Do you feel the need for some R&R in the great outdoors free from schedules, cells phones, Facebook and fast food? Join us for this weekend retreat and soak up the beauty of nature with great people who share your passion.

On this 3 day canoe trip we will explore the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest. The pace will be relaxed paddling with a couple portages. 

The Plan: After introductions and a short safety briefing, we will navigate a series of lakes and portages through the forest to our campsite.

This trip will feature amazing wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities. The area is known as the musky capital of the world and has great bass fishing too! There are 11 miles worth of hiking trails we can access from camp. Wild edible plant walks and mushroom hunting will be lead by Nick of the Woods. Last year we harvest over 20 pounds of mushrooms just around camp! 

This canoe trip is intermediate. Participants should have some basic paddling experience and backpacking experience. Participant must be comfortable in the water and should have their own personal camp gear or the ability to acquire it on their own or though our group gear shed. Participants should be in good physical health and able to carry their gear as well as assist in portaging canoes. 

Cost: $150 due Wednesday June 28th 

Includes: Canoes, paddles, life jackets, 2 group dinners cooked over campfire, medical kit, materials for activities mentioned above, and parking permits. 

A gear list will be provided to those who are registered.

Not provided: personal camping gear, breakfast/lunch and WI fishing license (optional)

If you wish to bring your own boat, you must notify me in advance. 

Money can be sent: via paypal to Cash or checks are also accepted but must be received by the deadline. Please contact Nickofthewoods with any questions. 

Nick Gordon, WEMT,  is Owner and Lead Instructor for NOW Outdoors LLC. He is also faculty for UW-Milwaukee’s Wilderness Adventure Courses and teaches for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.  Since 2009, Nick has been teaching and guiding wilderness adventure, emergency readiness, and survival programs throughout the Great Lakes region and abroad.  In addition to running the largest outdoor themed meetup group in Wisconsin, he also volunteers as a Regional Coordinator for the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.

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