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David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes


Time: Allow 30 minutes for exploration
Accessible year-round

  Hike the Center's Interpretive Nature Trails. Enjoy seasonal changes in the flora and fauna along the trail. In the winter, try snowshoeing on the Center's trail systems! Our snowshoes are available for use to the public on a first come, first serve basis. We have all sizes for the whole family. The snowshoes must stay on Center grounds, but are free to use on site!

  Immerse yourself in the beauty of the northwoods wetlands on our ¾-mile interpretive boardwalk trail that winds along a black ash swamp, sedge meadow, and mature cedar and tamarack swamp. A trail loop encircles the Nature's Discovery Area, where children explore nature’s secrets: crawling inside a beaver lodge, finding animal tracks, building sandcastles, creating masterpieces with wood, and catching butterflies and dragonflies.

  The Aldo Leopold trail is 1.2 miles in length and will take you a loop through forests, newly restored wetlands and a viewing platform overlooking the North Fork of Fish Creek. The trail is moderately accessible with gravel and boardwalk surfaces.