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  • From I-94 or 35W, take University Ave Exit,Turn onto 15th ave so (from I094) then turn left onto SE 8th St,Entrance is WI lot is on your right; or turn left on SE 14th Ave (from 35W), Turn right onto SE 8th street, Entrance to WI Lot is on your left.

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  • M-F 8:30 am-5:30 pm.

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. 7 County Metro Camping - Gateway Trip

    7 County Metro Camping - Gateway Trip

    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes is home to a variety of wild places, including pristine areas that exist within the Twin Cities Metro Area. Allow your adventurous spirit to explore close to home for a camping experience at one of the many metro area parks. Camping locations include, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Cleary Lake Regional Park and Baker Park Reserve.

    Get a taste of camping by cooking wonderful meals, hiking trails and paddling clear waters. Spend your evenings tucked around the campfire talking with new friends, playing games and sharing stories.

    *Wilderness Inquiry shares the outdoors with everyone, including persons with intellectual and physical disabilities. Designed for adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and other forms of cognitive disability, Gateway to Adventure (Gateway) is a program that helps people develop the skills they need to enjoy inclusive outdoor recreation activities.

  2. Birds of the Mississippi River Paddle

    Birds of the Mississippi River Paddle

    4900 North Mississippi Drive
    Minneapolis, MN 55430
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    National Park Service Ranger and bird expert Sharon Stiteler will be the lead interpreter on this paddle. (Check out her bird blog - www.birdchick.com) This trip will take you from North Mississippi Regional Park to Boom Island. See a heron rookery in action, osprey nests, and experience true urban birding in the heart of downtown Minneapolis!

  3. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure

    Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure

    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Located along the Canadian border, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is known for its expansive wilderness. Join our five-day Boundary Waters trip to paddle the pristine lakes of this northern gem. Experience stillness, silence and solitude as you travel among the pines, birch and cedar. Listen to loons call as the sun rises to burn mist off of a mirror-still lake. Relax around an evening campfire and watch for shooting stars and the northern lights. In a park of one million acres with over 60 starting points each route offers its own unique sights and adventures!

  4. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure - Women's Trip

    Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure - Women's Trip

    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Located along the Canadian border, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is known for its expansive wilderness. Join our five-day Boundary Waters trip to paddle the pristine lakes of this northern gem. Experience stillness, silence and solitude as you travel among the pines, birch and cedar. Listen to loons call as the sun rises to burn mist off of a mirror-still lake. Relax around an evening campfire and watch for shooting stars and the northern lights. In a park of one million acres with over 60 starting points each route offers its own unique sights and adventures!

  5. Boundary Waters Family Canoe and Hike

    Boundary Waters Family Canoe and Hike

    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Explore, paddle, fish and swim from a base camp on Crescent Lake in the Superior National Forest. Take day canoe trips into the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and experience portaging with only a day pack to carry. Take a break from paddling to hike up Eagle Mountain, the highest point in Minnesota. Return to the group campsite each afternoon with time for fishing and swimming before dinner. Enjoy s’mores around the fire under the star-filled sky as you plan the adventure for the next day. This is a great trip for the whole family and no experience is necessary.

  6. Boundary Waters Lodge-based Adventure

    Boundary Waters Lodge-based Adventure

    1101 Ring Rock Rd
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Canoe and explore Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from the cozy comfort of Paul and Sue Schurke’s Wintergreen Lodge on beautiful White Iron Lake. You’ll enjoy many day trip options including canoeing from the lodge to beautiful wilderness lakes and trails, or hiking to Kawishiwi Falls – a tumbling 67 foot cascade! Spend your evenings at Wintergreen Lodge, located on a remote, pine-studded peninsula of White Iron Lake, complete with the comforts of hot showers, comfortable beds, great food and a wood-fired Finnish sauna.

  7. Fall Colors Mississippi River Paddle

    Fall Colors Mississippi River Paddle

    420 E River Pkwy
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Experience the beauty of fall colors on the Mighty Mississippi River and learn about this wonderful resource that flows through the Twin Cities. Bring your camera as you will get plenty of colorful shots.

  8. Family Fun Mississippi River Paddle

    Family Fun Mississippi River Paddle

    1313 Hidden Falls Dr
    St Paul, MN 55116
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Spend a day on the Mighty Mississippi with your whole family! Wilderness Inquiry's Voyageur canoes can seat up to 9 paddlers plus an experienced guide. Join the fun—see you on the river!

  9. Father’s Day Mississippi River Paddle

    Father’s Day Mississippi River Paddle

    1313 Hidden Falls Dr
    St Paul, MN 55116
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Share "Old Man River" with your Dad! He'll love spending time with you in a canoe or on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Explore the river and its history in our 24-foot Voyageur canoes, which hold 6-10 paddlers. Formed more than 10,000 years ago when glacial River Warren cut a gorge over 600 feet deep, the Mississippi River is more than the border between Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is an “urban wilderness” corridor of rich river habitat. Tucked amidst sandy beaches and towering cottonwood trees, the river provides habitat for some of the 270 different species of birds that migrate through and rest in the Mississippi's steep bluffs.

  10. Fort Snelling State Park Family Overnight

    Fort Snelling State Park Family Overnight

    101 Snelling Lake Rd
    St Paul, MN 55111
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Join us for an urban wilderness experience that will surprise and delight you and your family. Your adventure is based at Picnic Island in Fort Snelling State Park. Here you and your family will set up camp, hike around Picnic Island, and learn about the amazing history of Fort Snelling – it is truly the birthplace of modern Minnesota. At Picnic Island, you’ll enjoy bird songs, a view of the river, good food, and the crackling of a campfire as you relax. This is a fantastic way for you and your family to explore the environment right out your back door.

