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Discover Historic Traditions and Mysteries of Stone, Fawn and Clear Lakes by Pontoon Boat

Clear Lake Boat Landing

Friday: 9 am -11 am, 11:30 am-1:30 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Kay Krans on a two-hour pontoon tour of Stone, Fawn and Clear lakes. This trip will depart from the Clear Lake Boat Landing and explore the rich histories of these lakes with a wealth of historic images. Discover the Indigenous People…

$55 – $60

MW Historic Hike and Pub Crawl

Koller Park 6014 County Highway W, Manitowish Waters

Thursday: 3 pm - 7 pm Learn about Manitowish Waters (MW) history and visit some of our social establishments as we hike at a leisurely pace on area trails. Using tour guide headsets, participants can easily hear and learn from Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) and North Lakeland Discovery Center guides. Trail discussions will include…

$15 – $20

Discover Historic Traditions and Mysteries of Alder and Wild Rice Lakes by Pontoon Boat

North Lakeland Discovery Center 14006 Discovery Lane, MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin

Thursday: 9 am - 11 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Jim Bokern on a two-hour pontoon tour of Alder and Wild Rice lakes. This trip will depart from Alder Lake and explore the rich histories of these lakes with a wealth of historic images. Discover the Indigenous…

$55 – $60

Exploring Rest Lake’s Amazing History by Pontoon Boat

North Lakeland Discovery Center 14006 Discovery Lane, MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin

Wednesday: 9 am – 11 am or 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Jim Bokern on a two-hour pontoon tour of Rest Lake, which will depart from Rest Lake Park. Discover the Indigenous People cultural networks, logging camps, railroad landing, one of the state’s earliest forest ranger stations, Rest Lake…

$55 – $60

4th of July Booth And Displays

Koller Park 6014 County Highway W, Manitowish Waters

Manitowish Waters Historical Society proudly participates in the 4th of July festivities, sharing  historic images of our community. Please join our community in our national celebration along County Highway W in downtown Manitowish Waters!

Historic Pontoon Tour of Manitowish and Little Star Lakes

Blue Bayou 5547 Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, wi

Friday: 9 am – 11 am or 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Kay Krans on a two-hour pontoon tour of Manitowish and Little Star lakes, which will depart from Blue Bayou. Discover the Indigenous community's cultural networks, logging camps, railroad landing, early resorts, Ojibwa village, unique residents, homesteads, businesses…

$55 – $60

Legends of Manitou Island & Evening Pontoon Tour of Manitowish Lake

Blue Bayou 5547 Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, wi

Wednesday: 6:30-8:30 Legends are powerful and can captivate the imagination, whether they are true or not. Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Kay Krans and a North Lakeland Discovery Center naturalist for an evening pontoon tour of Manitowish Lake. Our tour will delve into the history, legends and myths, and the ecology of this important…

$55 – $60

MW Crime Pontoon Tour

Rest Lake Boat Landing 13862 Rest Lake Park Rd, MANITOWISH WATERS, WI, United States

Kay Krans is leading a NEW tour of the vast array of criminal activity on the MW chain.   9:00-11:30 and then 12:30-3:00 Join the MWHS tour of Gangsters in the Northwoods on our comfortable pontoon boat, touring the famous Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes. On our tour, learn how local citizens got involved in the…

Discovering the Histories of Spider and Island Lakes by Pontoon Boat

Blue Bayou 5547 Highway 51, Manitowish Waters, wi

Thursday: 8:30 – 11 am or 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Jim Bokern on a two-hour pontoon tour of Spider and Island lakes, which will depart from the Blue Bayou. Discover the Indigenous People cultural networks, logging camps, railroad landing, Ojibwa sugar bush, ricing areas, mysteries, unique residents, homesteads,…

$55 – $60

Dillinger Pontoon Tour

Little Bohemia 142 US-51, Manitowish Waters, WI, United States

Wednesday: 9:30 am - noon or 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm 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. This tour is led by…

$65 – $75