Lake of the Sunset Glow

An Early Start at the Pike River Hatchery

DNR officials got an early start on the walleye egg gathering operation on Pike River on the Tower end of Lake Vermilion Monday, March 26, 2012. This might be the earliest the procedure has ever been started. Each year the DNR harvests eggs from the walleye there for use in Vermilion and other lakes in… Read more »

Vermilion Loons Migration Tracking

This link will take you to the page where you can follow the migration of several loons from Lake Vermilion.  The ones labeled with a V are the Vermilion loons. Click on the loon, then on “play animation” to follow their path from their summer to winter homes. Migration Tracking Visit again in the spring… Read more »

Lake Vermilion Boat Show Donates $700 to the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade

Courtesy of the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade’s blog: Again, this year, the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade was the honorary sponsor for the Antique and Classic Boat Show on Labor Day weekend at The Landing. The Brigade volunteers were there to sell their merchandise and give hands-on tours of the Brigade I. The boat show is… Read more »

Loon seeks help and thanks fishermen who saved it

The following is a reprint of an article published in The Timberjay newspaper June 3: Fishermen say loon sought help, offered thanks, by Marshall Helmberger A Lake Vermilion loon that faced a grim death from starvation is now on the mend thanks to the actions of two local fishermen. Jim Anderson and Bruce Erickson had been… Read more »

Temporary road/trail closures for spring

The DNR will be temporarily closing some state forest roads and trails due to wet, soft road conditions.  These will begin within the next couple of weeks.  Generally, all roads and trails within a particular forest will be closed, but not always.  Signs are posted at entry points and at parking lots. Road and trail… Read more »

Follow up – where is Harley the eagle now?

This story was recently published in the Duluth News Tribune, written by John Myers: Harley the eagle first made news by getting a ride on the back of a motorcycle, but raptor experts now say he’s making news under his own wing power. The male bald eagle left his summer home on western Lake Vermilion… Read more »

Harley the motorcycle riding bald eagle spends part of his summers on Lake Vermilion

Courtesy Duluth News Tribune, Author John Myers Harley the motorcycle-riding bald eagle has flown north to the western bays of Lake Vermilion after spending part of his summer along the St. Louis River and in the Sax-Zim bog area. Harley — sans motorcycle — had spent much of the spring along the South Fork of… Read more »

New for 2010 – Programs at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 25 miles north from Cook.  It is operated by the American Bear Association and has been described as the best place to see wild black bears in their natural habitat. From their expanded viewing deck visitors can learn about black bears by observing their natural behavior. This year the VSWS has added… Read more »

Locally Grown and Produced items available at Farmer’s Markets

Throughout the summer, both Tower and Cook have Farmer’s markets.  Here is some information on both: The Tower Farmer’s Market is located in the parking lot of the Train Depot/Civic Center at the west entrance to Tower.  It is an easy walk from the public landing on the East Two River channel, so you can access… Read more »

Bay View Lodge update

Bay View Lodge has been purchased.  The restaurant and bar will be open by Memorial Day, and possibly by fishing opener.  Cabins may or may not be rented this summer.  If they will be available for rent this year, you will find them listed under “Lodging” on our website.

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