New Student Wilderness Trip: Sleeping Bear Dunes Backpack Multi-Element Adventure

  • August 21, 2024–August 28, 2024
  • $649

Wilderness Trips are for admitted (and deposited) students for Fall 2024.

LOCATION: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Manitou Islands

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES: Backpacking, River Canoeing, and Beach/Dunes Exploration

ADVENTURE DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Introductory to moderate

DATES: August 21-28

COSTL: $649

Students will enjoy a river canoe day on the wild and scenic Pine River, two days camping among Michigan tallest and largest dune formations, and a four-night backpacking trip on North Manitou Island. The Pine is Michigan's finest and fastest National Wild and Scenic River.

The four-day lightweight backpacking excursion will be a circumnavigation of North Manitou Island in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. This island expedition features a scenic ferry ride out of historic Leland, and across the Manitou Passage. You'll experience dunes, coastal trails, beautiful beaches, and manageable daily hiking distances. The expedition begins and concludes with a beach day in the scenic Empire area of Sleeping Bear Dunes.

PER 138 course credit exemption

Register on your New Student Portal


Please register by Friday, July 5, 2024.


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