Wisconsin Fall Colors Northwoods Women's Adventure

Manitowish Waters, WI, USA

GE
27 reviews
Oct 9 - 15, 2020
Group size: 11 - 11
Wisconsin Fall Colors Northwoods Women's Adventure
Manitowish Waters, WI, USA

27 reviews

$1495
Deposit: $450
Oct 9 - 15, 2020
Group size: 11 - 11

About this trip

Wander up to Wisconsin's Northwoods in October and be captivated by fall’s dramatic colors, trek trails rich with history,  paddle on sparkling lakes, cycle over cool creeks, harvest from the land, and be part of the beloved tradition known as the “Up North” experience.  


Ladies, come to the Northwoods for our women's ultimate "Up North" experience. The setting of our adventures is scenic Manitowish Waters in Vilas County, Wisconsin. This is a place known for beautiful nature, friendly communities, and outdoor recreation like canoeing, hiking, biking, and fishing.  


 The Wisconsin Fall Colors Northwoods Women's Adventure combines a variety of unique outdoor adventures & local experiences led by resident experts including North Lakeland Discovery Center Naturalists, local scientists, business owners, and author John Bates.   


Highlights!

 

Northwoods Outdoor Adventures!


- Explore by pontoon and canoe the pristine Turtle Flambeau Flowage while in the company of loons, ospreys, and bald eagles.

-Paddle your canoe down Bear River to learn about how the changing river affects local wildlife.

-Stretch your legs on two guided hikes that will help you learn about how glaciers influenced Vilas County's ecological communities and topography.

-Relax on a historical tour by pontoon between Spider Lake and Island Lakes. A member of the Historical Society will show photos and tells stories about significant sites connected to pioneers, Native Americans, and even the mobs of Chicago!

-Bike with a naturalist from Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction, winding through various habitats with plenty of stops to talk about local flora and fauna.

-Head to big water! Explore Lake Superior's shoreline and hike to a few nearby waterfalls.


Local Experiences:

-Visit a commercial cranberry farm to learn about one of Wisconsin's native fruits. 

-Learn canning basics and make cranberry relish to take home.

-Become bat aware. Learn about bat research and conservation projects and make your own bat roost.

-Try weaving. Make a Cattail place mat with natural materials and learn about the ecological importance of Cattails.



Meals

Meals will catered by a local company with emphasis on locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients.  Breakfasts and dinners will take place at the Discovery Center. Lunches will be sacked lunches with the exception of one afternoon out.

Getting There

By car:

Address: 

North Lakeland Discovery Center

 14006 Discovery Lane • Manitowish Waters, WI 

North Lakeland Discovery Center is about 6 hours north of Chicago. 


By plane:

These airports are within 1-1.5 hours by car of Manitowish Waters:

Ironwood, MI (IWD)  - 40 minutes

Rhinelander, WI (RHI) - 1 hour

Central Wisconsin (Wausau) (CWA) -1..5 hours

Chicago, IL (ORD) 5.5 hours


Note:

Once I know how many people plan to fly in, then I will help coordinate transportation. You may have to rent a car. 



How difficult in this trip?

All activities are taught at the beginner level and will be tailored to the group. Participants should know their limits and be comfortable communicating them. Hikes are easy to moderate and are unpaved. Expect uneven terrain and gradual inclines.  Participants should be able to walk unassisted carrying a light backpack.


The bike ride from Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction is 16 miles on paved path that is mostly flat. Participants have the option to try electric assist bikes to give them an extra boost without the effort.

Lodging

Our home base for the week is North Lakeland Discovery Center on the shores of Statehouse Lake. The property is a serene lake setting perfect for an early morning cast from the boat dock, or nature walk on 12 miles of hiking trails including a self-guided birding adventure.  From our base, we will venture out each day to explore the surrounding area's natural wonders including a trip up the shores of Lake Superior. 


Sleeping accommodations:

2 Bunkhouse Suites each sleeps 4 persons (Muskellunge and Mallard Cabins)

The bunkhouse suites have two bedrooms connected by a small living area. The bedrooms each have two twin beds which are converted bunk beds and also have cubbies for storage. Each bed will be on the ground, not stacked. The two bunkhouse suites are connected by two shared bathrooms (one with walk in shower) and a full kitchen.  There are two toilets and one shower for 6 people AS well as access to bathhouse on the property.


2 Standard Bunkhouses: (Canvasback and Redhead Cabins)

The standard bunkhouses have large rooms with a private bathroom that connects to the other cabins bathroom (could open up the door to share the space or keep it closed to remain private.  One bathroom has two toilets and a walk in shower.  The other bathroom is ADA accessible with one toilet and large walk in shower.  There will be two-three persons per room, each with a bottom bunk. No stacked beds. There will be more beds in a room than people to a room and also include cubbies for storage.


Bedding:

Cabins are heated, but it can get cool at night. Sheets, pillow and pillowcases are provided. Bring your own blanket or sleeping bag.

Bathhouse


The community bathhouse has 5 stall toilets and a shower area.  Individual showers are separated by curtains 


Property Features:

Bunkhouses

Main Lodge with commercial kitchen and large meeting space

Small, Wilderness Lake Access

12 miles of Hiking Trails

Gardens to Explore

Nature Nook with exhibits and live educational animals 

What’s included

  • Most meals
    6 dinners, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • Lodging
    6 nights in double occupancy rooms.
  • All schedule activities
  • Local transportation
  • Equipment Rental
  • Airfare
    Participants will arrange their own transportation to North Lakeland Discovery Center
  • Gratuities
    approximately $100-150.
  • 1 Lunch
  • Sleeping bag/blanket
    For dorms. Sheets, pillow, and pillowcase are included.

Available options

Bed in Bunkhouse SuitesSold Out
$0
Bed in Standard Bunkhouseonly 1 left
$0
  • No Credit Card required
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Great Customer Support

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to the Northwoods

Participants arrive at the North Lakeland Discovery Center by 3pm.


Dinner at the North Lakeland Discovery Center


Evening Program: Canoe lessons and evening paddle. Participants will learn beginner strokes and techniques of canoeing before a nice evening paddle on a small Northwoods lake.  

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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
AMAZING! Absolutely amazing, from start to finish. The attention to detail and care provided by both Tara and Kristin was above all. I made lifelong friends I didn't know I needed and have unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. It was educational and intimate with just the right number of fellow viking sisters. Between glacier trekking, horseback riding, and the countless waterfalls an adventure is guaranteed. From the fantastic food to the amazing views Iceland provides; everything felt like a dream...but it's your real life! If you're even slightly considering going to Iceland this is the way to do it, you will not be disappointed.
Experience of a lifetime!! A VERY well planned out trip that kept us busy all day. We never had to figure out where to go or how to get there, the hardest decision of the day was deciding on what delicious food to choose for supper. If we ever had a problem or a question, our guides had or found the answer for us. So glad I found this travel group, I'm planning on using it again!!!
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