Active Adventures

Skip the Gym & Hit the ICE!

Active Adventures: Adult Open Skate Ice Skating At Heritage Sports Center Provides A Great Workout

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are ice skating with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot at Duluth’s Heritage Sports Center! It’s a great indoor workout, affordable and for adults only! Check out all the fun Fox 21 had out on the ice in the video above. LOCATION: Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center COST: $4.00 per adult or a…

Winter Weather Hiking At Amnicon Falls

Head Outside For A Hike, Regardless Of The Snow & Colder Temperatures!

SOUTH RANGE, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are headed outside for a hike, regardless of the snow and colder temperatures arriving! This only means State Parks become less crowded and beautiful! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot on a hike through the park to see the beautiful falls! Don’t worry, being active in the chilly temperatures, will keep…

Are You Ready To Ski This Winter Season?

Active Adventures: Spirit Mountain Season Passes, Jessie Diggins & Snow Making Begins Soon!

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we are talking with Spirit Mountain and why you need to plan ahead, Hurry, Hurry! Season pass sales are coming to an end, Jessie Diggins is skiing by the mountain and ‘snow making’ is about to begin! Categories: Active Adventures, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: cross-country skiing, downhill skiing,…

Ghosts and Goblins Take Over Yard in Gary New Duluth

FOX 21 Photojournalist Adam Jagunich Enjoys Spooking Children and Adults Every Year at His Home in Gary New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot takes us on a thrilling tour of Photojournalist Adam Jagunich’s haunted Halloween yard located in Gary New Duluth. Jagunich spends countless hours preparing for his Halloween display every year, all to make sure children and adults in the Gary New Duluth neighborhood come out on Halloween night…

Get Lost In A Corn Maze!

Oulu Wisconsin Features A Corn Maze, Flashlight & Haunted Maze, Games, Barn Animals, Snacks & Prizes!

OULU, Wis. — In this week’s Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot gets us lost in a corn maze!  Just a short 40 minute ride from Duluth/Superior or 45 minutes from Ashland or Hayward. The field is tucked away in beautiful Bayfield county on Ken Johnson’s farm. When you get there, go right into the barn and get your ticket…

Rake Leaves Into A Jumbo Spider Leaf Bag! Perfect Halloween Decoration Family Fun!

Brittney Merlot Turns Fall Chores Into A Workout & Art!

DULUTH, Min. – After strong winds topped 64mph on Wednesday’s storm, many leaves have fallen off of the trees. So we need to turn that chore of raking into something fun! In this week’s Active Adventures we are building a Halloween Spider leaf bag with Meteorologist Brittney Merlot. If you make one of your own this weekend, be sure to…

Hiking Cook County & Lutsen Mountain Peak Fall Colors

Active Adventures: Hiking Through Fall Colors

LUTSEN, Minn. — On the Lake Superior Hiking Trail fall colors are popping! For the next 3 weeks colors are at peak up the north shore and it’s a great time to visit Cook county and Lutsen Mountains. Whether you are hiking or biking the trails or taking a ride in the gondola up the mountains, there is a sight…

Canoe & Kayak Through Fall Colors on the Brule River!

Active Adventures: Brule River Canoe Rentals

BRULE, Wis. — Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot for a colorful ride down the Brule River! It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the changing leaves of Wisconsin. Take a calm beginner trip (where you won’t get splashed or wet). Or get your adrenaline pumping on novice or advanced rapids!  Wet suits are available for the chilly fall days…

NEW Tai Chi Class Offered in the Twin Ports!

Find Your Inner Chi, Relieve Stress, Workout & Learn Self Defense In This Week's Active Adventures

DULUTH, Minn. — Active Adventures: Tai Chi Join Lake Superior Tai Chi instructor Richard and his class as Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot tries out the ancient Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Tai Chi requires very little space, no bending or stretching and no special clothing. It also does not require a particular…

Having A Stressful Day?

Try Meditation, Relaxation & Yoga With Yoga North & Brittney Merlot

DULUTH, Minn. —  Yoga North gives Brittney Merlot a stress-free night on the shores of Lake Superior in this week’s Active Adventures! Using meditation, relaxation and yoga at Brighton Beach, even this video will make you more relaxed! Give it a try! LOCATION: 4628 Pitt Street, Duluth, MN 55804 PHONE: 218-722-9642 WEBSITE: Yoga North SCHEDULE: Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Features,…

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Brittney Merlot Attends Football Practice With The Cloquet Lumberjakcs In This Week's Active Adventures!

