The view out any Gunflint Trail window may decidedly look like winter, the snow may continue to swirl and temperatures stay firmly rooted below zero, but lately there’s been a noticeable increase daylight each day. That extra bit of blue sky every day isn’t being squandered at the end of the Trail. At Chik-Wauk, we’re busily moving forward on preparations for the 2011 summer season.
Gift shop and supply orders are being placed, schedules determined, brochures produced, events scheduled. The to-do list before opening day has a knack of growing longer rather than shorter this time of year.
Chik-Wauk is excited to increase its nature center offerings for the 2011 season. The popular Becoming A Boundary Waters Family presentations with U.S. Forest Service rangers will return on Thursday afternoons on the Chik-Wauk porch. In addition, Chik-Wauk will also be hosting guided nature walks each Sunday afternoon on Chik-Wauk’s network of hiking trails. Naturalist programming will run from June 23 – August 28. We hope you’ll have a chance to take part in a hike or presentation, or two.
There’s a new temporary exhibit this season as well. All season long, you can swing by to see Rick Anderson’s exhibit of his family archaeological finds from along the Gunflint Trail. The exhibit will take the place of the popular “Evolution of the Gunflint Trail” exhibit from last season.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will be opening Memorial Weekend and will be open every day from 10-5 p.m. every day through mid-October. See you then!