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Program #1583RJ
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.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
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.

Nancy from Sterling Hts, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/03/13
The Isle Royale adventure was everything they promised it to be. A great learning and exploring of the wilderness. I would highly recommend this trip.

Bernie from Pewee Valley, KY Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/20/13
Our leaders, John and Ann Mahan's love of the Island was very evident in wanting to share their knowledge in lectures, slide presentations, and field trips. A great trip!

Linda from Columbia, MO Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/03/13
Excellent program run by Ann and John Mahan. They thought of everything. Logistics were impressive, scenery beautiful, and accommodations comfortable.

Don from Walloon Lake, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/03/13
The Isle Royale trip / adventure is worth your time if you value nature, remoteness, the joy of daily gifts from nature, a sense of the past being in the present. The instructors Ann and John Mahan are excellent and impart their joy and love of the Island in all they do. This Island is a treasure as National Park for wolves and moose research and for personal renewal.

Eleanor from Moose Lake, MN Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/03/13
A wonderful place for a single person to safely get out and experience wilderness and its beauty.

Jeff from Escondido, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/20/13
The trip to Isle Royale is a wonderful experience.

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