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North Lakeland Discovery Center

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14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
(715) 543-2085

November 2020

NLDC Hike Logging Camps and a Local CCC Camp

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join local historian Jim Bokern from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society and a Discovery Center Naturalist on two historical hikes exploring Vance Lake, the Manitowish River and the administrative CCC Camp known as Camp Mercer. We will explore a mysterious logging site, river drive logging booms, a resort site on state-leased land and archaeological remnants of Camp Mercer. This is a moderately challenging hike that includes both on-and off-trail hiking. Masks will be required for this program. Register by November…

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December 2020

Free Winter Family Play Day

December 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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As part of the "Marvel in Manitowish Waters" we will host a number of free drop-in activities that are fun for the whole family, including winter scavenger hunts, snow critter building, snowshoe games, and horse-drawn sleigh rides sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Snowshoes will be available for complimentary onsite use. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Restrooms will not be available on site. Registration is not required, but it helps us get an idea of how many…

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Candlelit Snowshoe at North Lakeland Discovery Center

December 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy an evening snowshoe hike on the Discovery Center's one-mile snowshoe trail with beautifully lit luminaries illuminating the path. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow ours for $3/pair (limited quantities available). Join us for hot chocolate, s'mores, and a bonfire following your hike! $6 per person. Register by calling (715) 543-2085 or on our website at DiscoveryCenter.net.

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February 2021

Candlelit Snowshoe

February 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy an evening one-mile snowshoe hike with a beautifully lit luminary path. Join us for hot chocolate, s'mores, and a bonfire following your hike. 5pm-7:30pm. Contact: North Lakeland Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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June 2021

17th Annual Northwoods Birds & Wildlife Festival 

June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 5, 2021

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join us in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day and the amazing natural diversity of our Northwoods region at our 17th Annual Birds & Wildlife Festival! This is an opportunity for bird and wildlife enthusiasts of all levels to celebrate wildlife while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow nature lovers in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Participate in sunrise warbler walks, enjoy field trips to local birding hotspots, try your hand at bird banding, and learn from experts in the field of…

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Gala Event

June 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Kick off the summer season in style at the Discovery Center where you’ll enjoy socializing during appetizers and cocktails on the patio by the lake, a beautiful meal under the big tent, a special presentation to “Fund a Wish” by the Center's Naturalists, and an exciting live auction. The festivities provide vital funding for the activities and programs you love at the Discovery Center. Contact: Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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July 2021

Discovery Center Family Play Day

July 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy healthy outdoor activities and play for the whole family, including nature art, giant bubble making, lawn games, canoeing, water balloon games, fishing, fish casting contest and more! Lunch plates are available for purchase. Free program, donations appreciated. 11am-2pm. Contact: North Lakeland Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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December 2021

Winter Family Play Day

December 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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As part of the "Marvel in Manitowish Waters" we will host a number of free drop-in activities that are fun for the whole family, including winter scavenger hunts, snow critter building, crafts, and horse-drawn sleigh rides sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Snowshoes will be available for complimentary onsite use. Chili cook-off lunch available for $5. Registration is not required, but it helps us get an idea of how many are coming. Please register by calling (715) 543-2085.

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Chili Cook-Off

December 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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The annual Chili Cook-Off will be held during our Winter Family Play Day. Contact the Discovery Center for more information and to sign up your entry (free to enter). Join us from 11 AM to 1 PM to taste and vote for your favorite. We will provide all the fixings. Up for grabs is the prestigious "Wooden Spoon" award! Please register by calling (715) 543-2085.

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