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Wilderness Orientation: Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking

  • August 21, 2016–August 28, 2016
  • Off campus

The "Coastal Trail" is one of the most scenic stretches of backpacking east of the Rockies. The rocky Superior coastline is a backpacking paradise. Students should anticipate moderate to challenging hiking, mastering back country living and travel skills, enjoying sandy beaches and primitive camping on the week long adventure.

Passport or equivalent is required.

  • Available spots: 18
  • Cost: $495

Experience level

  • Wilderness experience

    Two out of five rating for water activity difficulty
  • Water activities

    Lowest level of wilderness experience needed
  • Fitness intensity

    Two out of five rating for water activity difficulty

What students are saying about this trip:

“The best week of my life”

“My personal highlights were connecting with every person on an intellectual level and having solo time next to the beach.”

“Through the reading I was able to think more deeply about what I want my relationship with God to be”


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Aug. 21 – Trip Orientation and Teambuilding
Aug. 22 – Depart for Lake Superior Provincial Park – Begin Backpacking Coastal Trail; Backpack to Robertson Cove
Aug. 23 – Backpack to Mouth of Baldhead River; Rock Jumping
Aug. 24 – Backpack to Rhyolite Cove; Waterfall Swimming
Aug. 25 – Backpack to Warp Bay; Enjoy a beach in the middle of the wilderness
Aug. 26 – Hike to Devil’s Chair – Solo Experience
Aug. 27 – Backpack to Gargantua; transport to Wilderness State Park CCCC Historic Log Cabins
Aug. 28 – Morning at Sturgeon Bay Beach; Return to Calvin College by 7:00PM


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  • Lake Superior Provincial Park
  • ON-17
  • Wawa, Ontario
  • P0S 1K0
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