Outdoors notes for May 15

Duluth Audubon Society offers spring warbler walks, weather-permitting. Free.* Meet at the large lot behind the Willard Munger Inn at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May 24. * Meet at Park Point Recreation Center parking lot near the soccer field at 6...

Duluth Audubon Society offers spring warbler walks, weather-permitting. Free.
* Meet at the large lot behind the Willard Munger Inn at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May 24.
* Meet at Park Point Recreation Center parking lot near the soccer field at 6:30 a.m. Thursdays through May 26.
Arrowhead Fly Fishers monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Clyde Iron, 2920 W. Michigan St. Go to
The Duluth Retriever Club annual “Train the Trainer” weekly classes begin at 6 p.m. May 24, with an orientation at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, Duluth Retriever Club, 5476 Lester River Road. The class is designed to teach the owners of retrieving breeds how to train their dogs for hunting and retrieving. Cost: $50 for a DRC membership, $50 for the 10 week class sessions, and a recommended $20 training DVD. Members also are asked to perform two days of volunteer work for the club. Go to
Proctor Gun Club practice shooting league on Wednesdays. Cost: $50 for members, $25 for juniors. Call (218) 393-8927.
Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival, Thursday through Saturday, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and County Highway G west of Ashland. More than 100 activities to choose from. Call (800) 284-9484 or go to for details.
Beaver House grand reopening and fishing festival, Saturday, Grand Marais. Features minnow races, county fishing contest, scavenger hunts and children’s games.
Go to
North Country Trails Hike 100 Challenge hikes are offered at these locations. Go to
* 7:30 a.m. Saturday: Superior Hiking Trail near Highway 1 to Finland Recreation Center.
* 9 a.m. May 28: Caribou Trail to Cascade River State Park section of the Superior HIking Trail and camp at Indian Camp Creek. Hike the next day to Bally Creek Road. Register by May 25.
Duluth Monarch Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Speakers, information booths and activities for kids. Free. Go to Facebook: Duluth Monarch Buddies.
Positive Energy Outdoors offers these events. Go to
* Outdoors/antiques/collectibles sale/swap.rummage/flea market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22, Aad Shrine, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway. Spots available for $25. Call Blake at (218) 428-5990 to claim your space.
* PEO summer day camps, for grades K-8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday available June 13-Sept. 2. Register at or call Steph at (218) 391-0147.
* PEO adventure camping trips for teens, for grades 7-12, June 26-July 1 or July 31-Aug. 6. Go to
North Country National Scenic Trail hikes depart at 9 a.m. from KD’s Restaurant in Solon Springs unless noted.
Go to or or call (715) 292-3484.
* May 28: Douglas County Wildlife Area, Prairie Lane to U.S. Highway 53
* June 4: National Trails Day Hikes - Brule Bog Boardwalk and Brule-St. Croix Portage
* June 18: Brule Valley, Highland Town Hall to Jersett Creek
* July 2: Brule-St. Croix Portage
* Aug. 20: Lucius Woods County Park
* Sept. 3: Brule Bog Boardwalk
* Sept. 17: Brule Valley Samples Road to Rush Lake Road. Meet at Twin Gables Restaurant in Brule.
* Oct. 1: St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
* Oct. 8: Morris Pond, Bayfield County Forest - meet at Twin Gables Restaurant in Brule.
* Oct. 15: MacQuarrie Wetlands
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland offers a variety of summer camps. Go to for details.
Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer trainings will be offered at these locations: Register at, call (888) 241-4532 or email
* 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1-5, North House Folk School, Grand Marais. Cost: $375, including materials. Instructor: Margie Menzies.
* 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 13-18, International Wolf Center in Ely. Cost: $275, including materials. Instructor: Bill Tefft.
Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association offer these events.
* June 4: Borah Epic, 34-mile and 16-mile point-to-point races on CAMBA single track from Cable to Seeley to Hayward. Email or go to
* June 11-12: Youth Mountain Bike Camp/Coaches Training, OO Trailhead, Seeley. Contact Kristy at American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, (715) 634-5025 or email .
* June 18: Chequamegon 100 - self-supported single-track racing of 100 kilometers and 100 miles. Lakewoods to downtown Cable. Contact Tim at or go to
* July 23: CAMBA Epic Tour - long-distance, noncompetitive single-track tours from Hayward to Seeley to Cable to Namakagon. Call CAMBA at (715) 798-3599 or go to
Great American Canoe Festival, June 10-12, Ely. Features 28-mile canoe and kayak race, lectures, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, demonstrations and classes. Go to for complete details.
Hartley Nature Center summer day camps online registration is open now. Camps are offered for ages 3-12 and run from June 13 through Aug. 19. Call (218) 724-6735 or go to for a copy of the camp brochure.

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