Road Trips

Midwest

Click on points in the map to see stops. These 3 road trips throughout the Midwest to public land and protected natural areas totaled 7700 miles.

Midwest Road Trip: Loop 1

Badlands National Park — Jun 3-5, 2016

Custer State Park in the Black Hills, SD — Jun 5-7, 2016

Toadstool Geolgical Park, NE — Jun 8, 2016

Chimney Rock National Monument, NE — Jun 8-9, 2016

Sandhills Journey, NE — Jun 9, 2016

Nebraska Natl. Forest, NE — Jun 9-10, 2016

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Flint Hills, KS — Jun 10-11, 2016

Boundary Waters, MN — Jun 18-19, 2016

Midwest Road Trip: Loop 2

Devil’s Lake State Park, WI — Jul 8-11, 2016

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN — Jul 12, 2016

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH — Jul 12-14, 2016

Flint, MI and Huron-Manistee National Forest (Au Sable River), MI — Jul 14-15, 2016

Straits of Mackinac and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI — Jul 15-17, 2016

Midwest Road Trip: Loop 3

Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA — Aug 19, 2017

Shawnee National Forest, IL — Aug 19-21, 2017

Total Eclipse: Crab Orchard Recreational Park, IL — Aug 21, 2017

Garden of the Gods Wilderness, IL — Aug 24, 2017

Cypress Trees at Heron Pond, IL — Aug 25, 2017

Giant City State Park, IL — Aug 22-26, 2017

Hawn State Park, Elephant Rocks, MO —Aug 27, 2017

Amidon Memorial Conservation Area & Castor River Shut-Ins, MO — Aug 28, 2017

Cahokia Mounds, IL — Aug 28, 2017

Mississippi Palisades, IL — Sep 4, 2017

Midwest Road Trip: Mini Trips

The Lost Forty, MN — Aug 9, 2019

Lake Itasca, and Mississippi Headwaters, MN — Aug 10, 2019

Nibi Walk (Water Walk) Ceremony: Lake Pokegama, Grand Rapids, MN — Sep 14, 2019

Lake Itasca, and Mississippi Headwaters, MN — Sep 15, 2019