North Lakeland Discovery Center

14006 Discovery Ln, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
Discovery Lane Manitowish Waters Wisconsin 54545 US


Trails are available for use any day of the week at your leisure.
Trailhead welcome center provides restrooms and area information.
Staff office hours are Mon-Sat; call 715-543-2085.

A year ’round, community-based nature center with drop-in activities for all ages, including an interpretive trail, bog boardwalk, active waterfront, and hike/bike/ski/snowshoe trails. Center programs provide residents and visitors a wealth of opportunities including outdoor recreation, adventure travel and nature education lectures, social gatherings and hands-on, active learning experiences.  Drop in and “discover” us!

The North Lakeland Discovery Center is dedicated to exploring. preserving and enhancing the region’s natural, cultural and historic resources. Its peaceful 66-acre property lies on the pristine shores of Statehouse Lake in the heart of the Northern Highland State Forest.

The Discovery Center features:

  • Programs for the entire family, year ’round!
  • Children’s programs
  • Nature Nook
  • Canoe & kayak trips
  • Bill Lambrecht Memorial Interpretive Nature Trail
  • Bog Boardwalks
  • Guided hikes
  • Annual Birding Festival (May)
  • Year ’round bird outings
  • Discovery Center Bird Club
  • Annual Just Tri-It Triathlon (the Sat. nearest July 4th)
  • 20+ km of hike/bike/groomed ski and snowshoe trails
  • Facility rental
  • Amphitheater with stage overlooking Statehouse Lake
  • School-based programs
  • Environmental learning programs (we can come to you!)
  • A beautiful setting for weddings or special gatherings (inquire about our facility’s rental opportunities)

Director’s House is a “Hide-away” cabin snuggled amongst the pines … Ideal for the silent sport enthusiasts or for those simply in need of a peaceful, quiet vacation. Vaulted ceilings and wood interior, patio door overlooking Statehouse Lake, private dock, front-door access to groomed ski and snowshoe trails. 2 bedroom house (the only dwelling on Statehouse Lake) sleeps 6 comfortably.

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