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.
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)
For your safety, hiking trails will be closed from Saturday, November 22 through Sunday, November 30 due to the gun deer hunting season. While hunting is NOT permitted on the nature center grounds, surrounding land owners do hunt on their own land.
The nature center will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 so that staff may observe the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume our regular hours on Saturday, November 29 (10:00 AM-3:00 PM).
|Leave No Family Inside: Basic Outdoor Winter Survival
Saturday, December 6
12:30 – 3:00 PM
Winters in Wisconsin can be ever changing; 30 degrees one minute and 30 below the next. That’s why being properly prepared for outdoor adventures is important. In this class, you’ll learn ways to stay warm outside including fire starting and shelter building. We’ll also discuss a variety of adaptations that allow animals to survive Wisconsin’s winters.
Cost: $6/person or $10/family
Registration and payment due November 28
Wednesday, December 10
Let's relax and reminisce about the holiday season through music and a make and take-home decoration. If you'd like, bring a few cookies or candies to share, along with the recipe.
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!
Holiday Make & Take
Saturday, December 13
9:00–11:00AM or 11:00AM–1:00PM
You won’t want your kids to miss this one! They’ll make 8 unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is most appropriate for K – 5th graders. No one younger than 5 years, please.
Call to inquire about additional openings.
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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