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Category Archives: Arrowhead Region

MUSHERS MOVE NORTH, AND BRING BACK THE GUNFLINT MAIL RUN:

  Despite the cancellation of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Duluth, dog sled racing will still take place at the end of January – in Grand Marais, one of the state’s only snow-covered spots. Before the first running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in 1978, there was the Gunflint Mail Run. […]

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Great Skiing along the Gunflint’s Banadad Trails

You will find great skiing along the Gunflint.  The entire 41 kilometer Banadad Trail system is now tracked and open for skiing.  Located at the eastern end of the Banadad is Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B. The guesthouse also operate’s the Banadad Yurts and two ski-in cabins along the trail. According to skiers just returning from […]

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Historic Bed and Breakfast Inns of Duluth Holiday Tour!

The Historic Bed and Breakfast Inns of Duluth are pleased to announce that all seven inns will be opening their doors this holiday season for a spectacular Holiday tour! On Sunday, December 11th, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the Duluth Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns will be opening their doors to share their […]

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May Gunflint Trail Green-Up

  2011 May Tree Planting Weekends Gunflint Trail Green-Up Join us for one of two Tree Planting weekends during the- Gunflint Green-Up Gunflint Green Up – May 6-8. Over this weekend trees will be planted on the upper end of the Gunflint Trail and near the east end of the Banadad Ski Trail. Other events […]

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Great Spring Skiing on Gunflint Trail’s – Banadad

  Snow on Ground – 18 inches Packed Trail base – 16  inches New snow last 24 hours –6 New snow last 7 days –  8 Groomed and Tracked – Tracked Banadad East, Knapp, and Lace Lake- 9 Km. Comments-Excellent skiing. With the fresh snow the trail is beautiful.  Morning expect some icy conditions; warning […]

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Gunflint Trail’s Banadad Ski Trail Opened for Season

A big holiday present to those waiting to ski Northeast Minnesota’s  Banadad Ski Trails.  On December 21, trail staff finally removed the last of the brush and down trees blocking the 41 Kilometer of the Banadad Ski Trail system.  According to trail staff member, Jim Raml,  “while  we still have a bit more clean-up of […]

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Good Early Winter Snow on the Gunflint

Get your skis out; winter has arrived on the Gunflint Trail.  Over the last few days ten inches of additional snow have  fallen on the Gunflint Trail. The groomers are out rolling and packing the ski trails in preparation to setting tracks. The Banadad and Central Gunflint Nordic Ski Trails now have fifteen or more […]

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Gunflint Trail Fall Plein Air Celebration Sunday, October 3 11 am to 4 pm View Gunflint art work,  meet the artists and enjoy Taste of Fall at participating Lodges. Taste treats include- Walleye chowder, glazed ham, bread pudding, squash pie, salsa pickles, wine and cheese, and more!  Each participating lodge will be displaying art work […]

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Taste of the Gunflint

Get a glimpse of Gunflint Trail history and a taste of good eats during A Taste of the Gunflint Trail  on Saturday, September 11 from 11 am to 5 pm. Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center and nine Gunflint Trail businesses will be open for tours during this fundraiser for Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center’s boardwalk […]

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Artist Wanted for Gunflint Trail Plein Air Summer

Artist Sign-up anytime- From: Tuesday June 15, 2010 Until: Friday, October 15, 2010 The Gunflint Trail’s Plein Air Summer  is open to all artist (painters) who want to participate.- Sign in at anytime during the event at Trail Center Lodge 8am-9pm Mon-Sun. Artist participants will be given a small packet with an ID card, list […]

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