Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

      It’s that time of the year again, the annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races put on by the summer home owners to benefit the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department are this Wednesday.  This is an event everyone looks forward to where there’s food and fun for everyone.

     People of all ages love to attend the Canoe Races.  There are minnow races for children and different races for people of all ages.  There are adult child races, kid’s races and wacky races including backwards paddling and gunwale pumping.  There’s delicious food and bakery items to enjoy that are made by dedicated home owners  There is a raffle with the opportunity to win great prizes including a Spirit II Canoe donated by Wenonah.  If you don’t want to rely on luck to get a great gift then you can purchase something at the Silent Auction.  New this year there will be an eating contest where contestants will eat Twinkies.


     The Voyageur Crew is ready to paddle at this year’s races.  They always do a great job and have a fun time.  The homeowners and visitors to the area enjoy seeing their enthusiasm and excitement.  We’re happy to have them paddle since their entrance fees are donated to the Fire Department, so the more participants the better. 

     If you are looking for something fun to do this Wednesday then take a drive up the Gunflint Trail.  The canoe races are a great event for a great cause.