17732
Wisconsin

Hike Northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula Gems

Hike the Northwoods region and canoe Silver Lake alongside naturalists, discovering diverse wildlife, unique geology and learning about forestry at an ecological study site.
Rating (4.4)
Program No. 17732RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
729
Special Offer
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At a Glance

The dense forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin conceal diverse wildlife and more than 1,500 lakes. Become familiar with this region on naturalist-led hikes among its spectacular natural resources. Learn about and see live education raptors up close, tread the old-growth forests of the region’s lake trails and paddle on tranquil Silver Lake. Human perspectives on this remote corner of the U.S. emerge in discussions of its mining and logging heritage and in hands-on study of forest management techniques.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 4-8 miles over flat to moderately rolling terrain at a 2.5 mph pace. Trail surfaces include dirt, gravel and stone. One day includes an option for a challenging hike with large elevation change over relatively short distance. One afternoon and one evening of canoeing, a low impact activity. Elevations of 1650 to 1850 feet.
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 ...

  • Get a first-hand look into forestry at Wisconsin's first red pine plantation study site.
  • Search for loons and Bald Eagles during a canoeing excursion with a naturalist.
  • Venture into the Northwoods bog habitat, and encounter dramatic geology during hikes in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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Kim Feller
Kim Feller joined Trees for Tomorrow in October 2014. She is from Columbus, Ohio, has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in coastal, marine and wetland studies. Her fieldwork experience includes conducting wetland surveys in Ohio, working at a national wildlife refuge in Michigan and studying marsh bird populations in South Carolina. Kim began her job as Road Scholar programs coordinator in 2015. When she is not at work, she enjoys many "Road Scholar-like" activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking and photography!

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

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Danielle Christensen
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Kim Feller
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