14006 Discovery Lane • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 715-543-2085


Phenology and Nature Notes by Discovery Center Staff

3/24/2020:  Black bears are making an appearance in the MW area!  Usually males will come out first, as the females remain in the den with cubs a bit longer.

3/11/2020:  Tree sparrows singing while migrating through!  (also a pileated flew in for a second at the feeders 🙂 )

3/10/2020:  Canada geese back on the Manitowish River!

3/8/2020:  Red-bellied woodpecker at private feeder in Minocqua

3/5/2020:  Maple sap flowing!!

3/4/2020:  Red squirrels mating

2/29/2020:  Two barred owls contact calling at Van Vliet Hemlocks

2/15/2020:  Trumpeter swans have stayed all winter 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

14006 Discovery Lane in Manitowish Waters, about one mile north of the intersection of Highway 51 and County W, across from Rest Lake Park.

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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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