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Explore Duluth's Magney-Snively trails on skis

Editor’s note: Some events may have been canceled after the time of publication. Please check with local organizers. Email events to outdoors@duluthnews.com.

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Guided Snowshoe Hike: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 12, Brewers Park, Duluth. Meet at Skyline Trailhead, 24th Avenue West. All ages. Free. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $3. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

55 and Over Snowshoeing: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 61 Lester River Road, lower parking lot, Lester Park, Duluth. Join other 55-and-over individuals for a snowshoe social. Enjoy views of the Lester and Amity rivers as well as waterfalls throughout the park. Option for a moderate loop or easy out-and-back. No experience necessary; snowshoes provided. Weather cancellations will be made by noon the day of. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. Feb. 15, Duluth Traverse, meet at Twin Ponds Trailhead, West Skyline Parkway and Hank Jensen Drive, Duluth. Snowshoes provided or bring your own.Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Feb. 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

XC Skiing: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15, Magney-Snively ski trails, Duluth. Explore one of Duluth's cross-country skiing trails. Designed to introduce participants to the city's trailheads, what to expect and how to navigate the trails. Skiers will travel at a relaxed classic skiing pace. All ages. Fee $15. Registration deadline Feb. 14; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Full Moon Hike: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Hartley Nature Center, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline Feb. 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. Feb. 16, DWP Trail, Becks Road, Spirit Mountain, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends Feb. 15. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 17, via Zoom. A real-life soap opera has played itself out over the past 15 years between over 25 captive and wild great horned owls that have formed the basis of an in-depth vocal study on the species. You’ll experience owl dating, divorce, territorial defense and more as you learn from Karla Bloem, executive director of the International Owl Center, about their wide variety of vocalizations and what they mean. Hosted by Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Register at https://bit.ly/3JeA7qb.

Full Moon Snowshoe: 8-9 p.m. Feb. 18, Lost Lake Peatland Scientific and Natural Area. Meet at Lost Lake Public Water Access; from Tower, go 5 miles west on state Highway 169, then 1.25 miles west on state Highway 1, then 1 mile north on County Road 476 (Holter Road), then 1 mile northwest on County Road 458 (Roberts Road); park in water access at dead end. Introductory snowshoe hike takes participants to enjoy the full moon over Lost Lake Peatland SNA Bring snowshoes; limited adult- and child-sized snowshoes available to borrow. Wear face coverings when unable to maintain 6 feet of social distance. Registration required; email arika.preas@state.mn.us or call 218-735-3971.

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Itasca Driftskippers Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m.; class at 9 a.m.; field day test around 10 a.m. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. Students must have their printed copy of the online completion certificate to register. To register or for questions, contact Wayne Roskos at 218-244-5629 or wayneroskos@kozyradio.com .

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 .

Winter Encounters Snowshoe Hike: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Jay Cooke State Park, 3 miles east of Carlton on state Highway 210. Join the park naturalist on snowshoes to discover the park during winter. After some "how-to" basics, the group will head out on a trail. Child and adult snowshoes available. The program will be canceled if temperatures/windchill reach 15 degrees below zero. For more information, contact Kristine Hiller at 218-673-7005 or by email at kris.hiller@state.mn.us .

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 20, Marcell Town Hall, Town Hall Road, Marcell. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. To register or for questions, contact Sandy Wass at snowdrifters42@gmail.com or call 218-341-8522.

55 and Over Snowshoeing: 10-11 a.m. Feb. 22, 7215 Waseca St., Kingsbury Creek Trailhead just north of the zoo, Kingsbury Creek-Fairmount Park, Duluth. Join other 55-and-over individuals for a snowshoe social. This hike features crossing of three large trails and has been home to ongoing restoration projects. Options range from moderate to strenuous inclines. No experience necessary; snowshoes provided. Weather cancellations will be made by 6 p.m. the night before. Fee $3. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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A Working Couple's Guide to Section Hiking the SHT: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, webinar. Interested in backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail without taking weeks of vacation or quitting your job? Madeline and James Didier, SHT enthusiasts and adventure seekers, will explain how they backpacked all 310 miles of the SHT in a year without taking time off work. They will cover the logistics of completing section hikes over the span of several efficient weekends. Suggested donation: $20 (helps fund SHT improvement projects). Register at https://bit.ly/3LkBkhE.

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 26, Vermilion Community College, 1900 E. Camp St., Ely. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. To register or for questions, contact Dave Marshall at 218-232-1711 or at dave.marshall@ely.mn.us .

Winter Encounters Snowshoe Hike: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Jay Cooke State Park, 3 miles east of Carlton on state Highway 210. Join the park naturalist on snowshoes to discover the park during winter. After some "how-to" basics, the group will head out on a trail. Child and adult snowshoes available. Physical distancing and masks are encouraged during interpretive programs. Registration required by 5 p.m. Feb. 25; email carly.hawkinson@state.mn.us or call 218-673-7006.

Guided Snowshoe Hike: noon-3 p.m. Feb. 26, Short Line Park, Duluth. All ages. Free. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race: 9 a.m. Feb. 27, Ely. Includes two distances: eight-dog, 50-mile race (through boreal forest on Taconite Trail) and six-dog, 30-mile race (on Taconite Trail winding around near Purvis Lake); both start and end in Ely. Visit wolftrackclassic.com .

