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, a 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.
Trail Maps: Trail Map Brochure (pdf) • Cross Country Ski Map (pdf) • Snowshoe Trails Map (pdf)
The nature center's hiking trails are closed during the gun deer hunting season:
Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, January 1 (antlerless holiday hunt)
Hunting is NOT permitted on the nature center property but is on surrounding private properties.
WHAT'S GOING ON AT MOSQUITO HILL NATURE CENTER:
The nature center's office and interpretive building will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Hiking trails will also be closed during this time due to the antlerless holiday hunt. Hunting is not permitted on the nature center grounds but is on surrounding private properties.
Wednesday, January 9
It's a new year, but we're going to look back in time. Who lived around Mosquito Hill centuries ago? How did this hill get here? What was happening before it was a nature center? Exploring this history and our own as we talk about time in a beautiful winter setting.
Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected.
Wolf Cub Workshop –
Paws on the Path
Saturday, January 12
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Director Mike Hibbard will teach Wolf Cubs how to prepare for a hike and how to respect the land by understanding Leave No Trace Principles and the Outdoor Code. Take a one-mile hike or snowshoe hike and learn about the plants and animals that live here. Finish up with a campfire and s’mores! Space is limited.
Registration and payment due January 1
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