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Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

Twin Ports Cyclery offers a social ride at 9 a.m. today and a no drop ride at 6 p.m. Monday, Twin Ports Cyclery, 2914 W. Third St. Free. Call (218) 624-4008.


Monday evening mountain bike rides, 6 p.m. Mondays. Call Ski Hut at (218) 724-8525 each week for location. Free.

Old Vermilion Trail sporting clays summer league and open shooting, 6980 Old Vermilion Trail. Hours: 4 p.m. to dark Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays for this week, then noon to dark. Call (218) 721-3804.

Positive Energy Outdoors Twin Ports Kayak Club, 6 p.m. Tuesdays through the summer on various area lakes. Registration: Free with your own boat or call by noon the day of the paddle to rent a boat for $15. Contact Blake at (218) 428-5990 or email for directions.

Hartley Nature Center offers these events at 3001 Woodland Ave. Call (218) 724-6735 or go to

* Volunteer Garden Nights, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday as well as June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, and Aug. 26.

* Evenings in the Butterfly Garden, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday as well as June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug. 13, and Aug. 27. Free.

* Celebration of our Wildwoods, an event to raise funds for Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation, a local 501(c)3 that rescues, rehabilitates and releases wildlife in the Northland. The celebration will feature local foods, craft beers, a silent auction and live music. Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

* Wildflower walks: 6-8 p.m. June 11 and July 16. Cost: $6, $4 for members, free for children.

Proctor Gun Club trap league and open shooting, 3:30 p.m. until dark Wednesdays, U.S. Highway 2, one mile north of Proctor. Call (218) 724-7895.

Superior Trap & Gun Club summer league shooting, 4 p.m. to dark Wednesdays through Aug. 27, 5642 Wisconsin Highway 35, Superior. A six-week doubles league will start July 2.

Duluth Cross Country Ski Club ski trail master plan input session, 6 p.m. Thursday, Duluth Heights Recreation Center, 33 W. Mulberry St. If you can’t attend, you may email comments to Gary at

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area offers these events. Go to or call (715) 463-2739.

* Explore bowhunting workshop, ages 11-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration required by Friday. Free.

* Botany talks and walks, 1-4 p.m. June 8. Topic: Wildflower ID

* Mug and mammal morning hikes, 8:30-10 a.m. June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. Free.

* Wildlife ethics, for high school students, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19 and June 26. Cost: $5 per day or $8 for both sessions.

* Wild edibles, 6-8 p.m. June 25. Cost: $5. Registration required.

* WILD women workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19. Cost: $10. Registration required.

* Botany talks and walks, 1-4 p.m. July 20. Topic: Ferns and club moss

* Paddle Phantom, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2. Rent a kayak for $20 or bring your own. Registration required.

* Outdoor skills camp, for ages 10-15, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-7. Free. Registration required.

* Botany talks and walks, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 17. Topic: Grass ID

* Crex for Kids Camp, for ages 8-12, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 25-28. Free. Registration required.

Superior Hiking Trail Association National Trails Day hikes, 10 a.m. Saturday. Meet at Cook County Road 1 trailhead parking lot. At Highway 61 milepost 78.8, turn left on Cook County Road 1 (Cramer Road) and go 3.6 miles to parking lot on right. Call (218) 834-2700 or email

* Hike 1: 8-mile hike from Temperance River State Park to Cook County Road 1.

* Hike 2: 2.2 mile hike from Cook County Road 1 to Dyers Creek Campsite and back.

Pattison State Park open house and social, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, picnic area and main shelter. Theme: Building Partnerships. No vehicle admission sticker needed Saturday or June 8. Call (715) 399-3111.

Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Brule River State Forest and Brule River Fish Hatchery, 13847 E. Hatchery Road. Go to

Brule-St. Croix Chapter of the North Country Trail Association offers these guided hikes in the Solon Springs area. Hikes depart at 9 a.m. from KD’s Restaurant in Solon Springs unless otherwise noted. Go to or, email or call (715) 292-3484.

