“This is the trip I have dreamed about for years…I ‘came home’ on this trip with wonderful companions and remarkable leaders.”

Our water adventure trips are ideal for women new to canoe camping or long time paddlers who want to just show up and have all the details taken care of. You do not need any canoeing or camping experience for the trip. We’ll show you how to paddle easily through the faster current, or take time to play in the waves.

I look forward to traveling with you.
— Chris

Chris Heeter

Wild Women on the Water – Canoe Trips 2021

Wild and Scenic River Canoeing

Northwestern Wisconsin

July 19-22, 2021

If it’s time to take stock of your “one wild and precious life” (Mary Oliver, a favorite poet,), then it’s a good time to head to a Wild and Scenic river, paddle, camp, really truly exhale, sleep on the ground, watch the sunset, use your body, listen to frogs and whippoorwills, and be in the company of other fine Wild women. Come alone or with a friend, either way, everyone on the trip will share this desire to give their Wild spirits a little elbow room in their lives.

River canoeing is both peaceful and playful, with some riffles (not big enough to be called whitewater) to focus your attention from time to time. Perfect for beginners or long-time paddlers, we camp along the shore (picnic tables, fire pit, latrine toilet) and follow the current downstream. Expect a range of deep conversation and raucous belly laughs; silence and simplicity; physicality and stillness; poetry and native flute; and always, the power and beauty of the natural world as our companion and teacher.

Your trip fee of $995 is all inclusive from the river put-in (amazing meals, all equipment, car shuttle, and Chris Heeter and friends as your guides).

Classic Canoe Country Paddling

Northeastern Minnesota

August 8-14, 2021

Wilderness canoeing at its finest — big lakes, intimate streams, waterfalls, well maintained portage trails. No experience necessary, just a desire to be in this incredible landscape and to connect with your Wild side. Tent camping with gorgeous sunsets and loons to sing you to sleep. Our route allows for plenty of time for paddling, portaging, swimming, hunting for wild mushrooms, photography, journaling, relaxing.  Due to the portaging, you’ll want to be comfortable carrying a pack (~25-40lbs) for about a half mile (our longest portage).  We don’t push it and truly enjoy the hike back over the portage to carry another load of gear.  Contact us if you are concerned about your fitness level for this trip—women of all ages and sizes have enjoyed these trips over the years.

Your trip fee of $1395 is all-inclusive from the put-in (amazing meals, all equipment, permits, and Chris Heeter and friends as your guides)

Custom Trips

  • We specialize in women’s trips and on occasion put together mixed trips for families, friends, or work groups
  • Many locations and activities are available, primarily canoeing, sea kayaking, hiking, dog-sledding, and winter get-aways; familiar stomping grounds include the Boundary Waters, Wisconsin River, Wabakimi Provincial Park, Northeastern Minnesota, Southeastern Utah, the Porcupine Mountains, and more
  • Only a few slots are open each year, it’s first come, first served—we find a date that works for everyone, get people on board and excited, and craft a Wild trip
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