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 SOEI 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 SOEI weekend trip ($350.00/person) has been largely offset by a generous grant from the John C. Bock 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 Thursday, October 14 at 6 p.m. This outing will depart from the SOEI at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22 and return on Sunday, October 24 by 5:30 p.m.