HighwayHighlights.com blogger, Seth Hardmeyer, writes about roadside oddities and attractions found in his home state of Minnesota. Updated weekly, posts include stories about roadside oddities, unique features and places, geographical landmarks, architecture and other Minnesota musings. In his December 29 post, Seth names The Top 50 Coolest Houses in Minnesota, which features the Historic Hutchinson House […]
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While the last groomer set tracks on the Gunflint’s Banadad Ski Trail earlier this month there still is plenty of snow on the eastern end of the trail. Four inches of new snow fell yesterday and another 3 inches today leaving over eighteen on the trail. Right now there is more then enough snow for […]
April First and this is not an April fools joke. The skiing is great!
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. […]
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 […]
Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2011 Iron Pour in Lanesboro, Minnesota’s Sylvan Park on Saturday, July 9, from 1-6 p.m. This is a free public event for all ages. The pour will be led by nationally-acclaimed local artist Karl Unnasch, and is held in cooperation with the City of Lanesboro. Bar-b-que food and beverages will also be available […]
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 […]
Combining trail adventures with a B & B stay in Minnesota is a natural way to enjoy the state.
Many who have visited Lanesboro on summer weekends have enjoyed the “Over the Back Fence” Radio Show hosted in the Commonweal Theatre on Sunday evenings. For the past 15 years “Over the Back Fence” has entertained us with local humor, outstanding music and just a good time. We locals like to refer to it as […]
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 […]