Snowshoes, Skis, and Dogsleds
U.P. Winter Adventure
Total Package Cost:
$650 per person/double occupancy
$750 per person/single occupancy
Rate is all inclusive with lodging, meals, guide services, and rental equipment. Gratuities and alcohol beverages not included. Family or Group rates available
Custom dates - please call to book
Take a break and venture North to the Upper Peninsula. Discover tranquil snowy white landscapes, hardy wildlife and the mysteries of “old man winter” and Mother Nature at work.
The trip will begin in the warmth of Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, overlooking Manistique Lake in Curtis. Here, all of your amenities will be provided, including a wonderful hot tub for those who enjoy the crisp night air under the northern lights. The Inn is a historic building, with cozy rooms above a restaurant, tavern, and sitting area with glowing fire place. It is truly a step back in time and full of creature comforts.
Day 1, your guide, will take you by snowshoe (one of oldest transportation inventions) to the sweet little village of Grand Marais along Lake Superior and neighbors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park. The topography is rolling sand dunes formed during the Lake Nippissing era….many, many, moons ago.
Day 2 , be ready for excitement and lots of enthusiasm from your very own canine dogsled team provided by Nature's Kennel. This seasoned team are one of the most notable dogsled teams in the country with experience running the UP 200 and Alaska's Ititarod. The team will take you on a energetic adventure along the rolling forest trails. Dogsledding was once the primary mode of travel used by mail carriers and for those who utilized dogs for transport work. Expect to learn mushing techniques, eat lunch at the kennel, and meet new furry friends who love to run.
Day 3 , includes a guided cross country skiing jaunt in Seney Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest refuges in the US. We'll also take a detour to Shingleton where we will visit Iverson's, a world famous traditional snowshoe business.
The trip includes, 3 nights lodging, 3 guided day trips with lunch, snowshoes and skis, if needed. Winters in the Upper Peninsula are magical. How many places can you say, “it is so quiet that you can hear the wing beats of a raven?”