14006 Discovery Lane • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085

Self-Guided Activities

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!
  • Geocaching
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • 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!


Our Location

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

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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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