5/28/15 - Frequent Sawbill visitor, Steve Thyren, sent along a nice note and picture today. - Bill
Thanks for setting us up with the canoes! We had a great time. When I asked my girls if they would like to come back some day, Allison said: "Well Dad, maybe just 100,000 more times!" - Steve Thyren
Here is a picture of her paddling on Sunday morning... dead calm.
5/23/25 - The yearly Wine Lake trip, eagerly awaited by a select group of Sawbill gentlemen, departed on Saturday.
The re-telling of "enHansenated" stories is an essential part of the Wine Lake trip.
Roy wanted to come along, but he wasn't invited. Maybe next year, Roy!
The landing dock used by Sawbill customers to enter Sawbill Lake has been extended to twice its former length. That means no more traffic jams!
The former dock, known as the iPod Classic of docks, was in need of an upgrade.
This is cause for celebration!
5/22/15 - Eden Prairie High School students participating in the Camping, Climbing, and Canoeing class stayed in the Sawbill Campground last weekend.
All 108 students were very polite and had a lot of fun.
A student showing off his skills - what a catch!
Already looking forward to next year.
5/19/15 - Hopefully, this is the last picture of snow this season! It's only fun because the forecast is very good for the rest of the week and most of the Memorial Day weekend. - Bill
This looks like a typical summer sunrise picture of the Sawbill Store until you notice the snow on the roof and picnic table.
It's hard to get motivated to wash snow covered canoes.
5/15/15 - Listen to this interview with Dr. Frank Ferraro about the effect of wilderness on the brain from the WTIP-FM North Shore Community Radio show, "The Roadhouse." Ferraro's research may lead to your doctor writing you a prescription for a canoe trip! - Bill
Listen to the West End News to find out why Sawbill friend, Jenna Wagner, is sporting a surgical gown.