A 1/2 mile self-guided interpretive trail exists at the Discovery Center, featuring 16 educational stations situated through the beautiful forest and wetlands.
Inquire at the Center’s main office, or simply head out and follow the well-marked trail!
Trail is open from Dawn to Dusk.
Manitowish Waters has a delightful 17 mile paved path that is now connected to Boulder Junction and beyond for a total of 45 miles!
The Manitowish Waters paved bike trail travels from the Powell Road/Community Center along Hwy. 51 to CTH W through Manitowish Waters shopping center, continuing along CTH W to the North Lakeland Discovery Center/Rest Lake Community Park. The paved trail continues along CTH W to CTH K, Camp Jorn, North Lakeland School,Boulder Junction and beyond! All together you can bike over 45 miles from Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction to Sayner and ending in St Germain. Heart Of Vilas Paved Bike Trail System Map
Come check out our fabulous new trail!
There is no fee to use this trail. Parking is available at the Discovery Center, Rest Lake Park, Koller Park, downtown M.W. or at the Community Center.
Learn more about the Bike Trail or to make a donation at MWBikeTrail.org
The Manitowish Waters Skiing Skeeters water ski club is one of the oldest amateur water ski clubs in the U.S. Established in the late 1950s, the Manitowish Water Boat Club formally took the name Skiing Skeeters in 1961 and created a show site on Rest Lake. The first statewide barefoot tournament held in the U.S. was sponsored by the Skeeters in 1964. The Skeeters won the team event and kept that title for the next five years. National publicity of the event established Manitowish Waters as the ‘Barefoot Capitol of the Midwest.’ In 1967, the Skeeters emerged as State Champs in the first ever state water ski show tournament. The Skeeters produced a National Barefoot Champion, Caleb Feiereisen, who was later inducted into the Wisconsin Water Ski Hall of Fame in the late 1990s.
The show relocated to a new site on Rest Lake in 1987, and continues to provide fun, family entertainment from Mid-June through mid-August each summer. Donations collected from the shows help with the club’s operating costs, new & replaced equipment, gas, boat maintenance, etc. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for your comfort, or watch from your boat on Rest Lake! Monday night try-outs during the show season.
Wednesday and Saturday, 7 p.m., mid-June through mid-August (plus a special July 4th show at 7 p.m.)
Location: Rest Park (CTH W, 1.2 miles north of Hwy. 51 across from the North Lakeland Discovery Center).
The Skiing Skeeters Water Ski Club is a non-profit and donations are deductible as allowed by law. Please consult our tax advisor. Donations collected at all the shows and various fundraisers through the summer season help fund the club’s various operating expenses.
Every Sunday, 4-6 p.m., Late June through Early September
Koller Park on Rest Lake in ‘downtown’ Manitowish Waters (Hwy. W, across from The Pea Patch)
FREE! Live musicians entertain the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for your comfort. Come by vehicle, bicycle, foot or boat! Grills are available at the park; bring your own cooler of food and beverages if you wish. Various non-profit organizations serve food and beverages TBD as the concert series begins. For details, call 715-543-2455.
Welcome to the Manitowish Waters Sno-Skeeters Snowmobile Club.
Manitowish Waters has many things to offer when it comes to outdoor recreation. One of the most exciting times of the year for us is Winter. Our trails are some of the best in Wisconsin.
If you are planning a trip to Northern Wisconsin this winter it is imperative that you snowmobile in and around Manitowish Waters!
“Step back into time … and pick up some food for thought!” Come learn the fascinating backstory of how one pioneering company and its founding family shaped the modern food retailing and food products industry that we know today. 5254 U.S. Hwy. 51, Manitowish Waters. Open year-round Fridays 10-4 and other times by chance or by prior appointment. “Like Us” on Facebook at National A&P Historical Museum and Research Center.
The North Lakeland Discovery Center is a place where people can come to connect to the natural world. As a non-profit environmental education organization we are dedicated to
providing lifelong learning activities for all ages and a place to experience the wonders of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
We offer regular nature-based programming as well as 12 miles of trails and a variety of seasonal drop-in activities.
Our location is beautifully remote, surrounded by water and forests, and yet accessible to visitors.
Whether you have vast experience in the outdoors or are new to exploring, we have a program for your interests and skill levels. Drop in and discover!
Explore one of the Discovery Center’s bogs without having to worry about getting your feet wet! The Center’s bog boardwalk was established in 2008. This 300-foot hemlock boardwalk branches off the Bill Lambrecht Memorial Interpretive Trail and meanders through a fascinating bog. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the unique bog vegetation like the Tamarack tree, pitcher plant, and pink lady slipper.
Trails Open from Dusk to Dawn
These trails are located on the grounds of North Lakeland School and wind through a variety of towering evergreens and hardwoods. Overall easy level of difficulty with a few dips and small slopes. During the winter, the trails are groomed and tracked for classical and skate skiing.
8-10 miles of looping trails (maps located at intersections and at the warming hut)
Trailhead parking lot and warming hut are located on Papoose Lake Road one mile north of Hwy. K just west of the school. The warming hut features a restroom and sitting area.
- Flowy single-track mountain bike trails
Fee: Donations appreciated
Additional Information: All trails are signed with maps at all intersections
Other Activities: Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Winter Fat Biking
Offers guided snowmobile services in Northern Wisconsin plus daily snowmobile rentals.
Open 7 days per week, December 1st – April 1st.
Tours are tailored from the beginner rider to the advanced. All tours are designed for the guest who is interested in enjoying a well organized winter outdoor activity. We offer two Half day (3) hr. Tours, plus an all day ride.
Please see our website for pricing and daily rental information.
Located on beautiful Lake Minocqua. Adventure North Snowmobile Tours provides an informative, empowering and scenic guided experience in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
Thank You, 715-892-7777
Create the complete Northern Wisconsin vacation with John Andrew. Full or half day fishing. 2014 18’ 1/2 ft Alumacraft Pro Competitor Series boat with 2014 90 Mercury Optimax motor (tiller-controlled). Dual Lowrance 8 in. H.D.S. depth locaters, automatic Sirus weather, GPS, StructureScan and Broadband Sounder. No fish-no pay policy — Guaranteed. Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Perch, Trout, Pan Fish, Northern Pike, Musky (not guaranteed). Couples, children (must be accompanied by parent) & serious anglers welcome! Fully licensed & insured. 40 years of fishing experience; 2 fresh water fishing world records & 2 Outstanding Angling Achievement awards documented at the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame located in Hayward, WI. Also offering snowmobile trail guiding (day & overnight), ice fishing guiding including 6 wood, insulated & heated ice fishing houses, all equipment, three snowmobiles and two 4-wheelers for guiding & ice house transportation, and daily guided hunting trips (duck, grouse, snowshoe hare, deer). Call 1-715-892-3020 or visit website for details.