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Outdoor Adventures invites kayakers to paddle Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands during August

July 23, 2012

Poster for Apostle Islands tripExperience the spectacular beauty of the Apostle Islands via touring sea kayaks and camp in some of the Northwood’s most pristine sites with NIU Outdoor Adventures.

Often considered one of the finest paddling and camping destinations in the continental United States,the islands provide kayakers with fascinating destinations that include Basswood, Hermit and Stockton islands.

Kayakers also might glimpse Sand, York, Raspberry and Oak islands while minimizing open water exposure. Travelers also will view lighthouses and explore magnificent sea cliffs and caves.

The Inner Islands Tour is rated Level 1-2, a beginner sea kayaking tour. All kayakers will enjoy the trip while developing their paddling skills and seamanship.

Scheduled from Tuesday, Aug. 7, through Saturday, Aug. 11, the five-day trip is guided by ACA- and BCU-certified instructors from Geneva Kayak Center with support from NIU trip leaders.

The discounted cost for this all-inclusive trip is $480 for NIU affiliates (including students and faculty or staff) and $550 for non-NIU participants (including the general public). The last day to register is Monday, July 30. Included in the registration fee are all meals, transportation from DeKalb and all of the camping and paddling equipment necessary for this epic adventure.

For more information, stop by the Adventure Center located in the Recreation Center between 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or contact Chad Cadwell, Outdoor Adventures graduate assistant, at [email protected] or (815) 753-9389.

Registration and more information is available online.