The Mosquito Hill Nature Center is open year round with both indoor and outdoor opportunities on 430 acres adjacent to the Wolf River. Inside are natural history exhibits, hands-on displays, an gift shop, themed classrooms, meeting rooms, and a library. Find things to do on the event calendar. There are also various school programs available for any grade level.
A trail system for hiking or walking includes three miles of developed trails with a loop to scenic vistas on one of the highest elevation points in the area. The All People’s Trail provides a .6 mile of paved trail for wheelchair access. When the snow season arrives, one un-groomed cross-country skiing trail and five miles of snowshoe trails can provide winter enjoyment.
Bring a yoga mat, water and any props you normally use (blocks or straps) and meet us at the center for a gentle, 1-hour vinyasa yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Jess Miller. When conditions are favorable, we’ll practice outside (with an indoor back-up plan). Beginners welcome!
Advance registration appreciated but walk-ins welcome.
G3 - History of the Hill Tuesday, June 27
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Have you ever wondered how Mosquito Hill got its name or more about the ski jump? If so, join naturalist Mike Hibbard for a fun and informative hike up to the top of the hill and learn some of the legends and history of our property. Join us on Tuesday mornings all summer for our G3 program for children and their parents or grandparents. A different topic will be introduced each week and include outdoor exploration and resources to help continue the fun and learning at home.
Cost: $3/adult and $2/youth Advance registration appreciated but walk-ins also welcome.
Public Bat Monitoring Mondays, June 26, July 24 and August 21
One-half hour after sunset - 9 PM on June 26
To assist the DNR with bat research, we will monitor the nature center property for bat presence throughout the summer. We’ll follow a pre-planned route around the property recording bat calls and location with an Anabat detector. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants/sleeves. Insect repellent is prohibited as it can damage the equipment. Updates or cancellations will be posted each Monday of monitoring on our Facebook page.