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Isle Royale, Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula

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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.
Experience the world’s largest freshwater sea and its island wilderness national park, along with Isle Royale’s geological sibling, the Keweenaw Peninsula. Isle Royale is an archipelago of 400-plus islands — 99 percent of them federally designated wilderness.


• Learn about Isle Royale’s wildlife, including wolves and moose, on expert-led hikes, boat excursions, and during presentations by researchers.
• Delve into the island’s maritime history from lighthouses to shipwrecks and commercial fishing.
• Experience the interconnectedness of an island ecosystem and learn how it serves as a “laboratory” for environmental study.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking and hiking up to five miles a day. Ferry crossing from Houghton to Isle Royale takes six hours.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Houghton, 2 nights; ferry to Isle Royale, 4 nights; ferry to Houghton, departure.

Date Notes
This trip is timed to be past the spring bug season and to take advantage of spring's gifts: greater chance of seeing moose (and calves), increased activity of loons and other birds, prime wildflower season, and longer days.

Coordinated by Michigan Technological University.

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You won't find a better value.

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6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners


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