Isle Royale, Lake Superior and the Keweenaw Peninsula

Experience the world’s largest freshwater sea and the wilderness of Isle Royale — an archipelago of 400-plus islands — along with its geological sibling, the Keweenaw Peninsula.
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Program No. 1583RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking and hiking up to five miles a day. Ferry crossing from Houghton to Isle Royale takes six hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about Isle Royale’s wildlife, including wolves and moose, during expert-led hikes, boat excursions and 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.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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John Mahan
John Mahan has been a Road Scholar Group Leader with his wife Ann since 2002. Before coming to Road Scholar, he worked as a physician’s assistant in family medicine. In the 1980s, John and Ann decided to pursue a new career to photograph and write about the ecosystems of the Great Lakes and their watersheds. Their work has been published in numerous notable magazines. John and Ann are the award-winning authors of “Lake Superior: Story and Spirit” and the book “Wild Lake Michigan.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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