Travel with DeGraaf Nature Center in 2016 - Tours for Everyone

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DeGraaf Nature Center offers a wide range of trips to wild places throughout the year.


Isle Royale National Park Tour August 9 to 13.   Wolves and moose, the wild north woods forest, ever changing weather and a cool climate, and the crystal clear waters and rugged shoreline of Lake Superior characterize Isle Royale National Park.  Ninety nine percent of the land mass is federally designated wilderness - 45 miles long and nine miles wide at its widest point. There is excellent fishing, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks, ancient copper mining sites, and plenty of spots to observe wildlife. The group will stay in the Rock Harbor Lodge, w/private bath, comfortable beds with all meals included. Sign up has begun.  See a detailed itinerary below.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness – September 7-13, 2016. Like no other wilderness anywhere in the world, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is over 1 million acres of unparalleled beauty accessible only to canoeists.  Your Boundary Waters escape will take you to the heart of Canoe Country; Ely, Minnesota on a 5-day wilderness experience that will change your life forever.  Your trip includes transportation throughout the trip, pre- and post-trip lodging, all canoe equipment, camping gear if needed (additional cost), food while in the BWCAW, route planning, and a naturalist guide.  Meals during travel and while in Ely will be on your own. 

Canyonlands of southern Utah –September 28- October 5, 2016. This weeklong journey will highlight some of the dramatic formations that make up the Colorado Plateau.  Beginning at Zion National Park, the group will take in the fascinating geologic stories of Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as Monument Valley and the north rim of the Grand Canyon.  Wrought by Water – It’s ironic that in a seemingly unending desert, that water creates most of what we will see as rain runs from the 11,000 foot start of the Colorado plateau down through the lower canyons.  This tour includes all transportation from DeGraaf including shuttle to the airport, flights and travel by 15 passenger vans, all lodging and park entrance fees as well as your tour escorts/naturalist guides.  See below for more details.