During our time on the North Shore, I took one day to drive up the Gunflint Trail. It starts in Grand Marais, MN and goes north, ending near the Canadian border. Because it is located in the wilds of northern Minnesota, and because it has the word Trail in its name, you might think this is a rutted, dirt track requiring a 4-wheel drive vehicle. In reality, it is a nicely paved road and offers access to a number of fine resorts. It offers easy access to some beautiful country and provides entry points to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
I was looking for birds, of course, and here are some that I saw. Black-capped Chickadees are a common sight along the Gunflint. It’s always nice to see them because they are such perky little birds. Boreal Chickadees are also found in this area but I didn’t happen to see any this time.