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August 2021

Big Lake Investigation by Pontoon

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
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$30 – $35

Wednesday, 9 am - 1:30 pm Big Lake is a scenic lake that has an interesting murder mystery in its history. The 1920s brought people from diverse walks of life. There were several summer estates, and some small cabins for summer rentals. Those who lived year round on the lake were caretakers for the wealthy estates, hunting and fishing guides, trappers, and some were moonshiners. One winter night, guide and moonshiner, Mr. Powers, was killed. Was it murder? Was it…

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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$45 – $50

August 25th, 9:30am-12pm or 1:15-3:45pm; Includes lunch at Little Bohemia from 12-1pm for both tours. What were John Dillinger and his gang really like and what is the “behind the scenes” story of their weekend in Manitowish Waters?  Enjoy the rich histories of Manitowish Waters as we travel by pontoon to historic Dillinger sites.  Have lunch at the famous Little Bohemia Lodge and tour the property that was featured in the movie Public Enemies.  Tour is led by Kay Krans,…

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September 2021

Leaders of Historic Preservation and YCC Dedication

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
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Join us in honoring the men and women who have preserved the history of Manitowish Waters, and explore the history of Youth Conservation Corps at Statehouse Lake. The community members honored will be inducted into the Manitowish Waters Leaders of Historic Preservation.  Following the awards, local historians Kay Krans will share newly discovered research regarding the pioneering efforts of MW's YCC camp.   The evening includes a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  The evening is sponsored by the North Lakeland…

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Thank You to the Statehouse Lake Youth Conservation Corps Driving Tour

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$30 – $35

Through the inspiration and guidance of Gaylord Nelson during his tenure as governor of Wisconsin from 1959-1963 and U.S senator from our state from 1963-1981, The Wisconsin Youth Conservation Corps was created and shaped to help carry out work through the Wisconsin Conservation Department (DNR).  As of result of his efforts, the Outdoor Recreation Act became law in 1961. This act allocated 50 million dollars for the State of Wisconsin to acquire over one million acres of land for recreation…

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October 2021

Discovering Wisconsin’s Amazing Forestry Legacy: Driving tour and short hikes

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$20 – $25

Join us as we travel from eastern Iron county to the old growth forest surrounding Star Lake, to explore both historic and modern forestry sites surrounding the Northern Highland American Legion Forest. By the late 19th century Wisconsin’s leaders wished to create a state park or forest reserve in Iron, Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties to serve generations of residents and visitors. During our travels will we will visit many early sites including ranger stations, watch towers, Civilian Conservation Corps…

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Partridge Creek and Lake Hike

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$30 – $35

Join local historian Jim Bokern and a Discovery Center Naturalist on a fascinating hike through history along the old Milwaukee Road railroad grade that created the towns of Star Lake, Boulder Junction and Busswell.  We will explore the Milwaukee Road Railroad, historic logging, Native American travel routes, and the people that lived in this area over a century ago and walk in their footsteps.  Habitat diversity is a hallmark of this hike providing numerous naturalist discoveries in a wild setting. …

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November 2021

Plum Lake Historical and Naturalist Hike

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$40

Join local historian Jim Bokern and a Discovery Center Naturalist on a fascinating hike through history in the Plum Lake Hemlocks Forest State Natural Area. We will explore the Milwaukee Road Railroad, state leased land and the people that lived in this area over a century ago and walk in their footsteps. This is an off trail, moderately strenuous 4-5 mile hike with one wetland crossing. Bring a lunch and water.  Space is limited so please pre-register by early.   $40…

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