Enjoy the splendor of winter in the North Woods while sampling the activities it has to offer. Dogsled across frozen lakes. Cross-country ski through snow-covered pine boughs. Snowshoe under the stars. Enjoy the benefits of a wood-fired Finnish sauna, followed by a polar-plunge in the lake. Relax at night by a cozy fire in the lodge recounting the day’s adventures.
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Day 1: Arrive at Camp Menogyn and participate in dogsledding orientation.
The trip starts in the late afternoon at Camp Menogyn near Bearskin Lake in the BWCA. You will hike about a mile across the frozen lake to access the lodge. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodations before enjoying dinner. Afterwards gather around the wood burning stove for introductions to dogsledding and learning how to dress for the weather.
Day 2: Dogsled under the towering pines through backcountry trails before an afternoon hike to Caribou Rock.
After breakfast and great coffee you will break into groups for half or full day activities. Options include dogsledding, hiking to Caribou Rock, snowshoeing down the Back Trail, cross-country skiing to Rose Falls, or trying your luck ice fishing (don't forget your license). Enjoy dinner with the group before experiencing the stillness of a North Woods winter evening. You'll have the option to sleep under the stars in a quinzhee tonight!
Day 3: Enjoy a morning snowshoe adventure before relaxing in the lakeside sauna.
If interested, rise early to assist the mushers with feeding and caring for the dogs. Try a new adventure or develop a recently learned skill as you decide between half or full day activities. A relaxing afternoon by the lodge's wood burning stove is always an option too! Enjoy one last dinner and then brave the sauna and polar-plunge in the lake, if you dare.
Day 4: Enjoy one last outing and then say farewell to your trip mates.
Early risers can enjoy one last ski or snowshoe outing before breakfast. After, pack and transfer personal gear back across the lake for the trip home. The trip officially ends in the late morning before lunch. If you use WI's van transportation you can expect to arrive back in Minneapolis by evening.
Dates & Fees
Wilderness Inquiry leads winter adventures to the Boundary Waters but currently has no dates scheduled. If you have a group of people interested, we can set up a customized adventure just for you! Please contact us or request a trip quote below if you are interested in a group trip to this destination.Request Trip Quote »
What to Expect
TERRAIN/ROUTE: You will ski, snowshoe, and sled over lakes and through the woods. The frozen lakes provide level and open terrain. Portage trails through the woods can be hilly. The Boundary Waters offers a wide range of route options from easy to very difficult, perfect for every level of adventurer.Read more »