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June 2022

Discover Historic Traditions and Mysteries of Alder and Wild Rice Lakes by Water

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
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$55 – $60

Friday: 9 am - 11 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm or 2 pm - 4 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 People trail networks, unique canal systems that linked the MW chain to Lac du Flambeau, all phases of the…

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Exploring Rest Lake’s Amazing History by Pontoon Boat

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$55 – $60

Wednesday: 9 am – 11 am or 11:30 am – 1:30 pm or 2 pm – 4 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 Dam mysteries, unique residents, homesteads, early resorts and businesses. While traveling along the shores of Rest Lake, participants will…

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July 2022

Historic Pontoon Tour of Manitowish and Little Star Lakes

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Bayou, 5547 Highway 51
Manitowish Waters, wi 54545
$55 – $60

Brand new tour! Friday: 9 am – 11 am or 11:30 am – 1:30 pm or 2 pm – 4 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historians Kay Krans and Jim Bokern 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 and, of course, about Dillinger's gang. While traveling along the shores of these…

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Discover Historic Traditions and Mysteries of Alder and Wild Rice Lakes by Water

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$55 – $60

Thursday: 9 am - 11 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm or 2 pm - 4 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Kay Krans 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 People trail networks, unique canal systems that linked the MW chain to Lac du Flambeau, all phases of the…

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

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clear Lake Boat Landing
$55 – $60

Monday: 9 am - 11 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm or 2 pm - 4 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Jim Bokern 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 trail networks, MW's earliest pioneer family, all phases of the logging era, a railroad depot,…

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Legends of Manitou Island & Evening Pontoon Tour of Manitowish Lake

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Bayou, 5547 Highway 51
Manitowish Waters, wi 54545
$55 – $60

Wednesday: 5 pm - 7 pm or 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 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 lake. The tour will include a delicious dessert and coffee on the deck at Blue…

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Dillinger Pontoon Tour

July 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Little Bohemia, 142 US-51
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
$65 – $75

Thursday: 9:30 am - noon or 1 pm - 3:30 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 Kay Krans, Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian. Space is limited, so please register early; $75 ($65 for members of the NLDC or MWHS). Lunch is…

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Turtle Flambeau Flowage Historic and Naturalist Pontoon Tour

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Lane
MANITOWISH WTRS, Wisconsin 54545
$85 – $90

Monday: 11 am – 4 pm Join DNR naturalist Jenna Malinowski and Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Jim Bokern on a five-hour pontoon tour of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. The trip will depart from Springstead Landing and explore the histories, rich natural beauty and resources of the 13,000-acre Scenic Waters Area. Some bound historic images for personal viewing will be shared to better illustrate the history and cultural traditions of the area. Bring a lunch and water for the five-hour…

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Sunset Pontoon Tour on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Springstead Boat Landing, Flowage Landing Road
park falls, wi 54552
$75 – $80

Monday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Join a North Lakeland Discovery Center naturalist and Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Jim Bokern on a new 3.5-hour sunset pontoon tour of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. The trip will depart from Springstead Landing and explore the histories, rich natural beauty and resources of the 13,000-acre Scenic Waters Area during the magical hours before sunset. Some bound historic images for personal viewing will be shared to better illustrate the history and cultural traditions of…

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Discovering the Histories of Spider and Island Lakes by Pontoon Boat

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blue Bayou, 5547 Highway 51
Manitowish Waters, wi 54545
$55 – $60

Thursday: 9 – 11 am or 11:30 am – 1:30 pm or 2 – 4 pm Join Manitowish Waters Historical Society historian Kay Krans 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, early resorts and businesses. While traveling along the shores of Island and Spider lakes, participants will view many unique historic…

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