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Wildlife Wonders of the Canoe Country

I sometimes wonder about wildlife in the canoe country. In July our family paddled across the Quetico Park from Beaverhouse Lake to Cache Bay, under 100 miles but pretty close. You would think in that vast area of wilderness there

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Colors Changing on the Gunflint Trail

We’re beginning to see some color changes on the Gunflint Trail. Maybe it was the hot, dry spell we had that started the transformation of colors? Whatever the reason we’re not ready for summer to be over quite yet. There’s

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Changes Quickly and Slowly

If you’re waiting for a person to get rid of a bad habit or start a new healthy habit it seems to take forever. Compare that slow change to how quickly things in nature sometimes change. Wildflowers and plants in

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Common Sense Blueberry Picking

It is that time of the year and there are blueberrie pickers on the Gunflint Trail. While the picking isn’t ideal there are blueberries to be found. There are some blue, quite a few green and even some places where

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Wildlife Watching on the Gunflint Trail

I have found the secret to viewing wildlife on the Gunflint Trail. All I have to do is leave my camera and phone at home and I’ll see plenty of wildlife. Just the other day I spotted a cow moose

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Voyageur Crew at the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

The Voyageur Crew competed in the 40th Anniversary of the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races on Wednesday, August 19th. The annual races are a fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department. Each year there are fun canoe races for all

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All Aboard for a trip to Chik-Wauk Museum

There’s a special presentation happening today at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. Dave Battistel has spent years exploring and documenting the history of the railroad around the Gunflint Trail and north.  You’re sure to enjoy his presentation but if you

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Biggest Blueberry on the Gunflint Trail

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

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Christmas in July on the Gunflint Trail

I’m not sure when our tradition started but every July the Voyageur Canoe Outfitter Crew celebrates Christmas. One of the best parts of our celebration is dining at Loon Lake Lodge. It’s such a beautiful place with the log lodge

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Moose Moment on the Gunflint Trail

We were visiting Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center yesterday when all of a sudden the woman working the desk said, “There’s a bull moose at the end of the road.” Everyone stopped what they were doing, hurried to their cars

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