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Northwood University Alumni & Friends
Keweenaw Adventure Trip
July 12-15, 2017
Keweenaw Peninsula - Copper Harbor, Michigan

Northwood Alumnus and owner of Keweenaw Adventure Company, Sam Raymond, has set up this trip especially for his fellow Northwood alumni and friends, otherwise known as "Woodies"! This trip is limited to 12 participants so be sure to sign up soon!

Tentative Itinerary (subject to change based on weather and marine conditions)

Day 1 - Wednesday, July 12
- 1:00pm EST - Keweenaw Adventure Company group welcome, introductions and trip orientation
- 1:30pm - Historic Copper Harbor Bicycle Tour
- 4:00pm - Check into rooms at Bella Vista Motel, followed by free time and dinner on own
- 7:00pm - Interpretive Guided Sunset Kayak Tour on Lake Superior
DESCRIPTION: Get your bearings on the tip of Michigan's "Copper Country" by an afternoon bike ride and sunset paddle through history. More copper came from the Keweenaw Peninsula than gold from California… gain insight into out how this precious metal came to be geologically, where it was first discovered and how it shaped the region's landscape, population, culture and economy. Welcome to COPPER HARBOR!

Day 2 - Thursday, July 13
- 8:30am - Breakfast at the Pines Resort
- 10:00am - Half-day Lake Superior sea kayak adventure, sack lunch (deli-style sandwiches) provided
- 5:00pm - Evening free to explore Copper Harbor, shop and/or relax and have dinner on own
DESCRIPTION: Following a hearty morning meal at a true Northwood's diner, put your new paddling skills to good use for an 8-mile adventure exploring a chain of barrier islands, a stunning "arch rock", finger bays and view the spiny ridgelines that parallel the Keweenaw Peninsula. In the evening take to the streets of the Harbor for souvenir hunting and/or perhaps find solace and relaxation upon nature trail through pristine wilderness or rocky beach adjacent to town.

Day 3 - Friday, July 14
- 9:00am - Continental Breakfast at Jamsen's Bakery
- 10:00am - Mountain biking orientation, followed by a guided ride to Horseshoe Harbor or Copper Harbor singletrack mountain bike trails (may be divided into two groups depending on participants' experience, ambition and sense for adventure)
- 1:00pm - Sack lunch (deli-style sandwiches) at Copper Harbor Park
- 2:00pm - Optional mountain bike "downhill shuttles" on the Copper Harbor Trails
- 4:30pm - Evening free to further explore Copper Harbor treasures, relax, socialize, eat and drink
DESCRIPTION: From the surf to the turf, today is the day to get out and pedal, pedal, pedal - plus take advantage of a "downhill shuttle" option, too! A mountain bike instructional will get you ripped and ready to traverse Copper Harbor's world-class trail system (ranked within the top 16 in the world!) made up of terrain scoured away by glaciers over 10,000 years ago - rocky, rugged, spiny ridge-lines and undulating valleys in the enchanted northwoods. Afterwards, with what energy you have left, hit the Harbor for some good eats and drinks at local restaurants, taverns or micro-brewery!

Day 4 - Saturday, July 15
- 8:15am - Continental Breakfast at Jamsen's Bakery
- 9:00am -Guided Eco-Interpretive Tour of the greater Keweenaw Peninsula by van, including intermittent hikes to points of interest
- 12:00pm - Lunch at Michigan House Restaurant included
- 3:30pm- Return to Copper Harbor
- 7:00pm- Dinner with group at Harbor Haus Restaurant included (alcoholic beverages not included)
- 8:30pm - Farewell!
DESRIPTION: Maybe we've save the best for last, as the day ahead incorporates a ride you'll never forget. We'll climb aboard our version of a Magical Mystery Bus that will take us from the dawn-of-time to present day. The geology, ecology, biology, geography and conservation of the Keweenaw Peninsula will be highlighted during a breathtaking scenic drive and adventuresome mini-hikes along stunning coastlines, through thriving boreal forest and historic locations. A restaurant that's been serving up scrumptious lunches since the late 1800's will delight you in the afternoon and in the evening you'll feast at the award winning Harbor Haus. Planked-style whitefish anyone?

The trip costs of the aforementioned are as follows:
Single Occupancy: $769/person
Double Occupancy: $645/person
(further discounts available for triple or quadruple occupancy-inquire by contacting us at alumni@northwood.edu)

Participants will be lodged at the Bella Vista Motel: http://www.bellavistamotel.com/
We'll be dining at the Pines Resort: http://www.copperharborpines.com/, Jamsen's Bakery: http://www.jamsen.biz/, the Michigan House http://www.michiganhousecafe.com/ and the Harbor Haus Restaurant: http://www.harborhaus.com/

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM