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 and include the attendee's legal name, birthdate and age, address, email and parents' phone number.

50th Annual Team Duluth Alpine Ski Swap: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 31, Bear Paw Chalet, Spirit Mountain, Duluth. The largest fundraiser of the year for the region’s largest ski and snowboard youth development team. All types of alpine ski and snowboard equipment, gear and outerwear — racing and recreational — are eligible for this event, with Team Duluth receiving some proceeds. Several Northland ski and board shops will have discounted new equipment on sale, along with experts to answer questions.

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.

Twin Ports Freshwater Folk: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3, webinar. The Minnesota Sea Grant webinar series features speaker Kris Eilers, executive director of the St. Louis River Alliance, who will present about the St. Louis River Estuary National Water Trail. Learn about the trail, how to access it and who it is important for the Twin Ports. To register for the webinar, go to seagrant.umn.edu/events.

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

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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.

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 13-14, Bagley Nature Area and Classroom, 631 W. St. Marie St., Duluth. This 16-hour, two-day WFA course, presented by SOLO Wilderness Medicine & Cast Outdoor Adventures, focuses on the basic skills of response and assessment; musculoskeletal injuries; environmental emergencies; survival skills; soft tissue injuries; and medical emergencies; 75% of the class is scenario-based and outdoors. Appropriate for anyone who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips. Cost $240; $199 for University of Minnesota Duluth student members. Register at bit.ly/3AWUm7d or call 218-726-7128.

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 animal 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. 
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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.

The Pie Burner Fat Bike Ride: Donations accepted starting at 8 a.m., ride at 9 a.m. Nov. 27, Palmers Tavern, 1717 Third Ave. E., Hibbing. Two distances: 15 and 30 miles. Participants required to sign ride-day waiver. Ride benefits Toys for Tots Foundation in Northeastern St. Louis County. Ride fee is a donation of new and unwrapped toys, books or stocking stuffers. Cash and checks accepted. More info at facebook.com/pieburner.

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.