Discovery Center Trails
0.4 - 4.2 miles
0.5 - 3 hours

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Trail Color Distance
 Northern Cruise 2.8 miles
 Statehouse Lake Loop 2.5 miles
 Little Bit Longer Loop *1.1 miles
 Lookout Loop 2.6 miles
 Big River Trail 3.2 miles
 Bog Boardwalk 0.4 miles
 Snowshoe Loop 1.0 miles
 Interpretive Trail 0.5 miles
 Outer Perimeter 4.3 miles


Amenities: Facilities with water, changing rooms, and restrooms at the Discovery Center trailhead. 

Trail Type: Flat, double-track trails. 

Fee: Daily trail-use suggested donation is $5 adult and $2 child.  Annual memberships are available. 

Additional Information: Dogs must be on leash. 

Other Activities: Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowshoeing

The Discovery Center Trailhead is located just north of downtown Manitowish Waters on Highway W.

The Tower Road Trailhead is located one mile west of Highway W on Tower Road.

The Discovery Center Trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk year-round. The terrain is gentle and winds through the woods, along Statehouse Lake, across the bog, and near the Manitowish River, allowing you to explore a variety of habitats each with their own unique plants and animals.  Follow the interpretive trail, explore the 22-station breeding bird trail dispersed throughout the trail system, or check out a GPS from the Nature Nook to do some geocaching.  The Nature Nook is open 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Saturday and offers opportunities for learning and discovery among visitors of all ages. The Discovery Center offers a variety of public programs year-round. 

Elevation Profiles

*Discovery Center brochure is incorrect for this trail