Choose Your Pace: Hiking Discoveries Along Lake Superior's Shores
On an at-your-pace exploration on foot, explore the shores of Lake Superior and learn about human and natural history of the region from geology to Ojibwe native culture.
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Program No. 21937RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Absorb a wealth of knowledge amid beautiful settings as you walk along the shorelines of North America’s largest Great Lake with noted experts. Choose from daily route options that range in difficulty and pace to hike along Lake Superior’s shores on three distinct trips: the North Shore of Minnesota, the South Shore of Wisconsin and Michigan or the Upper Peninsula to Sault St. Marie. Learn about natural history, geology, flora and fauna, Ojibwe history and more along the way.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 3-6 miles on uneven terrain.
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 from two of the most knowledgeable local experts on Lake Superior, authors of 25 books, accomplished educators and senior instructors on their five-year anniversary walk around the lake.
  • Encounter beach flats, dunes, forests and more along either the Minnesota or Wisconsin and Michigan shorelines, depending on the date.
  • Meet and talk with local residents in small towns and communities along the way.
Featured Expert
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Mike Link
Mike Link has dedicated his career to environmental education, and served as the founding director of the Audubon Center of the North Woods for 38 years. During that time, he not only developed a successful residential environmental learning center, but aided in the success of many other environmental education endeavors — including starting over 15 Charter Schools that emphasized environmental education. He was an integral part of the teams that created degree programs in outdoor and environmental education at both Northland College and Hamline University. He continues to teach numerous courses for Hamline’s Master’s Degree in natural science. Mike has also been involved in many organizations, and helped to create the Minnesota Naturalist Association (MNA) in the early 1970’s. He is the author of over 1,000 newspaper and magazine articles, in addition to publishing more than a dozen books.

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

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Mike Link
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