Boundary Waters and Quetico news and notes from the end of the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. Camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking and exploring is all in a day's adventure at Seagull Canoe Outfitters and Cabins.
Seagull Canoe Outfitters
& Lakeside Cabins
Gunflint Trail Canoe Outfitter on Seagull & Saganaga Lakes accessing Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada's Quetico Park
Summer is well on its way and we are quite busy. We have recently updated our canoe inventory by adding over fifteen new Kevlar and Aluminum canoes to our stock. They have no time to sit around in our piles as they are hitting the water right away. We are excited about the next few weeks as we have many large school groups, church groups, and families joining us. The more the merrier around here!
Deb with a few of her new Aluminum canoes
There is still plenty of time to make your 2012 Boundary Waters memory or plan for 2013. Let us be there to help you!...
It was a beautiful week here at the end of the Gunflint Trail! Temperatures in the high seventies/eighties during the day with cool clear nights - great for star gazing. The blueberry season is also in full swing. Seagull staffer, Grant, went picking for a few hours on his day off and picked half a gallon. He says there are still plenty of almost ripe blueberries for everyone else... so start picking! There has been a handful of moose sightings near Seagull and the End of the Trail, a cow and her young calf like to hang out around Seagull Creek. Yesterday, we had a visitor in the bay for most of the morning, I happened to get a few pictures before he dived back down for another fish; a beautiful young loon!
With the nicer weather we've been sending out more families with young kids. This group was having a little too much fun getting their picture taken before sailing off on their Seagull trip!
And these young paddlers were all packed up and ready to be dropped off at Cross Bay to go camping on Ham Lake for a few days.
If you are looking for more adventure on your next canoe trip, check out Eddy Falls at the portage going from Eddy Lake into the South Arm of Knife. By doing the Thunder Point Loop described on our website www.seagulloutfitters.com you can experience everything that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area has to offer and more! Because of the amount of rain we had this spring the water levels are high... this makes for great water falls and wonderful swimming. Wayne came back a few days ago from his trip and provided us with this picture of him sitting in Eddy Falls enjoying the high water and great weather! You can check out Eddy Falls for yourself by going through either Seagull or Saganaga Lakes, we could even give you a head start tow boat launch on both to get your trip going in the right direction.
Our new webcam was installed yesterday with a wide-angle lens and a weather module so you can see exactly what is going on at our Seagull Canoe Outfitters base. Check out our Facebook and Twitter for weekly updates and call us today to book your own paddling adventure with Seagull!