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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Carolyn Gantner Jul 08, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Hi all,
I'm driving up from Madison, WI for the July 27 program. Am thinking of arriving the 26th in time for the Blueberry Art Fest in Ely. There is room at the Center that eve since most motels in the area are filled.
Anyone else from Mad area or arriving the 26th?
Looking forward,

Sally Dougherty Jun 09, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Go to REI and buy some bug stuff.

Laura Segala May 30, 2014 at 09:43 AM

Hi there! My husband John and I are looking forward to this trip July 27-Aug. 2. We live in the Twin Cities area(Plymouth). Any suggestions on bug repellent? ;)

Sally Dougherty May 30, 2014 at 05:29 AM

Joseph, Guess I'll meet you in Ely. I must take the shuttle up from Duluth, as I am coming from Wilmington, DE, by way of Lake Nebagamon, WI, July 16th. Is Madison near the Lake Neba.????

Joseph Warnemuende May 20, 2014 at 05:35 PM

Driving from Madison, wi on 7/20. Have room for a passenger.
Diane Garcia May 27, 2014 at 02:22 PM

Any chance you might go by Duluth airport?
Joseph Warnemuende Jul 04, 2014 at 02:48 PM

I am going to go right by the airport early afternoon. If you are still looking for a lift, let me know.
Diane Garcia Jul 04, 2014 at 06:58 PM

Joseph that would be awesome! My flight arrives in Duluth 10:30 am so I would be ready whenever you arrived!
Joseph Warnemuende Jul 05, 2014 at 09:34 AM

Diane. Drop me a note at so we can exchange contact info.
Joseph Warnemuende Jul 05, 2014 at 09:34 AM

Diane. Drop me a note at so we can exchange contact info.

Ellie HArt May 16, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I;m signed up for the June22-28 program. Anyone else out there going? what do I need in the way of wrm gear?

Sally Dougherty Feb 03, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Sally here- I am on the 7/20 canoe trip and would love a ride up to Ely from Duluth on that day if anyone has room in their car for me. A ride back to Duluth on the 26th would also be appreciated. Thanks, Sally
Diane Garcia May 27, 2014 at 02:24 PM

I am in your group! Looking at getting a seat on the shuttle if need!

Barbara Richards Jul 24, 2012 at 03:49 PM

John and Irene-
Would it be possible to ride from Duluth to Ely and back with you. I can meet at a convenient place along your route.

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