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Wilderness Orientation: Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking

  • August 19, 2019–August 27, 2019
  • Off campus

The Lake Superior Coastal Trail is one of the most scenic stretches of backpacking trails. Students should anticipate moderate to challenging hiking, learning to master backcountry skills, and enjoying beaches and primitive camping.

Passport or equivalent is required.

  • Available spots: 30
  • Cost: $559

Experience level recommended

  • Wilderness experience

    Level three our of five of wilderness experience needed
  • Water activities

    Two out of five rating for water activity difficulty
  • Fitness intensity

    Relatively high rating for fitness intensity

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.”


Matt DeWitt

Gene Hill


Day 1—Trip Orientation, skills clinic, and team building
Day 2—Depart for Lake Superior Provincial Park—Begin Backpacking Coastal Trail; Backpack to Robertson Cove
Day 3—Backpack to Mouth of Baldhead River; Rock Jumping
Day 4—Backpack to Rhyolite Cove; Waterfall Swimming
Day 5—Backpack to Warp Bay; Enjoy a beach in the middle of the wilderness
Day 6—Hike to Devil’s Chair – Solo Experience
Day 7—Backpack to Gargantua; Transport to Wilderness State Park CCCC Historic Log Cabins
Day 8—Spend mornings at Sturgeon Bay Beach; Return to Calvin College by 7 p.m.




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


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