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Gunflint Trail 3rd annual biggest Blueberry contest runs to August 11.

Jul 15, 2019 08:13AM ● By Editor
 From Visit Cook County - July 15, 2019

The Gunflint Trail’s 3rd Annual Biggest Blueberry Contest
The wild Minnesota blueberry is a sought after commodity. Come pick your own on the Gunflint Trail!

Businesses along the Gunflint Trail will host their annual Biggest Blueberry Contest again this summer! The contest will run from Friday July 19th – Sunday August 11th.

Blueberries will be measured by weight, and must be picked fresh and not store bought. There will be 3 Grand Prizes for the 3 biggest blueberries by weight

$100 CASH for the first place winner
$50 CASH for the 2nd place winner
$25 CASH for the 3rd place winner

Weigh stations will be designated at various resorts and locations along the Gunflint Trail. In addition to prizes for the biggest blueberries (3), all submissions will be entered to win randomly selected prize drawings at the end of each week.

Here’s a full list of 2019’s weigh stations :
(Click for google map location)

Trout Lake Resort

Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters

Golden Eagle Lodge

Gunflint Lodge

Nor’Wester Lodge and Outfitters

Rockwood Lodge and Outfitters

Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Bearskin Lodge and Wilderness Outfitters

Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

Seagull Outfitters and Cabins

Poplar Haus

Loon Lake Lodge

Way of the Wilderness

Blueberries in the Gunflint Trail area are just beginning to ripen and tend to peak around late July or early August. Wild blueberries are easy to identify, looking much like the grocery store variety, only smaller. The plants are woody shrubs, usually less than two feet tall and resemble miniature trees. They grow best in dry, well drained, rocky soil with good sun and are often found in recent burn areas. For more information on berry picking, click here.

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