Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, off I-81 exit 51 in Wellesley Island State Park, is a 600-acre wildlife sanctuary with 8 miles of trails for hiking and 7 miles for cross-country skiing. The visitor center has nature exhibits and a butterfly house. In summer interactive programs and narrated tours aboard a 36-foot voyageur canoe are available. Pets are allowed in designated areas only.
Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).
Free. Park admission $7 (per private vehicle, July-Aug.); free (rest of year). Canoe tour $4; $2 (ages 0-13).
Hours: Grounds open daily dawn-dusk. Center open daily 8:30-4:30, mid-June to mid-Oct.; 8-4, rest of year. Butterfly house open daily 8:30-3:30, July-Aug. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 30 minutes minimum.