September 9 – Voyageurs National Park, starting from the Kab-Ash Visitors Center. A longer lollipop trail will be for the sure-footed, with two shorter trails available for slower, shorter distance walkers. The area is so remote, box lunches will be available.
September 10 – Bear Head Lake State Park will be our first state park walk. Again two trails will be available with variable degrees of difficulty. We, again, will offer a bag lunch after walking.
September 11 – Lake Vermilion, the new addition to the park will be our Saturday walk. Walk out to a beautiful overlook of the lake or go deeper into the park on an old logging road for more views. Plans are for a hobo soup supper in the evening.
September 12 – Soudan Underground Mine will be the focus of Sunday’s events, with an cage trip to the 27th level for a walking tour of the mining drift (tunnel). After that, continue your walk on surface trails in the park. In the afternoon, we hope to offer a couple of pontoon tours on Lake Vermilion, all dependent on weather and the coronavirus. Pontoon rides are sold out!
September 13 – Trezona Trail by Ely will give you an easy day and an easy walk around an old mining lake. Later we’ll drive out to Kawishiwi Falls and in the evening meet at the Boathouse Brewpub for supper.
September 14 – Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a water park, so the trails we’ll use are actually portage trails for canoeists in the BWCAW. We’ll walk in two different areas of the park, each a different degree of difficulty. Groups are limited to nine folks at a time, so you’ll be walking in smaller groups there. We’re hoping to have lunch at the YMCA Camp du Nord, but if that doesn’t happen, we’ll have a box lunch.
Photo: NorthStar Trail Travelers