Monday, May 2, 2016

Outdoor skills program offered for families along the Gunflint Trail

A three-day outdoors skills program for families with teens and college-age kids will be offered this summer through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at Gunflint Lodge in northern Minnesota.
Designed to provide introductory experiences, this program includes sessions on fishing, canoeing, outdoor survival skills and other activities, including horseback riding and zip-lining.
“Minnesota’s outdoors has so much to offer,” said Linda Bylander, DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman coordinator. “This program aims to give families the skills they need to enjoy the state’s lakes, forests and more.”
Bylander said the focus on older youth and young adults reflects the fact that many young adults do not fish or hunt, and as a result their children are less likely to as well. “Families that learn skills together tend to apply them together in the future,” she said.
The program from Friday, June 24, to Monday, June 27, is based at Gunflint Lodge up the Gunflint Trail that leads toward the northern Minnesota border from Grand Marais. Costs for the program range from $600 to $700 per family and registration is required. Each family will stay in a deluxe cabin at Gunflint Lodge. For more information or to register, contact Bylander at or 218-203-4347.