Memories, stories and good family fun are what we are all about. Our goal is to take the mystery out of camping in the BWCAW. Not everyone grew up camping and paddling in the Boundary Waters but with a little help, we believe everyone is capable of having a great experience. Spend healthy, quality time with your kids. Leave the distractions behind and enjoy making memories this summer in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota.
The outfitters of the Gunflint Trail Association have put together a program of informational materials, seminars and a bit of extra help so that kids and parents can feel comfortable in the woods.
Find out how you can Become A Boundary Waters Family this summer and start making memories.
Becoming a Boundary Waters family is now a book! Get your woods wisdom from the Gunflint Trail Outfitters.
2010 Outfitter Seminar Schedule
Dates of Seminars:
Make tracks to a fun, free, family-friendly hour of paddling instructions with one of the local experts. Learn the ins and outs of BWCAW canoe camping, tricks for camping with kids, cooking tips, and how to prepare for your Boundary Waters adventures.
Norwester Lodge & Outfitters
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters
|Gunflint Northwoods Outfitters
Tuscarora Lodge & Outfitters
|Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters|
Seagull Outfitters & Cabins
|Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters
Hungry Jack Outfitters
|Friday||11am||Clearwater Lodge & Outfitters|
2010 U.S. Forest Service Ranger Presentations
Dates of presentations:
Join guest experts from the U.S. Forest Service (including biologists, archeologists, ecologists and storytellers) as they offer free, family-friendly presentations about the north woods and BWCAW. No need to register - just show up!
|3pm||Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center||Drive 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais and turn right at Moose Pond Road.|
|7pm||Grand Marais Recreation Park & Campground||Located at Highway 61 and Eighth Avenue West in Grand Marais.|
|June 24||Amazing Orchids of Northern Minnesota||A pictorial tour through the orchid species found in northern Minnesota.|
|July 1||How Did the Fish Cross the Road?||A forest aquatic biologist and his amazing interactive stream table.|
|July 8||Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas||Hear all about an exciting new citizen scientist project and spot some birds!|
|July 15||Tracing the Fur Trade in the BWCAW||The Boundary Waters was a busy place in the 17th and 18th centuries. Discover the people, places, stories and artifacts of the fur trade.|
|July 22||How to Find a Birthday Moose and Other Family Canoe Trip Stories|
|July 29||Mookomaan Zaaga'igan: Knife Lake Silstone||Learn about the geology, archeology and importance of this lithic resource to the first people who called the Boundary Waters home.|
|August 5||Bears in the Boundary Waters|
|August 12||Amazing Orchids of Northern Minnesota||A pictorial tour through the orchid species found in northern Minnesota.|
|August 19||Climate Change||Learn about climate change and how it affects the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.|
|August 26||Significant Relationships||Discover how the Boundary Waters landscape is the offspring of Forest and Fire.|