Make your field trip an all-day event!
Forest Lodge Nature Trail:
Take a hike with your students! The Forest Lodge Nature Trail is located about
9 miles east of Cable on Garmisch Road off of County Hwy. M. The interpretive trail offers a 1 ½ mile loop, which leads through forests, bogs, and an experimental prairie.
Along the trail, see glacial erratics, old-growth trees, carnivorous plants, and a variety of wildflowers, birds, and wildlife. Free interpretive booklets and maps are available.
Approximate Hiking Time: 1 hour
(The Cable Natural History Museum established the Forest Lodge Nature Trail in 1968. In 1999, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest acquired the property as a generous gift from Mary Griggs Burke. Currently, the Museum and the Forest Service share goals for education, research, and interpretive opportunities at the public trail and work together to preserve and manage this unique trail.)
Cable/Namakagon Historical Museum:
Step back in time to learn about the history of the Cable-Namakagon region. Begin your journey by learning more about the Anishinaabeg people and their culture. Continue the story by learning about the expansion of the railroads, the logging era, and European immigrants. If you are interested, contact Nova Kane, Education Coordinator, at 715-798-2394 to schedule a visit. The Historical Museum is located in downtown Cable at 13405 Spruce Street, on the corner of Spruce Street and Kavanaugh Road. Free Admission.
Swim, splash, or soak your class in Lakewoods Resort’s large, heated indoor pool. The shallow end accommodates all ages. Inquire for available lifeguards. If you are interested call 715-794-2561 for more information and prices. Lakewoods Resort is located off of County Highway M approximately 8 miles east of Cable near the Forest Lodge Nature Trail.