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North Lakeland Discovery Center

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Great hiking, beach, and programs!

I love this place! Did a wild rice paddle and enjoyed the quiet beach. The hiking trails are also... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Angie M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Wolf Howl

Enjoyed the session learning more about wolves in the Northwoods. Drove around to different spots... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Lmgzzz
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Chicago, Illinois
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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...more
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215 County Highway W, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545-9090
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Facilities and grounds were gorgeous. Looks like everything had had been recently redone. Loved the hiking. Lots of interesting programs going on. Can't wait to check them all out!

3  Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small nature center with hiking trails. The highlight was when a caretaker hand fed the bats. We took a short hike and used the nets provided to catch frogs. It was a decent place for the kids to burn off some energy.

1  Thank rosieChicago2
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I love this place! Did a wild rice paddle and enjoyed the quiet beach. The hiking trails are also wonderful. Also a great place for a wedding. Pack bug spray!

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small nature center with hiking trails. The highlight was when a caretaker hand fed the bats. We took a short hike and used the nets provided to catch frogs. It was a decent place for the kids to burn off some energy.

1  Thank rosieChicago2
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the session learning more about wolves in the Northwoods. Drove around to different spots to Howl. Grandma, Mom and teenage son (13) enjoyed the education as well as the adventure. Interpretive guide was well informed and fun. Looking forward to other classes.

Thank Lmgzzz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very well run facility set in the northwoods on a very private lake. Well managed and clean!

Thank apexgym
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The grounds of NLDC provide relaxation, education, and adventure! Located on State House Lake, opportunies to canoe, kayak, aquatic life education, and having a nature trail which wraps around the lake provides hours of exercise and wildlife spotting opportunities. My favorite activity is walking the...More

Thank brentmoore333
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank cwarwick57
Reviewed 15 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

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 27 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,...More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank GW85
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