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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA

Lake Superior from Historic Naniboujou Lodge: Fur Trade History, Culture, Walks

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Program #8429RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for May 11 — May 16, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: The colorful and historic Naniboujou Lodge is located on the rugged shores of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, Minnesota. The inviting solarium is where classes are held, and it is a comfortable place to enjoy a book or each other’s company in the evenings. The brilliantly decorated Great Hall of Naniboujou features designs of the Cree Native Americans. The Great Hall is where delicious single entree meals are served buffet-style. Table lighting by oil lamp contributes to the historic ambiance. On the National Register of Historic Places, Naniboujou Lodge is a grand and unique North Shore retreat, offering the perfect spot for learning while enjoying a calm sense of being away from it all.

Contact info:
20 Naniboujou Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA
phone: 218-387-2688
web: www.naniboujou.com

Facility amenities: Your accommodations at this historic resort are basic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but not spacious and storage space for clothing is limited. Each room has a private bath, shared by two participants, or just one person signing up for single occupancy. During your stay, there is no maid service, and you need to bring your own soap and toiletries. The rooms do not have telephones or televisions, however there is a public phone in the lobby for calling card calls. Note that there is no internet at the lodge, and at this relatively remote location cell phone coverage is very spotty.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Price is variable.
Please contact the lodge directly at 218-387-2688 for rate and availability information.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 11 - Arrival/Orientation
Afternoon: Plan to arrive between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Welcome and orientation with introductions is held in the solarium.

Lodging: Naniboujou Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The colorful and historic Naniboujou Lodge is located on the rugged shores of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, Minnesota. The inviting solarium is where classes are held, and it is a comfortable place to enjoy a book or each other’s company in the evenings. The brilliantly decorated Great Hall of Naniboujou features designs of the Cree Native Americans. The Great Hall is where delicious single entree meals are served buffet-style. Table lighting by oil lamp contributes to the historic ambiance. On the National Register of Historic Places, Naniboujou Lodge is a grand and unique North Shore retreat, offering the perfect spot for learning while enjoying a calm sense of being away from it all.

Contact info:
20 Naniboujou Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA
phone: 218-387-2688
web: www.naniboujou.com

Facility amenities: Your accommodations at this historic resort are basic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but not spacious and storage space for clothing is limited. Each room has a private bath, shared by two participants, or just one person signing up for single occupancy. During your stay, there is no maid service, and you need to bring your own soap and toiletries. The rooms do not have telephones or televisions, however there is a public phone in the lobby for calling card calls. Note that there is no internet at the lodge, and at this relatively remote location cell phone coverage is very spotty.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Price is variable.
Please contact the lodge directly at 218-387-2688 for rate and availability information.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 12 - Lake Superior Geology/Cook County History and Lig...
Lake Superior Geology/Cook County History and Lighthouses/Immigration to the Region

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: After an introduction to exercise, take a leisurely walk outdoors. Learn about Lake Superior geology and physical characteristics.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Enjoy an overview of Cook County and a historical perspective with a presenter from the local historical society. Hear about some of the women who kept lighthouses of the Great Lakes.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Gain understanding of the work boats of the north and the knowledge brought by this region's immigrants.

Lodging: Naniboujou Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The colorful and historic Naniboujou Lodge is located on the rugged shores of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, Minnesota. The inviting solarium is where classes are held, and it is a comfortable place to enjoy a book or each other’s company in the evenings. The brilliantly decorated Great Hall of Naniboujou features designs of the Cree Native Americans. The Great Hall is where delicious single entree meals are served buffet-style. Table lighting by oil lamp contributes to the historic ambiance. On the National Register of Historic Places, Naniboujou Lodge is a grand and unique North Shore retreat, offering the perfect spot for learning while enjoying a calm sense of being away from it all.

