Considered by many to be a ‘miniature Boundary Waters,’ the Sylvania Wilderness in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s Ottawa National Forest is without a doubt one of the most spectacular hidden gems in our region. Only two hours from campus, you’ll find yourself enjoying a chill weekend canoeing and camping getaway that will rival any Boundary Waters trip. Join Outdoor Pursuits student leaders for a weekend getaway during the best time of year for outdoor adventures—fewer people, no bugs, crisp evening campfires, and bonkers fall colors. No previous canoeing experience necessary. All instruction, paddling and camping equipment, and meals are provided by SOEI Outdoor Pursuits.
The full cost of facilitating this weekend trip ($390.00/person) has been largely offset by a generous grant from the Endeavor Foundation. What’s more, to meet our goal of ensuring equitable access to our experiences, students may choose from three price-point options.
There will be a pre-trip meeting in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. This outing will depart from the SOEI on Friday, September 30 at 4:30 p.m. and return on Sunday, October 2 by 5:30 p.m.
Registration has closed. We hope you can join us on a future outing!
The photo of a lake in the Ottawa National Forest was taken by Tony Webster was originally shared on Wikimedia Commons and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.