Up North Excursions day trips and local trips have been held since 2016.
Each trip is connect to arts, music, history, or nature in the Northland
and supports the talents, educational opportunities and nature of the Northland.

I apprecate those who have been on past trips and look forward to new and returning participants. 

2024  I'm pleased to announce 10 day trips beginning in May. 
Click on Registration to sign up. 

Please note the deadlines  -   reserve early!  

**EXTRA EVENT**  Come on Wednesday May 15 to Play Bunco Night.  Potluck at 5:15 pm, Game at 6:15 Instructions will be taught, then we will play.  It's a fun dice game.  Mixer - everyone plays with everyone.  Bring a low cost gift item for prizes. Location: Lakeside Lester Park Community Club, - former Lester Park Branch Library, 106 N. 54th Ave. E. 

2024 TRIPS 


..Thurs 5/30  Visit to miniature horse farm. Local. We will caravan from a selected site.  These horses are therapy horses and just a few feet tall. Learn about them where they live. 
      1:45 to 3p.m.  Reserve by May 20  $15

..Tues  6/18  Garden Deluxe & Minnehaha Falls

Como Park Conservatory summer flowers /Ordway Japanese GardenMarket at Malcolm Yards (lunch on your own). Minnehaha Falls and Longfellow Gardens, & Mother Earth Garden store.   8AM until 7PM  
     Reserve by  6/5  $90


..Wed  6/26   Emu Ranch & Paddlewheel Boat Tour on St. Croix River  
Learn about Emus at a ranch. Picnic lunch overlooking the St Croix (included). 80 min cruise on the St. Croix leaving from Taylors Falls.    
     8AM until 6PM  Please register by 6/10  $125

..Tues  7/16  Simply Stillwater & Tea in an historic Inn 
Enjoy a 4-course high tea in historic Lowell Inn, Then walk by the scenic St. Croix River, walk on their pedestrian lift bridge, and shop. 
      9AM until 6PM    .    Reserve by 6/30 $120


..Thurs 8/8  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Mill City Museum 
The sculpture garden has over 60 statue, including the famous cherry on a spoon. Flour mills are very much apart of the history of the state.  A MN Historic Society site on the Mississippi.
     8AM until 6PM  Register by 7/20  $95

 ..Thurs  8/22  Minnesota State Fair! 
Opening Day.   Food, rides, animals, exhibits, freebies.  Don’t miss the fair –one of the best in the U.S.   
     8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Reserve by 8/2   $95
     As of 5/7 there are 32 seats available.  


 ..Sun  9/8 Bayfield Fest of Arts  
What a charming town on Lake Superior with a wonderful art festival.
      9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Reserve by 8/20 $65

 ..Thurs 10/17 Sunset with Cranes   
We will have time with a naturalist to learn about cranes, then view them flying in from the field.  Listen to the ancient sounds.     
    2:15 pm until 8:15 pm  Reserve by 10/1  $75

 .. Oct TBA  Meal in a Mansion  LOCAL

 ..Sun 12/15 The Book of Mormon, Orpheum Theatre  
Funny, Broadway musical at the historic Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis. Lunch included at Viking Inn.     
     9:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.  Reserve by 11/1   $165


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Pickup location is Perkins West Duluth, 4005 W. Michigan St, except for the Garden Deluxe trip and local trips. 


Dec 2023
It was fun to explore the Cotton Mansion, learn about its history, have festive live music and a meal in the early parts of the holiday season.  Thank you for coming to Meal in a Mansion   - it also is the 40th day trip by Up North Excursions.  Since covid more local outings have been added.  This is one of them.  


Make checks written to WendyUpNorth.   
Mail to WendyUpNorth, 4005 McCulloch St, 
Duluth MN 55804
Please DO NOT mail a check unless you have confirmed with Wendy that there is space for the trip or event and not UNTIL there is a MINIMUM people willing to go on a trip 


A  minimum number of attendees are needed by the deadline for a trip to be possible.   Please let me know if you are a YES for a trip.
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