North Lakeland Discovery Center



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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