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.
Program No. 17732RJ
7 days
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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.
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Cheryl Todea
Cheryl Todea has been at Trees For Tomorrow since 2000, where she has served as a teacher and naturalist. She was named operations manager in 2014, and previously held the interim executive director position. In addition to managing the overall operations of the organization, Cheryl is responsible for group programming and personnel management. Cheryl earned a degree in environmental education from University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and worked previously for the Girl Scouts and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, birding, and knitting.
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