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Sunset at Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Educational Campus

…of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and along Lake Namekagon’s pristine shoreline. Dress for the weather and walking on uneven surfaces. Meet the Northland College guide at the Forest Lodge Nature Trail parking lot. Check out the calendar of events for dates and details. Tour Forest Lodge Photo Gallery Forest Lodge…

Northland College student with journal

296 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail

Jane Dahlgren Hikes Solo for May Term

…thinking off-campus and independent study. She wanted to hike the Superior Hiking Trail that follows the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. The south end of the trail is located just an hour from campus. Dahlgren had these goals in mind: to walk alone, reflect, write, learn the flora…

Northland College students help build a section of the Ice Age Trail.

Students, Faculty Add Muscle to Ice Age Trail

…Raschke , both majoring in natural resources with an emphasis in ecological restoration, volunteered on their own time and in the middle of mid-terms. More 175 volunteers contributed 3,262 hours to clearing brush, cutting new trail, building rock walls, creating a two-mile section of trail along the Chippewa Moraine segment…

Hiking in prarie

Superior Hiking Trail Backpacking Expedition

August 14August 25

…of the greater North Country Trail—the longest National Scenic Trail is the US (twice as long as the AT or the PCT!). Come take in the breathtaking views of Lake Superior from the basalt cliffs of the Minnesota North Shore, enjoy backcountry meals, and share leisurely evenings around the campfire…

Hiking in prarie

Backpacking on the North Country Trail

August 21August 26

…Scenic Trails system. Hike past inland lakes, rivers, and streams, through quiet spruce, cedar, and balsam groves and along scenic ridgelines of the Penokee Mountains. Camp in backcountry sites or cool trail shelters along the way. This leisurely backpacking trip is perfect for people of all skill levels. Maximum #…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…the season, the shoreline is lined with ice. I also know how it looks in the winter time, when it is completely covered with white and a lone snowshoe trail leads by on its way to the border. Here I once had a perfect setup and I hope someday to…

Sigurd Olson Articles

…for the side of the road as an empty truck sped by. The interval was over. Everywhere throughout the forested country of the mid-central states wind the almost forgotten trails of the loggers of the past, trails that now in many places are almost obliterated, grown over with grass and…

Outdoor Orientation gear

10 Things You Need to Know for Outdoor Orientation

…4. Local trips + local food = happier planet Northland OO pushes itself to be as sustainable as possible. Most trips are within 50 miles of campus, reducing drive time and gasoline fumes. We purchase local food, and before heading out on the trail, some OO trips pick their own…

Pine marten

Carnivore Project Reveals Return of the Marten on Apostle Islands

…Researchers and students are looking for answers through a combination of scat collection, genetic analysis, trail camera work, and opportunistic observations from visitors and National Park Service staff. This past summer, Olson hiked most of the islands with trails and found numerous samples consistent with the characteristics of marten scat….

Students hiking on York.

7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

…to get you started. Copper Falls State Park Copper Falls is stunning and the walking trail exquisite, plus there’s a great picnic area and historic buildings near the parking lot. The trail winds around and over two bridges, providing different perspectives of the Bad River and its tributary the Tylers…