Glensheen Launches Kayak Tours with Day Tripper of Duluth

June 17, 2015 06:42 PM

The first kayak tour at Glensheen pushes off from the estate's shore Wednesday evening, offering a new perspective of the mansion's building and grounds from the water.

Day Tripper of Duluth, a group that offers guided outdoor adventures, is heading up the tours. Head guide Matti Erpestad says they provide all the equipment and instruction, along with a tour full of history and nature.

"People who have never paddled before should feel welcome to come to this. We will give all the instruction that people need and they will fit in some tight places that they won't be able to get into in other ways," he explained.

The tour is 90 minutes long. Jane Pederson, the marketing manager with Glensheen, says they have many different ways to see the buildings and grounds at Glensheen, but the kayaks offer a very unique option.

"Guests will be able to see the cribbing of the pier and they will even get to kayak into Tischer Creek under our great stone bridge, and see all of the cliffs along the North Shore and Lake Superior. It's a really neat experience," said Pederson.

The tour is $45 per paddler and tours run Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

To book a tour or for more information, click here.


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