Outdoor Learning

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Quick! Where can you nibble on crayfish tails, take a wildflower hike, travel back in time and purchase a bug net all at the same time? Try the Chippewa National Forest Visitor Centers! The Visitor Centers are open throughout the summer and offer information, interpretive programs and hands-on activities for everyone. Over 16,000 people visit each year... why don't  you join in the fun?

Join us for some outdoor family fun!

Stop by the three visitor centers on the Chippewa National Forest and you may find yourself joining a wildflower hike, beach-chair birdwatching, making animal tracks, or learning about black bears!  Summer naturalist programs begin Memorial weekend and run through Labor Day.  See an outline of summer themes and programs here.  

Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center

Cut Foot Sioux naturalist programs are offered:

Norway Beach Visitor Center






Norway Beach naturalist programs are offered:

Edge of the Wilderness visitor center near Marcell





Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center programs are offered:

A sign language interpreter will be provided at any of the programs with one week prior notice. Please call (TTY) 218-335-8632.
For more information on Visitor Center programs contact mnordeen@fs.fed.us