Outdoor Adventures

Hike

"Let your walks now be a little more adventurous."

- Henry David Thoreau

Moonlight Spooky Hike

 Don’t be scared!  Let’s have fun at one of our local parks afoot in the glow under the Hunter’s moon. What else do you have to do the day before Halloween? This activity is weather dependant; trip leaders will use discretion as to the specific activity on the day of departure. 

Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Early registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $16 / Non-NIU $20 by October 19
Regular registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $20 / Non-NIU $24 by October 29

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Non-NIU Affililate Register Here

Smokies BackpackingThanksgiving Break Backpacking

Spend fall break hiking through the ancient mountains of Appalachia.  This experience is sure to make you feel thankful!   With a variety of options of hiking and camping areas in the park, we want your feedback to help plan the trip with options for stops on the drive to and from Tennessee to visit caves and other natural areas. 

Date(s) and time(s): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Early registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $175 / Non-NIU $225 by November 2
Regular registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $225 / Non-NIU $275 by November 16
Planning meeting: Monday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting: Monday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m.

NIU Register Here
Non-NIU Affiliate Register Here

Winter Break Snow Days

Mush!!!  IT'S ON with snow shoes, XC skis, DH skis and snowboards!  For some wild winter fun, the Porkies in northern Michigan on the coast of Lake Superior is an amazing winter trail opportunity.  There is 700 vertical feet of ungroomed backcountry downhill to play on! This trip will be a relaxing true-wilderness experience.

Date(s) and time(s): 7:00 a.m. January 8 – 10:00 p.m. January 12 
Early registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $165 / Non-NIU $185 by December 14
Regular registration cost and deadline: NIU Affiliate $185 / Non-NIU $205 by January 3
Pre-trip meeting: Monday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.

NIU Register Here
Non-NIU Affiliate Register Here