Our facilities include a variety of outdoor and indoor learning spaces. They are concentrated on the ridgetop, but several are more remote.
The large auditorium and stage host most evening naturalist programs. Four large classrooms, interpretive displays, a climbing wall, education animal housing, and staff offices round out the space.
Home to 8 classrooms, a small auditorium, a climbing wall, and a small greenhouse.
Two classrooms and a central community space are the base for special ‘FEB’ days, where groups participate in both morning and afternoon classes, with lunch in -between.
One side houses a small classroom and our stream study equipment, the other is a small lab for air monitoring equipment.
Nestled between the ridgetop and Raven Lake, it is the take-off point for our ski trails and wetland excursions.
When the farm isn’t busy making wood-fired pizza, this space is used for our Food and Farming classes.
A large, natural stone fireplace dominates the largest of our two dining rooms.
The Lake Superior room is slightly smaller, with views to Lake Superior through the hills over Wolf and Raven lakes.
Open on two sides, this area hosts our brick oven for making wood-fired pizzas with farm-fresh ingredients.
Designed to meet the high international standards of the ‘Living Building Challenge’, MAC Lodge has suites with one to two sleeping rooms, and a private bath and shower. There are five group gathering spaces with kitchenettes, two cozy wood-stoves, and an outdoor deck.
Spacious rooms sleep up to 8 and have a private bath and shower area. Three group spaces overlook the near-by maple forest.
Completed in 2017, Lakeview is also designed to mimic Living Building Challenge standards, and house up to 24 people in small private bedrooms with shared kitchen and community spaces.
Two large fire rings with bench seating are located near each lodge. There are also two smaller fire rings near the office and the Forest Ecology Building.
Perched on a ridgeline between Sawmill Creek Valley and Wolf and Raven Lakes, there are great views in several directions. The Telescope Deck outside the Science Center easily has space for a class of 20.
Two meeting spaces for about 30 people each, a natural stone fireplace, and of course our business offices. Central location for contacting staff.
Built recently though the Making Waves capital campaign, we now have a warm garage to store our team’s tools, plows, and other machinery.
Many of our buildings are heated by the high-efficiency wood pellet biomass boilers. That includes your hot showers, too.
There is a sand court located outside both the Science Center and Education Building.
Between Summit Lodge and the Adventure Ropes courses, the grassy field is a bit uneven, but a great place for snowshoe races and more.
We have two 35 foot walls, one in the Science Center and one in the Education Building. The climbing mimics real rock, no artificial handholds.
Cross high bridges and obstacles on your way to the zipline. These courses are only available when staffed for a reservation.
Wolf and Raven lakes each have a dock with recreation canoes for class use. In summer, there is a swim raft. Voyageur canoes are also docked separately.