Ice is out on the vast majority of Gunflint Trail lakes and steady rain for the last few days means the Gunflint Trail forest is greening up nicely. We spied our first wildflowers of the season – a clump of beautiful purple violets – on Sunday. Spring has truly found the Gunflint Trail, just in time for Chik-Wauk to open. We open Saturday, May 25 and will be open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Sunday, October 20.
Our gift shop is now stocked to the brim with wonderful handmade and/or North woods inspired gifts. Some new items in our shop this year include Wild County maple syrup, Joan Farnum bowls, Serenity Pine Creations glass jewelry and wind chimes, S’more kits, and baby stuff.
The loon cam is back up and running, but although the loons have been seen in the Chik-Wauk bay a few times, they are not sitting on the nest. The loon cam picture changes every 15 minutes, so check back off to see if the loons are on the nest yet!
Our new exhibit on the Boostrom Family of Clearwater Lake has been installed. We can’t wait to share this fantastic exhibit with our visitors!
We hope to see you at Chik-Wauk very soon!