Woodland Dunes is a 1200-acre oasis of hardwood and conifer forests, wetland, and prairies that lies between Manitowoc and Two Rivers. A picturesque natural setting with modern conveniences and close to two major cities, Woodland Dunes is the perfect site for your next gathering.
Hold your next business meeting, retreat or evening event at Woodland Dunes Nature Center. The Rahmlow Marsh Haus offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere with wireless internet. A naturalist guided hike or pontoon ride on the West Twin River can be arranged for an additional fee. Become a corporate member at the Ecologist Level or above and receive one complimentary two hour facility rental.
Woodland Dunes offers a unique natural setting for your wedding. Get married outside under the pavilion or for smaller gatherings of 30 people or less in the butterfly garden. In case of inclement weather the Edna Smith Room comfortably holds 70 people with a center aisle. The preserve offers beautiful forests, prairies, ponds an old barn and brick farmhouse, making it the picture perfect setting to capture memories of your special day. Note: Woodland Dunes Nature Center is an alcohol-free facility.
Picnic tables, hiking trails, a covered pavilion and children's play area make Woodland Dunes the perfect location for gathering friends and family. Whether to celebrate life or to remember it, the nature center offers a quiet relaxed atmosphere. Note: Woodland Dunes Nature Center is an alcohol-free facility.
Rahmlow Marsh Haus: Built in the late 1800's, the Rahmlow Marsh Haus offers old world charm with modern convenience. In 1990 the Edna Smith room was added to accommodate larger gatherings, depending on arrangement the Edna Smith room can accommodate 40-70 people comfortably. The Rahmlow Marsh Haus has a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator and microwave. NOTE: This facility does not have an oven or stove top.
Pavilion: An outdoor pavilion can accommodate 50 people comfortably. A roof with sky light and open sides make the pavilion the best of both worlds offering a sheltered gathering space with great views.
Nature Trails: Eight trails allow visitors to explore the 1,200-acre preserve. All trails are relatively level and easily hiked; they range from 1/4 mile to 2 miles in length. Two of the trails, Cattail Trail and Yellow Birch, are wheelchair accessible boardwalks. Home to 39 mammals, 110 nesting birds, 12 reptiles and amphibians and more than 400 plant species you never know who you might run into.
Little Wings Natural Play Area: The front yard of the Rahmlow Marsh Haus is a kids paradise. A pond, climbing area, prairie maze, sand swale, art space and fort building materials keep kids entertained for hours. A raised seating area gives parents the ability to relax and keep an eye on play time.
All rentals include full use of the facilities.
Business hour rental: $50 an hour M-F 8:00-4:00 p.m. year round. Extended hours April - October 9:00-12:00 on Saturdays, excluding holidays.
Off hours rental: $75 an hour.
Naturalist services: $25 an hour.