Trails & Activities

Trail Report:  Monday, March 9,  2020.    The cross-country ski trails were groomed last week Friday for possibly the last time this winter season.  They are in poor condition after the warm up of the weekend.

Enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wildlife watching along our 12-mile trail system. Our trails are OPEN TO EVERYONE, from dawn to dusk. The terrain is gentle and winds through the woods, along the lake, bog and nearby Manitowish River allowing you to explore a variety of habitats each with their own unique plants and animals. In the winter, trails are tracked for classic skiing, and we have snowshoes available for use. (In winter, leashed dogs allowed on snowshoe trail only.) Members may use the snowshoes for free, general public pay $5 per pair.

April through October, enjoy our 22-Station Breeding Bird Trail. Signs are dispersed throughout the trail system, highlighting birds known to breed in or near that exact spot.

bird-iconCheck a few of them out!

November through April, depending on weather, you can hike, fat bike, snowshoe or XC ski.  Give us a call for the most up to date trail conditions.


Trail Usage

Your donation is needed and appreciated each time you use the Discovery Center trails.

  • Adult donation $5
  • Child donation $2
  • In winter, leashed dogs on snowshoe trail only

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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