A Real Snow Day for Winter Tracks

     The kids had a snow day yesterday so that meant no school and extra time to enjoy the Winter Track Festival’s Activities.  While the rest of the state of Minnesota was busy digging out we probably only had 3-6 inches of new snow.  The wind has been blowing near the big lake in Grand Marais, so plows are busy keeping the drifts out of the way.   

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    The roads are clear so if you are in the area then be sure to join us for some Winter Tracks Fun. Windigo and Poplar Lake will be buzzing with activity on Saturday.  A Radar Run sponsored by Cook County Ridge Riders will begin at 11 AM and there will be a winter fishing seminar at 1:30 PM by local guide Vince Eckroot.  

     Golden Eagle Lodge will present curling on the lake, Tuscarora will have a broomball game and Gunflint Pines will have a snowshoe obstacle course and snowmobile tours.  Gunflint Lodge will also be buzzing during the daytime and well into the evening.  They are having a skijoring demonstration, a snowshoe trek, and a dog mushing seminar by local mushers Mark and Mary Black at 11 AM.  Gunflint is the place to be when the sun goes down.  They will host the evening’s activities including dinner, awards, dance and bonfire.

     On Sunday the Cook County Snowmobile Club will be sponsoring the Annual Trout Derby on Gunflint Lake.  There will be other activities happening during the tournament so bundle up and head out to Gunflint Lake for some winter fun.