Grand Marais, MN The Gunflint Trail Association’s Third Annual Winter Tracks Festival is scheduled for March 1 to 4, 2007. This festival continues to celebrate the best that Minnesota winter has to offer- in classic Gunflint Trail tradition. Activities throughout the festival include free cross country skiing days, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sled rides, seminars, guided tours. New activities in 2007 will include skijoring, geo-caching, curling and quin-zhee building.
Grand Marais, the gateway to the Gunflint Trail, this year is offering additional activities during the Winter Tracks Festival. The Sivertson Gallery will feature artwork of Canadian Inuit, Siberian Yupik, Alaskan Inupiaq and Yupik artists. The North House Folk School will offer a 2-day workshop weaving birch into baskets, shoes and hats.
The Gunflint Trail two Bed and Breakfast, Poplar Creek Guesthouse and Moosehorn are both participating in this year’s events. Among the events sponsored by Poplar Creek Guesthouse are their famous Mongolian Firepot Dinner scheduled for Thursday night – March 1, a wooden ski day scheduled for all day Saturday – March 3 a seminar conducted by Ted Young entitled “Yesterdays BWCA” on Friday night- March 2 and the Kids Passport Program. At Moosehorn they will be hosting an Art Exhibit, which will be open throughout the festival and are participating in the Snowmobile Poker Run and Kids Passport Program.
According to Barbara Young, Poplar Creek’s proprietor, “both of our B&B still have opening during Winter Tracks and we would love to have you join us for this exciting winter festival.”
For information on Winter Tracks’ activities and a calendar of events go to http://www.wintertracks.com