Thriving in the outdoors demands skills that many of us no longer have, such as building a fire or finding enough tree bark to feed your horse. Spark your instincts with this Groupon.
$199 for a Four-Day, Three-Night Canoe Trip for One ($395 Value)
This four-day, three-night trip includes the lightweight complete-outfitting package, which has almost everything necessary to explore the Boundary Waters, including:
- Ultralight aluminum canoes with carrying yoke and paddles
- Life vests
- Customizable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
- Self-supporting Alps tent
- Sleeping bags, packs, and pads
- A trip route designed especially for you based on your interests, abilities, and other preferences
A Boundary Waters Canoe Area permit is required but not included; the permit costs $16 for each adult and $8 for each child 17 and younger, plus a $6 processing fee. Groupon users who wish to extend their trip beyond four days receive 20% off the normal rate for each additional day. In addition, non-Groupon users accompanying the Groupon holder will receive 20% off the normal outfitting cost.
Voyageur North Canoe Outfitters
John and Lynn O'Kane have been dedicated to outfitting explorers for treks for more than 32 years, guided by a wealth of experience and membership in the Professional Paddlesports Association. They offer a variety of services to arm adventurers for canoeing, camping, and other outdoor escapades with complete packages stocked with all the necessary goods, from ultralight aluminum canoes to live bait for fishing. To help visitors make the most of their forays into the wilderness, they offer customized route planning service and select routes most suited to travelers’ desires, experience levels, and abilities to follow bread-crumb trails. Back at base, there's a bunkhouse available for rent (upon availability) where campers can enjoy time in Ely before or after they set out on their treks.