Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve

About Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve

Our mission is two-fold: to protect our globally important habitat by maintaining its ecological integrity, and to educate our community in understanding and appreciating the value of nature.

Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve is over 1,500-acres of preserved land adjacent to the shore of Lake Michigan. We are located on the “bump out” south of the Door county peninsula, between Two Rivers and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Step beyond the cities, only a few blocks away, and enter an almost timeless environment while hiking our nature trails. Experience our mixed habitats: dune and swale forest, cattail marsh, shrub swamp and native grasslands. Explore the Nature Center, butterfly garden, Little Wings play area and the easily accessible boardwalks to learn about this remarkable wild space.

Discover how our preserve relates to the big picture of environmental awareness, conservation, education and the economy. Participate in our ever-changing and relevant education programs and special events. Become a naturalist in your own unique way.

Come visit Woodland Dunes and share in the wondrous experience…


Land Management Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Two Rivers, WI
“The people were amazing, the work was fun, and I learned so much! We got to do more than what I thought we would, and the staff is very willing to teach you new skills. The intern housing was a blast, and I made lifelong memories and friends!”

Habitat Restoration Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Two Rivers, WI
“I love the area, it is beautiful. It also has many learning opportunities, such as working with the DNR and helping with kids activities. ”
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