There are six IMBA Gold Level Ride Centers in the world. Duluth, Minnesota, is one of them.
Conference ’17: Duluth
If you’re coming to Duluth in June, pack your fishing gear. June is prime fishing time in the North Country, and there’s so much opportunity for excellent angling in our neighborhood, you’ll want to sample some of it.
Tom Howes explained in Anishinaabe, then in English, why restoring wild rice to the St. Louis River is so important to the Fond du Lac Indian people.
This isn’t the Duluth, Minnesota, you think of now. Visitors come to ride mountain bikes and explore the miles of city trails. It’s a regional recreation destination, with its national prominence growing steadily. People think of Duluth and they think biking, hiking and skiing. But that wasn’t always Duluth’s reputation. It once was a king of industry and then a busted, forgotten wasteland until the people of Duluth changed the narrative and their city.
Acclaimed outdoor writer and television personality Steven Rinella will open the 90th annual Outdoor Writers Association of America conference in Duluth, Minnesota.
We just finished spending an entire year in this wild treasure to raise awareness of a major threat to the health of the Boundary Waters — a Chilean mining company wants to build a massive sulfide-ore copper mine nearby. The proposed mine site is along the South Kawishiwi River, which is adjacent to, and upstream of, wilderness.
A thousand sun-kissed lakes. Hundreds of miles of rivers and streams. One million acres of boreal forest. Moose, wolves, ospreys and loons. Superb fishing. And arguably the best flatwater paddling in the United States.
Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Fish for walleyes in the “Walleye Capital of the World.” Or view Canada’s wilderness from the air.
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area and the third largest by volume. It could hold all the water from the other Great Lakes, plus three more Lake Eries.
Miles of forested trails meet stretches of sandy beach in Duluth, Minnesota, home to OWAA’s 2017 conference. Mark your calendars for June 24-26, 2017, when OWAA returns to Duluth, where it hosted conferences in 1969 and 1996.