Superior Adventures

Superior Adventures

Get out and explore this summer with our outdoor adventure series!

 Register for one of our upcoming adventures HERE

(all listed adventures still have space available unless otherwise noted)

Superior Adventures is led by seasoned professional outdoor educators that utilize place based hands-on experiences to teach a wide variety of skills in a safe and structured environment.  This learning takes place while exploring unique areas our community has to offer. Superior Adventures targets youth in 6th-9th grade., unless indicated, there is no cost to participate.    If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to call Ian Meeker, Bayfield County’s Youth Development Educator with the University of Wisconsin Extension at 715-373-3289 or

Canoeing at the Bark Bay Slough

Tuesday, August 31st, 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Limited to 6 participants. Paddle all the way out to the Big Lake by way of the Bark Bay Slough. Enjoy the wetland scenery and eat lunch on the beach overlooking Bark Bay.

 Canoeing at Lake Owen

Thursday, August 26th,  9:00 am-2:00 pm

Limited to 6 participants. Paddle around stunning Lake Owen and keep an eye out for turtles, eagles, and fish as we duck in the coves and bays of the lake.

Climbing at Vertical Endeavors

Tuesday August 24th , 10:30-4pm

Limited to 5 participants
Come with us and climb at Vertical Endeavors in Duluth! Please note this adventure comes with a $25 fee to cover entrance and rental fees.


Hiking at Lost Creek Falls

Thurday August 19th, 9-1pm

Limited to 6 participants
Hike to and splash around in the stunning Lost Creek Falls in Cornucopia.

Intro to Pickleball

Wednesday August 11th (8/11)

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America! Come learn the basics and play a few games of this casual tennis/ping-pong hybrid. Meet at the lower Washburn tennis courts on East 3rd street.

Brule Canoe Series

Thursday August 12th (8/12) and Tuesday August 17th (8/17)  9am to 5pm both days

Limited to 6 participants, participants must be able to go on both days.

Join us in our Brule River Canoe Progression. On the first day we’ll get our feet wet and learn the basics of river canoeing such as strokes, navigation, and running rapids starting from the Stones Bridge landing and ending at the Winneboujou landing. On the second day we’ll put our knowledge to the test and run some of the iconic ledge rapids that make the Brule famous.

Family Houghton Point Kayaking

Saturday August 14th (8/14) 9am to 1pm

Meet at the Washburn Coal Dock. Limited to 14 participants. Participants must be at least 10 years of age.
Embark on a family day trip to Houghton Point by way of kayak. We’ll travel along the from Washburn in tandem kayaks and explore what the lake has to offer.

Superior Adventures

More adventures coming soon!

Check back later for adventures through August, and maybe even into September.







bicycling on the trail blue shy canoieng Group of kids biking Kids canoeing on Lake Superior

outline of canoe being carried

Hiking icon sign

Icon rock climber with rope

Pickleball racket and ball

Ian Meeker
4-H & Youth Development Educator
County Administration Bldg
117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891-9464
Phone: 715-373-3289  711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD)

Cole Schinstock

UW-Extension Youth Program Leader
County Administration Bldg
117 E. 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-3287
711 for Wisconsin Relay (TDD)

“An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please make requests for reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational programs as early as possible preceding the scheduled program, service or activity.”

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