Wisconsin 2024: Fun Winter Women's Weekend Up North

      Manitowish Waters, WI, USA

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      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Jan 19 - 22, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 8
      Wisconsin 2024: Fun Winter Women's Weekend Up North
      Manitowish Waters, WI, USA

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      172 reviews

      Jan 19 - 22, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 8

      About this trip

      Escape to the serene embrace of the Northwoods with our captivating winter trip! Nestled in cozy bunkhouse cabins, you'll embark on an enriching journey that deepens your connection with nature.


      Prepare to be awed by Wisconsin's winter wonders through informative ecology presentations, guided snowshoe adventures, and invigorating cross-country skiing excursions. Unleash your creativity during a nature-based craft workshop led by a local artist. Delve into the heart of the Northwoods with a guided tour of our interactive nature center, featuring captivating live animal introductions.


      The trip's highlights include an extraordinary driving tour to Lake Superior, offering breathtaking views of the continent's largest lake and some of the area's most pristine waterfalls. Explore how geology has shaped this land.


      Join experts from the Manitowish Waters Historical Society for a captivating outing that delves into the region's early history, from Native American heritage to logging, pioneering, and intriguing gangster affiliations in Northern Wisconsin.


      This winter adventure promises to be educational, exhilarating, and deeply enriching. Discover the Northwoods' untamed beauty and fascinating history as you create unforgettable memories.

      TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

      This winter wonderland adventure includes:

       

      • Wisconsin Winter Ecology Presentation

      • Naturalist Guided Snowshoe Adventure

      • Cross Country Skiing at Winman Trails

      • Nature Craft Workshop with Local Artist

      • Lake Superior and Waterfall Field Trip

      • Manitowish Waters History Tour

      • Live Animal Encounters

      ACCOMMODATIONS

      We have 2 suite cabins that sleep up to 8 with a shared living room, bath and a half, and full kitchen. Each cabin has two bedrooms with two single beds.


      Guests are required to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, bath towel, and toiletries.

      We have a 15-passenger van we’ll use to get to our destinations on the itinerary.


      MEALS

      Meals and general gathering space will be held in our main lodge that is attached to our commercial kitchen.


      3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners will be provided. Snacks are not included.

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      PACKAGE PRICE

      Package Price:  $1265

      Deposit: $200

      Deposit Due: December 5, 2023


      Prices are subject to change at any time and can only be locked in after deposits are made.


      Service Fees & Payment Methods

      Green Edventures does not charge a service fee. We use a third party merchant service called WeTravel and they use the credit card processor Stripe. 


      Credit Card

      WeTravel will add a service fee to the total amount of your trip if you pay with a credit card. Credit Cards fees: 2.9% (Amex: 3.9%). This is a bank fee not Green Edventures. 


      ACH / Checking Account 

      If you set up your payment method to be withdrawn from your checking account there are no fees. 


      You can change your payment method at any time in your WeTravel Account. 

      What’s included

      • Professional Guides
      • Lodging
        3 nights
      • Meals
        3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
      • All fees and permits
      • Snowshoes
      • Local Transportation
        15-Passenger van

      What’s not included

      • Airfare/transportation
        To NLDC / Manitwish Waters not included
      • Beverages
        Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
      • Gratuities
        150
      • Personal spending money
      • Travel insurance

      Available Packages

      Package Price: $1265
      $1,265
      Deposit: $200

      Itinerary

      Day 1:
      Arrival & Welcome

      Participants should plan to eat lunch before arriving to North Lakeland Discovery Center (NLDC).


      Afternoon: Naturalist Guided Snowshoe Adventure


      Experience the natural beauty of the snow-covered Northwoods by snowshoe! We’ll explore local trails that cross over unique habitats and learn about the ecology of forests and frozen lakes in the wintertime while looking closely for animal life above and below the snow. This activity requires participants to have good stability and balance for slow going hikes with frequent stops. Snowshoes and hiking poles will be provided.


      Physical Activity Level: slow-going hikes with frequent stops.


