A rocky shoreline leads to the calm waters of the Boundary Waters as the sun sets in the distance.
North Shore The sun sets over Lake Superior on Lake Superior’s North Shore in Minnesota along the Boundary Waters. © Simon Williams/TNC

Legacy Journeys

Boundary Waters

Explore Minnesota's forests, glacier-shaped landscape of lakes and streams, and nearby Lake Superior’s rugged coastline.

This trip is full. To join the waitlist, contact Peg Abbott at
(866) 900-1146 or travel@naturalistjourneys.com.

Vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all travelers on 2022 Legacy Journeys.

Explore the Journey

September 15-22, 2022

Full Itinerary

September 15-22, 2022 | VISIT A PADDLER’S PARADISE IN MINNESOTA at the 1.1-million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which straddles the U.S.-Canadian border in northern Minnesota, to take in the dramatic beauty of a landscape sculpted by glaciers. Composed of boreal forest interspersed with abundant streams and glacial lakes, this remote wilderness is a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as a natural carbon sink, water filter and sanctuary for diverse wildlife. Keep your binoculars handy and come spend a week in awe of the natural beauty, spectacular surroundings and the wealth of biodiversity that defines the region.


  • Hike to stunning waterfalls at Cascade River State Park.
  • Paddle a canoe on a serene Boundary Waters lake.
  • Search the sky for raptors during fall migration.
  • Visit with local Anishinaabe tribal members.
  • Explore Grand Marais—“America’s Coolest Small Town.”

Explore our Work in this Region

Information & Reservations

Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, September 14 at 12 p.m. ET. and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.

Peg Abbott
Phone: (866) 900-1146
Email: travel@naturalistjourneys.com


Vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all travelers on 2022 Legacy Journeys.