Isle Royale National Park
Includes all lodging, meals, boat transportation, park entrance fees/permits, van shuttle, leaders, trail maps and narrative.<br />
Timberline van shuttle between Houghton and Isle Royale prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline or bus service to Houghton, MI; Guide Gratuity.
** To get to Holiday Inn Express- Houghton, you will need to take a cab. (There is no airport shuttle available).
Hotel 8:30 am
7:30 pm Houghton Airport or Holiday Inn Express - Houghton
“We had a wonderful time on the Isle Royale tour. It was a perfect mother-daughter vacation!” Nancy O.
The mystique of Isle Royale beckons through the mists and waters of Lake Superior. Some of you are saying “Finally!” The rest of you are saying “Where?” The island, which is located in Lake Superior, within the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, is 45 miles long and nine miles wide and is the most exclusive national park in the continental United States. It has a permanent population of zero humans and a growing population of 1,500 moose. The island is the only national park that completely shuts down in the winter. The island has 165 miles of hiking trails and no roads or vehicular traffic.
The park is what a wilderness should look like, and the charming Rock Harbor Lodge is a welcome sight at the end of a day’s hike. During our island hikes we will keep our eyes peeled for moose, wolves, loons, beaver, fox and birdlife, which make the park their home. Lake Superior and the island’s inland lakes offer excellent fishing and photographic sites for viewing pristine forest and waterways.
In addition, the shoreline of upper Michigan offers hundreds of miles of seashore and countless national and state protected lands. We have chosen 2 gems of the area to begin our Isle Royal Hiking Tour.
|Day 1||Van transfer to Marquette, hike to Little Presque Isle and Sugarloaf Mountain||3|
|Day 2||Hike Picture Rocks National Lakeshore and the Chapel Loop||11|
|Day 3||Hike Hogback Mountain and Canyon Falls on the way to Copper Harbor||5|
|Day 4||Boat ride to Isle Royale; Hike the Stoll Trail Loop||4|
|Day 5||Water Taxi to Hidden Point. Hike to Lookout Louise, Greenstone Ridge, Mt. Franklin, and Tobin Harbor Trail||10|
|Day 6||Water Taxi to Daisy Farm, hike Rock Harbor Trail||7|
|Day 7||Short hike or kayak around bay, board boat back to Copper Harbor||0-5|