Flower sillhouette

2019 Auction & Raffle

The following items have been generously donated by businesses and individuals in support of Parks & Trails Council’s mission and will be in the silent auction or raffle during our 2019 Annual Dinner on April 30.

felted mask of bear, fox and racoon mounted on birch slab

Felted Animal Masks

Handmade bear, fox and racoon masks. Can be used either as a mask with the eye-holes and elastic strap or display as art with the art hanger.

by Marlys Johnson, co-owner of Pincushion Trails Inn

Value: $195

paddleboat on St. Croix River with rocks in foreground
photo by Robert Thommes/P&TC Photo Contest

Scenic Boat Tour

Two tickets for a Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tour down the St. Croix River.

from Wild Mountain

Value: $50

Male and female mallard decoys

Handcarved Bird

Handcarved and painted bird.

by Gary Bullemer, former assistant manager at Sibley State Park

Value: $125

Brian Peterson's Mississippi Headwaters

Headwaters Photographic Print and Book

Hand-signed and numbered, 16 inch, museum quality art print, custom printed on 13×19 inch paper. Itasca headwaters at night.

“MINNESOTA – STATE OF WONDERS” is a full color, 10.5 x11 inch, 152 page hard cover book. Photographer Brian Peterson and writer Kerri Westenberg team up to document the four corners of Minnesota each in a different season.

by Brian Peterson, photographer of “Minnesota State of Wonders

Value: $170

Peace Coffee basket

Peace Coffee Package

Assortment of coffee goodies.

by Peace Coffee

Value: TBD

photo collage of man ice fishing and woman kayaking

Adventure Package

Choice of adventure from

  • 1/2 day Lake Superior kayak tour (for two)
  • intro to fly casting (for two)
  • 1/2 day fly fishing tour (for one)
  • full day guided BWCA canoe trip (for one)
  • XC ski rental (for three)
  • full-day ice fishing tour (for one)

by Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply in Grand Marais

Value: $110-170 (depending on choice)

group of five women in kayaks along river edge

Herons & History Kayak Tour

90-minute guided kayak tour and trolley shuttle in Stillwater for six

by Wahoo! Adventures

Value: $330

Guthrie Theater building

Guthrie Theater Performance

Two tickets for select plays through August 2019

by Guthrie Theater

Value: up to $174

book cover

Wildflower Book

Signed copy of “Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers” by our keynote speakers.

by Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo

Value: $25

Saints baseball and Big River Pizza

Pizza & Baseball package

Voucher for two tickets to a Saints Baseball game and $50 gift card to Big River Pizza (located one block from Saints’ stadium in Lowertown St. Paul, and adjacent to Parks & Trails Council’s office)

by Big River Pizza  and  Saints Baseball

Value: $78


XC-Skiing Pass

Season pass for cross-country skiing for one person at any Three Rivers Parks.

by Three Rivers Parks District

Value: $25

Water & Woods Cabin Stay

Two-night stay for up to four people at Water and Woods, an idyllic Lake Superior retreat 10 miles north of Two Harbors.

Enjoy breathtaking 180-degree views from this cozy Lake County cabin. On Lake Superior –you can hear and feel the waves crashing against the ledge rock shoreline from the comfort of the living room and master bedroom. Amenities: Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Electric Stove, Washer/Dryer, See full list
Restrictions: Per availability. Option to add nights at the published rate.

by P&TC members Brad and Karla Anderson

Value: Up to $650

blue backpack with US Ski Team beanie hat

US Ski Team Backpack and Beanie hat

Backpack by High Sierra features many pockets. Plus an official Team USA beanie.

by Courtland Nelson

Value: $65

group of actors posing theatrically on stage
Commonweal Theatre

Commonweal Theater Production

Two tickets to any performance during the 2019 season at Commonweal Theatre, a premier professional live theater company located in Lanesboro.

by Commonweal Theater

Value: $70

Iconic view of Lake Superior with ship and lighthouse fromGrand Marais
Photo by Visit Cook County

Visit Grand Marais Package

Plan your next visit to Grand Marais with

Value: up to $385

view from atop a cliff looking at highway along Mississippi River
photo by Explore Mississippi Bluffs in MN

Visit Mississippi Bluffs

Value: $90, more to be added

Image of book

State Parks Book

Hardcover signed book, “Prairie, Lake, Forest: Minnesota’s State Parks.”

by Chris Niskanen

Value: $30

Fancy food on a plate

New Scenic Cafe

Three $10 gift certificates to this North Shore destination restaurant.

