The charming Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center near the end of the Gunflint Trail offers multiple trails to explore, interpretive and interactive exhibits and naturalists programs. The museum itself includes information on everything from local animals and weather to the history on logging and the types of birds you’ll find nearby. My favorite part of our Chik-Wauk visit was watching numerous short videos about the folks who were instrumental in molding the Gunflint Trail’s history.
This article was recently published by Amy Carlson Gustafson of the Pioneer Press. Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center was listed as 1 of the 10 things to do while up visiting the North Shore for the fall colors.
Thank you very much Amy.
Saturday, September 24 if you have a chance to drive up to Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center we have a special presentation given by geologist John Green on “Ancient Rocks of the Arrowhead and the Plants that Love Them”.
This presentation will take place from 2 – 3:30 in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center. All presentations are free to the public. John will start with a short video then head out on the Chik-Wauk nature trails to give a more in depth presentation on what you are seeing on the Gunflint Trail.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open until October 23, still plenty of time to come up and explore the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail. Admission is $4/adult, $2/child (5-18), under 5 is free, if you are a member of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society your admission is free.
Chik-Wauk Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Chik-Wauk Nature Center is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, located 55 miles from Grand Marais off the Gunflint Trail at 28 Moose Pond Drive.
Besides the Museum and Nature Center we have a network of nature trails crisscross Chik-Wauk’s 50-acre grounds.
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.