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:
Thursday, December 6 - Sunday, December 9 (antlerless hunt)
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:
|Shiocton Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 14
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Take a break from the holiday hustle and join nature center staff and volunteers for a day counting birds in the field. We’ll break for a potluck lunch, always featuring warm soups and yummy desserts. Counters are needed in the field as well as for feeder counts within the Shiocton Count area. Please call the nature center with questions or to register for a site before
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. Venture out to share warmth, friendship, and fun.
Memory Cafés are 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.
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