January 26, 2020 - January 30, 2020
The race commemorates the life of John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior’s rugged North Shore in the late 19th century.
The most challenging race in the lower 48, the Beargrease is a qualifying race for Alaska’s famous Iditarod. The grueling contest marks a 400-mile route from Duluth to Gunflint Lake on the Canadian border and back. A shorter, mid-distance race goes one-way on the route, full marathon doubles back on same route.
Spectators can watch these amazing teams pass by – checkpoints are accessible by car and allow close-up access to the teams.
details at http://www.beargrease.com/
January 29, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors
Take a hike of discover to Fifth Falls for views of ice sculptures, winter tracks and caves. Journey with Gooseberry Falls State Park naturalist on the Superior Hiking Trail within the park. This hike will cover 2 miles and involve steep hills.
Recommended to bring walking sticks or ski poles. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the park. There are a limited number of adult snowshoes, call, send an email or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your snowshoes.
We do need 6 inches of snow on the ground to snowshoe, if there is a lack of snow, a winter walk will occur. Cleats are recommended for the walk.