Off the Map: Voyageurs National Park & Canoe Country

Paddle and hike in one of the few places in the Lower 48 where nature’s vastness and grandeur can leave us in awe — Minnesota's famed boundary waters.
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Program No. 21938RJ
8 days
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This was truly a wonderful trip. The group was cohesive from the start and the glue was strengthened by our fearless leaders Doug and Elaine. Together we explored trails and waterfalls, learned about great wilderness conservationists and visited their idyllic homes. We learned about the strength of Lake Superior and the Canadian Shield and visited and canoed the lakes on the Canadian border. Visits to the Bear and Wolf Centers proved so much more interesting than I imagined they would be! And all this learning in such a relaxed atmosphere. There was always time for questions as well as time to just sit and appreciate the beauty of the area. So many morsels of knowledge were imparted about the flora and fauna, the geology, the history, the past and present culture and the foods of the area!! Who knew Frank LLoyd Wright designed a gas station in Cloquet? I honestly can't say enough good things about this trip. The only negative is that I have now have to diet off 5 pounds from the sit down, order from the menu meals we enjoyed nightly. But I'll never complain about good food. I hope our group can reunite on another Doug and Elaine trip!


Wilderness for the Golden Years, pretty much making the A List ...

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This trip was an outstanding experience. The group could not have had better leaders in Doug and Elaine. They made everything interesting, challenging when needed, educational and fun....lots of laughter. Anyone who takes this trip will fall in love with the North Woods, have greater appreciation of the natural world around us and understand our deep connectedness to it; most importantly, a call to all of us to protect it. The group was such a wonderful group of people and it is amazing how quickly a person can feel deeply bonded in such a short period of time. I would highly recommend this trip (or any other to that region) to anyone.


Wow what a great trip. I have been here before, but saw places I never knew existed. I really liked the canoeing and all helping portage the canoes to the lake.

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