Cakes at the Lake sponsored by the Long Lake Preservation Association, is a family-friendly pancake breakfast followed by a nature program. See below for the dates and topics of the presentations.

Breakfast Price:

$3/child ages 5-12 years old
Free for children ages 4 and under

Registration is not required.

Breakfast includes all-you-care-to-eat plain and specialty pancakes, fresh fruit salad, sausage links, and your choice of beverage: orange juice, milk, water, or coffee.


Breakfast served: 8:00 am to 9:45 am

Nature program: 10:00 am at the Richard Grand Recreation Hall. The program will end by 11:00 am with some time for Questions and Answers at the end.

Program is free to attend.

Feel free to stick around afterwards to hike the trails or play on the playscape!

Predators: Live Animal Program

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Learn about the fascinating lives of predators, from large predators to petite predators, like kestrels and turtles. Stick around to meet some live predators at the end of the presentation!

Presenter Haley Appleman is a naturalist and Live Collections Curator at the Cable Natural History Museum. After receiving a degree in Biology and working several years in zoos, she transitioned from zookeeping to environmental education. Now she has the best of both worlds: working with animals and getting to teach people about them.

Rare Turtles of Wisconsin

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Join Dr. Rebecca Christoffel, Reptile and Amphibian Conservationist from Turtles for Tomorrow, to learn about the rare turtles of Wisconsin, including the wood turtle, the Blanding’s turtle, and the ornate box turtle. Discover how special these particular turtles are and the actions that Turtles for Tomorrow is taking to conserve these animals.

Rebecca is the co-director of Turtles for Tomorrow. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Ecology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University.

Moose with North Lakeland Discovery Center

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022

Learn about the uncommon but charismatic mammal of the Northwoods that may just start popping up in your backyard! Moose, who have been appearing more frequently in our neck of the woods, are amazing ungulates, with even more amazing adaptations.

Join North Lakeland Discovery Center to explore what makes these massive moose tick in a deep dive all about moose natural history and behavior.

Spider Webs with Larry Weber

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022

Get caught up in the world of spider webs! Learn from naturalist and author, Larry Weber, about what he discovered about spiders and the webs that they make while writing his book, Spiders of the Northwoods.

Larry Weber is a retired science teacher from a 40-year career teaching students from seventh grade up to graduate school. He enjoys to watch, photograph, and write about different critters. A couple of his other books include Butterflies of the Northwoods and Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods (co-author with Cora Mollen).

“Ma’iingan” (Wolves) and the Ojibwe

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Peter David, recently retired wildlife biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), will share about ma’iingan (wolves) in Wisconsin and their history and significance in both the ecosystem and within the Ojibwe culture.

Peter David received his education (bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife ecology) from UW-Madison, and from the tribal elders and members for whom he has worked for the last 35 years.