55 and Over Snowshoeing: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Hawk Ridge parking lot just prior to the closed road, enter through East Skyline Parkway off Glenwood Street, Duluth. Join other 55-and-over individuals for a snowshoe social. Snowshoe up the closed road; trail features beautiful overlook of Lake Superior and slight inclines. No experience necessary; snowshoes provided. Weather cancellations will be made by 6 p.m. the night before. Fee $3. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. March 1, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and the process for shooting archery. Ages 9 and up. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $5. Registration closes Feb. 21. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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Ken Brookins of Osceola, Wis., kicks up a trail of powder while skiing at Spirit Mountain in Duluth in 2017 during the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Great Lakes Mono-Ski Madness event.
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Great Lakes Mono Ski Camp: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 2-4, Spirit Mountain, Duluth. Partnership with Spirit Mountain and Move United brings together mono-skiers and instructors to work with beginner- through advanced-level mono-skiers to improve their skiing skills. Bring equipment or use theirs. Fee $325, includes three days of professional on-hill instruction, two sessions of movement analysis, three days of lift tickets, three days of lunch vouchers, a Thursday evening social event and one merchandise item of choice. Register on the Courage Kenny website, https://bit.ly/3r1H7QS .

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Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 2, Park Point Trail, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends March 1. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 9 a.m.-noon March 5, Pathblazers Snowmobile Club Clubhouse, 119 Sixth St. SE, Chisholm. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. To register or for questions, call Brandon Anderson at 218-247-7753.

Snowmobile Safety Field Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5, 626 Sixth Ave. W., Calumet. Must be at least 11 years old before start date and have completed the online class. Snowmobiles provided; must bring Department of Transportation-approved helmet. To register or for questions, contact James Watkins at 218-969-0871 or email mcssjim@yahoo.com .

12th Annual St. Louis River Summit: March 7-9, via Zoom and optional in-person events. Hosted by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. The keynote speaker is Jesse Roesler, a filmmaker with Credo Nonfiction, the company that produced “Breaking Trail,” a documentary about Duluthian Emily Ford, the first woman and person of color to through-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. Small-group, socially distanced field trips March 9: drone meet-and-fly; winter birding on Wisconsin Point; a snowshoe trek in the Superior Municipal Forest; and a tour of Carl Gawboy’s classic murals in the Superior Public Library. Cost: $30. To register and view the agenda, visit lakesuperiorreserve.org/summit.

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Guided Snowshoe Hike: noon-3 p.m. March 12, Piedmont and Brewer trails. All ages. Free. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $5. Registration ends March 11. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Dog Sledding and Sleigh Ride Adventure Day: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 13, Positive Energy Outdoors, Duluth. For families of people with disabilities, held each March in partnership with Positive Energy Outdoors, this day of outdoor winter fun provides participants with the experience of dog sledding with Alaskan huskies and draft horse sleigh rides through Northwoods scenery. Fee $20. Register on the Courage Kenny website, https://bit.ly/3G1UfKk .

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. March 15, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and the process for shooting archery. Ages 9 and up. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $5. Registration closes March 8. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Northern Hawk Owl Winter Ecology: What Do We Really Know: 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17, via Zoom. The Northern Hawk Owl Project, led by University of Minnesota Duluth master's degree student Hannah Toutonghi, just finished the first full field season of tracking hawk owls in Northern Minnesota. Learn about the species; what they previously knew about hawk owls; and the novel preliminary results of using telemetry to track individual hawk owls throughout the winter. Hosted by Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Register at https://bit.ly/3HI9zgS.

Full Moon Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 18, Waabizheshikana Trail, Pulaski Street Trailhead, 63rd Avenue West, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline March 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Women Hike Duluth: 1-3 p.m. March 19, DWP trail, meet at Green Street and 63rd Avenue West, Duluth. Snowshoes provided or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline March 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Lutsen Spring Adaptive Ski Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 20, Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen. One-to-one instruction from Courage Kenny ski and snowboard volunteers for stand-up, snowboard and mono ski lessons. Fee $50, includes lift ticket, four hours of instruction and use of equipment if needed. Registration only open for stand-up skiers, intermediate- and advanced-level mono-skiers. Bi-skiers should Eric Larson before registering. Register on the Courage Kenny website, https://bit.ly/35qGrMN .

Trail Running the Superior Hiking Trail: 7:30 p.m. March 30, webinar. Hear from seasoned SHT runners about the best shoes, gear, training, races and strategies for getting up to speed on one of the Midwest's most rugged trails. Hosted by Mike Ward, SHT Board member and former "fastest known time" holder. Geared toward gunners of all abilities. Suggested donation: $20 (helps fund SHT improvement projects). Register at https://bit.ly/3Lo8v3K.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-10 p.m. March 30, Hawk Ridge, Duluth. All ages. Fee $5. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Registration ends March 29. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Full Moon Hike: 8-10 p.m. April 16, Park Point Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline April 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. April 19, Hawk Ridge, East Skyline Parkway and Glenwood Street, Duluth. Snowshoes provided or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline April 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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