  11. Fort Snelling State Park Family Overnight - Gateway Trip

    Fort Snelling State Park Family Overnight - Gateway Trip

    101 Snelling Lake Rd
    St Paul, MN 55111
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Join us for an urban wilderness experience that will surprise and delight you and your family. Your adventure is based at Picnic Island in Fort Snelling State Park. Here you and your family will set up camp, hike around Picnic Island, and learn about the amazing history of Fort Snelling – it is truly the birthplace of modern Minnesota. At Picnic Island, you’ll enjoy bird songs, a view of the river, good food, and the crackling of a campfire as you relax. This is a fantastic way for you and your family to explore the environment right out your back door.

    *Wilderness Inquiry shares the outdoors with everyone, including persons with intellectual and physical disabilities. Designed for adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and other forms of cognitive disability, Gateway to Adventure (Gateway) is a program that helps people develop the skills they need to enjoy inclusive outdoor recreation activities.

  12. Independence Day Mississippi River Paddle

    Independence Day Mississippi River Paddle

    1313 Hidden Falls Dr
    St Paul, MN 55116
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Celebrate Independence Day on the Mighty Mississippi with your whole family! Wilderness Inquiry's Voyageur canoes can seat up to 9 paddlers plus an experienced guide. Join the fun—see you on the river!

  13. Labor Day Mississippi River Paddle

    Labor Day Mississippi River Paddle

    1313 Hidden Falls Dr
    St Paul, MN 55116
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Experience the beauty of fall colors on the Mighty Mississippi River and learn about this wonderful resource that flows through the Twin Cities. Bring your camera as you will get plenty of colorful shots.

  14. Mississippi River Gorge Paddle

    Mississippi River Gorge Paddle

    420 E River Pkwy
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Explore the wonders of nature and civil engineering from the seat of a Voyageur Canoe. On the Mississippi Gorge Route, you'll start at East River Flats and paddle upstream for a view of downtown Minneapolis and the Stone Arch Bridge. Turning into the current, your boat will head downstream along banks lined with enormous cottonwood trees. A true paddle in the urban wilderness.

  15. Mississippi River Paddle

    Mississippi River Paddle

    1313 Hidden Falls Dr
    St Paul, MN 55116
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Looking for adventure in the heart of the Twin Cities? Explore the Mighty Mississippi River up close and personal. Paddling the Mississippi in a beautiful 24-foot cedar strip canoe is easy and fun--everyone enjoys it! Built by hand in St. Paul, MN, these Voyageur canoes seat up to nine people. You’ll be paddling in community!

  16. St Croix River Canoe - Women's Trip

    St Croix River Canoe - Women's Trip

    16821 O'Brien Trail N
    Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Lined with old-growth pine, great sandstone bluffs, and sand beaches, the St. Croix is a National Scenic Riverway. As you paddle down this beautiful river, keep an eye out for soaring eagles, great blue herons, white-tailed deer, and soft-shelled turtles. Camp on the river banks or islands as you work your way downriver. With its proximity to the Twin Cities, the St. Croix River canoe trip is a perfect weekend getaway for first timers and seasoned paddlers!

  17. St. Croix River Family Canoe

    16821 O Brien Trail N
    Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Share a fun-filled camping experience with your family along the beautiful and historic St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Paddle 24-foot Voyageur canoes down the easy-flowing water, viewing ancient petroglyphs on the cliffs along the way. Close to the Twin Cities, the river is a great location for a weekend family getaway. Relax and enjoy games and activities on the banks of the St. Croix, covered with pine, balsam, and birch that offer respite from the warm sun. This is a great vacation for those who want to enjoy a scenic and easygoing getaway with the family. The St. Croix offers something for everyone.

  18. Superior Hiking Trail Lodge-Based Exploration

    Superior Hiking Trail Lodge-Based Exploration

    7355 MN-61
    Tofte (just south of Grand Marais), MN 55615
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Hike the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) during the day and enjoy the comfort of a cozy lodge at night. Explore lush forests with rocky cliffs, serene inland lakes, and thundering waterfalls that empty into Lake Superior. Take in panoramic views from Oberg Mountain as you hike to the best overlooks in northern Minnesota. Enjoy the maple trees at the peak of their fall colors. Relax in the evening at your lodge nestled on the Superior shoreline while visiting with new friends. This Superior Hiking Trail lodge-based exploration is a perennial favorite.

  19. Superior Hiking Trail Lodge-Based Exploration - Women's Trip

    Superior Hiking Trail Lodge-Based Exploration - Women's Trip

    7355 MN-61
    Tofte, MN 55615
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Hike the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) during the day and enjoy the comfort of a cozy lodge at night. Explore lush forests with rocky cliffs, serene inland lakes, and thundering waterfalls that empty into Lake Superior. Take in panoramic views from Oberg Mountain as you hike to the best overlooks in northern Minnesota. Enjoy the maple trees at the peak of their fall colors. Relax in the evening at your lodge nestled on the Superior shoreline while visiting with new friends. This Superior Hiking Trail lodge-based exploration is a perennial favorite.

  20. Voyageurs National Park Family Adventure

    Voyageurs National Park Family Adventure

    9899 Mead Wood Rd
    Orr, MN 55771
    Call: (612) 676-9400

    Paddle the path of the 18th century French-Canadian fur traders through Minnesota’s spectacular north country. Learn new paddling skills in 24-foot Voyageur canoes, and view spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife along the way. Explore waterfalls, hidden coves, and scenic waterways. Listen for the cry of the loon and the howl of the timber wolf, as you glide through the crystal clear waters of north country’s big lakes. Take a break from paddling to swim in clear waters or enjoy games and activities. In the evenings, share tales around the campfire with new friends. Voyageurs is a wonderful place for kid-friendly camping.

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