There’s a contest this summer on the Gunflint Trail and it involves one of my favorite passtimes- picking blueberries. While the berries are starting to turn blue there are still way more green berries on the bushes than there are blue ones. It’s this time of the year I cringe to see anyone out picking because I fear they are damaging the green berries for future pickers. If we wait a little while longer then more of the berries will be blue and it will be worth picking.
If you just can’t wait to get out there and you find yourself in the posession of a big blueberry then head on over to an official blueberry weighing station. Not sure how Voyageur Canoe Outfitters missed out on the opportunity to be one of the stations but we do have one nearby at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.
Good Luck and happy picking!
Biggest Blueberry Contest – Gunflint Trail
Can you find the BIGGEST blueberry of the season? The 1st annual Biggest Blueberry Contest will be held on the Gunflint Trail from Friday July 21- Saturday August 12. Blueberries will be measured by weight and must be picked fresh and not store bought. Even if you don’t have a heavy blueberry, we still encourage you to enter as you could win a prize through our randomly selected drawing.
The three rounds of Blueberry contests will be
- Friday July 21 – Saturday July 29 with prize drawings on July 29
- Friday July 28 – Saturday August 5 with prize drawings on August 5
- Friday August 4 – Saturday August 12 with prize drawings on August 12
Look for an official Gunflint Trail weigh station to submit your blueberry! Weigh stations are Hungry Jack Outfitters, Nor’Wester Lodge, Rockwood Lodge, Golden Eagle Lodge, Tuscarora Lodge, Gunflint Lodge, Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center, Way of the Wilderness or Bearskin Lodge.