The Mosquito Hill Nature Center is open year round with both indoor and outdoor opportunities on 441 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 is a paved trail (.6 mile one-way) for more accessible wheelchair access. When the snow season arrives, check out our three signed snowshoe trails, one which takes you to the top of Mosquito Hill.
No pets are permitted on the property.
WINTER TRAILS UPDATE
(as of January 23, 2020)
Upland snowshoe trails are open and in good condition.
Hiking trails are snow-covered and in average condition. Watch for icy patches.
All lowland forest trails are closed due to Wolf River flooding and unstable ice shelves.
WHAT'S COMING UP AT MOSQUITO HILL NATURE CENTER?
(Check out our full seasonal calendar by clicking on Events Calendar to the left.)
Run or walk a 1-mile, 3-mile or 5-mile route throughout the nature center property. An 800-meter race for children is also planned. All courses are groomed and fairly flat. Race fees include refreshments, a chili lunch, Mosquito Hill goodie bag, prizes to top finishers and admission to Winter Family Fun Day starting at 12:00 noon.
Pre-race day fees: $20 for the 1, 3, and 5-mile race and $10/kids’ race. Race day fees: add $5.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
WINTER FAMILY FUN DAY
Join us for some family-friendly activities at our annual fun day in the snow.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Also, participate in the exciting Family Olympics challenge for fun and prizes. Young children will enjoy sliding down the otter slide and making a winter craft; everyone will like the leisurely snowshoe walk. Warm yourself by the campfire and roast some marshmallows. Hot food and beverages will be for sale.
SNOWSHOE AND DISCOVER
(or February 22 in case of inclement weather or poor snow conditions)
What better way to get out and enjoy our Wisconsin winters than to experience it on snowshoes! Join naturalist Jessica Miller as she guides you around the nature center property to learn the flora and fauna that survive the cold and snowy months in Northeast Wisconsin.
$6/person or $10/household
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