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Manitowish Waters - North Lakeland Discovery Center

215 County Highway West


The Discovery Center connects people with nature in Wisconsin's Northwoods. Our mission is to promote stewardship of the region's natural and cultural resources.

About Us:-

NLDC can be described as a nature-based education and community center. Our market is regional, appealing to people who live, own second homes and vacation in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. An expanding market is organized groups interested in nature-recreation opportunities and programs. These include groups such as Conservation Leadership Camp and Urban Ecology Center. The Center differentiates itself by:

The diverse, undeveloped land surrounding us, providing an unparalleled teaching environment including lake, river, mixed forest and bog.

Broad audiences not limited to specific interests, but that share commonality in their care and connection to our Northwoods environment.

A strong, loyal membership base; and positive relationships with community businesses, schools and Towns.

Explore our current program offerings, and you will find learning adventures for adults, families and children – welcoming guests and members alike. From guided bird walks to canoe trips; pontoon cruises to cosmic campfires; and full-moon snow-shoe hikes to adult lectures and workshops; the North Lakeland Discovery Center provides lifelong learning and enriches the lives of residents and visitors alike.


JD Runyan

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Awesome trails. Boats on the lake. Nature center and activities we hiked with our dogs. Nice trails for hiking, biking, or running. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous. Couldn't of had a better afternoon.

Thad Williams

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
This place is awesome. Start at the Nook and check out the turtles, bats, skulls, etc. Give a bit of cash, we left $5 initially but after we visited the lake and paddled out in the free canoe with my daughters using free push-button rods from the classroom to catch the biggest bluegill I've ever seen we went back and added another $20 to the donation box. The swimming dock is brand new and beautiful, the bottom is sandy and the floating platform is great. They have maybe 8 large canoes, 2 sit-on-top kayaks and a single sit-inside yak. They also have a paddle boat that was a ton of fun.

Mike Keon

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Gorgeous setting!

Gena Abramson

Friday, July 14, 2017
Awesome nature oriented oasis

Rogelio Martinez

Monday, June 5, 2017
Calm and beautiful

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