This September join fellow naturalists for an epic adventure exploring the wonders of southeast Minnesota. Travel by coach bus from St. Paul to Winona, MN and explore first-hand geological vistas of the area, behind-the-scenes tours, fall colors and quaint river towns during this fall’s Master Naturalist Road Trip. Explore first-hand caves, sinkholes, and karst topography, the largest flyway in the world, the history of steamboats and the mussel industry, all hidden away in the steep hills and valleys of this unique region. Our adventure will take us to stops along the river, the locks and dams, floodplain forests, canoeing, hiking, goat prairies, State Parks and Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA) as we learn about the region’s unique history, geology, phenology, culture, and bird habitats of the “Big Woods & Big Rivers” ecosystem. Master Naturalist instructors and local experts will be your road trip guides, providing insider tips and insights on how this region of the state, left unglaciated, gets the moniker, the “Driftless Area.”
This trip includes a variety of (optional) physical activities including: hiking over uneven ground with an option for steep trails, canoeing, riding in a coach bus up to 3 hours at a time, descending & climbing up to 150 stairs, standing, listening to lectures, and rain-or-shine outdoor activities. A suggested packing list will be sent to registrants. All transportation and meals included, please specify dietary limitations at registration.
For more information, please visit: Southeast Roadtrip