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Superior Scavenge: Follow the Flow!, a scavenger hunt within the city limits of Duluth, today through July 20. In conjunction with Lake Superior Day, the Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program (MLSCP) will have clues that carry messages of human uses, impacts and natural features of Lake Superior and the watershed. For details and prize information go to MLSCP and Lake Superior Day’s Facebook pages as well as

Duluth Experience kayak tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, from Canal Park. Features lessons in kayak safety and basic paddling, tour content on cultural and natural history and lunch. Cost: $69. Go to or call (218) 464-6337 for details.

Gooseberry Falls State Park offers these events. Go to or call (218) 834-3855.

* Take a walk with the wildflowers, 10:30 a.m. today. Meet outside the visitor center.

* Junior park naturalist, 2-2:30 p.m. today. Meet outside the visitor center by the art column.

* The Lava Your Life, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the amphitheater located near the Lady Slipper Lodge.

* Lake Superior Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 20.

* Meet the Minnesota State Butterfly, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25-26

* Full Sturgeon Moon hike, 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Meet at the amphitheater fire ring.

* Mushrooms 101, noon Aug. 14 and 10 a.m. Aug. 15. Meet at the visitor center theater.

* Tales of the Trail: Traveling around Lake Superior, 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Meet at the theater in the visitor center.

* Falls color hike, 10 a.m. Sept. 7 and Sept. 14. Bring a picnic lunch. Meet at the visitor center.

Master Naturalist volunteer training, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Cloquet Forestry Center. Cost: $200, includes materials. Scholarships available. Go to, call (888) 241-4532 or email

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: Noon to dark Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Call (218) 721-3804.

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

* Talking with Landowners about Intergenerational Land Transfer webinar, Tuesday

* Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1. Cost: $200, includes materials.

* Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18-22. Cost: $200, includes materials.

* Sasquatch Scramble Obstacle 5K Run, Sept. 6

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, July 29, Aug. 12, and Aug. 26.

* Evenings in the Butterfly Garden, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, Aug. 13, and Aug. 27. Free.

* Wildflower walks: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $6, $4 for members, free for children.

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.

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 Wednesday.

Positive Energy Outdoors Wednesday evenings women’s paddle, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through 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.

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

* WILD women workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 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.

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

* 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.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, 9096 Minnesota Highway 61, Schroeder, offers the presentation “Talking Sky: Ojibwe Constellations as a Reflection of Life on the Land,” 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. Call (218) 663-7679 or (218) 525-0001 or go to

Superior Hiking Trail guided hike, 10 a.m. Saturday. The 4.9-mile hike climbs to the summit of Pincushion Mountain and then climbs in and out of Devil Track River gorge. Meet at Cook County Road 58 (Lindskog Road) trailhead parking lot which is located off Highway 61 at milepost 113.8; turn left and go 0.8 miles to trailhead parking lot on the left. Call (218) 834-2700 or email

Lake Superior Wooden Boat Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Barker’s Island Marina, Superior. Free to the public. Go to

Lake Superior Day, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20, Barker’s Island Festival Park, Superior. Features Blessing of the Fleet, readings, workshops, local art, live music, and kids’ activities. Email

“Called Again: An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the year Jennifer Pharr Davis,” hosted by Trailfitters, 6:30 p.m. July 24, Spirit of the North Theater, 600 E. Superior St. Free. Call (218) 722-6776.

Guide Dogs of America Trap Shoot Fundraiser, July 26, Superior Trap and Gun Club, 5642 Highway 35, Superior. Registration from 8-10 a.m. Practice: 9-10 a.m. Cost varies depending on category between $8-$16. Call Jake at (715) 817-4932 or Doug at (715) 399-2103.

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. unless noted from KD’s Restaurant in Solon Springs. Go to or, email or call (715) 292-3484.

* 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

Minnesota Trappers Association Convention, Aug. 1-3, Carlton County Fairgrounds in Barnum. Call (218) 848-2383.

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.

Minnesota Hiking Celebration, Aug. 21-23, Spirit Mountain. Features guided hikes on Superior Hiking Trail, presentations, Duluth Hiking & Outdoors Expo, family hikes and activities. Free except for Thursday night banquet. Go to or

Lake Superior Wilderness Conference, Sept. 5-6, Inn on Lake Superior. Features adventurers and authors Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Ontario author Conor Mihell, Dave and Amy Freeman, Mike Link and Kate Crowley and wilderness managers from various public land agencies. Go to to register.

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