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)
*The interpretive building will be closed on the following days so that staff may observe the Christmas and New Years holidays. The trails, however, will still be accessible from sun up to sun down on these days:
Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1
|Leave No Family Inside:
Saturday, January 3
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 December 29
Wednesday, January 14
Father Time is bringing us into a new year. We'll talk about clocks, time, and memories surrounding them. A local clock repairman will attend to share some of the interesting stories behind the old clocks he repairs. Please bring your clock or watch that holds special memories for you...or a story about a special clock.
Memory Café is for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in!
Serious Snowshoe Sundays
Sundays, January & February
12:00 noon – 3:00 PM
Are you serious about getting in shape this winter? Don’t want to do it by yourself? Naturalists Jessica Miller and Mary Swifka will guide participants each week, not for a leisurely hike, but for a bout of invigorating exercise, increasing our speed and distance each week. Four of the sessions will start with an indoor program focusing on a variety of different topics. A brisk walk will be substituted in case of poor snow conditions. A light snack and warm beverage are included.
$5/session or $30/for all 8 classes. Price includes snowshoe rental, if needed.
Registration and payment due December 28
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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