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A Taste of the Gunflint Trail

A tasty fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Historical Society is now in its fourth year.  The “A Taste of the Gunflint Trail” open house event returns on Sunday, September 4 from 11-5. It’s your chance to peek in at various historic Gunflint Trail lodges along the Gunflint Trail while supporting the preservation of area history and filling your belly with delicious homemade goodies.

To participate, just follow your nose (the “Taste” signs) up the Trail. The signs’ll direct you to businesses participating in this year’s Taste event.

The following businesses are opening up their lodges and serving up some of their finest fare:

  • Bearskin Lodge –Sally’s Mushroom Soup
  • Trail Center – Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Wild Mushroom Couscous, Ten-bean soup, Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Syrup
  • Gunflint Lodge – “Walleye Chowder”

A small donation is suggested per “taste.”

This year’s featured venue is Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center (formerly Chik-Wauk Lodge) where homemade pie and ice cream will be served on the front porch as part of an old-fashioned social. There’s a $5 suggested donation and coffee and lemonade will also be served.

After you’ve eaten your fill, venture inside the museum to enjoy the interpretative and interactive exhibits on Gunflint Trail history. Local authors John Hendricksson, Betty Hemstad and Beryl Singleton Bissell will also be hanging out inside, ready to sign books.  Once you’re through the museum, you can stretch your legs on Chik-Wauk’s network of six hiking trails and don’t forget to swing by Chik-Wauk’s first-ever sidewalk  sale on the front lawn. You’ll find an assortment of gift items at 40% off. The sale is a one-day only, exclusive Taste of the Gunflint event.

We hope we’ll see you at this year’s Taste!


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