Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CANADA TRIP 2014 - Agawa, River

DATES:  May 14 - 18, 2014
COST:     $799/person

Quick Take:  We will hop a train with all of our kayaks, canoes and gear. We will paddle the Agawa River located in Ontario, Canada. We will camp on the river banks and alongside Lake Superior.  We will hike up a waterfall.  We will eat, sleep, and breathe the great outdoors and all that the Canadian backcountry has to offer. On this trip, you will enjoy some of the most incredible scenery, paddle some amazing whitewater, and enjoy it all in good company with gourmet style meals! This adventure will span 5 days and we will travel nearly a thousand miles. The trip begins in downtown Newaygo, MI. From that point, all transportation (including train ticket), all meals, all camping fees, all permit fees, all guide fees, and written instructions on how to prepare and what to pack will be included in your price.


DETAILS: We will depart from the parking lot behind 37 North (located at 27 State Road, Downtown Newaygo, MI) around Noon on Wednesday, May 14th. (Please arrive by 11:00am to load up your gear.) Once we are loaded up, we will head north for Canada.  A PASSPORT OR ENHANCED ID IS REQUIRED.  You will want to eat before arriving Wednesday (or bring a lunch for the road) as we will not stop for food until dinner. Once we reach Canada, we will stay overnight at a hotel in Sault Ste Marie. An allowance for dinner is budgeted in. Thursday morning, a light continental breakfast will be served. We will then load all of our boats and gear onto the train at the Sault. After the train has been loaded, we will take a two hour drive north to where we spot the cars. We will be stopping for brunch along this drive, which of is an optional cost. We will spot the cars and then hop aboard the train around 1:00pm. (we will eat lunch while waiting for the train). After a 45 minute train ride, we will set up camp for the night.


The next morning after breakfast, we should be on the river by around 10:00am. We will hit some good rapids, have lunch on the river, and pull off the river around 5:00 pm. Dinner will be provided at the "Island" campsite. In the morning, you will awake to pancakes and bacon before we hit the river. There will be a full day of paddling on Saturday, and lunch is provided on the river. We will pull off the river around 4:00pm, load up the gear and boats, and head to our campsite at Pancake Bay, on Lake Superior. After a trip to the Indian Outpost, and possibly a nap, a steak dinner awaits for dinner. There will be optional paddling on Lake Superior that evening, depending on the weather and time of arrival. On Sunday morning, we will break camp, have breakfast, and begin the dreary trek back home. We should arrive back in Newaygo by 4:00pm on Sunday the 18th.


If you sign up, you will be provided with a detailed list of required items and suggested gear for the trip.  More specific details about spending money, passports, etc. will be provided upon your confirmation.


Trip Cost for 2014:  $799*
Price is all inclusive but we recommend that you bring some spending money for stops along the way where you may wish to purchase souvenirs, snacks, or maybe even a Canadian beer!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Agawa River - Canada Trip 2013

DATE:  MAY 8-12, 2013

DESCRIPTION:  Okay, so maybe we are a little eager to start planning for this trip. BUT, it is such an amazing Adventure, that we want to get it on our books now! So, save the date for May 8-12, 2013. This trip is a life changing experience. The steam whistle on the Algoma Central Railway, the Canadian wilderness, the roaring Agawa river, and the tranquil shores of the Lake Superior...ALL IN ONE AMAZING TRIP! More details will be available soon, but SPACE IS LIMITED!
COST:   $760/person.  This cost is all inclusive.  Includes: Transportation, Meals, Train Ticket, Lodging, Fees.  Required: Passport, Kayak/Canoe, PFD, Paddle, Helmet, Skirt, Tent, etc. (Other misc. gear also required - list is circulated prior to trip). **Kayak Rental is Available for $100 fee. This includes your PFD, Paddle, Helmet and skirt. 

Paddle On,

TO SIGN UP:  Send an email to info@outdooradventureco.com