      Evening: Wisconsin Winter Ecology Presentation


      If you’ve ever wondered about how living things survive in the wild Wisconsin winters, sit back, and enjoy this presentation from Discovery Center staff. You’ll learn about snow covered forests, frozen-over wetlands, animal tracking and adaptations, hibernation, plant adaptations, and survival skills required to endure all the snow and ice.

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      Reviews

      The March 2024 Hot Springs and Wellness Retreat to Iceland was amazing. GreenEdventures ran this winter trip; it was a quieter and cozy side of Iceland with a mix of small local lodging and restaurants and larger places as well. The volcanic landscape and the sea and fjords were beautiful. We swam outside natural pools and spas every day while we experienced the winter serenity, and sometimes her fury. The spa time also gave us a chance to interact with Icelanders. And our daily meditation and reflection provided personal insights. The pre-trip information, including gear, was complete and timely and GreenEdventures readily answered any question. This was my second GreenEdventures trip and I would not hesitate to book another. Trips are varied: women only like this one, mixed group, school age, and private tours. Tara Short (the owner/trip leader) researches the local guide(s) and has excellent relationships with them. That is one of the outstanding aspects of her trips and her company. She also gets to know each of the travelers on her trips. Most of the women on this trip had traveled with GreenEdventures previously. https://greenedventures.wetravel.com/trips/iceland-2024-spring-equinox-hot-springs-mindfulness-retreat-green-edventures-eco-tours-safaris-akureyri-14105617
      By MaryAnn A for Iceland 2024: Hot Springs & Mindfulness Retreat on Apr 04, 2024
      MaryAnn thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!! It was my pleasure and an honor to have you join me, Inga, Svava, and Olof in Iceland! I wish we could do this trip together every year!!
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      I had a wonderful time, trip of a life time for me! While I was the youngest guest, I felt so welcomed by all the women and the team! I am a little biased as my cousin (Kristen) assisted in leading the trip but Chabelo and Michelle were great! I enjoyed getting to know them and learn from them! Overall, a trip I would 100% do again!
      By Catalina M for Baja 2024 (B): Women's Snorkeling Adventure + Gray Whales Tour on Mar 29, 2024
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      I’ve been on multiple trips with GE and this one was something special! If you are looking for mindfulness and magic with the backdrop of stunning Iceland, put this one your list! In addition to snowshoeing, and exploring towns and beaches, with the support of Tara and our fabulous local guide, Inga, we were even able to take a swim in the Artic ocean!
      By Allison D for Iceland 2024: Hot Springs & Mindfulness Retreat on Mar 26, 2024
      This was an amazing trip! I could not have known how much I needed the mindfulness, spas, and relaxation! This retreat was the most amazing thing and so needed!!! Thank you Tara Short and Green Edventures!!!
      By Anne R for Iceland 2024: Hot Springs & Mindfulness Retreat on Mar 26, 2024
      The Baja trip was amazing in every aspect! The guides impressed me with their dept of knowledge, attention to detail, and kindness. Snorkeling with sea lions and whale sharks is an experience I will never forget. My co-adventurers were enthusiastic and I made some life longfriends. I will sign up for this trip again!
      By Lori P for Baja 2024 (A): Women's Snorkeling Adventure + Gray Whales Tour on Mar 12, 2024
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      I went on an amazing trip with Tara to Baja, Mexico in 2020. This was a dream trip for me being a wildlife lover. It was incredible to be able to swim with whale sharks and sea lions and get up close with gray whales. Camping on the beach was amazing. We had a great group of women and everyone vibed well and all of the tour guides including Tara, Alex and Chabello were so fun, friendly and helpful every step of the way. The food was great at the campsite and at the restaurants we got to try. When our trip plans initially got derailed waiting on a negative Covid test and we had to get a different flight, Tara did everything in her power to accommodate us and make sure we got to enjoy every part of the trip, including setting us up with another whale shark swimming tour after we had missed the initial one with the group, and she spent time waiting for us to finish before leaving for the airport. I definitely recommend Green Edventures, especially the Baja Mexico trip!
      By Katie M on 14 Feb, 2022
      I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
      By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020