If you love to be in a kayak out on the open water, then you'll want to get to Bayfield this weekend for the first annual Bayfield Paddle Rally. This sea-kayak event will offer courses and workshops for all skill levels, featuring high level coaches from across the country.
This time of year, and into fall, canoeing and kayaking can be an awesome way to spend time on the water. However, these and other forms of recreation are dependent on river levels so make sure you check with the Minnesota DNR to get the best, most accurate information about current conditions.
Every year, several people I know mention to me that they'd love to get outdoors more and enjoy summers differently in the Northland. The Minnesota DNR must hear the same things, because they set up a series of great programs to get everyone outside, and registration is going on now.
Here's another edition of my vacation series in Brimson. It was a beautiful day and we had decided to go kayaking. Our plan was an hour tour down the Little Cloquet River. We had parked one truck at a bridge and another at the Pequaywan Inn. What transpired that day was exhausting and had us thinking we may have to spend the night on the river.