Trees for Tomorrow

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Nestled in the forest on northern Wisconsin’s famed Eagle River Chain of 28 Lakes — the largest inland chain of lakes in the world — Trees for Tomorrow was founded in 1944 to promote the reforestation of Wisconsin’s heavily logged Northwoods. Today, "Trees" is a renowned field school educating students, teachers and other adults in the wise use of precious natural resources. Road Scholars come to this rustic setting to share and learn in workshops and active explorations focused on birding, canoeing, forestry, biking, cross-country skiing and more, and to pass along their own love for nature by sharing woods and waterway adventures with their grandchildren.

Lodging

Trees for Tomorrow hosts Road Scholars in rustic but welcoming dormitories, each with central bathroom facilities and an inviting lounge with a stone fireplace. Comfortable rooms accommodate people in bunk beds, and contain a dresser, coat rack and small desk. Guests sit down to hearty home-cooked meals in the historic dining hall that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. The kitchen staff prides itself on sourcing local, sustainably grown food whenever possible. 

Activities

Recreational facilities include volleyball and basketball courts, a fishing pier and a nature trail. This interpretive trail features signs that explain different aspects of the forest, birds and butterflies, maple syrup and more. The natural setting is perfect for long or short walks, and there is ample seating for Road Scholars to sit outdoors — or indoors — and enjoy social time or to perhaps read a good book.  

Good to Know
  • Guests may be able to upgrade to a private room.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Shared bathrooms (gender specific).
  • Rooms not air-conditioned.
  • Housekeeping once a week.

 


The Retreat Difference  |  The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for light morning exercise, meeting a community member for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for under $200 more for most programs. 

  

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