215 County Hwy. W • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085

Membership & Support

Join Us for a Lifetime of Learning

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.

Your membership:

  • provides kids programming
  • maintain the 12 miles of skiing/ hiking/ biking trails
  • keeps the nature nook stocked with activities and animals healthy
  • supports citizen-based research projects
  • provides extensive programming to the local community

All membership levels include discounts on programs, free onsite use of watercraft and snowshoes, newsletter and program guides. Benefits add up at each membership level. For example, the Trekker level and up will cover the family / household.

Seeker (Individual) $25.00
Trekker (Family/Household) $50.00
Adventurer  $100.00
Trailblazer $250.00
Explorer $500.00
Voyageur (Annual recognition pary each summer, and name is displayed on a plaque on the Lodge wall) $1,000.00
Pathfinder (Gift Certificate for you and 3 guests to enjoy an outing with a naturalist at the Center) $2,500.00
Guide (Customized outing with a naturalist for you and up to 7 guests) $5,000.00

Membership Supports

Extensive Groomed Trail Systems

  • Interpretive trail and bog boardwalks
  • Ski/Hike/Bike/Snowshoe Trails
  • Powell Marsh Ski Trail

Guided Hikes and Field Trips

  • Wolf tracking, birding excursions
  • Snowshoe, ice cave, waterfall hikes
  • Canoe trips and pontoon tours

Kids' Programs

  • Environmental education programs
  • Eco-Discoverers (Ages 4-7)
  • Eco-Explorers (Ages 8-10)
  • Eco-Adventurers (Ages 11-14)

Northwoods Wildlife Research

  • Local and regional bird surveys
  • Crane Counts
  • Bird Banding
  • Wolf Howls
  • Bat Monitoring

Annual Events

  • Birding Festival
  • Just Tri It! Triathlon
  • Family Play Days

Much More

  • Lake level monitoring
  • Lichen population study
  • Community Social Gatherings