Women's Wilderness Discovery

Women's Wilderness Discovery crafts year-round fully outfitted, guided Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness adventures designed especially for you. We also offer fun workshop opportunities for both the outdoor novice and seasoned veteran. Discover your inner strength outdoors.

Safe, positive participation is our goal, enriching lives through the wilderness experience. Our fully outfitted, expertly guided educational wilderness trips emphasize teamwork and strive to build confidence, strengthen courage, and cultivate leadership qualities in women of all ages. Although female focused, we also customize trips for couples and families. 

Harnessing years of wilderness experience and a passion for leading skill-building outdoor adventures, Peta Barrett founded Women’s Wilderness Discovery. Her aim is to motivate folks to learn, play, and grow through outdoor adventure. Canoe camping, winter camping, paddling, XC-skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking - discover the beauty & solitude of exploring the woods & waters of NE Minnesota.

Fully outfitted means we provide everything but your personal necessities for a very affordable price! We will acquaint you with all group gear and teach you how to pack that portage pack for optimal travel. You'll enjoy great food & trail snacks, customized to your needs (GF, Vegetarian, Vegan).

Let Women's Wilderness Discovery create the wilderness trip of your dreams. Don't have a ready-made group? Choose your own trip dates! If you’d like, open your trip for others to join, or sign up for one of our posted trips and make new friends. Check our website for seasonal details. Contact Peta by phone or email well in advance of dates you have in mind. It’s wise to reserve your permit months in advance. All applicable user fees and reservations are made by Women’s Wilderness Discovery and included in the price of your trip.

Ely, Minnesota
United States