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ELY, MINNESOTA

Minnesota Winter Sampler: Dog Sleds, Skis, Snowshoes, Saunas, Wildlife

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Program #7933RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
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.
Experience the dramatic beauty of northern Minnesota in winter! From the runners of a dogsled, participate in the centuries-old sport of dogsledding to explore snowy trails of the Superior National Forest. Meet enthusiastic huskies and hear about modern-day racing competitions. Learn to cross-country ski and snowshoe, and examine the intricacies of winter ecology and search for wildlife sign.


Highlights

• Gain appreciation for the strength, speed and friendliness of sled dogs and the exhilaration of “mushing” through the North Woods.
• Observe the dynamics of a wolf pack at the International Wolf Center, and listen for howls of wild wolves.
• Discover Finnish sauna tradition by relaxing in the wood-fired, lakeside log sauna.

Program Notes

Want more dogsledding? See program 7953 which also includes a quiet night spent in the wilderness in a Mongolian-style Yurt.

Activity Notes

Snowshoeing up to four miles; skiing up to seven miles; dogsledding up to 20 miles. Equipment provided.

Coordinated by Vermilion Community College.


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

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5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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