• Wed. Nov 24th, 2021

Firearms, ATV safety courses available in Northland

ByMary M. Ward

Oct 14, 2021

Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society compares Titan, a young peregrine falcon, to a portrait of a peregrine falcon by local artist Tim Pearson at Tettegouche State Park in 2018. Jamey Malcomb / File / Lake County News -Chronicle


Gun Safety Field Day: noon-3:30 p.m. on October 18, Hermantown. Field day for students who have completed the online HunterCourse program. Students must be 11 years old by October 18 and bring a voucher for the day in the field. The parent or guardian must attend the first 30 minutes. Pre-registration required; contact instructor Michael Hardesty at [email protected] Class size limited.

Firearms Safety Classroom Training Course: 6-8 p.m. Oct 19-21, 26-28; Field Day, 10:30 a.m. October, GRV Meeting and Event Center-Pokegama Plaza, 1267 Pokegama Ave., Unit 7, Grand Rapids. Must be 11 years old before the course start date. Fees: $ 7.50 payable during the course; $ 7.50 DNR fee when you certify being paid online. To register or for questions, contact instructor Daniel Chase at 218-259-9241 or [email protected]

Parks After Dark: Night Stargazing Hike: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. October 19, Lester Park, 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and observe the stars. Hiked up to 1 mile over rough terrain. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline October 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

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Full Moon Hike: 6-7:30 p.m. October 20, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline October 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Open archery: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Washington Center Gymnasium, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Available for those who have completed the Parks and Rec Introductory Archery Course. All equipment provided; no personal archery equipment allowed. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. 9 years and over. Fee $ 8. Registration closes October 17th; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Knowledge of nature: Colors in nature: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. October 23, Quarry Park, end of West 59th Avenue, Duluth. Learn more about the natural world around us. What adaptations make owls skilled hunters? Who makes these animal tracks in my yard? Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline October 21; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Guided hikes series: Upper hiking trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board the shuttle by 2:45 p.m. on October 24, Martin Road Trailhead, 3801 Martin Road, Duluth. 3.1 mile beginner to intermediate trail from Hartley Park to the Martin Road trailhead. All ages; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Shuttle to get to the place of arrival and transport of hikers to the place of departure. Hikers are welcome to walk at their own pace or stay in a group. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $ 5 per person. Registration closes October 24 at 2:30 pm Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Adaptive climbing: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. October 27, Burns Wellness Center, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $ 50 for four sessions from Wednesday to November 17. Register at https://bit.ly/3fjOcGk.

Open archery: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1242 88th Ave. W., Duluth. Available for those who have completed the Parks and Rec Introductory Archery Course. All equipment provided; no personal archery equipment allowed. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. 9 years and over. Fee $ 8. Registration closes October 24; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Mountain bike safety field day course: October 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lake County Highway Department, 1513 Highway 2, Two Harbors. Must be 10 years old before Field Day. Bring a helmet and appropriate riding gear; Mountain bikes provided. To register, send the following information to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, [email protected] or call 218-834-8385: legal name, date of birth and age, address, email and parents’ phone number.

Parks After Dark: Night Stargazing Hike: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. November 2, Quarry Park, end of West 59th Avenue, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and observe the stars. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline October 31; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

The Split Rock Lighthouse Beacon glows at twilight during lighting and beacon service in 2019 recognizing the 44th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Clint Austin / Dossier / Duluth News Tribune

The Split Rock Lighthouse Beacon glows at twilight during lighting and beacon service in 2019 recognizing the 44th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Clint Austin / Dossier / Duluth News Tribune

Lighting of the Edmund Fitzgerald commemorative beacon: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov 10, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. The annual event commemorates the sinking of the cargo ship Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of 29 crew members on November 10, 1975. The lighthouse, fog signal building and visitor center will be open. Costumed interpreters will greet visitors and provide information about the historic site and the wreck. At 4:30 p.m., the lighthouse will temporarily close while the names of crew members are read to the sound of a ship’s bell. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. For more information call 218-226-637 or email [email protected]

Knowledge of nature: Naturalist hike: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. November 13, Ely’s Peak, Duluth. Learn more about the natural world around us. What adaptations make owls skilled hunters? Who makes these animal tracks in my yard? Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline 10 November; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Night Stargazing Hike: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. November 16, Enger Park, 1601 Enger Tower Drive, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; exercise your sense of hearing to experience nature; and observe the stars. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline November 14; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

A small spur of the Park Point Trail offers a scenic view of Lake Superior on May 25, 2021. Many spurs along the trail provide views of both Lake Superior and Duluth-Superior Harbor.  Samantha Erkkila / Dossier / Duluth News Tribune

A small spur of the Park Point Trail offers a scenic view of Lake Superior on May 25, 2021. Many spurs along the trail provide views of both Lake Superior and Duluth-Superior Harbor. Samantha Erkkila / Dossier / Duluth News Tribune

Full Moon Hike: 5-6 p.m. November 19, Park Point Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline November 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Women Hiking Duluth: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. November 20, Piedmont Trail, meet at the trailhead at 1220 24th Ave. W., Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. To free. Registration deadline November 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Night Stargazing Hike: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. November 30, Chambers Grove Park, Highway 23 and 137th Avenue West, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; exercise your sense of hearing to experience nature; and observe the stars. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline November 28; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Parks After Dark: Night Stargazing Hike: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. December 14, Hawks Ridge Trail, Duluth. Learn which creatures prefer night to day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and observe the stars. The hike can be up to 1 mile over rough terrain. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 3. Registration deadline December 12; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Full Moon Hike: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 18, Hawks Ridge Trail, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $ 5. Registration deadline December 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Women Hiking Duluth: 6-7 p.m. December 21, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Organized by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. To free. Registration deadline December 20; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Northern Pine Sled Dog Race: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. February 19, Northern Pines Golf Course, 69420 Airport Road, Iron River, Wisconsin. This sprint / mid-distance race is a descent through the golf course, entering the Bayfield County Trail system and the Tri-County Corridor. Free food and family events in a heated event center. Meet the mushers in the evening. For more information, visit Northernpinessdr.com.


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