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Used Canoe & Gear Sale – Post-season 2023

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Summer Trips

Our definition of heaven: a canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).  Design your own trip or join an existing one.  Read more…

Winter Snowshoeing

Join us for snowshoe hiking day trips during winter months over pristine lakes.

Summer Wilderness Guided Camping Trips, Canoe Day Trips, Winter  Snowshoeing Day Trips & Workshops

Located in Ely, Minnesota, Women’s Wilderness Discovery provides fully-outfitted and guided Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) canoe camping, canoe & hiking day trips, and, in the winter months, snowshoe hiking day trips and a variety of wilderness skills related workshops especially for women.

We provide a safe, positive model for women and girls to enrich their lives through the wilderness experience and outdoor adventure. A fully outfitted/guided wilderness experience emphasizing teamwork can build confidence, strengthen courage, and cultivate leadership qualities in women and girls. Teaching respect for the land and the gear used in wilderness travel is inherent to the wilderness ethic “Leave No Trace.”

Trips can include other areas of the Superior National Forest outside of the BWCAW. Women’s Wilderness Discovery customizes trips for each group, discussing potential routes and making suggestions based on your group’s skill level.

We listen to your expectations and goals, and lend our expertise in planning your wilderness adventure. All BWCAW entry points are taken into consideration when planning client trips, based upon availability.

Want to “try out” the BWCAW on a Day Trip by paddling a canoe, or hiking a wilderness trail? Perhaps a winter Day Trip hiking by snowshoe? We can discuss a date and sights you might like to see and experience. We’ll be happy to help craft a perfect day of exploring the woods and waters, lunch included. Our prices are inviting!

Contact Women’s Wilderness Discovery to discuss the possibilities.