Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) recently announced this summer’s Canoe and Hiking Nature Re”Tree”t, centered around exploring the woodlands and waterways of the North Woods both on foot and via canoe.

Set to run from Aug. 14-20, this program series, tailored to adults, provides an environment where participants can meet and form connections with other individuals from around the state and region who also share a love of nature and adventure.

A solid mix of time on the water paddling, and time in the woods hiking, this program’s itinerary aims to get participants out to explore some of the hidden treasures in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan.

These guided hikes and paddles are geared to show participants a variety of locations but also to include outdoor/nature education along the way.

“That’s the great benefit of doing one of these programs instead of just planning a trip yourself,” says ReTreet coordinator Todd Starling. “You don’t have to think about your paddle routes and transfers. You don’t have to worry about when and where you’ll have lunch. You just get to relax and spend some time in nature with some knowledgeable educators.”

No previous canoe experience is needed as the week begins with canoe paddle instruction. All degrees of hiking and paddling abilities will be accommodated throughout the duration of the program.

In addition to guided hikes and paddles, this program’s itinerary also features evening programs led by resident environmental educators as well as a trip to a local cranberry marsh for a tour.

This week-long Canoe and Hike ReTreet is priced at $630 for a double room designed to share with a traveling partner, or $795 for a single room if lodging alone.

These costs are all-inclusive and include dorm-style lodging, meals, expert-led programming and transportation to field sites. For those living locally who wish to partake in the programing, there is a commuter option that does not include lodging for $420.

This program will also run Oct. 2-8, to take advantage of the spectacular fall colors.

For more information and registration, visit or call Todd Starling at (715) 479-6456, ext. 230.