* 1 p.m. Saturday: Guided hike on the North Country Trail to a scenic overlook of the Brule Valley. Meet at Brule Fish Hatchery, 13847 E. Hatchery Road near Brule.

* June 8: National Trails Day Hike – 10 a.m. at Highland Town Hall trailhead, 9360 South County Road S near Lake Nebagamon

* June 22: Brule-St. Croix Historic Portage – 1 p.m.

* July 5: Bird Sanctuary

* July 26: Hikers’ choice

* Aug. 9: Solon Springs North to Reinsberg Road

* Aug. 23: Solon Springs South to Leo Creek

* Aug. 30: Labor Day weekend hike – Brule-St. Croix Boardwalk

* Sept. 6: Brule-St. Croix Historic Portage

* Sept. 20: Bird Sanctuary

* Sept. 27: North Country Trail Day celebration

* Oct. 11: West Mail Road to Two Bridges Road

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, offers these events. Call (218) 721-3731, email or go to

* St. Louis River Watershed Educator Workshop – session I, June 10-11

* What’s New in Green Building Standards? Webinar, June 17

* St. Louis River Watershed Educator Workshop – session II, June 18-19

* Talking with Landowners about Intergenerational Land Transfer webinar, July 15

* Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training, July 28-Aug. 1

* Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training, Aug. 18-22

* Sasquatch Scramble Obstacle 5K Run, Sept. 6

Positive Energy Outdoors Wednesday evenings women’s paddle, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 11-Aug. 27, Fredenberg Lake. No experience necessary. Boats, equipment and basic instruction provided. Cost: $30. Call Steph at (218) 391-0147 to register by 5 p.m. the day of the paddle and for directions.

Third annual North Shore Landowners Workshop, 12:30-4 p.m. June 13, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland. Free but registration required. Call (218) 525-0001 or go to

Free day at the Split Rock Lighthouse, June 14, near Two Harbors. Events include a new film sharing the history of Split Rock. Children’s day at Split Rock will be held June 21. Go to

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival kids race, 3 p.m. June 14, Crosby Memorial Park. Costumed bike parade at 10 a.m. Go to or call (218) 546-8131.

Voyageurs National Park’s boat tours begin June 15 and depart from Rainy Lake and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Centers. You can reserve your dates now. Call (877) 444-6777 or go to

75th anniversary of Enger Tower and Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, Enger Park, Skyline Parkway off Hank Jensen Drive. Features food trucks, children’s activities, official program by Mayor Don Ness at 1 p.m. and yoga. Community cleanup of the park will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 12. Call (218) 730-4334 or email

Arrowhead Fly Fishers annual potluck picnic, 4-9 p.m. June 17, Chambers Grove Park in Fond du Lac on the St. Louis River. Dinner at 5 p.m. Bring your own meat to grill, beverages and a dish to share. The club will provide the grill, tableware and condiments.

Dragon boat class for beginners and experienced paddlers meets once a week for four weeks beginning June 24. New paddlers will learn the basics, and experienced paddlers will learn advanced skills, team management tips and race strategies. Cost: $40, includes membership in Blue Water Paddling, Duluth-Superior’s inclusive dragon boat club. Email or go to

Arrowhead Fly Fishers women’s retreat, June 27-29, Crooked Lake Resort in Finland. Reservations required by June 1. Call Laurie at (218) 525-6239 or email

Kraus-Anderson Bike Duluth Festival, Aug. 16-17, in Duluth. Features Enduro race, guided trail rides and hikes, downhill race, voyageurs revenge race and party at Chester Bowl. Go to for details.

If you have a meeting notice or other item to submit to Outdoors Notes, you can email it to us at or fax it (218) 720-4120, attention Outdoors Notes. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the Sunday of publication. If you have any questions, call Kris at (218) 723-5322.