Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $59 for one all-day guided snowshoeing tour (a $120 value)
Treks are about 4–8 miles and include guides, snowshoes, hot drinks, snacks, lunch, and roundtrip transportation. Groups learn about snowshoe technique as they traverse the snowy landscape to scenic locales overlooking Minnesota's river valleys.Guides pick up hikers at The Gear ReSource's retail location and drop them off after the trek. (specific times vary based on location and are determined after registration).
- $30 for one guided moonlight snowshoeing tour (a $60 value)
Treks are between 2 - 4 miles and include guides, snowshoes, hot drinks, bonfire and roundtrip transportation. Groups follow a guide down a luminary lit pathway along the bank of the Cannon River and enjoy hot cocoa around a bonfire under the stars before loading the shuttle to return to The Gear ReSource. Guides pick up groups at The Gear ReSource at 6pm with an expected return time by 10pm.
- $79 for one all-day guided snowshoeing tour and brewery or winery tour (a $170 value)
Enjoy a 3 - 6 mile snowshoe hike followed by the reward of a winery or brewery tour with a complimentary flight and a take-home Wine2Go or Brew2Go tumbler. Tours include guides, snowshoes, hot drinks, lunch, wine or beer flight, winery or brewery tour, complimentary Brew2Go or Wine2Go take-home tumbler, and roundtrip transportation. Groups learn about snowshoe equipment and techniques as they traverse the snowy landscape to scenic locations overlooking one of Minnesota's beautiful river valleys. Then enjoy a brewery or winery tour, learn about local Minnesota grown grapes and hops and enjoy a sampling of the harvest. The brewery tours also include a special trip to the National Eagle Center where visitors will get to meet these majestic creatures up close and personal while overlooking one of the rare congregation sites of eagles on the Mississippi river. Guides pick up groups at The Gear ReSource, transport the adventurers to their destination, lead the group on the hike and return hikers back to The Gear ReSource. Adventure times vary by destination and season
The Gear ReSource Outfitters
Robert and Nicole Stai have a passion for the outdoors. Combined, they have been avid adventurers more than 50 years–including several years of marriage. The Stai's opened The Gear ReSource Outfitters in order to equip others for adventures of their own. They keep their shop stocked with the industry's newest gear, as well as lightly used and consignment items brought in by customers or bears trying to clear room in their dens for flat-screen screen TVs. More than just a source for outdoor apparel, Robert and Nicole also help customers put their purchases to work with guided adventures, including canoeing and kayaking trips in the summer and snowshoe treks in the winter.
“Watch the video to determine what to wear. It's really helpful and wearing the right gear made all the difference!”
“Was an AWESOME day. I recommend this outfitter to everyone. They are so fun and make the trip fun to everyone. Maybe it should be mentioned a little more this trip...”
“Was an AWESOME day. I recommend this outfitter to everyone. They are so fun and make the trip fun to everyone. Maybe it should be mentioned a little more this trip is 3 hours of snowshoeing and it is in the woods - UP AND DOWN alot of hills and ravines. Some are very steep. But they make it doable for the very beginner to seasoned snow shoers. Definitely recommend them!”
“It was an awesome adventure. Be prepared to have fun and work hard. Wear lots of layers, especially on top. Can't wait to do another excursion with Nicole and Robert!!”