March 7th, 2013 | News | 0 Comments
Welcome to March, the most spring-like winter month on the Gunflint Trail. While the snow’s still deep, it’s time to squeeze in some late winter fun. Now sure how to spend March on the Gunflint Trail? Might we suggest . . .
1 ) Head for the woods: on foot, on snowshoe, or skis. Longer days means more time to enjoy the snowy forest. Just remember to dress in layers. A person grows surprisingly warm in 30 degree weather!
2 ) Go fishing. Still haven’t caught the big one this winter? Lake trout season is open through March 31st. Don’t give up yet!
3 ) Wear pink. It’s Mush for a Cure time!
4 ) Watch for eagles. Bald eagles head to the Lake Superior shore, where there’s easier fishing, for the winter. Around mid-March, eagles return to the Trail to build their nests and lay their eggs. The sight of an eagle soaring through the March sky is a sure harbinger of spring.
5 ) Take a dog sled ride. Warmer days. Blue skies. Time to take that ride before the mushers pack it in for the season.
6 ) Plan ahead. Summer is just around the corner and there are so many fun Gunflint Trail summer activities. What better way to beat any late winter blahs then planning this summer’s trip to the Trail and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness?
7 ) Have a cookout. Think March is too early for a weinie roast? As we move into the end of the month, there’s bound to be a few warm evenings and with more and more daylight each day, why not throw on an extra layer, build a campfire, and enjoy dinner al fresco. It’ll do you good!
8 ) Think spring!