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Address: 215 County Rd W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9090
Phone Number: +1 877-543-2085
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The North Lakeland Discovery Center is your connection to the Northwoods of...

The North Lakeland Discovery Center is your connection to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Nestled on 63-acres within the NH-AL State Forest the Discovery Center offers countless opportunities to explore the Northwoods. With our twelve miles of hiking, biking, groomed skiing, and snowshoe trails you can wander through large pine and maple forests, see bogs and lakes and even get stunning views of the beautiful Manitowish River.We have a Nature Nook where your entire family can touch, feel and experience many of the amazing resources of the area. Other drop-in activities include kayaking, canoeing and fishing on pristine Statehouse Lake. And with naturalists on staff, our programs offer learning adventures for adults, family and children. Visit our website for more details!

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Great resource for children and adults

Nldc is a tremendous resource for nature lovers. They put on numerous classes and events that are well run and informative for beginners to enthusiasts. I have done a number of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Andy S
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nldc is a tremendous resource for nature lovers. They put on numerous classes and events that are well run and informative for beginners to enthusiasts. I have done a number of them and consider my family lucky to have access to a place like the discovery center. Go and enjoy and donate!

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Thank Andy S
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We recently had our daughters wedding at the North Lakelad Discovery Center. Lynn and her staff were so accommodating and easy to work with, we couldn't have asked for more! The grounds were lovely and guests enjoyed basketball, lawn games, and water activities during the afternoon before dinner. A roaring campfire and s'mores were perfect for the night owls in... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had our wedding at NLDC last weekend and were incredibly impressed by the staff and facilities that made the weekend go off without a hitch! Lynn and staff were so helpful and wonderful to work with, we couldn't have asked for a better or more beautiful wedding. On such a big day you wouldn't ever expect perfection, but as... More 

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Thank Danielle D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Years ago we stumbled across the Discovery Center while driving around and checking out the area. Everything is FREE at the Discovery Center and is the perfect place to bring your kids or even go as adults. Free fishing, free beach, free boats, free trails, free sports and more. We head up to Manitowish Waters to visit the Discovery Center... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Came up here for some hiking and had a great time walking around (but there were lots of mosquitos). Enjoyed the little nature center and this looks to be a great place for winter skiing/snowshoeing.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We hiked the bog trail as well as another longer trail in the same area as the bog trail. Nice trails and nice forest. The boardwalk through the bog was not very long, but the bog was nice. We did not see any carnivorous plants in the bog area. The boardwalk will be repaired soon as it has deteriorated some.... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Discovery Center outside of Manitowish Waters is a fantastic place for the entire family. They have great bike and hiking paths (snow shoeing in the winter) and a vast array of programs and activities that appeal to all ages. The staff is well versed in topics relevant to the area. From wolf calling to kayak lessons..the place has it... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Participated in the local triathlon but visited the Discovery Center too. My children enjoyed it, lots to see and do. We've also been in the past and used the snow shoes, what an awesome trip that was!

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Thank Michelle n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have fond memories of this place from when I was a kid. The support the community, and have a great daycare. If they're putting on an event you should go. Great atmosphere and a fine community institution

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Thank Jonathan E
Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

A great place to explore the north woods on trails, by canoe, snowshoeing, etc. There are lots of great nature programs for kids and adults. Also a breathtaking venue for a rustic wedding.

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