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

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Bill Tefft

Bill Tefft is a birding expert who has more than 20 years of experience teaching Road Scholar participants of all skill levels about field identification of birds, including raptors. He is an area naturalist with a vast knowledge of the region and looks forward to introducing the birds of northern Minnesota to any Road Scholar participant with an interest in learning and seeing. Now retired, he has taught the Raptor Ecology and Ecology of Northern Birds courses at Vermilion Community College.

Karl Koster

Karl Koster has been involved with the historic Great Lakes and Canadian Fur Trade for nearly 30 years. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a Grand Portage National Monument Park Ranger at the reconstructed North West Company Depot, where he can be found building bark canoes, snowshoes, buckets, barrels, and using skills relative to the Fur Trade. When away from the National Park Service, Karl journeys around the country to lecture for historical societies, parks and schools.

Bunny Thomson

Bunny Thomson is a resident of northern Minnesota who loves hiking, kayaking, singing and sharing the outdoors with her grandchildren. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and a Certified T’ai Chi Chih and fitness instructor. Currently she works as executive director of a local seniors program, and she is a state-wide motivational speaker on senior issues. She has taught Road Scholar programs at Naniboujou Lodge through Vermilion Community College for over 15 years.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
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