Contact info:
20 Naniboujou Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA
phone: 218-387-2688
web: www.naniboujou.com

Facility amenities: Your accommodations at this historic resort are basic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but not spacious and storage space for clothing is limited. Each room has a private bath, shared by two participants, or just one person signing up for single occupancy. During your stay, there is no maid service, and you need to bring your own soap and toiletries. The rooms do not have telephones or televisions, however there is a public phone in the lobby for calling card calls. Note that there is no internet at the lodge, and at this relatively remote location cell phone coverage is very spotty.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Price is variable.
Please contact the lodge directly at 218-387-2688 for rate and availability information.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 13 - The Northwest Company/Interpretive Walk/Living in...
Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Learn about the Northwest Company with an overview of the North Amerian fur trade. Learn about the area's plants and wildflowers.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Enjoy an interpretive walk in Judge C. Magney State Park.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Hear first-hand about the life of a wilderness ranger and see spectacular images of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Lodging: Naniboujou Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The colorful and historic Naniboujou Lodge is located on the rugged shores of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, Minnesota. The inviting solarium is where classes are held, and it is a comfortable place to enjoy a book or each other’s company in the evenings. The brilliantly decorated Great Hall of Naniboujou features designs of the Cree Native Americans. The Great Hall is where delicious single entree meals are served buffet-style. Table lighting by oil lamp contributes to the historic ambiance. On the National Register of Historic Places, Naniboujou Lodge is a grand and unique North Shore retreat, offering the perfect spot for learning while enjoying a calm sense of being away from it all.

Contact info:
20 Naniboujou Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA
phone: 218-387-2688
web: www.naniboujou.com

Facility amenities: Your accommodations at this historic resort are basic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but not spacious and storage space for clothing is limited. Each room has a private bath, shared by two participants, or just one person signing up for single occupancy. During your stay, there is no maid service, and you need to bring your own soap and toiletries. The rooms do not have telephones or televisions, however there is a public phone in the lobby for calling card calls. Note that there is no internet at the lodge, and at this relatively remote location cell phone coverage is very spotty.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Price is variable.
Please contact the lodge directly at 218-387-2688 for rate and availability information.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 14 - Field Trip to Grand Portage State Park/Visit from...
Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Visit Grand Portage State Park. Take an interpretive nature walk to see the High Falls, Minnesota's highest waterfall.

Lunch: Enjoy a sack lunch in the park.

Afternoon: Continue the field trip by visiting Grand Portage National Monument and Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: From a local artist, learn about the production of a children's book and linoleum block cut artistry.

Lodging: Naniboujou Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The colorful and historic Naniboujou Lodge is located on the rugged shores of Lake Superior, near Grand Marais, Minnesota. The inviting solarium is where classes are held, and it is a comfortable place to enjoy a book or each other’s company in the evenings. The brilliantly decorated Great Hall of Naniboujou features designs of the Cree Native Americans. The Great Hall is where delicious single entree meals are served buffet-style. Table lighting by oil lamp contributes to the historic ambiance. On the National Register of Historic Places, Naniboujou Lodge is a grand and unique North Shore retreat, offering the perfect spot for learning while enjoying a calm sense of being away from it all.

Contact info:
20 Naniboujou Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA
phone: 218-387-2688
web: www.naniboujou.com

Facility amenities: Your accommodations at this historic resort are basic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but not spacious and storage space for clothing is limited. Each room has a private bath, shared by two participants, or just one person signing up for single occupancy. During your stay, there is no maid service, and you need to bring your own soap and toiletries. The rooms do not have telephones or televisions, however there is a public phone in the lobby for calling card calls. Note that there is no internet at the lodge, and at this relatively remote location cell phone coverage is very spotty.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Price is variable.
Please contact the lodge directly at 218-387-2688 for rate and availability information.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 15 - Native Americans and Europeans/Free Time/Music Pe...
Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Learn more stretching and exercise. Take another walk. Explore the art of birch bark canoe building and learn about the shared technologies between early European immigrants and Native Americans.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon on your own.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Enjoy a performance by the local folk music group "Over the Waterfall" and learn a dance or two.

Lodging: Naniboujou Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 16 - Interpretive Nature Walk/Closing/Departure
Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Enjoy an interpretive nature walk to the Devil's Kettle. Participate in the closing ceremonies.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Plan to check-out from the lodge by 1:30 PM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Grand Marais, MN
Grand Marais and the North ShoreVisit the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce web site to learn about the unique aspects of this region.
For additional information, visit: www.grandmaraismn.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.9
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