8429
Grand Marais
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
5 B 5 L 5 D
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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: Following breakfast there will be an introduction to wellness and exercise with our group leader, Bunny Thompson. 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: Enjoy an local presenter from the historical society. Learn about the stormy history of Lake Superior.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: The first of a series of lectures on the "History of the North American Fur Trade" will be offered. Karl Koster will present an introduction of the local Fur Trade history.

DAY
3
Wellness/Land & Forest/Lighthouse Keepers/ Northwest Company
Grand Marais, MN
B,L,D
Naniboujou Lodge

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Wellness and exercise with Bunny Thompson. Learn about the area's land forms and forests. Indoor and out door presentation.

Lunch: Eat in the Great Hall.

Afternoon: Stories of the early Women Lighthouse Keepers will take place after lunch.

Dinner: Eat in the Great Hall.

Evening: Learn about the Northwest Company with the continued series on the North American fur trade. Learn more the history of Grand Portage and overview of the field trip.

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: Continue learning about the North American Fur Trade and Native American local history. Review and discuss the day's field trip to Grand Portage.

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

Breakfast: Eat in the Great Hall.

Morning: Learn more stretching and exercise. Interpretive hike to Devil' Kettle with Bunny and 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 stretching and exercise with Bunny. 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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