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Boundary Waters Winter Adventure

This winter, don’t hide from the cold, embrace it! Join us this January or February on one of our Boundary Waters Winter Adventures. With dog-sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, there is something for everyone!

This winter, don’t hide from the cold, embrace it! Join us this January or February on one of our Boundary Waters Winter Adventures. Dogsled across frozen lakes, cross-country ski through snow-covered pine boughs, snowshoe under the stars, and test your luck ice-fishing. There is something for everyone!

DAY 1: The trip starts in the late afternoon at Camp Menogyn near Bearskin Lake in the BWCA. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodations before enjoying dinner. Afterward, gather around the wood burning stove for introductions to dogsledding and learning how to dress for the weather.

DAY 2: After breakfast, you will break into groups for half or full day activities. Options include dogsledding, hiking to Caribou Rock, snowshoeing down the Back Trail, cross-country skiing to Rose Falls, or trying your luck ice fishing (don’t forget your license). Enjoy dinner with the group before experiencing the stillness of a North Woods winter evening.

DAY 3: If interested, rise early to assist the mushers with feeding and caring for the dogs before enjoying a warm breakfast. Try a new adventure or develop a recently learned skill as you decide between half or full day activities. A relaxing afternoon by the lodge’s wood burning stove is always an option too! Enjoy one last dinner and then brave the sauna and polar-plunge in the lake, if you dare.

DAY 4: Early risers can enjoy one last ski or snowshoe outing before breakfast. After, pack and transfer personal gear back across the lake for the trip home. The trip officially ends in the late morning before lunch. If you use WI’s van transportation you can expect to arrive back in Minneapolis by evening.

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