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

Trails & Activities

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.

Trail Report:  After receiving about 3 inches of fresh powder we have groomed and tracked our ski trails and they are in excellent condition.  Come visit the winter wonderland at the Discovery Center and check out our ski and snowshoe trials, or strap on your skates and glide around our ice rink.  (Updated 2/8/2017)

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.

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November through April enjoy one of our trails. Depending on weather, you can hike, snowshoe or XC ski. Updates available on our trail reports page.

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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

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

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