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Experience Northwoods nature at North Lakeland Discovery Center


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  • Attractions
  • Birdwatching
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Parks & Natural Areas
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trails

This unique attraction in Manitowish Waters is a great place to experience and learn about the natural wonders of the Northwoods.

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Located in Manitowish Waters, the North Lakeland Discovery Center is a great place to experience—and learn about—the natural wonders of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Located on the shores of Statehouse Lake just north of the intersection of County Highway W and Highway 51, the North Lakeland Discovery Center is a non-profit environmental education organization that inspires visitors of all ages through recreational opportunities, nature-based programming and more.

Some of the highlights of the North Lakeland Discovery Center include:

  • Trails: 12 miles of trails are open to everyone for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; a 22-station Birding Trail highlights species found in the area
  • Events and programs: Nature-based programs for kids and adults, seasonal drop-in activities and more
  • Nature Nook: A nature center that features education, activities and live animals
  • Tadpole Classroom: Outdoor classroom and exhibit space featuring education and activities related to Northwoods lakes

Learn more about the North Lakeland Discovery Center’s offerings here.

Learn more about Manitowish Waters and find places to stay here.