Hello. Back in summer of 2002, me and my father took a canoeing trip with the boyscouts somewhere in Michigan. My father has recently passed, and while going through old pictures I found some of us on that canoe trip. Unfortunately they are all unlabeled and there is no information about them. I only remember bits and pieces of this trip, as I was about 13 at the time, and am trying to figure out where this trip was taken. I will describe the trip as much as possible below, and any information telling me what trip we took will be helpful. I am considering taking this trip again, mainly to relive something we did together.
I remember it was some kind of a company that organized most of the trip for us. They picked us up from the airport, lodged us for the first and last night in a cabin on their small campground, supplied the canoes for us, supplied all the food and cooking and camping equiment, dropped us off and picked us up at the beginning and destination points, and outlined our trip for us. We did not have a guide go with us, and basically only had to supply our clothes. It was a very small town this company's grounds was located near, the big thing was going to see a movie at their theater that had one screen. I would like to find out what town that was if possible. We went on a 7 or 8 night canoe trip that bordered Canada. At some points we could see land that was Canada and see land that was American on each side of us. We canoed each day, set up camp each night, broke down camp each morning at campsites that had no facilities or personnel, just a firepit. I'm assuming it was a longer canoe trip, because there were days we canoed pretty much all day long. I'm not positive, but I'm thinking it was somewhere upwards of 100 miles. It was a very secluded trip, we did not come into contact with many other people. At one point, we were canoeing on a vast lake, I'm assuming one of the Great Lakes. We spotted a couple houses with lights on that bordered the lake, because we were canoeing in the dark. There were a few times we had to portage (carry all of our equipment over land to another entry point). The toughest one was up a steep rocky hill, almost mountain, and back down the other side, and I think it was somewhere around 1.5 - 2 miles long. A few portages were short and easy. I'm estimating we did 5-6 portages throughout the trip. At the very end of the trip, we ended at a place that was either a bar or a saloon, or possibly even just a store, that was right on the river. It was in the middle of nowhere, and I remember being told that alot of people end their trip here and go into this place for their first piece of civilization since the beginning of their trip.
I know thats not a lot of information to work off of, but I was young and can't recall much more. I would love to take that same trip because I would appreciate it much more now, plus relive a trip me and my father bonded on. I'm trying to get hired as a firefighter paramedic, so I kept up with being active and love vacations like this. Any information that can clue me in on the trip we took will be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.