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Up North Excursions Day Trips explore and support arts, music, history, and nature in the Northland
Life-long learning and community building. 

If you are interested in a trip, please let me know.   I'll let you know if there is space and the status of the trip. 

I hope to have you join me on day trips! 
These trips support arts and nature in our region and give you learning opportunities and positive experiences. 

Wendy Grethen
Your host
Offering day trips since 2016
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Upcoming Trips 2021
Trips are back!  Hope to see you soon.
I love providing opportunities to go places and enjoy the Northland. 

Registration is now open. 

Click on the Register button to the left. 

 Aug 26 MN State Fair !

Sept 18  WI Cheese & Wine, Bayfield Time 

Oct 2 Cranberry Fest, Stone Lake

Oct 30 Chanhassen Dinner Theater The Music Man

Nov 14 Autumn Fest: Arts & Crafts. Canterbury Park, Shakopee

Dec TBA Holiday Special

Aug 26 – Thursday
MN State Fair
Leave Perkins West at 7:30 a.m. 
At the fair about 6 hrs
Return at 7 p.m
Which stop will you make first?  The barns to see the animals, the exhibits, go on a ride, or an interesting food stand with the latest food.  So much to see and do.  Keep on walking or even sit for a while.  The fair is back.  Do you have a group who wants to come?  Ask about the group discount for groups 8 or more.
Admission included.
Registration deadline 8/10
Seats Available:  36 (as of 7/20)


Sept 18 – Saturday - WI Wine and Cheese stop and Bayfield Time
Leave from Perkins West at 9 a.m.
First stop , Benoit WI cheese stop with 150+ kinds of cheese. Free samples.  98% from Wisconsin farms.
Second Stop: Highland Valley Farm /Pike Creek Winery  Blueberry wine, hard ciders (samples available for $1 each. Pay to the farmer).
Third Stop: Bayfield (general shopping) (12:10 to 2:30 p.m.) Pick up fresh smoked fish caught in Lake Superior. Return to Duluth via scenic south shore.  4 p.m.
Registration deadline 9/1
Seats Available:  29 (as of 7/20/2021)


Oct 2 Cranberry Fest, Stone Lake WI
Leave 8:30 a.m.   ROSE GARDEN  
At event about 5 hrs
Return about 5 p.m.
The streets of the small town are filled with vendor booths. Crafters. Food. Unique things for your home and yard.
Reserve by 9/15
Seats Available: 35 (as of 7/15/2021)



Oct 30 Chanhassen Dinner Theater
The Music Man

Leave Duluth at 8 a.m
Arrive at theater about 11 a.m. for a delicious lunch.
Return about 7:30 p.m.
Register by 9/29
This lively musical is not to be missed. You will experience the talent of voices, live music, costumes and be drawn into the story.  A delightful lunch will precede the show.
Register by 9/29
Seats Available 22 (as of 7/16/2021)



November 14 - Sunday
Canterbury Park – Autumn Festival: Arts and Craft Affair
Leave Perkins West at 8:15 a.m.
Return about  7 p.m.
Register by 10/25
This festival has over 125+ large booths filled with artisan creative projects.  You will be in the holiday season spirit for sure when attending this.  The fair is held at Canterbury Park.  Food options at the fair. Prize drawings at the fair.  We will be at the fair about 4.5 hours.
$75  (admission included)
Seasts Available: 40 (as of 7/16/2021)


Please make sure that when you write out a check
it is made to Wendy Up North.

A minimum number of participants is needed by the deadline for a trip to go.  To be complete your registration must include payment.  

Keep safe. 

Hope to see you on a day trip outing soon!  I love to provide fun experiences.  As a teacher by heart I think experiences and opportuniies to learn are everywhere and these trips bring you to potentially new places for you to come on your own or with friends and family.  The trips also save gas and parking hassels.  

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Wendy Grethen

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