Happy Autumn from Tuscarora!
The canoes are tucked in bed for the winter; but Tuscarora is still wide awake.
We've been waking up to frost perched on rooftops and a decided autumnal chill. On Saturday morning, the Seagull Guard Station a few miles up the road from Tuscarora recorded a temperature of 13 degrees! The nip in the air always gives us a burst of energy. There are projects galore to tackle around the resort, including tucking all of those Kevlar canoes in bed in our dining hall where they're protected from UV rays and the crushing weight of snow. (Sorry, no more French toast until May 1, 2016!)
At the end of the day, nothing beats a sunset hike on the nearby Centennial Trail or the network of ski and snowmobile trails that abut Round Lake Road while leaves and pine needles swirl at your ankles. As the leaves come down, spectacular vistas open up. It's a great time of year for day trips. Snipe Loop anyone?
If you've never been on the Gunflint Trail this time of year, we highly recommend it. There's something so precious about these quiet golden days between the busy summer season and when snow starts flying in earnest. If you're inclined towards grouse hunting, it's been a great year for birds. Bird watchers will enjoy the waves of migratory birds passing through as well.
Fall Cabin Special
Our year-round cabins (Cabin 3, Cabin 5, and the Lodge) are wide open for the remainder of the fall. This autumn, we're continuing our low October rates through December 20th. From November 1 - December 20, stay with us three nights for the price of two nights, including over Thanksgiving weekend. Just mention the three for two deal when you give us a call to book: 218-388-2221. We look forward to seeing you soon!
As the temperatures plunge, Gunflint Trail wildlife prepares for the coming winter, which usually means more wildlife sightings for residents and visitors. On a recent drive up the Trail, we spotted two moose, one fox, and one lynx! It appears our resident mama bear and cub who spent about six weeks chowing down on clover near the Cross Bay entry point finally moved on, perhaps to their winter den?