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 art gallery, themed classrooms, meeting rooms, and a library. Find things to do on the event calendar or the Thrivent Art Gallery schedule. There are also various school programs available for any grade level.
The location of the facility is just east of New London, Wisconsin in Outagamie County.
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.
Trail Maps: Trail Map Brochure (pdf) • Cross Country Ski Map (pdf) • Snowshoe Trails Map (pdf)
Due to low snow amounts and significant, uneven ice in the lowland forest, our snowshoe trails are currently closed.
|Leave No Family Inside:
Saturday, January 31
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Listening to the hooting of owls has to be one of life’s most special pleasures. Learning more about Wisconsin’s owls gives those hoot calls even more meaning. Join naturalist Jessica Miller and staff from The Feather Rehabilitation Center, New London, as they introduce you to owl biology, how to identify Wisconsin owls by sight and sound, and a number of live owls will be on hand during an indoor presentation. We will head outside afterwards, if time permits, to listen for owls calling on the property.
$6/person or $10/household
Registration and payment due January 27
|Torchlight Snowshoe Walks
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Enjoy this self-led excursion through the nature center’s lowland forest lighted by tiki torches. Refreshments will be served and all snowshoe equipment is provided. A $2 discount is available to participants who bring their own snowshoes.
$8/adults, $5/students, seniors, FOMH or $25/household
Registration and payment due February 1
|An Evening for Sweethearts
Saturday, February 14
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart and be treated to an evening complete with appetizers (you can skip dinner), beverages and soft music. Enjoy a quiet snowshoe walk (or foot hike depending on snow conditions/levels) and campfire. Take home a small gift as a memento.
Registration and payment due February 7
A complete list of upcoming events is on the event calendar.
Leave No Family Inside • Northeast Wisconsin Birding Club • Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers • The Feather •
Owl Cam at The Feather Rehabilitation Center
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