3rd Annual Bayfield Classic Boat and Schooner Rendezvous: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11-12, Bayfield waterfront. Free admission to walk the docks and view boats. Boat parade at 1 p.m. Sept. 11. Visit lakesuperiortallships.org/calendar.

Mike Scanlon, of Proctor, fishes in Wisconsin's Brule River during trout fishing opener in March 2021.
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Mike Scanlon, of Proctor, fishes in Wisconsin's Brule River during trout fishing opener in March 2021. John Myers / File / News Tribune

Seventh Annual Brule River Spey Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11, McNeil's on the Brule, McNeil's Landing Road on the Brule River, east of Clevedon Road and north of Wisconsin Highway 13, Maple. The Lake Superior Steelhead Association hosts a day of swinging flies on the Brule, demonstrations and gear vendors. Lunch provided by Lake Superior Steelhead Association. The presenter will be Ed Ward. Bring beverage and chair.

It's Common for the Loonies: 1 p.m. Sept. 11, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, 9096 Minnesota Highway 61, Schroeder. Researcher/naturalist Katy Dahl explores the common loon and dives into discussing the research being done with the National Loon Center and the Loon Project. For more information, call 218-525-0001 or visit sugarloafnorthshore.org.

A branch of common buckthorn. 
Bob King / 2002 file / Duluth News Tribune
A branch of common buckthorn. Bob King / 2002 file / Duluth News Tribune

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Volunteer Stewardship Project: Buckthorn Pull: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12, Moose Mountain Scientific and Natural Area, 3.4 miles from Duluth on Lester River Road (County road 12). Help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources remove an invasive species, young buckthorn, which invades woodland areas and out-competes native species. Bring water, snacks, gloves and dress for working in the weather. There are no maintained trails, public restrooms or access to drinking water. Face coverings required when unable to maintain 6 feet of distance. Registration required; email arika.preas@state.mn.us.

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Sept. 12, 1461 W. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 4.5-mile trail from Haines Road to Enger Park. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Self-Guided Bioblitz: Sept. 13-27, Lutsen Scientific and Natural Area, Cook County. From Lutsen, go 1.5 miles south on Minnesota Highway 61, then 0.75 miles north on County Highway 5 (Ski Hill Road). Park on east side, then take ski trail east to site. Self-guided Bioblitz allows individuals and household groups to get outside and contribute to community science. Sign up on iNaturalist at https://bit.ly/3cok6A4 and read journal postings for event updates, guidelines and tips before visiting site. Wear sturdy footwear, long pants and be prepared to navigate rough and overgrown terrain. No official trails at site. Prizes at end of Bioblitz. For more info, contact Alex Miller at 651-259-5165 or alex.miller@state.mn.us.

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Lester/Amity Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. Meet at parking lot on Lester River Road, off East Superior Street. Arrive about five minutes early to meet with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Sept. 14; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Hawk Weekend Festival 2021: Sept. 17-19, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Duluth. The Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is known as one of the best places in North America to experience the fall bird migration. Field trips, hikes, programs and activities for all ages. More info at hawkridge.org/event/hawk-weekend-festival-2021.

The Midwest Peregrine Society's Jackie Fallon compares Titan, a juvenile peregrine falcon, to a portrait of a peregrine by local artist Tim Pearson, at Tettegouche State Park in 2018. 
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The Midwest Peregrine Society's Jackie Fallon compares Titan, a juvenile peregrine falcon, to a portrait of a peregrine by local artist Tim Pearson, at Tettegouche State Park in 2018. Jamey Malcomb / File / Lake County News-Chronicle

Falcons Live!: 1-3 p.m. Sept. 18, Tettegouche State Park, 5 miles northeast of Silver Bay on Minnesota Highway 61. Jackie Fallon, of the Midwest Peregrine Society, will present a program with several live birds to help the public understand the past, present and future of peregrine falcons at the park, the North Shore and the Upper Midwest.

Full Moon Hike: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 20, Enger Park, 1601 Enger Tower Drive, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline Sept. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Lincoln Park Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. This hike is 1.5 miles out and back on gravel trail along Miller Creek. Meet at trailhead off playground and parking lot near West Fifth Street. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Sept. 21; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Chester Park Trail is a 2.5-mile loop inside Duluth between the Chester Park and East Hillside neighborhoods. 
Adelle Whitefoot / 2021 fiel / Duluth News Tribune
Chester Park Trail is a 2.5-mile loop inside Duluth between the Chester Park and East Hillside neighborhoods. Adelle Whitefoot / 2021 fiel / Duluth News Tribune

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 21, Chester Trail, meet at Chester Park, 1801 E. Skyline Drive, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Sept. 20; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Chester Park, 1800 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Sept. 18; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Nature Knowledge: Duluth's Water: 5-6 p.m. Sept. 22, Lester Park Trail, Duluth. Learn about the water cycle and how lakes, rivers and streams connect us. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $2. Registration deadline Sept. 20; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Wolf Care Webinar: First Day of Fall: 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Join the International Wolf Center in Ely for this one-hour webinar as we start to see the seasons change and the 2021 pups begin to mirror adult wolves. Cost $12 for Wolf Center members; $15 for non-members. Register at kurt.mead@state.mn.us.

