To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution, and with respect for our members, visitors, and staff, the office and Nature Center is closed. We plan to reopen at 8:30 AM on Monday, May 4 if it is deemed safe. That date may be adjusted according to updated recommendations. The 12 miles of trails at the Discovery Center are still open from dawn to dusk.
A Natural Destination for Discovery
Enriching lives and inspiring an ethic of care for Wisconsin's Northwoods through the facilitation of connections among people, nature and community.
Volunteers play an important and invaluable role at the Discovery Center. We offer lots of different and fun ways for our volunteers to increase their knowledge in environmental sciences and share their expertise and experiences with the public. Please check out our list of volunteer opportunities that range from trail maintenance to assisting with children's and adult educational programs.
Become a Member
The North Lakeland Discovery Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental education center in northern Wisconsin dedicated to connecting people to nature. All membership levels include discounts on programs, free onsite use of watercraft and snowshoes, newsletter and program guides.
Take part in scientific research. One of the best ways to learn about something is to study it. By helping us in our Citizen-Based Monitoring programs, not only do you provide valuable data to agencies all around the state but you get to experience the world in new ways, explore new areas of the Northwoods, and even learn about your own backyard.