Revised 2/26/12

North Shore Superior Lodge Trip

Skill Level: Beginner through advancedLoons Crossing Water

If the idea of paddling Lake Superior's North shore from a cozy beach front cabin gets your attention, then this may be the trip for you. Launch from our retreat on Batchawana Bay or explore nearby Montreal Harbor or Gargantua...some of the finest paddling to be found in North America is within 6 hours drive of most of Michigan. You deserve a Superior Trip!

A unique opportunity to paddle many of Lake Superior's hidden gems from the comfort of a four bedroom beach front cabin. Nestled near Pancake Bay, our location gives us comfortable day trip access to Gargantua, Agawa Bay or Montreal Harbor...all fine paddling destinations. Due to its base and time of year, this trip is suitable for all skill levels who want to learn some new skills while exploring some exceptional country.

Day 1) Arrive at cabin on your own between noon and 3pm. Enjoy a hearty dinner after initial safety orientation and skills assessment.

Days 2-4) Our day trip destinations will vary in length and destination depending on skill levels, desires and, of course, weather. Possibilities include: Agawa Bay (pictographs site), Montreal River and Gargantua.

Day 5) After a sunrise paddle out the front door and a hearty brunch, we'll turn you loose for your drives back home.

Dates: By arrangement

Cost: $795

Trip fee includes: expert instructor guides, all group gear (tents, kitchen gear, safety and camp gear), camping fees, maps, dry bags and gourmet backcountry fare. In some cases the trip may also include a night's lodging prior and post back-country experience.

You do need a touring kayak at least 14 feet long, with front and rear bulkheads. High performance expedition-equipped rentals are available from us for $100 for 4 day trips and $150 for one week trips with prior reservation.  They include PFD, carbon hybrid paddle, sprayskirt and pump.  We will transport your rental boat for you. We offer a variety of sizes and models from Valley, Wilderness Systems, Hurricane and P&H...all  drop skegs.

Registration: A $150 deposit is required to hold your space. Upon registration we will send you a gear list and survey to help us tailor the experience better to your needs. You can also download these off our website. Reservation fees are refundable until 30 days before the trip. The balance is also due 30 days prior to departure. Space is limited to 6, so plan ahead...