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 22, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and process for shooting archery from certified instructors. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $5. Registration closes Sept. 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Late Season Moths Evening Program: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25, Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center, 8793 Owl Ave., Toivola. Explore the abundant moth diversity. Field trip limited to five vehicles. Free for members (those who have donated at least $25 in the past year). Registration required; visit https://bit.ly/38ecuxn.

Certified Volunteer ATV/Snowmobile Instructor Training Class: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club, 100 S. Wheat Road, Cloquet. The certification will allow participants to teach the Department of Natural Resources' Hands On ATV and Snowmobile Safety Class. Must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check; be ATV and snowmobile certified; and complete a volunteer agreement. To register, provide your name, date of training and phone number of email to regional training officer Scott Fitzgerald at scott.fitzgerald@state.mn.us or 218 513-8946.

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Sept. 26, Rose Garden, 15 S. 13th Ave. E., Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 3.8-mile trail from Enger Park to the Rose Garden. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Adaptive Archery for Beginner Youth: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Sept. 27, Chalstrom's, 5067 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. This session is for youth participants who are interested in learning beginning levels of bow and arrow skills. Adaptive equipment and skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $90 for eight sessions on Mondays through Nov. 15. Register at https://bit.ly/37hN3uG.

Adaptive Archery for Intermediate Youth 6:15-7 p.m. Sept. 27, Chalstrom's, 5067 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. This session is for youth participants who are interested in learning intermediate levels of bow and arrow skills. Adaptive equipment and skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $90 for eight sessions on Mondays through Nov. 15. Register at https://bit.ly/3rNcEoB.

Adaptive Archery for Adults: 7-7:45 p.m. Sept. 27, Chalstrom's, 5067 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. This session is for adult participants who are interested in learning all levels of bow and arrow skills. Adaptive equipment and skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $90 for eight sessions on Mondays through Nov. 15. Register at https://bit.ly/3xjhlaV.

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Quarry Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. Quarry Park is known for huge stone spaces used for climbing, but it also offers a hiking trail perfect for winter use. Parking available off North 59th Avenue West and Highland. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Sept. 28; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1242 88th Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and process for shooting archery from certified instructors. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $5. Registration closes Sept. 26; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Orienteering: 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, Quarry Park, end of 59th Avenue West, Duluth. Learn how to use a map and compass and practice navigation skills. All levels of experience welcome. The course may include hiking on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 8 and up. Fee $5. Registration deadline Sept. 28; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Family Discovery Day: Archaeology: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2, Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm. Find out what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and how we can learn about the past by looking at objects people left behind. Regular admission applies.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Ely's Peak, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Oct. 3; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Gary Boelhower, left, and Gary Anderson, both of Duluth, hike on the Hawk Ridge portion of the Duluth Traverse multi-use in 2016. 
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Gary Boelhower, left, and Gary Anderson, both of Duluth, hike on the Hawk Ridge portion of the Duluth Traverse multi-use in 2016. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Hawk Ridge Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. This trail starts and ends with great views overlooking Duluth. It features slight inclines and options for loop or out-and-back routes. Parking available along street near Hawk Ridge Nature Center entrance. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Oct. 5; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Split Rock Stories by Lantern Light: tours at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Six figures of Split Rock's history share some of what their lives were like. Each tour limited to 20 people. Bring flashlight. Cost $10-$15. For more info, call 218-226-637 or email splitrock@mnhs.org.

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Oct. 10, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 4.5-mile trail from the Rose Garden to Hartley Park. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

People walk on the newly repaired Lakewalk in Canal Park at the conclusion of dedication ceremonies June 5, 2021, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune
People walk on the newly repaired Lakewalk in Canal Park at the conclusion of dedication ceremonies June 5, 2021, in Duluth. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Lakewalk, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. The Lakewalk features very gentle trade with loop and out-and-back options. Park in Canal Park and meet at the lighthouse parking lot. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Oct. 12; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Women Hike Duluth: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 16, Magney Snively Trailhead, near 10005 W. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Oct. 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Falcons Live!: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17, Tettegouche State Park, 5 miles northeast of Silver Bay on Minnesota Highway 61. Jackie Fallon, of the Midwest Peregrine Society, will present a program with several live birds to help the public understand the past, present and future of peregrine falcons at the park, the North Shore and the Upper Midwest.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Lester Park, 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Oct. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Full Moon Hike: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline Oct. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Oct. 24, Martin Road Trailhead, 3801 Martin Road, Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 3.1-mile trail from Hartley Park to the Martin Road Trailhead. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Adaptive Rock Climbing: 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Burns Wellness Center, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $50 for four sessions on Wednesdays through Nov. 17. Register at https://bit.ly/3fjOcGk.

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Annual event commemorates sinking of freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of 29 crew members Nov. 10, 1975. Lighthouse, fog signal building and visitor center will be open. Costumed interpreters will greet visitors and provide historic site and shipwreck info. At 4:30 p.m., the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crew members are read to the tolling of a ship's bell. Bring flashlight or headlamp. For more info, call 218-226-637 or email splitrock@mnhs.org.