Northwoods Summer Cabin


Experience the fun of a Northwoods cabin getaway with summertime favorite activities!

A warm-weather spin on a CMSM favorite!

For the past few years, visitors to the Museum have enjoyed “A Northwoods Winter” (also known as the Winter Cabin) exhibit, which provided play experiences for a Minnesota winter. As the seasons change, new cabin adventures feature similar ideas: to foster the love of play in a Minnesota cabin…but this time filled with summer fun. Go fishing, look for birds and enjoy the beauty of nature.

This exhibit is great for...

experiencing outdoor recreation without getting a sunburn

Dock Fishing

See if the fish are biting on a new lakeside dock, perfect for casting lines to catch the big one!

Campfire Fun

Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and tell stories around a cozy summertime fire.

Bird Exhibit

Children will have the opportunity to learn about birds, bird nests, bird feeders and even do some birdwatching with binoculars.

Sponsored by

The changing of the seasons would not be possible without the support of Scheel’s and the Madison Lake Watershed and Lake Association.
Madison Lake Watershed Association