Woodland Highway Aerial Tour

Follow the footsteps of Native Americans, French explorers and first settlers as they journeyed through Iron County, WI on the famous Flambeau Trail. On this amazing airplane tour with expert guide and pilot Bill Lauer you will learn how transportation, via this ancient “woodland highway” and later by railroad opened up northern WI to development. See how the Flambeau Trail crossed the Continental Divide linking Lake Superior and Mississippi watersheds allowing fur-trading commerce all the way to the Gulf of Mexico!

From the air you will see where the original Flambeau trail commenced at the mouth of the Montreal River on the south shore of Lake Superior and continued overland south to the Continental Divide at Long Lake. See how rivers contained natural barriers as they flowed north at the Divide to Lake Superior making travel by canoe impossible. Imagine how travelers portaged 45 miles with bags of goods in tow! Once at Long Lake canoes were used for the remainder of the route as rivers flow south to Lac du Flambeau and beyond!

DURATION: approximately 1 hour

DEPARTURE POINT: Manitowish Waters, WI Airport or Ironwood, MI Airport

Don’t forget your camera!!

Airplane Tours & Pricing

With our tours you pay one price for the airplane, pilot and up to three sightseers.
No confusing price break-down and always amazing views.

See the many lakes in Northern Wisconsin from the air. Our lake tour includes Lac du Flambeau, Minocqua, and Manitowish Waters. Take our Superior Tour and see some of the most beautiful shoreline in the world along Lake Superior.

If one of our regular tours does not cover what your group would like to see, let us know, we can custom design a tour to suit your needs.

Float Plane Tours

$300 / Hour

  • Up to 3 Sightseers
  • Pick Up at Your Dock Available

Land Plane Tours

$175 / Hour

  • Up to 3 Sightseers
  • Manitowish Waters Or Ironwood Airports