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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Mary Anne from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/02/15 - 08/08/15
The Keweenaw and Isle Royale experiences fulfilled a life long dream for me. Even though I had traveled in the UP of Michigan many times, this program brought new horizons. Everyone should enroll if the Mahans are the group leaders.

Judy from Streamwood, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. It was much more than we expected. Loved the scenery, our guides,Ann and John Mahan and the wonderful folks we met in our group.

Michael from Elgin, IL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
A great way to experience a little wilderness. The scenery was beautiful and seeing the northern lights was an extra special bonus. Hated to see the trip end.

Mary from Battle Creek, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
"Lake Superior Story and Spirit" was a vibrant transformative experience! I did not want it to end!

Sharon from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/20/15
incredible scenery, vigorous walking, friendly staff. (even tho they did not provide us with moose on the trip)! Had beautiful weather, enjoyed the varied plants.

Constance from Western Springs, IL Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/09/14
This might be the best RS program of the 21 I've been on. I loved being able to access parts of a wilderness on foot and by boat. I loved staying at the lodge (a moose came by a couple of evenings)and seeing sunrise over the water from my balcony. This is a really special place, and the guides, John and Ann, are able to help each participant see and experience what is important to them.

Mary from Normal, IL Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/09/14
We enjoyed this program very much. Ann and John Mahan were outstanding leaders and guides. Since we were the oldest attending the program, we appreciated the kind assistance we received from other Road Scholars.

Wayne from Fort Mill, SC Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/09/14
Visiting Isle Royale has been on my to-do list for decades and I have been considering this particular trip for a two years. Glad my wife and I finally made the long drive to/from Houghton Michigan, with a few extra days added to visit Pictured Rocks. Trip leads are excellent and the educational component was the best I have encountered in an active program. The boat trip went faster than expected, primarily because of excellent presentations on the way to and from Isle Royale. Because my wife and I are strong hikers the trip leaders suggested options that allowed us to fit in an independent 10 mile hike and a delightful paddle/hike. Considering cost or arranging lodging/food at Isle Royale and transportation to/from Isle Royale this program is a "best buy."

Donald from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/09/14
I have been on 26 programs and this rates as one of the very best, mainly because of the expertise and caring nature of our two instructors. They treasure Isle Royale and this came through in every aspect of our adventure there. Thank you, Ann and John Mahan.

Steven from Middleton, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/09/14
Excellent program. The leaders were excellent, and the other participants were friendly and interesting.

Susan from Plymouth, MI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/26/14
I would highly recommend this program to anyone who enjoys a physical challenge, wants to enjoy a wilderness experience, and enjoys nature. Ann and John Mahan will share their love and knowledge of Isle Royale and you will come back having learned a lot and experienced much thanks to their guidance!

Karen from Warren, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/26/14
With the leaders, organizational details, and natural beauty being impressive, this trip was well worth the effort to get there. Outdoor people who enjoy a bit of a hiking challenge without being exhausted will find this a rewarding program.

Ward from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/26/14
The Isle Royale trip led by Ann and John Mahan was great. You can't ask for better trip leaders than the Mahans. The trip was well described in the Road Scholar literature and lived up to my expectations. Go for it.

Susan from Tawas City, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/21/14
An absolutely fabulous program. What a beautiful wilderness area that was easily accessible.

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