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North Lakeland Discovery Center

215 County Highway W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
(877) 543-2085
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The North Lakeland Discovery Center is your connection to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Nestled on 63-acres within the NH-AL State Forest the Discovery... more » Owner description: The North Lakeland Discovery Center is your connection to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Nestled on 63-acres within the NH-AL State Forest the Discovery Center offers countless opportunities to explore the Northwoods. With our twelve miles of hiking, biking, groomed skiing, and snowshoe trails you can wander through large pine and maple forests, see bogs and lakes and even get stunning views of the beautiful Manitowish River.We have a Nature Nook where your entire family can touch, feel and experience many of the amazing resources of the area. Other drop-in activities include kayaking, canoeing and fishing on pristine Statehouse Lake. And with naturalists on staff, our programs offer learning adventures for adults, family and children. Visit our website for more details! « less
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Chicago, IL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice scenery and good place to walk around. People have weddings there, they host summer camps, and you can be outside and enjoy the weather. Many hiking trails.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This has been one of the best additions to the Manitowish Waters community. The hiking/snowshoeing/skiing trails around the lake are great! We have been scared by deer running through the woods, seen woodpeckers, and picked wild blueberries all in the same hike. The programs for both youths and adults are educational and entertaining. The Director's House is a great 2... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place is quite beautiful. If you like birdwatching it is definitely a nice place. The trails are relatively well maintained so you don't have to constantly look down to make certain of your footing--keep your head up to search for birds! Plus, the variety of trail lengths makes it a nice place to take children of all ages. If... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My wife and I recently tied the knot at the NLDC over labor day weekend. What an unbelievable experience! Lynn Wildes is the social coordinator and guided us through the process of hosting our wedding there. We did the entire event from our pre-engagement party the day before the wedding (hosted at the directors house, where I recommend the bride... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I've visited twice in recent years, and the facilities and programs keep getting better. I love walking the various trails, which include both short and longer options Lots of interpretive stations. Better yet if you go with a nature center guide or naturalist. They have lots of facilities for meetings, cabins for overnight or group events. Lots of winter activities,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We found the Center almost by accident in a visitor guide, and ended up enjoying the best day of our whole summer there! We visited on a weekday, and since there was no regular programming going on, we had the whole place practically to ourselves. We hiked all the trails and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the beautiful, well-kept grounds.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We drove up from our stay in Minocqua to see what it was all about. I was outside looking at the trail map, a little confused when an employee came over and asked if I had any questions. I'm not sure where she even came from as I was just looking at their board but she was most helpful. She... More

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Kansas City area
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

While staying at Dillman's Bay Resort at nearby Lac du Flambeau, my husband and I drove to the Discovery Center to check out the facilities for our multiaged group (children aged 8 through 14). What a pleasant surprise: pristine layout with well marked flora on several trails. We loved the bog walk and of course the well-placed signs explaining the... More

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Midwest
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Lovely walking trails, boardwalks winding through bogs and woodlands, access to boating and kayaks on site, nature programs, well groomed grounds, friendly staff. So glad we checked it out!

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Nevada, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This was a very nice place for a family to spend a day in Northern Wisconsin. They had very nice trails to hike on as well as boats and canoes available to use. The best part is that it did not cost anything for any of the activities.

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