Manitowish River Press

Books on the natural world, by John Bates, Mary Burns and others. Featuring John's latest collection of observations of the seasons, plants, animals, phenology and ecology, Graced by the Seasons: Spring and Summer; and Fall and Winter.

Manitowish River Studio

The weaving art of Mary Burns. Featuring traditional weavings in designs inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Celtic Designs, Pictographs and Nature, plus Felting designs and Jacquard Weaving. View a sampling of Mary's designs, and information on custom orders.

Trails North

Naturalist John Bates leads nature hikes, paddling adventures and a wide variety of outings, as well as indoor slide and lecture presentations. The site contains John's current schedule, and information about engaging John and Mary's nature guide services.

To contact John Bates and Mary Burns:

Call: (715) 476-2828
Fax: (715) 476-2818


Write: John Bates/Mary Burns, 4245N Hwy. 47, Mercer, WI 54547

Or just stop by - we make a fine pot of tea.