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North Lakeland Discovery Center

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

December 2019

Build a Winter Wreath

December 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Get ready for the season and join Judy from JJ’s Acres as we construct a high-quality, 24-inch outdoor wreath. We will use at least three different types of conifers, designer bows, and other decorations to make beautiful winter wreaths! Pre-registration is required by December 3. $35/wreath. Held at North Lakeland Discovery Center.

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Nature Center Grand Reopening

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Come and see our new and improved Nature Center! We've been working hard, with the assistance of our volunteers, and due to the generosity of our 2019 Fund A Wish donors, to renovate and upgrade the Nature Center. Learn all about this fantastic regional nature education resource, meet our NEW animals, check out our lending library, peruse the new items in our Gift Shop, and so much more! Ribbon cutting at 1:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. FREE. Held…

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Free Snowshoe Day

December 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Snowshoes available for complimentary onsite use. Enjoy the crisp air, sights of nature, and celebrate the holiday season! Snowshoes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check them out of the Nature Nook.

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Winter Family Play Day

December 27, 2019 @ 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 estimate how many are coming. Please register by calling (715) 543-2085.

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Chili Cook Off

December 27, 2019 @ 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 December 26 by calling (715) 543-2085

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Candlelit Snowshoe Hike

December 28, 2019 @ 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 two-mile snowshoe trail with beautifully lit luminaries paving the way. 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! Saturday, 5-7:30pm. $7 per person.

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February 2020

Van Vliet Old Growth Snowshoe

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Designated a State Natural Area in 2013, the Van Vliet Hemlocks are a beautiful example of an old growth forest in the Northwoods. Join a naturalist and learn about this unique habitat and some interesting winter animal adaptations during this fun snowshoe. Transportation from the Discovery Center provided (meet at 12:15 PM); or meet at the East Van Vliet Trailhead in Presque Isle at 1 PM. Space is limited. Registration is required by January 30. Sponsored by the Friends of…

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Snowshoe Hike with History

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join local historian Jim Bokern and a Discovery Center Naturalist on a fascinating hike through history in the Toy Lake Swamp State Natural Area. We will explore the lives of the people that lived in this area over a century ago and walk in their footsteps. This is an off-trail, moderately strenuous snowshoe hike. Space is limited. Registration is required by February 21. $18 ($15 members of NLDC or MWHS). Held at Toy Lake Swamp State Natural Area.

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