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Open for the Season

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:28am

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is now open for the 2015 season. I hope you will stop up during the summer to see the progress they will be making on the new nature center that is being built.

Chik-Wauk will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm until the 18th of October. We will be offering our Kid’s Nature Days again staring on the 30th of June until the 18th of August.

Admission rates are the same as last year, $3 per adult, $2 per child 5-18 years of age and anyone under 5 are fee.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society Members are fee.

See you this summer!

 

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Nature Center Building

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 11:09am

Started breaking ground this week for the Nature Center Building Project. What a week, they first had to cut all power, phone and internet to the museum. It was a bit hard working in the building this week without any heat or lights. I just had to make sure I wore my heavy long johns, stocking cap, gloves and heavy winter jacket while I was getting the gift shop together for the season. Then came time to start digging the power, phone and internet lines up so they could get them moved to another location. Bob Baker, Dave Tuttle along with the phone company were the foreman’s on the project they put me in the ditch to help with digging up the line. Dave did have some equipment to help with the digging process. I don’t think that was in my new job description. I kept trying to tell them I want to renegotiate my contract at least the black flies are not out yet. A huge thank you to everyone involved in getting this building project up and going. It is going to be a wonderful place to hold activities.

During the construction we will be open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. There will still be plenty of parking available for you to come up and visit the museum as well as enjoy the hiking trails on property. I hope you will stop up and visit and check out the building project as it progresses during the summer months.

It is a bit difficult to get to the bathroom right now but that will all be ready by opening day the 23rd of this month.

 

We have had so much wildlife activity here this week, despite the heavy machinery running around. Some hikers spotted 3 moose on the Blueberry Hill trail. Mother & father loon have been over by the nesting location. The mother has been on the nest all week. She is starting early this year, I hope all works out well for them this year.

 

 

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