Beginning Backpacking for Women: Navigation: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts will teach about using maps and compasses. Participants should plan to start indoors and move outdoors; wear clothing and footwear appropriate for weather and mud. This Duluth Community Education class is part of a beginning backpacking series this fall. All mobility abilities and genders welcome. Fee: $10. Register at https://bit.ly/3hTqYFE.

Rock Talks: Geology, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Duluth (location TBD). All ages. Fee: $3. Registration deadline: Sept. 26. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Get Outdoors! Hunting Tales 2 — Waterfowl: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 29, hosted by Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation via Zoom. Connect virtually with Courage Kenny staff, volunteers and participants as you learn about favorite fall outdoor activities and places to explore. Register at https://bit.ly/3klLIY7.

Geocaching, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 1, Washington Square, Duluth. Learn core functions and uses of a Garmin eTrex 10 GPS unit and practice setting and searching for waypoints, then go on a scavenger hunt in the park. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 8 and up. Fee: $5. Registration deadline: Sept. 26. Registration deadline: Sept. 28. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

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Full Moon Hike, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Kingsbury Creek Trail, Duluth. Enjoy the peacefulness of the forest under the night sky. Headlamps available for use or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee: $3. Registration deadline: Sept. 28. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Colors in Nature, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 8, Duluth (location TBD). Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee: $3. Registration deadline: Oct. 5. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Colors in Nature, 15:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Duluth (location TBD). Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee: $3. Registration deadline: Oct. 10. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Saturday Hikes: Ely's Peak Loop, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17, Hartley and Martin roads, Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth. See the changing colors of the fall. Moderate difficulty. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee: $3. Registration deadline: Oct. 14. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Charlie Nelson (left) and Larry Sampson stop to check out a small canyon at Ely's Peak in 2016. (File / News Tribune)
Charlie Nelson (left) and Larry Sampson stop to check out a small canyon at Ely's Peak in 2016. (File / News Tribune)

Women Hike Duluth: Ely's Peak Loop, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 17, trailhead near 11804 123rd Ave. W., Duluth. Each month is a new location. The hike splits into two groups and they hike in opposite directions. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline: Oct. 14. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources turkey stamp contest: Turkey stamp artwork entries will be accepted until Oct. 2. Stamp sales benefit fish and wildlife habitat work. The stamps can be purchased in combination with a hunting or fishing license, or as collectables. For contest rules and deadlines, visit mndnr.gov/stamps or call the DNR Information Center at 888-646-6367.

Adaptive kayaking: 2-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 18, hosted by Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation. See the view of the Twin Ports from the bay. Individualized instruction and adaptions for sitting balance, grip and more that ensure a comfortable, successful experience. For ages 8 and up of all abilities. Cost sharing and scholarships available. Register at https://bit.ly/3m8i1eC.

Adaptive kayakers and volunteers set out to paddle as part of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Program at Park Point in Dultuh. (2019 file / News Tribune)
Adaptive kayakers and volunteers set out to paddle as part of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Program at Park Point in Dultuh. (2019 file / News Tribune)

Adventure Club: 2:15-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (with options of two to five days), meets at Lowell Elementary School, 2000 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. The nonprofit Positive Energy Outdoors has opened the club to all students in K-5. Participants in small groups go on field trips in the community. Will meet in a vacant mall space during inclement weather. Fee: $30 per day. Contact Blake at 218-428-5990, info@outdooredventures.org or visit outdooredventures.org.