The Tenderfoot Forest Reserve protects 500 acres of old-growth hemlock-hardwood forest adjacent to two wild lakes in northern Wisconsin. Come explore this unique forest on a trip led by author and naturalist John Bates and TNC Conservation Ecologist Mike Grimm. Participants will paddle to the preserve from the Palmer Lake boat launch (approximately a 1.25-hour trip by canoe or kayak), go on a looped 2-mile hike, eat lunch on the shore of a wild lake and paddle back to the landing.
Limit 15 participants. Please RSVP to Maureen O’Brien (608-316-6426 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, July 8.
What to Bring/Wear: Bring your own canoe or kayak and personal flotation device (life jacket) and your lunch. Dress for the weather. You may want to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, good walking shoes.
Directions: Meet at the Palmer Lake boat landing in Vilas County. From Minocqua (approximately 27 miles): Take Hwy 51 north to County Hwy M through Boulder Junction to County Hwy B. Turn right (east) on Hwy B and go approximately 9 miles to Palmer Lake Road. Go 2 miles on Palmer Lake Road to boat launch.