Nominate a cheap outdoor Great Lakes adventure

With summer approaching are you looking for fun outdoor adventures that don’t burn through your wallet?

Three of 21 budget outdoor adventures listed by Outside Magazine are in the Great Lakes states:

  • Backcountry paddling in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters where Outside prices a night at Canoe On Inn in Ely, fishing licenses, maps, food and even brandy and post-trip dinner at $324.
  • Hiking through the wooden trails of Thompson’s Harbor State Park in Michigan where the magazine says scuba diving at nearby Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a two-night stay at the Cedar Haven Cabin for up to six people, camp provisions and scuba gear all cost $474.
  • Outside budgets Wisconsin’s three-day outfitted Devil’s Lake Multi-Sport trip on the Northwest Passage at $365, including food and equipment. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag. You can read more about it here.

Not bad, but these can’t be the only budget outdoor adventures in the Great Lakes area. Nominate in the comments below your favorite Great Lakes outdoor adventure that makes Outside’s $500 budgetary limit.

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