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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. Outside is a butterfly house that's open July through August and an observatory which is used during scheduled events. 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.

Trail System

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)

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Fall Paddle on the Embarrass River
Sunday, October 5
1:00 – 4:30 PM
Canoe

Join Naturalist Steve Petznick for a relaxing paddle on the scenic Embarrass River. Watch the changing leaves drop onto the lazy water. Light snacks and beverages will be provided before departing. Dress for changing weather conditions and wear footgear that can get wet and/or muddy. Contact the nature center if boat rental is required (provided by Wolf River Paddle Sports for an additional fee). This adventure is best suited for adults and older children.
Cost: $7/adults, $5/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due September 30
12th Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Saturday, October 11
5:00 – 9:00 PM

pumpkins

Don’t miss the family event of the season! As the full moon rises behind Mosquito Hill, lighted jack-o-lanterns will smile, hayride wagons will be filled with fresh straw and the center will be visited by live critters. The evening will be filled with stargazing through telescopes, hayrides, the Great Pumpkin Walk learning sessions, games and much more. Snacks and beverages will be for sale.

Cost: $8/car
No reservations necessary.
Third Thursday Lecture Series: Pond Life - Strategies for Winter Survival
October 16
9:30 – 11:00 AM
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Anita Carpenter, Oshkosh, is a retired pharmacist, long-time naturalist and natural history writer. She will reveal how local animals adapt to and survive cold weather. Where do aquatic animals such as turtles, frogs and dragonflies go in the winter? Anita will share many of the amazing physiological changes some animals undergo to make it through our long Wisconsin winters.

Cost: $6/person, $4/students, seniors & FOMH
Registration and payment due October 9

 A complete list of upcoming events is on the event calendar.

Links

Leave No Family Inside • Northeast Wisconsin Birding ClubNortheast Wisconsin Stargazers • The Feather

Owl Cam at The Feather Rehabilitation Center 

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