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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE
Navigate the North Woods in Ely, Minnesota
By Kim Brown Seely
Minnesota's million-acre (400,000-hectare) Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the second largest wilderness east of the Rockies and surprisingly easy to access. Bill Forsberg, Jr., owner of Boundary Waters Outfitters, can custom-design canoe trips for any family—zero outdoor experience required.
"With the detailed maps we provide, you should be able to get from point A to point B with very little difficulty," Forsberg says. "Just show up with your clothes and toothbrush, and everything else is covered. We go over the entire route, all the gear, how to set up the tents. And help you brush up on your J-stroke."
With the Kevlar Explorer Package you’ll get the best and lightest of gear, from a We-no-nah Kevlar Canoe to a Crazy Creek camping chair. Guided options offer an extra layer of comfort and another pair of hands for portaging that loaded, 42-pound (19-kilogram) canoe.
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Based on articles from National Geographic Adventure and updated by Greer Schott