Women's travel in the Eastern U.S.

While the eastern part of the United States is best known for its cities, it's well worth exploring for its natural beauty. From the high peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains to the seashores of the Chesapeake Bay, from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the rugged coastline of Maine, this part of the country contains enough history, variety, and beauty to keep you exploring for a long time. Be sure to also look at trips listed under National Parks.

Slackpacking Harpers Ferry - FULL
October 15, 2017 – October 21, 2017

Join us on our newest Slackpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail, this one through northern Virginia and West Virginia, from Chester Gap to Harpers Ferry. Like all slackpacking trips, you hike a new section of the Appalachian Trail every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed.

Appalachian Trail Section Backpack - FULL
October 15, 2017 – October 22, 2017

Our adventures on the Appalachian Trail continue this year as we return to complete more of the Virginia section. For those of you who have done previous sections in Virginia, we’ll be 'connecting some of the dots'. In this section the AT follows the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and offers us beautiful, 360 degree views, rocky and challenging trails. $1295   Rating: 1  2  3  [4]  5

Slackpacking Georgia - FULL
October 21, 2017 – October 29, 2017

Have you been dying to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, but you just cannot see carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in shelters without a hot shower? We have the perfect solution- slackpacking! Hike a new section every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed in a gorgeous hostel.  $1425  Rating: 1  2  3   [4, 5] 

Paddling with Manatees - FULL
January 25, 2018 – January 28, 2018

Who can resist these gentle giants in their winter home of Florida's spring-fed rivers??  On this trip we experience the manatees up close and personal in their natural habitat, viewing them through crystal clear waters as we sit above and among them in our kayaks.  This is an ideal trip both for women who know they love paddling and for those who want to give kayaking a try: you'll learn basic kayak strokes on calm waters and by the end of the weekend you will be a competent and confident paddler. Even if you discover you don't like kayaking (which we doubt), the thrill of these wondrous creatures sticking their snouts out of the water beside your kayak, as if to be petted, is simply an amazing experience.  $1235  Rating: 1 [2] 3  4 5 

Dog Sledding and Winter Fun - FULL
February 3, 2018 – February 7, 2018

Find out why winter is our favorite season! Whether you've always avoided winter or are already an experienced winter outdoorswoman, you'll enjoy 5 action-packed days of dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking on frozen rivers. Our home on this trip is an award-winning resort on the shores of Lake Superior. Pamper yourself with a sauna, outdoor hot tub, or perhaps even a massage. All rooms are private rooms on this trip. $1765  Rating: [1]  [2] [3]  4   5

On the Suwannee River
March 17, 2018 – March 20, 2018

Most people have only heard about the Suwannee River in Stephen Foster's famous song, "Old Folks At Home". And so it comes as a surprise how incredibly rich the natural and human history of this area truly is. On this hiking and paddling trip we will immerse ourselves in the beauty, variety, and fascination of the Suwannee and the clear springs that make this a truly unique early spring destination. $1195  Rating: 1 [2] 3  4 5 

Harpers Ferry Holiday
April 19, 2018 – April 22, 2018

At the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry is an outdoorswoman's delight. The C& O Towpath provides excellent bike riding; the Shenandoah is a perfect introduction to river paddling; and the world-renowned Appalachian Trail will delight both experienced and novice hikers. Combine all this with spring flowers and a town that is both historic and charming, and you have the recipe for the perfect weekend getaway.  $795  Rating: 1  2 

Waterfalls, Wildflowers, and Wineries
May 3, 2018 – May 6, 2018

Northern Georgia, the jumping off point for the Appalachian Trail, is known for its gorgeous and rugged mountains, its towering waterfalls, and its ... wineries? Who knew?! Turns out the soil, climate, and elevation are not only great for hiking, they're also perfect for wine growing. So on this four day getaway, we combine hiking to waterfalls with opportunities to visit wineries, learn about wine, and sample some of the wonderful cuisine that can be found here. This is the perfect Mother's Day gift!  $925 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Intro to Lightweight Backpacking on the AT - FULL
June 10, 2018 – June 17, 2018

On this wilderness backpacking trip we travel along one of the Appalachian Trail's most interesting sections, from Dicky Gap to Elk Garden, at the height of the rhododendron and azaleas in bloom. This is an ideal backpacking trip for novices: our moderate mileage leaves time for you to learn everything you need to know to pursue backpacking on your own. Or if you haven't been backpacking for awhile, join us to learn about the lightweight revolution. Our lightweight approach should keep your pack under 30 pounds.  $1450  Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Hut to Hut on the Appalachian Trail
July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018

This section of the Appalachian Trail offers the highest peaks in the White Mountains, windswept ridges, and dramatic views. It also has something more commonly found in the Alps: comfortable huts with a warm bed and a hot meal at the end of the day! This represents a great solution for women who want to hike on the Appalachian Trail but prefer not to carry a backpack. $1595 Rating: 1 2 3 4 [5].

Slackpacking Maine
August 11, 2018 – August 18, 2018

Have you been dying to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, but you just cannot see carrying a heavy pack and sleeping in shelters without a hot shower? We have the perfect solution- slackpacking! Hike a new section every day and get picked up at the end for a hot meal, shower, and a comfortable bed in a hostel. We've been doing the first section of the Appalachian Trail this way for years; in 2014 we added the last section. $1725 Rating: 1 2 3 4 [5].