Summer Treks at Northern Tier!

Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! Northern Tier is the premier Scouts BSA experience for canoeing. We offer many different trek options for Scout troops and individuals seeking a high adventure opportunity! Go to a trip unlike any other and enhance your scouting experience!

About Northern Tier Summer Canoe Treks

Offered for groups and individuals!

Canoe camping treks are our bread and butter here at Northern Tier. With the thick Boreal Forest making trails difficult to navigate and maintain, canoes are the preferred mode of transportation in the Northern Forest. Northern Tier equips each crew with the necessary outfitting needed and a private interpreter to ensure their trip is a success. The Interpreter works alongside the crew and its youth leadership to make it a youth led experience and teaches them the skills they need to succeed in the wilderness.

Come by yourself, or bring your crew!

Individual Programs

Not everyone can attend a trek with their Troop or Venturing Crew, but Norhtern Tier offers unique individual scout programs: the Order of the Arrow’s Wilderness Voyage; Forest Corps, a coeducational environmental leadership program; and Lone Voyageur program.

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Group Canoe Treks

Paddle across North America’s canoe country with your Troop or Crew. Experience the wilderness of Northern Tier and prepare for unmatched adventure of canoeing, camping, fishing, and exploring!

Northern Tier expedition group having a photo taken; staff member taking a photo

Summer Canoe Treks are offered at 2 different Northern Tier Locations

  • Located twenty miles outside of the town of Ely, MN.
  • Available for 7 and 10 nights.
  • Ages of 13+.
  • Crew size less than 8.
  • Located an 80-mile paddle North of the Sommers base.
  • Available for 8 and 10 nights.
  • Ages of 13+.
  • Crew size from 6 to 11.
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