If you've ever had any interest in learning how to canoe, now is your chance to pursue the skill in, arguably, the prettiest area of Minnesota.

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Gunflint Trail Outfitters want you to "Wet Your Paddle" this summer in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

To attract families to enjoy the great outdoors, outfitters in the area are hosting an hour of free canoeing each day of the week! If you don't know how to canoe or even hold a paddle, no worries; they will teach you!

I've been dreaming about camping in the Boundary Waters for as long as I can remember. It seems this summer is the perfect opportunity to finally do it!

You can choose your preferred outfitter, but you must canoe during the specified hour to escape the normal fee. 

'Wet Your Paddle' Schedule:


Bearskin Lodge & Outfitters | 10 – 11 am | (218) 388-2292

Nor’Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters | 11 am – 12 pm | (218) 388-2252

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters | 1 – 2 pm | (218) 388-2224


Trout Lake Resort | 10 – 11 am | (218) 387-1330


Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters | 11 am – 12 pm | (218) 388 – 2242


Hungry Jack Outfitters | 1 – 2 pm | (218) 388-2275

Fridays & Saturdays:

Gunflint Lodge & Northwoods Outfitters | 11 am – 12 pm | (218) 388- 2296

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The campaign starts today and runs until July 17th, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip.

The BWCAW consists of over 1,000,000 acres of beautiful backcountry wilderness. It is truly a sanctuary. If you've ever felt the need to center yourself, this is the place to do it.

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