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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Exploration

Basics of Birding
With binoculars and books in hand, join the Outdoor Adventure staff for a walk around our lush 150 acre property to seek out and identify those winged beauties. This class, designed for beginners, will give tips and pointers on how to prepare for and get started in the world of birding. With the diversity of the lake, forest, and farmland right here on our property, you are sure to encounter various types of native and migratory birds and gain some memories along the way.

Bog Talk
Surrounding our glacial lake is an ecosystem teeming with life. Join us as we break down and identify the different forms of life the Bog has to offer. Edibles, medicinals, and endangered species of plants are just a small part of the Bog that is ever changing and fascinating.

Botany Walk
Enjoy a tour of the Lodge's diverse flora while also exploring the science of botany. Learn about the plants and how to identify them, including how to use botany books and field guides and how to observe key characteristics of plants. The Botany Walk is led by Nathaniel Whitmore, The Lodge's Master Herbalist and shiatsu practitioner, who initially studied botany as a forager and medicinal herb harvester.

Forest Bathing
Join Master Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore for a slow and contemplative walk that will focus on keeping the body and mind in the present while teaching techniques for deep breathing, mind-body awareness as well as taking note of the little miracles of the forest.

Guided Nature Walk
Join Master Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore for a casual walk on our beautiful grounds to learn about the many common plants that have both edible and medicinal properties.


Explore The Lodge grounds on a high-tech hunt for hidden "treasure" with help from our Outdoor Adventure Guides and a GPS. Usually off the beaten path and always a surprise, Geocaching is a fun way to learn about navigation and overland travel. Please wear sturdy shoes as many of the geocaches are hidden off trail.

Lodge Walk
Join us on a leisurely stroll through the ever changing grounds of The Lodge at Woodloch. Use this opportunity to learn about local history as well as the resident flora and fauna.

Nocturnal Walk
Quiet night air, stars so bright, a night song being played just for you. Join the outdoor adventure staff for a walk around our lush 150 acre property to explore the world that awaits us as the night unfolds. We will look for the many nocturnal wildlife that only come out at night. With the diversity of the lake, forest, and farmland right here on our property, you are sure to encounter various sounds and sights of the night.

Spring Awakening
Join the outdoor adventure team on a walk around the grounds at The Lodge at Woodloch as we peel back the blanket of our winter slumber and breathe in the new spring air. Every step you take brings new signs of life as the buds emerge, plants sprout, and animals come out of their yearly rest.

Winter Woods Walk
Whether by boot or snowshoe, follow your outdoor adventure guide on a tour of our property. Animal tracks, woodpecker holes and ground scratchings all give us signs of the diversity of fauna in the area. Take a fresh look into the winter woods, to see how much life really happens, even through the cooler months.