Lake of the Sunset Glow

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.

Future of Bay View Lodge

The Resort Association has received many inquiries regarding the future of Bay View Lodge.  To help answer the questions, we are reprinting the following article which appeared in one of our local newspapers, “The Timberjay”, this week: “The likelihood of Bay View Lodge reopening as a resort/restaurant is not very good. Jim Ertz, from Dennis Frandsen… Read more »

Christmas Bird Count

On January 2, 55 birders counted birds in the Cook area for a 24 hour period. The count was done by car, walking or watching yards and feeders.  Weather for the day started with a temperature of -33°F.  Here are the numbers: Ruffed Grouse, 12 Spruce Grouse, 2 Bald Eagle, 3 Rock Dove, 130 Northern… Read more »

Snowmobiling at Lake Vermilion – 1000’s of miles of trails!

The following is an excerpt from the Lake Vermilion Sportsmen’s Club newsletter written by Scott Kelling, Tower MNDNR Parks & Trails: “The Lake Vermilion area is the hub of a local land trail network that reaches in all directions. The Tower-based Vermilion Penguins maintain the Iron Ore Trail south of Tower and several links to… Read more »

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