Active Adventures

Active Adventures: Superior Farmers’ Market

The market will continue through the end of October.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In this week’s Active Adventures we stop by the Superior Farmer’s Market to check out what they have to offer in the homestretch of the harvest season. In addition to locally grown produce and meat products, you can also check out a variety of home crafts including handmade winter gear to prep for winter.  Prepare to spend more…

Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in Carlton Reopens for Autumn Adventures

Active Adventures: Fall Fun at Ru-Ridge Corn Maze

CARLTON, Minn. – It’s the season of corn and pumpkins so for this week’s Active Adventures we try not to get lost at Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in Carlton. In addition to their corn maze, they offer lots of fun activities for families and friends of all ages. They’re open Thursday through Sunday until the end of October. The maze is…

Explore the Beauty of Bagley Nature Area as Fall Foliage Starts to Pop

Active Adventures: Autumn Adventures at Bagley Nature Area

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Active Adventures takes FOX 21’s Brett Scott to Bagley Nature Area on the campus of UMD. This 59-acre forest, pond, and open area are located in the northwest part of the campus. Tim Bates, Associate Director, Environmental Education Coordinator, says Bagley is a great place for running, cross-country skiing, walking, or any other quiet outdoor…

Echo Valley Motocross Park Attracting Riders of All Ages

Active Adventures: Ken Visits the Echo Valley Motocross Park

BROOKSTON, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, we are in Brookston, Minnesota to check out a motocross event at Echo Valley Motocross Park. Participants of all ages came out to compete in a weekend of family fun at the track. They have a few more events scheduled still this year so be sure to check them out! Click here…

Lake Superior Disc Golf Community Encourages More Players to Join

Active Adventures: Disc Golfing Throughout Enger Park Golf Course

DULUTH, Minn. – This week’s Active Adventures takes Ken disc golfing at Enger Park Golf Course which shares its space with a disc golf course. It is one of the multiple courses here in the Twin Ports where you can get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the Northland, especially this time of year as the leaves begin to…

Sea Kayaking with UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

Active Adventures: Tips for Staying Safe When Kayaking on the Big Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s Arman Rahman straps on a life jacket and gives sea kayaking a try with UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Click here to register for a course today! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment Tags: Active Adventures, Arman Rahman, lake superior, Local News, safety, sea kayaking, UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

Active Adventures: Sliding Through Mont Du Lac’s Outta Bounds Tubing Park

The tube slides are open all season. Summer hours are Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In this week’s Active Adventures, it’s tubing to the extreme! Reaching speeds of 40 mph down the four different tube slides at Mont Du Lac Resort’s Outta Bounds Tubing Park. The tube slides are open all season. Summer hours are Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. Categories: Active Adventures, Entertainment, News,…

Twisting Through the Trees on Spirit Mountain’s Alpine Coaster

Active Adventures: Timber Twister at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s Arman Rahman gives the Timber Twister at Spirit Mountain a try for the first time. Click here for tickets and more information. Categories: Active Adventures, Entertainment Tags: Active Adventures, Adventure, Alpine Coaster, Arman Rahman, community, Local News, Outdoor, Spirit Mountain, Timber Twister

Active Adventures: Mountain Biking Down Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn.- In this edition of Active Adventures, we take you Mountain Biking down the trails at Spirit Mountain, ahead of the Kraus Anderson Bike Festival this weekend. Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Active Adventures, Duluth Bike Festival, jon regenold, Kraus-Anderson Bike Festival, Max Fierek, Mountain biking, Spirit Mountain

Treasure Hunt! Jay Cooke State Park Provides Geocaching Opportunities

Active Adventures: Geocaching at Jay Cooke State Park

CARLTON, Minn. – This week’s Active Adventures takes Meteorologist Ken Slama on a treasure hunt in Jay Cooke State Park. All 75 Minnesota State parks have a geocaching challenge through the fall to collect trading cards and to find the one at Jay Cooke, there is a simple and fun puzzle to solve along the way. The trails used are…

e-Bike Duluth Offers Effortless Entertainment

e-Bike Duluth Opened This Summer, Offering a Relaxing Way to Sightsee the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama takes an e-bike for a spin down on the Lakewalk to Canal Park with e-Bike Duluth. An e-bike is a great way to explore Duluth while not wearing yourself out pedaling uphill to your favorite vantage points. Just let the built-in electric motor do most of the work. Click…

Experience the Water from a Stand Up Paddle Boarding Point of View

Meteorologist Ken Slama Gives Stand Up Paddle Boarding a Go

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama gives stand up paddle boarding a try for the first time in his life. North Shore SUP provides lessons for adventure seekers, and also boards for those looking to check out the water from a different perspective. Click here for more information regarding North Shore SUP. Paddle on! Categories:…

