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Minnesota in Winter: Snowy Hikes & Boreal Birding in Sax Zim Bog (Cancelled)

December 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Minnesota in Winter: Snowy Hikes & Boreal Birding in Sax Zim Bog

Due to COVID-19, this program has been canceled.

Road Scholar® Program #23883RJMinnesota in Winter: Snowy Hikes & Boreal Birding in Sax Zim Bog

Experience the quiet beauty of Minnesota in winter as you learn about how the landscapes and wildlife adapt to the colder temperatures, and search for rare birds in Sax Zim Bog.

Cure that winter blues with birding and blissful nature walks in the glittering landscapes of Minnesota. Study how the cold weather impacts local plant and animal life as you learn how to track mammals through a blanket of fresh snow. Discover sparkling lakes by cross-country ski and snowshoe to experience the region in a way people seldom do. Explore some of the 300 miles of Sax Zim Bog with the experts who know the best birding spots to search for species that rarely found in the lower 48 be found in the lower United States. World-renowned for its winter birds, you’ll explore parts of Sax Zim Bog not available to the public for a truly one of a kind experience in this winter wonderland.


Best of all, you’ll …

  • Enjoy two full days in Sax Zim Bog for a unique winter birding experience searching for Boreal Owls, Ravens, Hoary Redpolls, Evening Grosbeaks and more.
  • Hike in Banning State Park to discover unique ice formations, interesting snow patterns, glacier-carved potholes and search for animal tracks.
  • Snowshoe or cross-country ski through the woods and to a lake while learning about how plants and animals adapt to the winter weather with an expert.

$899 double occupancy, $1149 single occupancy


Activity Notes
Outdoor: Spirited
Ski or snowshoe at your pace. Hiking/walking up to 3 miles in the snow.


Click here to visit the Road Scholar site for more information and online registration


What’s Included:

5 nights of accommodations
13 meals (4B, 4L, 5D)
4 expert-led lectures
6 expert-led field trips
4 hands-on experiences
An experienced Group Leader
Customary gratuities throughout the program
Road Scholar Assurance Plan



December 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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