Ecotourism

Wadena is the location for the Interpretative Center with information about the Jesmer & Milligan Marsh Projects. This is the one of two access points to the Quill Lakes International Shorebird Reserve and is the perfect place to begin exploring!  Walking trails with boardwalks and lookout towers let you explore freshwater marshlands, wildflower meadows, saline shorelines, and a waterfowl feeding station.

During migration peak times there are literally thousands of birds on a normal day! Although, even if your trip doesn’t work out for those times, the marsh is still teeming with birds for which the Quill Lakes Marshes is their final migration point.