Hartley Nature Center Exemplifies the Beauty of Duluth

Active Adventures: You don't have to travel far to find beautiful hiking and biking trails in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, we head up to Hartley Nature Center in the Woodland neighborhood.  It is a beautiful park with miles of trails to explore nature and wildlife year-round. Whether it’s hiking, biking, or taking the dog for a walk, it is nigh impossible to grow tired of taking in the scenery and views offered…

Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf Offers More than Just Fun on the Course

This Week's Active Adventures Takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to 'Capt'n J's Miniature Golf in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Active Adventures we head to Barker’s Island where Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf offers more than the opportunity to refine your putting skills. In addition to competing in a friendly game of miniature golf against family and friends, Capt’n J’s offers a beautiful view of Lake Superior, the SS Meteor as a backdrop, and frozen…

High Ropes Minnesota Challenges Your Aerial Agility

This Week's Active Adventures Takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to the New 'High Ropes Minnesota' Course in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, we head to Cloquet to check out High Ropes Minnesota, a brand new rope course in the Northland just off I-35. After getting suited up, along with a brief training session, the course is yours for 90 minutes. The course features two levels with several challenges and various levels of difficulty. It…

Fun Run With A Covered Upper Lip

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Mustache March Run 5k

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are running on Duluth’s Lake Walk in style! Grow out you own mustache or slap on a fake one and walk or run a 5k with friends. This event takes place on Saturday March 21st at 5pm by the Fitger’s stairs on the lake walk. You can preregister by clicking HERE…

SilverSneakers: Active Older Adults Slide into Exercise at the Superior YMCA

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Superior Family YMCA Hosts 65+ Workout Classes

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot heads to a YMCA class with the SilverSneakers! This a group of 65+ year olds working out together to keep their bodies healthy. They focus on stretching, warm ups, exercises, a yoga cool down and more! Increasing flexibility and helping with balance to prevent falls, the class builds…

Physical Therapy to Help Injury or Illness Restricting Daily Tasks

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Physical Therapy at Viverant

  DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we head up the hill to Viverant with Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot. After Merlot’s recent back break in August left her unable to walk, she has been in physical therapy for months getting back on her feet. Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they…

“Sunscriptions” Filled on the SunSpot Bus

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Mobile Unit Geared to Help Vitamin D Deficiency, SAD and Winter Blues

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes on the SUNSPOT BUS! If you are battling the winter blues, cabin fever, vitamin D deficiency and finding yourself not being very active, light therapy can help you! ABOUT: The further one lives north of the equator, the less sunshine hits the surface of the earth or…

Ready, Set, Book Across the Bay! Registration Remains Open

Ski, Snowshoe, Hike or Run From Ashland to Washburn Across The Frozen Chequamegon Bay

CHEQUAMEGON BAY, Wis. – The 24th annual Book Across the Bay takes place Saturday, February 15th, 2020. Book Across the Bay is the upper Midwest’s most unique winter event, open to skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels. The 10-kilometer course, which is groomed for both classic-style and skate skiing, starts in Ashland and ends in Washburn, and…

Behind Bars For FUN! Try To Escape This Test

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Escape Room Parties Brings Mobile Escape Rooms To The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott are locked up, in “Alcatraz prison”. Find out if they can escape… Join in on the escape room fun THIS WEEKEND ONLY. Thurs Feb. 6, Fri Feb. 7 & Sat. Feb 8th at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 E 2nd St, Superior,…

MORE COWBELL, More Calories Burned, More Donations!

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: 11th Annual More Cowbell Fundraiser For Northern Lights Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21 competes for the third time in the Annual More Cowbell Event, put on by the Northern Lights Foundation. All proceeds go to helping local kids with serious illnesses. This took place Thursday January 16th, 2020 at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. The competitive and fun fundraiser featured 10 teams…

Climbing Cliffs in Snowshoes

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Bluefin Bay Resort Activites Takes Us Along The Superior Hiking Trail

TOFTE, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Bluefin Bay Resorts on Lake Superior takes Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot on a snowshoe hike up the Superior Hiking Trail Section 13, climbing cliffs to enjoy wonderful views of the Baptism River Valley. Join them as they blaze a trail through deep snow, on an advanced trail that goes uphill 450 feet….