By New Scenic Cafe

Value: $30

Basket full of state park goodies of shirts, frisbee, stuffies, etc

State Park Basket

Collection of goodies from Minnesota State Parks shops including the hiking and state parks passport clubs.

Value: $150

Photo of framed painting

Framed Pastel Artwork

by local artist Kelly Rambow, who is an avid Minnesota State Parks visitor. “Early Spring Sunset at Monson Lake State Park”.

Value: $150


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Passes

Four VIP passes to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Value: $60


Niagara Cave Passes

Two Family Passes to the Niagara Cave based in Harmony, MN – each pass gives entrance to two adults and two children.

Value: $41


Cove Point Lodge

Two night stay in the best Lakeview Lodge room available. Valid anytime March 1 – June  13, 2019 and Oct. 20 – May 21, 2020. Or valid Sun-Thurs only June 16 – Oct. 17, 2019. Not valid on May 24-26, Aug. 30-Sept.1, and Dec. 26-31. Expires May 21, 2020.

Cove Point Lodge

Value: $350-500

All the MN United Players lined up

Minnesota United Game

Two tickets (within the vicinity of five rows up from mid-field) July 13 vs FC Dallas in the new Allianz Field Stadium in St. Paul

Value: $120

Football signed by Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald signed football

Minnesota-raised Larry Fitzgerald, future Hall of Famer and second in All Time NFL Receiving Yards.

Value: priceless

Sweatshirt with Maplelag written on it

Maplelag Sweatshirt and cookbook

Value: $60


Hardcover book: Border Country

Value: $40

view from inside van with back open lookin out over beautiful landscape

Enlightened Equipment Gift Card

A Winona-based business making quilts and other outdoor gear. For use on their online store

Value: $50

stain glass sitting in window

Glass Artwork by Josephine Geiger

Local glass artist, Josephine Geiger works from her Saint Paul studio, creating geometric and slightly abstract ‘landscape mosaics’ crafted in traditional leaded stained glass with copper and sometimes fused elements.

Joephine A Geiger Studio

Value: $160

logo on window of cafe
Pedal Pushers Cafe of Lanesboro

Pedal Pushers Cafe

Gift certificate to Pedal Pushers Cafe in Lanesboro

Value: $25

pink fjallraven backpack

Kånken Backpack

from Fjällräven

Value: $80

Arial view of Afton Alps covered in snow

Afton Alps Tickets

Two lift tickets for Afton Alps

Value: $124

Collection of SHT merchandise items laying on a table

Superior Hiking Trail Package

Collection of Superior Hiking Trail merchandise, including a vintage poster, cinch sack, aluminum water bottle, Duluth Pack trail bag, postcards, pin, trucker hat and guidebook and trail map.

Value: $112

four Sota branded caps

Sota Caps

Assortment of caps from Sota Clothing.

Value: $140

grey sweatshirt "Lake Bemidji"

Lake Bemidji State Park Sweatshirt

group of woman atop peak with stunning scenery behind them

Gift Certificate toward a trip in 2019/2020

Adventure travel for women of all ages. Choose from world destinations or Minnesota’s own Superior Hiking Trail.

Adventures in Good Company

Value: $200 to be used toward the deposit or the trip fee

Woman holding canoe on shoulders

5-day, 2-person canoe rental in BWCA

This package is for a lightweight Kevlar canoe and includes paddles and lifejackets

from Sawbill Outfitters

Value: $235


Horseback trail ride

A gift card sufficient for a trail ride for one person

from Bunker Park Stable located in Andover

Value: $45

view of the exterior of the bell museum's glass wall

Four (4) admissions to Bell Muesum + Planetarium

from Bell Muesum

Value: $70

Group pass (5) participants + rentals

For the indoor rock climbing facility with opportunities for everyone from first-time to experienced climbers.

from Vertical Endeavors

Value: $150

Blue sweater

Aran Cardigan

Certified Authentic Aran Sweater from Ireland of 100% Soft Merino Wool
Generously donated by member Sheila Martin

Value $100

two bottles of maple syrup

Maple Syrup from Maplewood State Park

Maple sap collected from Maplewood State Park and made into syrup by the park’s new maple syrup facility.

from Friends of Maplewood State Park

Value: $30

five bowls

Set of Pottery Bowls

Five handmade pottery bowls from local artist Ruth Moser.

Value $50

framed poster of mountain climber

Framed Jimmy Chin poster

Jimmy Chin, the Minnesota native and award winning photographer, signed poster of him climbing. Framed courtesy of MPLS frame shop.

Value $125