I hate to admit it but I think Spring finally defeated Winter on the Gunflint Trail. The water is running in the creeks, the snowbanks are disappearing, and I have paddling on my mind. Yesterday was the first time I saw open water on our little creeks and it made me want to get the canoe out and go paddling.
There’s still 2-3 feet of ice on most of the lakes so it will be quite awhile before we can paddle the lakes and routes of the Boundary Waters or Quetico Park. The ice doesn’t usually go off of the lakes up here until the first week of May but as soon as it does we’ll be ready.
Mike has already started planning for an early season canoe trip. It’s a great time to paddle the wilderness canoe country; there are no bugs, very few people and plenty of wildlife to see. If you plan the right route then you can even get into some awesome fishing.
If you haven’t paddled in May before then give us a call toll-free at 1-888-CANOEIT or drop us an e-mail. We’d love to help you plan your own spring canoe trip on the Gunflint Trail.