14006 Discovery Lane • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085


Phenology and Nature Notes by Discovery Center Staff

For photos and discussion of some of our adventures, check out our blog!

4/9/18: Brown creeper calling!

4/5/18:  Osprey flying over Hwy 51 south of the Discovery Center

4/4/18: Great Blue Herons and Sandhill Cranes spotted in the area

3/31/18: 12+ more inches of snow- about 2 feet still in the woods!

3/29/18: Grackles returning

3/23/18: Redwing Black birds back

3/22/18: Woodpeckers drumming

3/21/18: Local red fox was at the end of the driveway with a red squirrel in its mouth.  Also, first chipmunk spotted by Ryan up at the shop!

3/17/18: First American robin at the NLDC

3/13/18: Still several feet of snow on the ground!  Ryan regroomed the ski trails today- good condition!

3/12/18: Tapped the maple trees

3/9/18: Eagle courtship display near Rest Lake (clasping talons while spinning towards the ground)

3/5/18: Canada Geese on the Manitowish River

Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich lives and inspire an ethic of care for Wisconsin's Northwoods, through the facilitation of connections among nature, people and community.

Our Location

215 Highway W in Manitowish Waters, about one mile north of Highway 51 and County W

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Our Trails

Challenge yourself and explore our 20km of trails, ready for mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing.


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