Audubon Center of the North Woods

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  • Check our website for info on programs and center rental for conferences and retreats. Or call us with specific questions.

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Directions

  • About 90 miles north of Twin Cities, 60 miles south of Duluth via I-35. At Sandstone exit #191, take Hwy 61 west about 2 mi; turn right on Cty 27 then left at 'T' (still 27). Go 3 mi, turn right on Fox Rd (Cty 17), then immediate left into Audubon Dr.

Other Date Information

  • Office & trails are open Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Trails also accessible on some Saturdays, but please call first. Adult and youth programs throughout the year - check our website.

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Transportation-Related Policies or Programs
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices
  • Organic or Local Food & Beverage Choices

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Deals

  1. Dinner at the Lake with discounted lodging

    54165 Audubon Drive
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Call: 888-404-7743

    Turn a visit to any of our very special 'Dinners at the Lake' into a weekend getaway with discounted lodging! Lodging rooms only (4 sets of bunks and private bath) are discounted to just $40/room for up to 8 people during our Dinners and other community events. PLEASE INQUIRE - reservations are required and based upon availability.

  2. Birding Bonanza Weekend - Early Bird Discount

    54165 Audubon Drive
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Call: 888-404-7743

    Register and pay in full by May 1, 2013 and save 10% off our regular all-inclusive rates! With field trips led by seasoned guides, engaging on-site workshops, bird banding sessions, a live raptor presentation, renowned keynote speakers, delicious homemade meals and comfortable accommodations, this festival is birding at its best. We invite you to join us for a fun and memorable weekend.

Events

  1. 'Autumn at the Audubon' Open House

    54165 Audubon Drive
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Call: 320-245-2648
    Toll Free: 888-404-7743

    Free, fun day filled with activities and programs for all ages!

    Tour our grounds/facilities, find out about our renewable energy systems, learn how our center began, visit our birds of prey, and more. Enjoy a variety of exhibits and demos. For the young and young at heart, take part in adventures like our climbing wall and zip line, as well as kids activities,face painting and other fun learning activities. Lunch will be available for purchase.

  2. Birding Bonanza Weekend

    54165 Audubon Drive
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Call: 320-245-2648
    Toll Free: 888-404-7743

    The rich biological diversity of Pine County and the surrounding area provide a bonanza of birding opportunities for experienced birders and those just getting started. The Audubon Center of the North Woods is located in a unique transition zone where the eastern deciduous forest meets the northern conifer forest, and where pockets of the western prairie can be found. The terrestrial diversity is matched by the aquatic plethora of rivers, lakes, bogs and marshes. This first-class weekend all-inclusive birding festival gives participants a chance to visit a wide variety of habitats that support myriad bird species.

    With field trips led by seasoned guides, engaging on-site workshops, bird banding sessions, a live raptor presentation, renowned keynote speakers, delicious homemade meals and comfortable accommodations, this all-inclusive festival is birding at its best. We invite you to join us for a fun and memorable weekend. All-inclusive weekend package rates and commuter rates are available.

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - register and pay in full by May 6, 2014 and take 10% off the above rates

    Reserve by May 6 to get the Early Bird discount!

    Over 225 bird species have been spotted at the Audubon Center property alone and during this weekend, participants have the possibility to identify many of Minnesota’s Stewardship Birds, as recently identified by Audubon Minnesota. Stewardship birds are defined as bird species where Minnesota contains 5% or more of the bird’s global breeding population.

    11 of the 12 MN Stewardship Bird species are regulars to the area:

    American Woodcock
    Baltimore Oriole
    Black-billed Cuckoo
    Chestnut-Sided Warbler
    Golden-Winged Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
    Sedge Wren
    Trumpeter Swan
    Bobolink
    Veery

  3. Winter Family Escape

    54165 Audubon Drive
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Call: 320-245-2648
    Toll Free: 888-404-7743

    Make memories that last a lifetime and celebrate the holiday break with your family in the north woods at this 3-night / 4-day all-inclusive retreat! The activities that your family can participate in during your stay at the Audubon Center will range from active programs such as climbing wall and high ropes to educational programs such as raptors and winter survival to winter sports such as snowshoeing and kicksledding to quiet activities such as crafts and sleigh rides.

    All-inclusive! Snow and no-snow itineraries.
    Enjoy activities such as (examples only - actual schedule is determined approx. 2 months in advance):

    • Sleigh Rides
    • Winter Survival
    • Owl program
    • Climbing Wall
    • Candlelit ski/snowshoe
    • Kicksledding
    • High Ropes
    • Astronomy at the Yurt
    • Animal Signs
    • Art activities
    • Snow Sculpture
    • …and much more

  4. Women's Wellness & Adventure Weekend

    54165 Audubon Dr
    Sandstone, MN 55072
    Call: 320-245-2648
    Toll Free: 888-404-7743

    Located on the shores of Grindstone Lake, the Audubon Center’s 535 acres of beautifully varied landscapes provide the perfect setting for this complete holistic adventure. Spend this weekend with your friends or take the opportunity to get away by yourself, meet new people, and learn new skills. Choose from a variety of physical, mental, spiritual, challenge and creative activities. Exciting keynote speakers and fun evenings too!

    Lodging, meals, all programming and 10 minutes of massage, reiki or facial massage are included in the weekend fee (additional minutes are available for an additional fee). All-inclusive weekend package rates $265-305.

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