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.

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


Firearms Safety Field Day: noon-3:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Hermantown. Field Day for students who have completed the HunterCourse online program. Students must be 11 years old before Oct. 18 and bring a Field Day voucher. Parent or guardian must attend first 30 minutes. Preregistration required; contact instructor Michael Hardesty at m16pastor@gmail.com. Class size limited.

Firearms Safety Training Classroom Class: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19-21, 26-28; Field Day, 10 a.m. Oct. 30, GRV Meeting and Event Center-Pokegama Plaza, 1267 Pokegama Ave., Unit 7, Grand Rapids. Must be 11 years old before class start date. Fee: $7.50 due at class; $7.50 DNR charge when you certify to be paid online. To register or for questions, contact instructor Daniel Chase at 218-259-9241 or chasedan1@msn.com.

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.

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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.

Open Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Available for those who've completed Parks and Rec's Intro to Archery class. All equipment provided; no personal archery equipment allowed. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $8. Registration closes Oct. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Nature Knowledge: Colors in Nature: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23, Quarry Park, end of 59th Avenue West, Duluth. Learn about the natural world around us. What adaptations make owls skilled hunters? Who is making those animal tracks in my yard? Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Oct. 21; 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.

Open Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1242 88th Ave. W., Duluth. Available for those who've completed Parks and Rec's Intro to Archery class. All equipment provided; no personal archery equipment allowed. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $8. Registration closes Oct. 24; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

ATV Safety Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30, Lake County Highway Department, 1513 Highway 2, Two Harbors. Must be 10 years old before Field Day. Bring helmet and proper riding attire; ATVs provided. To register, email the following info to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, sherfirr@co.lake.mn.us or call 218-834-8385: legal name, birth date and age, address, email and parents' phone number.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Quarry Park, end of 59th Avenue West, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Oct. 31; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

The Split Rock Lighthouse beacon glows at dusk during the beacon lighting and service in 2019 recognizing the 44th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune
The Split Rock Lighthouse beacon glows at dusk during the beacon lighting and service in 2019 recognizing the 44th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

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.

Nature Knowledge: Naturalist Hike: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 13, Ely's Peak, Duluth. Learn about the natural world around us. What adaptations make owls skilled hunters? Who is making those animals tracks in my yard? Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Nov. 10; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Enger Park, 1601 Enger Tower Drive, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Nov. 14; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

A short spur of the Park Point Trail offers a panoramic view of Lake Superior on May 25, 2021. Many spurs along the trail offer views both of Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor. 
Samantha Erkkila / File / Duluth News Tribune
A short spur of the Park Point Trail offers a panoramic view of Lake Superior on May 25, 2021. Many spurs along the trail offer views both of Lake Superior and the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Samantha Erkkila / File / Duluth News Tribune

Full Moon Hike: 5-6 p.m. Nov. 19, Park Point Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline Nov. 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Women Hike Duluth: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 20, Piedmont Trail, meet at trailhead at 1220 24th Ave. W., Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Nov. 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Chambers Grove Park, Highway 23 and 137th Avenue West, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Nov. 28; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Hawks Ridge Trail, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike is up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Dec. 12; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Full Moon Hike: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 18, Hawks Ridge Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline Dec. 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 21, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Dec. 20; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Northern Pines Sled Dog Race: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19, Northern Pines Golf Course, 69420 Airport Road, Iron River, Wisconsin. This sprint/mid-distance race is a downhill run through the golf course, entering the Bayfield County Trail system and the Tri-County Corridor. Food and free family events in a heated event center. Meet the mushers in the evening. For more info, visit northernpinessdr.com.