“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau
Our goal as guides is to provide you, your family or group with a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience in the woods. The New England Region has some of the most exquisite scenery, wildlife and history North America has to offer. In our present day society we have lost touch with how our ancestors used to live. The experience of being in nature allows us to connect directly with the past, ourselves, each other and gives us a greater appreciation for the world around us.
These trips are not strenuous expeditions or survival scenarios designed to test your physical and mental limits. They are a retreat from the hustle and bustle of today’s modern world, giving you the space you need to reconnect with who you are and what this life is about. There is plenty of time for relaxing around camp, learning local and natural history, traditional bushcraft skills, hiking, exploring, swimming, yoga, meditation, photography…you name it.
Historic Wickford, Narragansett Bay Canoe Tours – North Kingstown, Rhode Island – Originally the Narragansett called this place Cocumscussoc. The land was gifted to Roger Williams not long after his arrival and the first trading post on Narragansett Bay was established soon after that. Explore the many islands and coves and travel the way our ancestors used to. … Continue reading Historic Wickford, Narragansett Bay Canoe Tours
Crawford Notch Camping and Tramping – Harts Location, NH – Crawford Notch is the steep and narrow gorge of the Saco River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It was first discovered in 1771 by a hunter who was tracking a moose. Although it was a well used Native American trail, there were no settlements inside … Continue reading Crawford Notch Camping and Tramping
Blackstone Valley, Bicycle, Snowshoe and Canoe Tours – Cumberland and Lincoln, RI – Built along the Blackstone River between 1824-1828 the Blackstone Canal served as a major shipping route between Providence and Worcester before the railroad was put in. Before this the area had been used by Paleo Indians to hunt and fish for close to … Continue reading Blackstone Valley Bicycle, Snowshoe and Canoe Tours
Quonset Bicycle, Hike, Canoe & Snowshoe Tours – North Kingstown, RI – Former Native American settlement, former US Navy Base, turned industrial park, residential neighborhood and nature preserve. Approximately 8 miles round trip. Tour includes nice bike ride to the bay, stop at the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park, leisurely walk with breakfast, lunch or … Continue reading Quonset Bicycle, Hike, Canoe and Snowshoe Tours
Nothing beats hanging out around a roaring fire on a beautiful New England day. We keep the coffee, tea and hot chocolate flowing as we talk about, demonstrate and practice traditional camp cooking skills used throughout the region. Brunch, dinner & dessert cooking demonstration – Dutch Oven, cast iron as well as other camp cooking techniques “Bushcraft” skills … Continue reading Traditional Camp Cooking Workshop