29 Apr Northern Michigan Retreat Ideas
Grab your group and retreat – GO NORTH! Copper Harbor, Michigan is a quaint little town with the slogan, “It’s worth the trip.” Everything is a stone’s throw away and it is possible to get most anywhere you need by foot, and bicycle is super efficient.
Come explore with your retreat group — we host women’s retreats, spiritual retreats, catholic retreats and corporate retreats right here in Northern Michigan! Come retreat to the most pristine, northernmost-tip of the Upper Peninsula, an area of unparalleled rugged beauty, ancient shorelines and breathtaking terrain!
1. Build Team Skills on a Sea Kayaking Tour
Lake Superior is often revered as Mother Superior. People often feel transformed and touched by Lake Superior’s expansive, cold, fresh waters and she is indeed magical to behold. Paddling out on a nice day is an amazing experience.
We offer a variety sea kayak day tours during which your group has full support and attention from a team of professional guides who will work to build your groups’ team skills and camaraderie. An instructional component is incorporated into each tour, during which safety measures and precautions are reviewed and demonstrated. Beginner paddlers (and those who may have never even been in a boat) have their minds put at ease by learning about the various paddle strokes and methods to control their boat. Comprehensive guidance is given to the group to ensure safety, collaboration and a fantastic adventure.
2. Bond Together on a Mountain Biking Tour
The Keweenaw Peninsula, also known as the Copper Island, is said to be a mysterious, special place. The Keweenaw is a geologist’s playground and the geological history is incredibly interesting with the Greenstone lava flow and the ancient Huron Mountains that were originally larger than the Himilayas!
The Copper Harbor Trails Club trail system offers a world class mountain biking experience, with an assortment of trails spanning over the miraculous Keweenaw geological features. With stunning views, rocky terrain, and beautiful forest it can be a workout that has high rewards. Consider signing your group up for a mountain bike tour that would give the opportunity to achieve new heights and overcome unforeseen challenges together. Tour guides work to match group members riding skill levels to the appropriate trials, as well as providing an instructional component to the tour. Additionally, a small tour to participant ratio is mandatory to assure a quality experience for all.
3. Reconnect to Nature on a Hiking Tour
If you are interested in an eco-interpretive hiking tour, the local Charlie Escbach has years of experience, stories and knowledge. A walk through the lush woods and vibrant shorelines with Charlie is priceless. He will make everything come alive and work with your groups’ specific needs, interests and goals. Hikes with Charlie can stay close to Copper Harbor or you can explore more of the Keweenaw at places such as Esrey Park or Montreal Falls.
There are plentiful flora and fauna to observe and learn about. Copper Harbor is home to eagles and other raptors, loons and mergansers and a whole slew of migratory birds that soar atop the renowned Brockway Mountain. There are plentiful edibles to indulge in, too, including thimbleberries, bilberries, blueberries, and raspberries!
Please think of us next time you are looking for retreat centers in Michigan! We would love to have you join us!