8429
Minnesota
Lake Superior from Historic Naniboujou Lodge: Fur Trade History, Culture, Walks
Enjoy expert lectures and excursions as you learn the story of Lake Superior — from the Anishinaabe People to early fur traders, from local ecology to the grandeur of High Falls.
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Program No. 8429RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Arrival/Orientation
Grand Marais, MN
D
Naniboujou Lodge

Afternoon: Plan to arrive between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Welcome and orientation with introductions is held in the solarium.

DAY
2
Wellness& Exercise /Lake Waters & Wildlife/ Storms/Fur Trade
Grand Marais, MN
B,L,D
Naniboujou Lodge

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Start your day with gentle to moderate yoga. Class explores functional movement to foster stability and flexibility. Class includes postures, breath practices and relaxation. Bring a mat if you have one! Afterwards Bill Tefft will offer a presentation about Lake Superior Waters and Aquatic Wildlife. Bill's presentation will include a walk outdoors along the shore of Lake Superior .

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Presentation by Roger and Jackie McDonald have spent their lives in the North County of Minnesota. Roger and Jackie McDonald through their stories shows us the beauty of this remote region and the charm of those who make their lives there. With respect, affection, and humility, they relate their experiences with those who placed their well-being in his hands. The result is a warm and warm-hearted tale of the life of a North Country doctor. For almost four decades, Roger MacDonald was the country doctor who tended to those in need in on the shores of Lake Superior Enjoy an local presenter from the historical society. Learn about the stormy history of Lake Superior. Matthew Brown will present the story of The Mataafa Storm of 1905. "Perhaps that is why the tragic tales of 1905 – Lake Superior’s worst year for lost lives (more than 60) and vessels wrecked beyond repair (21) – haunt still, a century gone by, those who follow the maritime trade. "

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Enjoy an introductory expert lecture on the "History of the North American Fur Trade" Karl Koster will present an introduction of the local Fur Trade history. Park ranger Karl Koster, who has worked at Grand Portage for 20 seasons provides critical insights into the Fur Trade and North West Company as well as Grand Portage history. .

DAY
3
Morning Yoga/ Look to the Land Journaling/Northwest Company
Grand Marais, MN
B,L,D
Naniboujou Lodge

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Gentle to moderate Yoga will be presented by our expert yoga teacher. Sarah Hansen. Look to “The Land” – Landforms and Forests (indoor and outdoor presentation) with Bill. Bill will provide a presentation on the land forms and forests of the Lake Superior shore. A walk through surrounding area afterwards will enhance your understanding of the local environment. Indoor and out door presentation.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Sketchbook Nature Journaling You don't have to be an artist to enjoy sketchbook journaling. We get to be creative as we look at nature through a creative lens of pen on paper and water colors. Sarah has journaled in the outdoors for over 30 years. Time to be playful and create as we open to our sense of wonder on paper!

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Enjoy the continued lecture and discussion with Karl Koster on the "History of the North American Fur Trade" .

DAY
4
Field Trip to Grand Portage State Park/ Summary of Fur Trade
Grand Marais, MN
B,L,D
Naniboujou Lodge

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Visit Grand Portage State Park. Take an interpretive nature walk to see the High Falls, Minnesota's highest waterfall. Learn the history of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe.

Lunch: Enjoy a sack lunch in the park.

Afternoon: Continue the field trip by visiting Grand Portage National Monument and Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Naniboujou is beautiful at all times of day and night. On Tuesday night (weather dependent) we will offer a different opportunity and explore the surrounding shore and trails with a nighttime walk. Our program (will hopefully) include nocturnal critters, night skies and other night time investigation. Get out and experience the allure of outdoors after sunset.

DAY
5
Devils Kettle/Free Time/Music Performance
Grand Marais, MN
B,L,D
Naniboujou Lodge

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: An Interpretive hike to Devil' Kettle with Bill.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon on your own.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Enjoy a performance by the local music group

DAY
6
Nature Walk/Excersie /Closing/Departure
Grand Marais, MN
B,L

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Join Bill on an morning short hike along the lake. Relax and enjoy morning exercise with Sarah. Participate in the closing ceremonies.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Plan to check-out from the lodge by 1:30 PM.






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