Drummond Island Explorations

 

Dates:  Please call to book

Cost- $650/$750-Based on double/ single occupancy.

Trip size is between 6-12 people

 

Discover the ecology and local culture on the second largest freshwater island in the United States.  This ecotour will take you by mountain bike to both the North and South shores to experience the Island's geologically unique and globally rare natural features.  You will have an opportunity to learn about the Niagaran Escarpment.  This geological formation provides a variety of habitats.  The most dramatic natural communities are small patches of habitat called Alvar and only found a few places on earth within the United States, Canada, Estonia, and the Baltic Region of Europe.  It wasn't until recent years that scientists and naturalists in North America began recognizing and classifying these habitats.  The limestone bedrock that is abundant on the island was formed in warm tropical seas between 460 and 370 million years ago.  We will also travel by sea kayak through the Potagannissing Islands where we will visit an island managed as a national wildlife refuge.  Bald eagles, osprey and terns make this island cluster their home. Drummond is truly a remarkable place where you will find nature in abundance.  This trip date features fantastic photographic opportunities of the state threatened Praire Smoke.  Lodging is at comfortable and unique Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center.

Highlights -  Potagannissing Islands.

Trip Instructors and Guides - Resident Biologist, Outdoor Recreation Specialist.

Start Location - Drummond Island, Michigan in Chippewa County.

Grade - comfortable biking a maximum of 14 miles on gravel roads; no kayaking experience necessary.  Lodging is in an up scale log cabin resort.  You provide your own transportation to local establishments and site destinations.

Provided- 3 nights/4 days.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Kayak/paddling gear, guide and instruction.  You bring your own bike.  Ask about bike rentals if you don’t have a bike that can handle gravel roads.

Charitable Contributions:  The Nature Conservancy, Drummond Island Historical Museum.