2020 Trip: North Manitou Island

June 30th- July 5th, August 8th-15th, Age 12-14

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This is the quintessential Sleeping Bear Dunes backpacking trip, on larger and wilder of the Manitou Islands!

After a quick ferry ride from Leland, MI, participants will get a hefty backcountry confidence boost as we travel smart and light, covering ground, scouting cool secluded spots to make camp, and checking out the incredible variety of biomes North Manitou has to offer. Dunes and beaches? Check. Geologic features that make you

 feel like you’re on the moon? Yep. Old growth forests? You know it. Abandoned farms and meadows? You got it. Throw in an exhilarating ferry ride and you’ve got yourself a true Great Lakes adventure.

North Manitou trips also present the opportunity to give back to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. We will have the option to help North Manitou Island Rangers to rehabilitate rustic campsites, survey wildlife on the island or restore the island school house.

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