Ready, Set, Mush! Trail Talk with Musher Ryan Redington

Active Adventures: Mushing with Alaska Native Ryan Redington

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever wanted to bundle up and give sled dog mushing a try? Meteorologist Brittney Merlot recently caught up with musher Ryan Redington for this week’s Active Adventures. Redington will be mushing in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon taking place January 27 – 30 along Minnesota’s North Shore. The Alaska native says he’s very excited…

Jingle Bells For A Good Cause

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Volunteer Salvation Army Bell Ringing Taken To The Next Level

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott donated their time to help the less fortunate this holiday season. Volunteering to bell ring for Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive at Mount Royal turned out to be a fun experience, check it out. Brittney Merlot wanted to take it to the next level with…

All Slopes Are Open At Lutsen Mountain

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Lutsen Mountin Fully Opens All Hills

LUTSEN, Minn – In this weeks Active Adventures we are chatting with Lutsen Mountain as they officially open up all of their downhill runs on the mountains. Heading into the holiday season has locals and tourists ready to shred some fresh powder and the north shore is currently getting hit with heavy lake effect snow. With high school ski races…

Perfecting the Snow Angel

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Take A Break From Shoveling & Make A Snow Angel!

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s time to stop stressing about the recent blizzard and heavy snow we’ve been buried in and drop to the ground, take a deep breath and make a snow angel! This may be considered a childhood game but it’s for the adults too. Meteorologist Brittney Merlot says “It’s a great stress reliever. It makes you slow down,…

Mont Du Lac Opens In Record Breaking Time

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: The early cold snap helped a local ski hill open early

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The early snap of arctic air made the perfect recipe for snow making at Northland resorts, especially at Mont du Lac. The resort officially opened Thursday, the earliest on record. It may only be the middle of November, but it’s looking more like the middle of the ski and snowboarding season there. The main alpine runs are covered…

Put A Rose Between Your Teeth and Learn to Tango!

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Superior Ballroom Dance Studio Lessons

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott take dance lessons at Superior Ballroom Dance Studio. Learning step by step the skills to do the tango. Adding style to the basic moves and creating muscle memory, you can dance your way into fitness and mental health. Click here for more information on how…

Experience Absinthe Ritual Taking Place Only Once a Year

Releasing the Green Fairy on Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – In this weeks Active Adventures, we are tagging along in a sacred ritual that happens only once a year… Absinthe and the Green Fairy, is one of the oldest drinks in history, dating back to end of the eighteenth century. Invented by a French doctor who distilled wormwood and other herbs in an alcoholic base as a…

The Haunt is BACK!

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Poplar Golf Course Hosts Haunted House & Hayride

POPLAR, Wisc. — There is a new local scare in the Northland! The Haunt, at Poplar Golf Course, just a few miles off of HWY 2 in Douglas County opens Friday October 18th for their first screams and laughs of the season. Formerly held at Wentworth Gardens, the rural haunt has moved just a few miles down the road. Members…

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin In a Sea of Gourds

DC's Best Produce Farms is Expected to Keep Their Patches Open Through Halloween

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s a sea of pumpkins, gourds and vegetable for sale on the corner of Arlington Avenue and Central Entrance in Duluth. In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Brittney Merlot swings by the temporary produce stand set up for the Halloween season. For more than 20 years, DC’s Best Produce Farms has set up shop at the busy…

Just Be-Leaf in Yourself, Hike Through Fall Colors

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Fall Foliage Popping At Jay Cooke State Park

CARLTON, Minn. — Jay Cooke State Park is popping with color this time of year. This state park protects the lower reaches of the St. Louis River and is located about 10 miles southwest of Duluth. It’s one of the ten most visited state parks in Minnesota, with the western half of the park containing part of a rocky, 13-mile…

Get Lost In A Corn Maze

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Ru-Ridge Corn Maze Family Fun

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Get lost in a corn maze with Fox 21’s Meteorologist Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott. We timed their adventure to see how long it took to get out!  Ru-Ridge is a 400 acre farm with 8 acres of corn maze and family activities including a straw bale maze, ninja course, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, games, corn piles, photo…

Organizers, Athletes Prepare for 2019 North Shore Inline Marathon

Active Adventures: North Shore Inline Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – It takes a village and year round dedication to make the North Shore Inline Marathon a success every year. Race Director Mike Ward stopped by FOX 21 Local News Friday morning ahead of the jam packed lineup of events. Ward says many folks are concerned about detouring around the Lester Bridge construction this year. Traffic will be…

World of Wheels Skate Center Debuts Fresh New Rink

Active Adventures: World of Wheels Skate Center in Superior, Wisconsin

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s back to school for students in the Twin Ports! What better way to release some steam and have fun on the weekends than with a trip to the roller rink? World of Wheels Skate Center in Superior was recently closed for a short period of time to resurface and update their rink. Now it’s back open…

