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August 2020

Dillinger Pontoon Tour

August 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - March 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$45 – $50

                                                                                      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…

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October 2020

Plum Lake Historical and Naturalist Hike

October 3 @ 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…

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Cancelled due To Covid-19 Precautions Nibbles n’ Knowledge: Exploring the Northwods CCC Legacy and Camp Mercer

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$14 – $17

Along the bank of the Manitowish River, on June 21, 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established 660th Company S-79 or Camp Mercer. Explore our CCC camp's significant impact on the town of Manitowish Waters and the surrounding area. 660th  These men fought the brutal Powell Marsh fire, protecting lives and property. Camp Mercer was also an administrative camp, overseeing 12 other CCC camps from Washburn to Eagle River. The contributions of these men helped define our region by protecting…

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Cancelled due To Covid-19 Precautions Discovering Wisconsin’s Amazing Forestry Legacy: Driving tour and short hikes

October 24 @ 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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November 2020

Cancelled due To Covid-19 Precautions Van Tour and Hikes of Logging Camps and a Local CCC Camp

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$30 – $35

                                                                                      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…

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