Nature Manitowoc
Gardens & Nature Manitowoc Two Rivers

Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
Business Description: Located in Manitowoc County, on the west side of I-43, between I-43 and Gass Lake Rd., at the Cty Rd. C intersection. Farm Wisconsin will educate visitors of all ages about how and where their food is produced, and why agriculture is important.
LondonDairy Alpacas & Fiber Studio Gift Shop
Business Description: See a fully operational alpaca ranch and enjoy an interactive and educational shopping experience! Get close with exotic alpacas, and feel how amazingly soft they are while you feed them! Tour the ranch and shop the unique gift store filled with items made from their warm, durable, non-allergenic fibers. Everything from yarns, felt soaps, scarves, socks, slippers, jackets and more are here. Tours of all types can be arranged. Must call ahead for all visiting appointments.

LondonDairy offers one hour, “behind the scenes tours” daily, from April 1st to November 3rd, from 10am-2pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Tours are educational, interactive, and hands-on. You will learn about the history of LondonDairy, a vast amount of information about alpacas, test your skills sorting fiber, and get a hands-on, up close and personal opportunity to pet and feed an alpaca. Take all the photos and selfies you would like. The tour concludes in the Alpaca Threads gift store. Please note, this is a working ranch, not a playground or a petting zoo. Tours are by reservation only. No walk-ins or drive-ups will be accommodated. Please call 920-793-4165 or email at least one day ahead of time to schedule your tour. Admission fee: $6.00 ages 14 and up, $5.00 ages 4-13, under age 4 is free.

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Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo
Business Description: The Manitowoc Zoo has just under 200 animals, including 2 rescue cougar cubs adopted in 2014, black bear, bald eagle, snow leopard, wolves, bison and prairie dogs.   The education building features reptiles, amphibians, tropical birds and interactive learning.   Enjoy the playground, activity trail and picnic areas on zoo grounds. Located in beautiful Lincoln Park. The Lincoln Park Zoological Society helps sponsor zoo events and activities. Find them at (free/suggested donation)
Mariners Trail and Rawley Point Recreation Trail
Business Description: This 6-mile paved, recreational trail is the longest, continuous, scenic view of Lake Michigan in the state of Wisconsin! Hike, bike, walk, or roller blade down this scenic coastline between Manitowoc and Two Rivers. From the south you can pick up the trail in historic downtown Manitowoc at the 8th Street Bridge. You'll pass scenic overlooks, craggy coves and wide beaches, gift shops, restaurants and motels. With over 30 flower gardens,  sculptures, and beautiful views, this will become one of your favorite trails!

Follow the signs through downtown Two Rivers for about a mile to reach the Rawley Point Recreation Trail connecting Point Beach State Forest, the historic Rawley Point Lighthouse, and Two Rivers. The Rawley Point Recreational Trail has a hard-packed limestone base and connects Two Rivers with Point Beach State Forest. The six-mile trail winds through pine and hemlock forests, dunes and fields.
Point Beach State Forest
Business Description: Point Beach State Forest features 3,000 acres of forest and six miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. We offer 127 family campsites, 2 remote campsites for Kayak or Ice Age Trail adventurers, rustic cabins (Ketchbaw-14 or Coenen-16 people) and a large outdoor group camp with a capacity of 60 guests. A popular feature within the property is the Rawley Point Lighthouse, which has been operated by the U.S. Coast Guard since 1853. Outdoor fun for all: Rawley Point bike trail (5 mi), hiking trails: Ridges Tail (71/4 mi featuring the Red-Blue-Yellow Loops), Swales nature trail (1/2 mi), Red Pine Trail (3.1 mi), Ice Age Trail (5 mi), Horseback riding Trail (2.3 mi), hunting, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Three lakeside picnic areas provide picnic tables, grills, water, restrooms, playground, volleyball court and spectacular views of Lake Michigan. We welcome pets in our pet friendly beach area. Three state natural areas are: Wilderness Ridge, Two creeks Buried Forest, and Point Beach Ridges that feature many species of birds and wildlife.
Silver Creek Park
Business Description: One of Manitowoc's finest parks, Silver Creek Park is set on the shore of Lake Michigan with a creek running through and scenic overviews. It consists of 71.74 acres and boasts several unique features such as rolling topography, rural-like wooded public areas, and a winter sports area. A challenging 18-hole disc golf course is located in the park.

There are lots of hiking trails in the park, a beautiful bridge spanning the creek and beach access as well as plenty of parking. The winter sports area includes large sledding and tubing hills that are easy to get to, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities.
Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Business Description: Woodland Dunes is located near an ecological "tension zone" between two distinct areas of natural vegetation in Wisconsin. Both northern and southern species of plants and animals are found here.

Formed on ancient beach dunes and wet swales, Woodland Dunes offers six trails that allow visitors to explore the 1,200 acre preserve that includes woodlands, meadows and marshes. All trails are relatively level and easily hiked; they range from ¼ to 2 ½ miles long. Two of the trails, Cattail and Yellow Birch, are wheelchair accessible boardwalks. In winter, trails are open for cross- country skiing, although not groomed. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Explore our interpretive center, butterfly garden, and two accessible boardwalks to learn about this remarkable wild area.

Watch the website for programs & special events.

At Woodland Dunes we are seeking to protect a delicate but vital natural environment, not only for all the wildlife and plant species that live here, but for generations of families seeking a connection with the natural world. Please help us in our preservation efforts by following these simple rules.

Stay on the trail---Our forest floor and wetlands support many species of birds, animals and plants. If you venture off the path you may be harming a precious environment.

No pets---Domesticated animals can be very harmful to the wildlife and plants established in our natural area. An exception is the Ice Age Trail, where pets on a leash are allowed.

No bicycles, snowmobiles or other vehicles---Our trails are designed for the enjoyment of their unique natural surroundings. Slow down and take the time to observe the beauty of nature.

No smoking---Did you know that cigarette filters can be harmful to animals and birds?
Steinie’s Water Gardens
Business Description: Stop in at Steinie’s Water Gardens and take a tour of our 9,000 sq ft of greenhouses, experience the pond life with our many different colored Koi and Goldfish!

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