Used Canoe & Gear Sale – Post-season 2023

CANOES (+ MN sales tax) 2018 Northstar Northwind 17 | StarLite layup 41# | $2000 2021 Northstar Northwind 17 | StarLite layup 41# | $2300 2021 Northstar Northwind 17 | StarLite layup 41# | $2300 2022 Northstar Northwind 18 w/ removeable 3rd seat 44# | StarLite layup | $2600 CCS PORTAGE PACKS (+ MN sales … Read more

Our Charming Guesthouse

Women’s Wilderness Discovery offers a charming, well-appointed two-story Guest House for your overnight stay in Ely the evening before departure into the Boundary Waters. Four single beds and two sets of bunk beds provide room for up to eight people (women’s group, family group, or mixed couples’ groups). Beds are complete with linens, pillow, blanket, … Read more

Ely woman blazes new trail in wilderness adventures

Women’s Wilderness Discovery offers year-round trips through the BWCA. Article from Minneapolis Star-Tribune, October 21, 2015 by Anna Pratt After owning a casting company for over a decade, Peta Barrett yearned to make the wilderness her “office.” Driven by her lifelong love of the outdoors, Barrett moved from her home of 35 years in northern Anoka … Read more

Why I Guide Canoe Trips into the BWCA

I have always loved the outdoors! I grew up, not on wilderness camping, per se, but in a family who respected all of nature…the land, the waters, the animals, and proper management of these elements to protect our valuable resources. Growing up in a family of five kids, we did plenty of “car camping” when … Read more