Wisconsin 2021: Women's Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Weekend

Bayfield, WI, USA

GE
29 reviews
Feb 25 - 28, 2021
Group size: 4 - 4
Wisconsin 2021: Women's Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing Weekend
Bayfield, WI, USA

29 reviews

$1650
Deposit: $500
Feb 25 - 28, 2021
Group size: 4 - 4

About this trip

 

Experience the thrill of driving your own sled team of Husky dogs in northern Wisconsin! Dip through snowy valleys, and wind through woodland trails in the wake of wagging tails, flapping tongues, and pure joy. 


Ladies, take a trek up to Northern Wisconsin for an extended weekend of outdoor winter adventures on the snowy coast of the mighty Lake Superior.  You will feel like an artic explorer as we discover the Northwoods by dogsled and snowshoes.  


"This is the real deal! " -- That what our partners have to say about their dogsledding tours. 

Their woman-owned and operated kennel is comprised of 42 Seppala Siberian Huskies which are direct descendants of Togo and Balto who helped deliver the life saving serum to the children of Nome during the outbreak of Diptheria in 1925. 


From start to finish, participants will be involved in all stages of mushing. Every trip begins with participants meeting each dog and learning about them.   Then, your guides will teach you how to harness dogs and hook up the teams. Once everyone, and every dog is ready, we head out on some of the most beautiful forested trails in Northern Wisconsin.


Not just a walk in the woods.

Led by a local naturalist and guide, participants will take on two totally different worlds by snowshoe. An introductory forest hike at sunset will immerse you into a wintery world after dark where you will uses your senses to navigate and search for signs of wildlife. On a separate adventure, participants will walk three miles on frozen lake ice to secluded ice caves. Ice caves are formed by ground water that becomes frozen when it comes into contact with cold air. As the water is pulled through the sediment it forms crystals of varying shapes and colors. 


Who should sign up?

The trip is open to women ages 18 and older. Anyone in good health, and who is moderately active can enjoy the activities listed on the itinerary.   Dog sledding can be done by nearly anyone.  Snowshoeing is 3-4 hours, over level terrain, and 2-3 hours over rolling terrain at a moderate workout level. Temperatures ranging from the low 30's to below zero. Windy conditions could create extreme cold depending on wind direction. Please view the packing list below and come prepared to spend time outside in the cold. 

Trip Highlights

 This winter wonderland adventure includes:

  • 1 morning 3.5-4 hour Dog Sledding Session 
  • 1 afternoon 2.5 hour Dog Sledding Session
  • 1 sunset snowshoe hike
  • 1 Lake Superior ice caves showshoe hike
  • 3 nights lodging in 1-2 bedroom cottages (single rooms)
  • All meals from dinner on night 1 to breakfast on day 4
  • All the planning is done for you! 

Group Size

Minimum: 5 participants / Maximum: 5 participants

Accommodations

Our lodgings is  1-2 Bedroom Cottages at Woodside Cottages in Bayfield. The cottage are heated and fully furnished. 


All bedrooms are single occupancy. Those who want a whole cabin to themselves should choose one of the Single Cottages. Single supplement fee applies.


Double Cottages:

Each cottage has 2 bedrooms with a queen size bed in each bed room, and 1 bathroom.  

Guests: 2 per cottage

Availability: 2 cottages (4 beds)

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Single Cottages

1 Bedroom with queen size double bed., kitchenette, and living room.

Guests: 1 per cottage

Availability: 2 cottages (2 beds)

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+$75 single supplement.

Select this option as an add on during registration.


Other single cottages may be available upon request. 

COVID Considerations

The health and safety of our clients, partners, and communities we visit is our primary concern. Here are ways that we are helping to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during this trip.


1) Group size is limited to 5 participants.

2) All participants will have their own room in a 2 bedroom cottage. For those who would like more space, 1 bedroom cottage are available for a modest upgrade fee (limited availability).

3) Participants will shuttle to and from activities in their own vehicles.

4) With the exception of lunches in the field, all meals will be eaten in participants' cabins. 

5) do not travel against the advice of a physician.

6) do not attend the tour if you are feeling unwell. 

7) Participants will need to show proof of a negative COVID test taken 4 days before the tour start date. 

Private Trips

If you have a pack you love to travel with, inquire about a private trip for families, and friends. This trip is suitable for children 13 and older. 

Contact

Tara Short

Green Edventures Tours

1-888-622-4911

tara@greenedventures.com 

What’s included

  • Professional Guides
  • Lodging
    3 nights
  • Meals
    3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All fees and permits
  • Snowshoes
  • Tour Leader
    Green Edventures host throughout the program.
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
    Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
    10-15% of the tour price.
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation
    Participants shuttle in their vehicles

Available options

1 Bedroom Cottage Single Supplement only 2 left
$75

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival & Welcome

Arrive at Woodside Cottages between 2 & 4pm to avoid traveling at night in the winter. If weather permits we will sit outside by a campfire and talk about the plans for the following day and socialize. Dinner will be pizza and salad. Participants will dine in individual cabins. 


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Reviews

Just returned from the Northwoods Women's edventure trip and it was spectacular! The scenery was magnificent, the accommodations cozy and the daily activities were varied, informative and exhilarating! I cannot say enough about the two naturalists at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, Licia and Annie, who took care of all the myriad details, including last minute schedule changes to accommodate weather updates. Also, the speakers and recreation guides were passionate and truly engaged the group in the history and ecology of the area. I even got to experience the thrill of riding an E-bike! I highly recommend this marvelous, colorful trip, especially if you live in an area where autumn can be subtle.
This trip had just the right amount and variety of activity. Loads of fun in a beautiful place! Who knew there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
I've been on many scuba diving trips, educational/cultural adventures and international travels. This was the best-organized and executed by FAR. All accommodations were very clean and welcoming. Our guides were knowledgeable and responsive to our individual interests in the natural world. I signed up for trip ONE WEEK ahead and thought--oh, I know what to pack! But, I didn't for THIS trip. Tara's packing list SAVED me. Her careful instructions let me bring all the RIGHT items. Food and activities were excellent. We were taken care of SO very well. Tara kept everything running right on schedule, which is sometimes challenging if cultures run on island time! I have wanted to see Baja and the Sea of Cortez for many years and finally got my wish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
thank you Cynthia for this rave review. It means to me that you took the time to write for everyone to see. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you on our adventure. Hope to see you again! -- tara
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Most amazing trip I've ever been on and I've traveled to many places! I wanted an adventure and I got it. Plenty of physical activities in the 10-days including hiking, glacier trekking, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking. All the ladies in our group - along with our two guides - were so much fun! Would totally book another trip with Green Edventures! - Nikki
I can't say enough positive things about this trip! The guide and trip leader were knowledgeable, entertaining, professional, and SO fun to travel with! The planned activities kept us busy and gave us an excellent feel for what Iceland had to offer. I definitely want to go back. The pre-trip information prepared me well for all possibilities of weather and challenge, and I realized that before this trip, I had been missing the camaraderie of traveling with an all-women group. I would definitely do another trip with Green Edventures! Cheryl
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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 Widstrand on Oct 22, 2020