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Free parking day in Minnesota State Parks: June 8 and Nov. 29. For information on equipment rentals and other recreational opportunities, visit

ATV Safety Field Day: June 15, 10 a.m., Mille Lacs Trails, 31844 235th Lane, Aitkin. Instructor: Paul White. To register or with questions, contact Paul at [email protected]. Prerequisites: You must be 10 years old and have completed the online course before class begins. Bring the online completion voucher to class.

Positive Energy Outdoors Day Camps: June 17-21, July 15-19, July 29-August 2 and August 26-30. For more information, visit Kayaks, large canoes and stand-up paddleboards are available for rental on the shores of Fredenberg Lake. Call 218-428-5990 or visit

Casting Thursdays: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. (no casting on June 13), field at Homecroft Elementary School, 4784 Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth. Instructor: Todd Heggestad, certified fly casting instructor with International Fly Fishers. Anyone who needs help casting or just wants to practice is welcome.

Firearms safety training: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., June 24-26, John A. Smith Memorial Building Resource Management/Tribal Court, 28 University Road, Cloquet. Sports Festival: June 29, 8:00 a.m. Instructor: Shawn Fairbanks. To register or with questions, contact the FDL Conservation Department at 218-878-7155 or [email protected]. Prerequisites: You must be 11 years old before the course begins.

UMD recreational sports outdoor program offers these programs. For more information, visit or call 218-726-7128.

  • Duluth Harbor Kayak Tour: July 6, 6:00-9:30 p.m., UMD Boat Shed, 1401 St. Louis Ave. Experience the hustle and bustle of Duluth Harbor with its expansive skyline and Bird Sanctuary Island. Registration is due by July 3, 4:00 p.m. Cost: $30 for UMD students, $71 for non-UMD students/community; minimum of three people required. Equipment and instruction provided.
  • Sea Kayak: American Canoe Association Basic Canoeing and Rescue Course: July 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., UMD Boathouse, 1421 St. Louis Ave. Course prepares participants to paddle comfortably and safely in protected shallow water areas. Ages 12 and up. Registration by noon July 26. Cost: $40 for UMD student members, $135 for non-student members/community. Equipment and instruction provided.

Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center open: June 1-Sept. 30, 8793 Owl Ave., Toivola. Daily hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., except July 4. Talk to a naturalist, shop at the Sax Zimporium (store), use the “world’s only outhouse/art museum” and enjoy a hike on trails and boardwalks. No admission fee. Upcoming June field trips feature butterflies, boardwalk tours and wildflowers; a schedule is available at . Field trips are free for members (who donated at least $25 in the past year).

Duluth Parks and Recreation Department offers youth activities for ages 55 and older, community events, mobile recreation, introductory outdoor experiences and more through May. For more information, visit To register for programs, visit

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