A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior’s South Shore – September 2017
September 24 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm$2149
A Hiking Discovery along Lake Superior’s South Shore
September 24 – October 1, 2017 (Road Scholar® #21937)
Lace up your hiking boots for an on-foot exploration of the shores of Lake Superior! From geology to Ojibwe native culture, learn about the human and natural history of the region.
Features hikes along Lake Superior’s south shore along the Wisconsin and Michigan shorelines. Take in the beauty of Wisconsin’s and Michigan’s coasts this week, exploring state parks, national monuments, sacred American Indian sites, and much more.
Led by noted experts Mike Link and Kate Crowley, enjoy a unique experience through daily walks and field trips along Lake Superior’s south shore. Learn about natural history, geology, plant and animal life, human impacts including logging, mining, commercial fishing, current challenges and cultural connections with the Ojibwe. Absorb a wealth of knowledge amid beautiful settings as we walk along Wisconsin’s and Michigan’s shorelines.
Double Occupancy: $2149
Single Occupancy: $2849
- Learn from two of the most knowledgeable local experts on Lake Superior, authors of 25 books, accomplished educators, and senior instructors on their 6 year anniversary walk around the lake.
- Encounter beach flats, dunes, forests, islands, mountains, parks, wilderness areas and more along either the Minnesota shoreline on the dates that explore Lake Superior’s northern shores or the Wisconsin and Michigan shorelines on the dates that explore Lake Superior’s southern shores.
- Meet and talk with local residents in small towns and communities along the way.
Multiple field trips or walks per day, up to 6 miles; much of the terrain will be unpaved trails in state parks and natural areas with rocks, roots, uneven surfaces.
This week will be spent hiking along the South Shore.
Itinerary: Duluth, Minn., 1 night; Red Cliff, Wis., 1 night; Silver City, Mich., 1 night; Houghton, 2 nights; Eagle River, 1 night; Duluth, Minn., 1 night.