An annual three-day festival of hiking and nature on the North Shore is scheduled this year for May 13-15 at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, MN. Hosted by the Superior Hiking Trail Association, there will be presentations, slideshows, a dance, and of course, a lot of time on the trail.
Hike Fest 2016 includes seven guided hikes of varying length and difficulty. There will also be trail maintenance hikes, with training and hands-on work.
The Superior Hiking Trail is a 310-mile footpath that traverses Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior, crossing through several state parks, notable rivers, and other famous landmarks. The Superior Hiking Trail Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the trail with about 3,200 members.
On the Friday night of Hike Fest, naturalist Larry Weber will share his experiences hiking the trail. In addition to the Old-Time Dance on Saturday evening, Rudi Hargesheimer will present his award-winning photographs as he tells the story of the Superior Hiking Trail. Other presenters will share their stories from hiking other famous trails around the country.
Attendees will also have a chance to learn about the trail’s current status, and to offer their input to SHTA’s board members.
Registration is $15 for the weekend, plus fees for optional lodging and meals. Click here for more information or to sign up.