What to Pack

National Parks of the Midwest

Summers in the upper mid-west are warm, but rainy. This area, known for its many lakes and shores, makes for a tranquil getaway from the everyday hubbub. So, strap on that pack, grab your oars, and jump aboard to these dazzling parks. Our picks for this area include merchandise made from recycled products, organic cotton, eco-friendly practices, and so much more! Enabling you to enjoy these green meadowlands by going “green”.

Pack the Right Stuff for your Trip to the National Parks

Water and Environmentally-Friendly Footwear

Not only are these shoes and sandals great for areas with water, they’re also eco-friendly as they are made from recycled materials and/or are made with environmentally-friendly technologies.

With Water Comes Bugs

The best way to protect against bug bites is to cover your arms and legs. Here are some options to keep the bugs at bay. Bonus points for being made with organic based or eco-conscious materials!

Packing Tip


Maximize your space by stuffing socks and underwear into your shoes

Keeping You Dry in the Storm

These eco-friendly, sustainable raincoats will help protect you during those afternoon thundershowers.

Boats and Seaplanes

In order to get to Isle Royale, you’ll need to take a boat or seaplane. Keep these environmentally-friendly layers on hand to help block the wind, and keep you warm as you shuttle to the island.

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