Naturalist Programs

July 30, 2015

Wolf Ridge naturalistsNaturalists programs offer hands on learning & fun!

Why not mix a little North Shore history with your vacation experience? The Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is pleased to offer two summer educational opportunities for both kids and adults to learn about North Shore history, its animal inhabitants, and its native flora and fauna.

Bluefin Bay Naturalist Program

This year, Bluefin Bay has partnered with the United State Forest Service to offer two summer naturalist programs: Logging in the Days of Paul Bunyan (on Wednesdays) and Wildcats of the Northwoods (Fridays) These 1.5 hour educational seminars are from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Bluefin Bay camp fire or the Tofte Room in the event of rain. Learn about logging life on the North Shore in the early 1900’s or the three types of mysterious wildcats of the Minnesota Superior National Forest. It’s free to all Bluefin Bay guests and the broader public.

Here are just a few of the other naturalists programs in the area, also open to Bluefin Bay guests:

Hedstrom Lumber Mill 12:30-1:30 pm

Come see how 2x4s take shape. Call Hedstrom’s at 218-387-2995, ext. 14 for reservations (limit 12 people).

  • Tuesdays: Minnesota Wild!

Grand Marais Recreation Area 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Animals, rocks, plants, stars – topics change weekly, but there’s always

a fire and friends.

Oberg Mt Trailhead 10:30 – noon

Come explore Oberg Mt. with us. There will be naturalist activities on trail or the trailhead.

Bluefin Bay & Wolf Ridge Kid Naturalist Program

Bluefin Bay is proud to partner with Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center to bring our guests unforgettable experiences with the wilder side of the North Shore. This year, kids can participate in various fun activities, including: Wilderness Skills Camp Sundays, Mammal Mayhem Tuesdays, Exploring Rocks Wednesdays, Avian Adventures Thursdays, and Building a Nature Explorer’s Journal Fridays.

Click here for the Bluefin Bay activities calendar for details on the programs offered during your summer stay.