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The Gunflint Trail’s Biggest Blueberry Contest

July 17 - August 9

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The Gunflint Trail’s Biggest Blueberry Contest

The wild Minnesota blueberry is a sought after commodity. Come pick your own on the Gunflint Trail in the annual Biggest Blueberry Contest!

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Blueberries will be measured by weight, and must be picked fresh and not store bought. CASH prizes awarded to the 3 biggest berries. $100 to the first place winner, $50 to the second place winner, and $25 to the third place winner.

Weigh Stations :

Weigh stations will be designated by large road signs at various resorts and locations along the Gunflint Trail.
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Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters

Gunflint Lodge

Nor’Wester Lodge and Outfitters

Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

Poplar Haus

Loon Lake Lodge


2019 Biggest Blueberry Contest Winners:

  • 1st Place:                             1.28 grams–picked by Wendi and weighed at Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground
  • 2nd Place:                           1.23 grams–picked by Tom and weighed at Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground
  • 3rd Place:                            1.22 grams–picked by Jane and weighed at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

Blueberries in the Gunflint Trail area are just beginning to ripen and tend to peak around late July or early August. Wild blueberries are easy to identify, looking much like the grocery store variety, only smaller. The plants are woody shrubs, usually less than two feet tall and resemble miniature trees. They grow best in dry, well drained, rocky soil with good sun and are often found in recent burn areas. For more information on berry picking, click here.

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July 17
August 9
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The Gunflint Trail
County Road 12
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States


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