What to Pack

Proper clothing and footgear will determine whether you can enjoy the wilderness on its terms or must suffer through the experience. Having accepted the fact that possible rain, muskeg, and mosquitoes are worth enduring in return for the rewards of becoming a temporary resident of the tundra world, what can one do to minimize the discomfort?

Essential gear:

  • Hiking boots: over the ankle

NOTE: Hiking is mostly on trail-less terrain or primitive trails. Conditions may include gravelly or boulder-strewn ground. Running/walking shoes are not recommended for the hikes. Even if you only participate in leisurely walks, hiking boots are important for your comfort and safety.

  • Rain gear: lightweight, good quality jacket and pants (for rain and/or wind)
  • Hat and gloves: wool or fleece
  • Warm layers: mid-weight wool sweater, fleece vest or fleece jacket
  • Shirts: short and long-sleeved
  • Pants: light weight, quick-dry & breathable for hiking
  • Long Underwear: light polypro top/bottom
  • Binoculars
  • Day pack

Optional items:

  • Casual clothes for around the lodge
  • Hiking gaiters to keep moisture and debris out of your boots
  • Bathing suit for a dip in the pond or Moose Creek
  • Extra camera batteries
  • Pack cover


Available to borrow:

  • Day packs
  • Water bottles
  • Bug head nets
  • Walking sticks
  • Gaiters
  • Fishing gear
  • LL Bean pack boots (good for wet conditions; not for steep or rocky terrain)
  • Mountain bikes/helmets
  • Canoes/paddles/PFDs
  • Bear spray

Available for purchase:

Note: We do not take credit cards. Please plan to bring cash or check to pay for your purchases.

  • Hats and gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Books and field guides
  • Postcards
  • Batteries
  • Quality binoculars


Our Pre-Trip Planning Packet is a great resource as you prepare for your stay.