The Discovery Center has everything you need for an outdoor, guided adventure. Stop by the Nature Nook to learn more about these activities:
- 12 miles of hiking and biking trails
- 22 Station Birding Trail- created by the Discovery Center Bird Club, grab a self-guided map and follow along the trails complete with interpretive signs about the birds you could see on your adventure!
- Sports and outdoor games
- Family Backpack program
- Discovery Destinations - Fun and educational areas around our campus
- Nature Nook with live animals, nature reference materials, exhibits, and kids crafts
- Tadpole Classroom- our 'wet' exhibit and classroom space located at the waterfront- find activities and information related to our Northwoods Lakes, along with nets and fishing poles to enhance your experience!
- Shoreline Restoration Garden- enter the gate to see what native plants you can have that are edible, are deer resistant, or are good for pollinators like bees and butterflies
- Nature Nook Garden- a garden currently under renovation includes a butterfly garden, vegetable garden, bat garden and children's sensory and herb garden
- Nature Playscape- follow the path along this natural play space that will have you exploring and discovering a butterfly sand box, log balance beams, log play house, shelter building area, wolf den and otter slide space, music and art areas!
215 Highway W in Manitowish Waters, about one mile north of Highway 51 and County W
Challenge yourself and explore our 20km of trails, ready for mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing.