Experience all of the joys and none of the discomforts of winter’s splendor in Minnesota! Cross-country ski, snowshoe, or engage in other winter activities where the snow lies deep and tall pines frame the horizon. Get a taste of winter outdoor activities by day, and enjoy the comfort of a beautiful lodge at night. Spend your evening talking with new friends, playing board games, and relaxing by the fireplace.
Dates & Fees
WI leads trips to Baker but currently has no dates scheduled for this itinerary. 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 CHOICES: This rustic learning center is situated within beautiful Baker Park Reserve. The Settlement features eight cabins, an expansive lodge, miles of trails, many natural habitats, nature and outdoor recreation classes, and hands-on activities for all ages.
TYPE OF TRAVEL/DISTANCE: You will use cross-country skis, snowshoes, and pulk sleds. (Pulks are one-person sleds used for transportation. The sleds are pulled by a person). An average day consists of 2-6 hours of activity, depending on weather conditions. Travel distances vary from 2-5 miles per day.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: No previous experience is needed to complete this trip.
WEATHER: Temperatures in the winter months range from -40 F to +40 F. With proper gear and clothing, you can stay very comfortable.
LODGING/ACCOMMODATIONS: Each cabin has bunk beds, a wood stove, and a nearby outhouse. There is also a large group lodge that has flush toilets and a commercial kitchen for cooking.
GROUP SIZE: The group size ranges from 15 to 25 participants, plus 2 or more Wilderness Inquiry staff. Each group consists of people of various backgrounds, ages, and abilities, including people with disabilities. Our trips are cooperative in nature. WI staff will assist you in whatever areas you need, however most people pitch in where they can.
MEALS: Enjoy preparing meals together using fresh, healthy ingredients for bountiful dishes. Rise to the smell of freshly brewed coffee to enjoy with your breakfast and pack trail lunches with hearty snacks before heading off to explore. In the evening, we’ll prepare our dinner together over stoves and campfires and then finish with s’mores. If you have special dietary restrictions, be sure to list them on your registration.
EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING: Wilderness Inquiry will provide all group equipment. You will need to provide your personal gear as outlined in the packing list. If you are new to outdoor activities, you do not need to spend a lot of money. Wilderness Inquiry can usually arrange for you to borrow most items.Read more »