Active Adventures: Race Day at Echo Valley Motocross Park

Echo Valley Motocross Park is Located at 4650 Lavoy Road in Brookston, Minnesota

  BROOKSTON, Minn. – Dirt biking enthusiasts still have another chance to tear up the dirt track at Echo Valley Motocross Park located in Brookston, Minnesota. The elite Moto-Cross riders in the region will be racing on a one mile long track that includes a “90 foot table top” jump, as well as many other riveting jumps, high speeds and…

Scooting Around Town On A Leaf

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Leaf Scooters Take Over Canal Park

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot shows us how the new Leaf scooters work. You’ll see how to download the app, get it set up, where you can and can’t go with them and then she takes to the streets of Canal Park. Randomly going up to people and asking them to take it…

Throwing Axes & Tossing Back Ales Together

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Duluth Experience & Blacklist Artisan Ales Collaboration Tour

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us AXE THROWING, the perfect Northland sport. Currently Blacklist Artisan Ales in Duluth hosts the axe throwing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. They have also paired with Duluth Experience to tie in local brewery tours and tastes as well. Become an axepert and learn all the…

YOHO! Boom Running in the Lumberjack World Championships

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Last Year Brittney Merlot Log Rolled, Now She Attempts Boom Running For The First Time!

HAYWARD, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot is boom running at the Lumberjack World Championships semifinals. She’s never done it before and will make her first attempt this morning on LIVE TV! Ellie Davenport, offers her words of wisdom as she has been a pro log roller and boom runner since she was 15 years…

Paddle The Brule River, A Clear, Cool & Spring Fed Waterway

Experience Picturesque Beauty Or Aggressive Rapids With Brule River Canoe & Kayak Rental

BRULE, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott kayak down the world-famous Brule River. It’s known as a gem among the waterways of the Upper Midwest. Flowing 50 miles north into Lake Superior, the River provides consistent spring fed water through the Brule River State Forest. (It’s cool and refreshing)! Experience the picturesque…

Dirt Bikes Brraaap To The Holeshot

Active Adventures: Echo Valley MotoCross

BROOKSTON, Minn. — Just 35 miles west of Duluth lies Echo Valley MotoCross Track, that’s where we are taking you for this week’s Active Adventures. Get ready to tear through the dirt track and fly high in the sky, just don’t get roosted! 2019 Northern Series Race Schedule DISTRICT 23 DIRTBIKE RACES FOR 2019! * July 14th – Dirt Bike…

SUP, SUP! Gliding On Water

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: North Shore SUP Rents Stand-up Paddle Boards

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are gliding across the water on a stand up paddle board! North Shore SUP offers cheap rentals for both hourly and for the entire day! Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot chatted with the co-owner Heather on some tips and tricks and why you should try this sport out. Interested? Click here to…

Beat The Heat In Whitewater Rapids On The St. Louis River

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

SCANLON, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are beating the heat and gearing up to cool down in whitewater rapids along the St. Louis River with Minnesota Whitewater Rafting. Check out the adrenaline adventure and what the Class II-IV rapids look like! Come prepared to paddle, this is an active workout. Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot as she…

Skate & Sip for FREE

Active Adventures: Rollerblade & Have A Pint of Bent Paddle This Summer

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are hitting the Willard Munger State Trails on rollerblades! Every other Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:00 pm you can skate and sip with friends in the Northland, for FREE. The director of the NorthShore Inline Marathon is hosting these free group skates for all skill levels. Bring your own blades…

Wisdom Center for Change Offers Acupuncture, Reiki Healing & More

Formally Known As 'Rooted Folks Center for Evolution'

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are slowing things down and healing ourselves from the inside and out. Twin sisters in the Twin Ports can help with injuries both physically and mentally, using alternative & holistic health. Formally known as Rooted Folks Center for Evolution,  they have now re-branded and changed their name to Wisdom Center for…

The Results Are In: Does Personal Training Work?

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Fox 21's Brittney Merlot Does Personal Training For 3 Months, Check Out The Difference

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are taking a look at the results after 3 months of personal training at Snap Fitness. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot volunteered herself to give it a shot and see what can change.  Beach body or not? Watch the video above to see if weight was lost, where muscle was built and…

Experience The Le Grand Du Nord Bike Race

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Fox 21's Brittney Merlot Finishes Her Race She's Been Training Months For!

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we get to see the Le Grand Du Nord gravel bike race from a personal perspective; as Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot hits the pavement, climbs the Sawtooth Mountains and rides through muddy logging trails. Experience the ups and downs on a long bike race and learn some valuable tips first hand….