendota Trail along CTH M via a contiguous off-road, multi-use trail connecting Governor Nelson State Park to Yahara Heights County Park at WIS 113. Construction will begin September 19, 2023 and continue through the fall of 2024. 

For more information, please visit: County Highway M Construction (Dane County Highway & Transportation Department)

North Mendota Trail

This approximately 4-mile shared-use trail connects the Village of Waunakee to Governor Nelson State Park (WI DNR) through the Town of Westport. The trail is open to hiking and biking, and other forms of non-motorized transit - a trail pass is not required. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail.

The Town of Westport, Village of Waunakee, Dane County, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources partnered on this multi-phase, multi-year trail development, including the bridge and boardwalk across Six Mile Creek along CTH M.

Future phases will connect the trail to Mendota County Park and the City of Middleton.


Google Maps are provided for reference. Trails, park boundaries, parking lots and other features on this map may not be up-to-date. Please check the official maps for up-to-date information.