BOUNDARY COUNTRY TREKKING
Special Event Packages
Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN
Banadad Green-up Tree Planting Weekend Special:
Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5
Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12
Join other friends of the Banadad and Gunflint Trail at one of the Banadad's Tree Planting Weekends. At Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast and cabins, two weekends are dedicated to helping reforest the area around the eastern end of the Banadad Ski Trail.
Over the last four years, the carbon produced by the equipment used to maintain and groom the Banadad Ski Trail has been sequestered in tree planting. This carbon offset continues this year. Four hundred Red and White Pine seedlings will be planted along the near the eastern end of the Banadad. On Saturday during your stay, you will spend four to five hours planting.
The Tree Planting Weekend Special is $89/person plus taxes and includes two nights lodging with Barbara's famous breakfast each morning, one lunch, planting instructions, planting equipment and tree seedlings.
Rate for two night is $89/person/plus taxes, based on double
occupancy, plus Green Up registration fee for additional meals and more.
A Gunflint Trail and Grand Marais Festival. Late fall is an
excellent time to view moose along the Gunflint Trail. During this late
fall festival you can travel the Gunflint Trail in search of a moose or
two and take part in Moose Festival Activities. Stay one night at
regular summer rate and receive each additional night at 20% off rate.
Other Special packages are not included. Usually 3rd Weekend in
Take in all the race excitement, starting with pre-race events, the action packed start in Duluth, the mushers progress along the race trail, the festivities during the mid-trail turn-around at Trail Center Restaurant on the Gunflint Trail and the mushers return and finish in Duluth.
Spend Saturday and Sunday, at the Ellery House Bed and Breakfast in Duluth, a classic Victorian B&B inn (voted one of the "Best in the Midwest" by Arlington's B&B Journal). Take in the Race at the exciting start.
On Monday, follow the mushers as they travel the race route along the North Shore with VIP status at Sawbill checkpoint with "on the trail" lunch. Spend Monday and Tuesday at the Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast located on the race route, one mile from Trail Center the race turn-around point on the Gunflint Trail.
Hosts at the Guesthouse are Ted Young, former musher and his wife Barbara. Ted was one of the organizers of the Gunflint Mail-Run Dog Sled Race in the mid 1980's. The Mail-Run was the predecessor to the Beargrease Race. Ted and his team raced in the "first" unofficial Beargrease Race. One evening Ted Young might even present a "The History of Dog Sledding on the Gunflint" at the Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast.
On Wednesday, follow the mushers as they return to the race finish in Duluth.
Price: $280/person double occupancy, plus taxes.