Clearwater Lodge Tales
Stories and pictures from historic Clearwater Lodge on Minnesota's Gunflint Trail - A memorable access point to the eastern Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Updated: 4 hours 38 min ago
Well, not an intended time-capsule anyway. We removed the half logs from the railing wall on the porch today. In the space between the logs we found a whole lot of "junk" from the 1940's(approx.). It was a fun surprise during an otherwise tedious day of prying off logs. We never knew what the next section would hold. Some of our favorite finds were an old fishing lure, a license plate, a canteen, dozens of hilarious old candy wrappers and an empty tobacco tin with its colors in such great shape it might be worthy of display in our lodge museum. I hope you enjoy the pictures!
Adam and I just finished making our first batch of homemade mixed berry jam with berries picked right from the Gunflint Trail! A mix of blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry were the sweet pickings from the summer. We weren't expecting blackberries to show up when we went out to pick blueberries, but they were a nice surprising addition. I do have to say it is pretty tasty, so here's to hoping it will last longer than a few days.
Clearwater Lodge is the first stop on this weekends Gunflint Trail wide garage sale. We will be selling a lot of camping/outfitting equipment including Granite Gear portage packs, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stuff sacks, pots and pans and cooking utensils, stoves and a variety of tents. We will also be selling canoes including Alumacrafts, a Wenonah MNII Kevlar canoe, a Wenonah Encounter Solo Kevlar canoe and one Bell Northwoods Kevlar canoe. As always we will be selling baked goods, but will be running some specials this weekend so come on in for some camping equipment and pie!