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Northwoods Foray, Cable WI

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - September 8 @ 11:00 am

Mushroom season in the Upper Midwest is once again looking prime, and no place has higher diversity than the Northwoods. You want to see rare and beautiful species? This is the place to be this September.

We’ll be foraying in the National Forest among big, BIG trees. To put it mildly.

The forests in Bayfield County have tremendous diversity of plants and mushrooms. Some of the largest amounts of fungi have been historically collected at this event in years past, with some years bringing in upwards of 400 unique specimens. There is very good reason that this foray has been host to the North American Mycological Association annual foray in 2017, and again the regional NAMA foray in 2022.

The Laurentian Mixed Forest, also known as the Northwoods, is a transition zone between the true boreal forest to the north and Big Woods to the south, with characteristics of each. Our foray regions may includes areas of broadleaf and conifer forest cover, as well as dry sandy barrens, conifer bogs, and swamps.

The Northwoods are said to have a distinct smell, which is attributed partially to the presence of sweet fern. Lake Namakagon provides a beautiful backdrop to our host site. The cry of the loon is unforgettable to first-timers to the area.

This year we will have planned workshops as well as forays for Friday and Saturday, and will feature two presentations, one Friday evening and another on Saturday evening.

Note: Food and lodging are not included in the event cost. This means you will need to make your own reservations to camp or stay in a hotel or other venue in the area.

Ticket prices for Northwoods Foray 2024

Adults (18+)
– Whole Event, Thurs to Sunday – $150.00
– Friday day pass – $80.00
– Saturday day pass – $80.00

Children ages 12 to 17
Children ages 12 to 17 still need to be attending with at least 1 adult who will act as a guardian, and still need to be registered separately in the form below.
– Whole Event, Thurs to Sunday – $50.00
– Friday day pass – $30.00
– Saturday day pass – $30.00

Children ages 11 and under
All whole-event tickets and day passes for children ages 11 and under are free to this event, but you still need to register each child and sign up at least 1 adult who will act as a guardian for them. Fill out the form below per child of any age and it will “charge” $0 to submit. This will help us keep track of numbers and will help you at check-in.

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September 5 @ 4:00 pm
September 8 @ 11:00 am
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Lakewoods Resort, Cable WI
21540 Co Hwy M
Cable, WI 54821 United States
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