- Estimated Cost: $115
- Deposit: $60
Come to Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center in Hackensack (north of Brainerd) for a pleasant, carefree weekend of winter fun.
Activities include skiing (11 miles of groomed trails for traditional cross-country), snowshoeing, ice fishing (you just need your license), climbing wall, stargazing, reading or socializing by the fireplace with a glass of wine, enjoying the outdoor campfire ring. Ski equipment or snowshoes available for $10 for the weekend. Other nearby ski trails include Hiram Ski Trail and Goose Lake Trail (in Chippewa National Forest).
Dorm-style rooms (with bunks) have their own bathroom with shower and sink area. (Four or so people in each room.) $115 for weekend includes Friday and Saturday night’s lodging, activities, and five delicious home-cooked meals (breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday and Saturday dinner). $80 for kids 12 and above, $50 for 5 to 11, and no charge for toddlers.
$60 deposit will be due in early February. Remainder due weekend of event. Carpooling to be arranged closer to the event. Contact by e-mail preferred.
Estimated cost: $115. Deposit: $60. Max trip size: ~35.