CLOQUET, Minn. — It’s that time of year again, FOOTBALL SEASON! Let’s kick it off with Brittney Merlot practicing with the Cloquet Lumberjacks high school football team, as they get ready to face Denfeld Friday night. See how she does running drills and kicking field goals in this week’s Active Adventures! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Features, Minnesota, News, News –…

Sliding Into Family Fun & Feeling Like A Kid Again!

Active Adventures: Minnesota State Fair Giant Slide, Family Fun For Everyone!

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Brittney Merlot is bringing out the inner kid in every adult and taking a ride down the Giant Slide at the Minnesota State Fair! Categories: Active Adventures, Entertainment, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News Tags: Active Adventures, Active Adventures at the Minnesota State Fair, Active Adventures in Minnesota, Family Fun,…

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Sailing The Regatta

Active Adventures: Sail Boat Racing On Lake Superior With The Duluth Yacht Club & Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Sailboat racing on Lake Superior! The Duluth Yacht Club talked with Brittney Merlot about the options you have to get out sailing or participating in the Regatta on Lake Superior. Cast sail and let the wind take you away! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News, Wisconsin Tags: Cast Sail,…

Try Canyoneering Up Rivers & Waterfalls!

Active Adventures: Canyoneering On The North Shore With Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Canyoneering Through The North Shore Rivers Of Minnesota! Most of us see the beautiful rivers of the north shore from the trails but have you ever wanted to climb into the river and hike upstream? In this week’s active adventures Meteorologist Brittney Merlot takes us upstream, climbing waterfalls through beautiful canyons! Get tips on how to maneuver through…

Flying Discs Spotted In The Northland, Join the Fun!

How Many Discs Does It Take To Play Disc Golf With Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Disc Golfing with Northern Lights Disc Golf at Mont Du Lac! What IS disc golf you ask? Well… it’s much like traditional golf! Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest throws….

Active Adventures: Fat Tire Biking

Off Road On A Fat Tire Bike With Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

DULUTH, Minn – No matter the weather or the time of year, the fat bike is the ATV of the cycling world: sand dunes, mud pits, snowtrails—fat bikes can go anywhere! For this week’s active adventures Brittney Merlot takes us to the rocky trails, beaches, grass, gravel and even into the water on a fat tire bike! Ski Hut tells…

Active Adventures: Havin’ Fun With Hi-Bank’s!

Hi-Bank's Resort Is Your Hidden Getaway, Close To Home! Kayak, Canoe & Pontoon Rentals Available.

DULUTH, Minn. — Hi-Bank’s Resort on Fish Lake takes us out for a relaxing afternoon of canoeing, kayaking and even a pontoon ride! You can visit Hi-Bank’s Resort anytime, it’s a very friendly family atmosphere with affordable rentals to get you out on the water! RENTALS: Canoe, Kayaks and Pontoons PHONE: 888-924-3355 ADDRESS: 5392 Fish Lake Dam Road, Duluth, MN…

Active Adventures: Log Rolling

Meteorologist Brittney Merlot Attempts To Log Roll For Her First Time

HAYWARD, Wisc. — The Lumberjack World Championships are underway and for this weeks active adventures we take you to the historic Lumberjack Bowl as Meteorologist Brittney Merlot learns how to log roll by a six time world champion! Will she pick it in just 30 minutes? Find out in the video above! Plus, learn tips on how you can stay…

Active Adventures: Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

Adrenaline Rush On The St. Louis River Whitewater Rafting With Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

SCANLON, Minn. — With the recent heavy rainfall across the Northland, the river levels are high and the water is rushing! This makes for a perfect wild whitewater rafting experience! Join Meteorologist Brittney Merlot for this week’s Active Adventures at Minnesota Whitewater Rafting in Scanlon, as she takes us head first into the rapids! LOCATION: 3214 River Gate Ave, Cloquet, MN 55720…

Active Adventures: Safely Lighting Fireworks

KG Fireworks Warehouse on the South Range Offers Safety Classes

SOUTH RANGE, Wisc. — KG Fireworks Warehouse teaches us how to safely light fireworks in this weeks active adventures. From a slow burn safety fuse to home made quick and easy stands, to help make your fireworks experience a safe and memorable one. Join Meteorologist Brittney Merlot and Owner Jason Detherage of KG Fireworks for tips. Safety classes are also…

Active Adventures: Stand-up Paddleboarding

Summertime Active Adventures on Lake Superior With Day Tripper Of Duluth

DULUTH, Min. — In this weeks active adventures Meteorologist Brittney Merlot tries stand-up paddleboarding with Day Tripper of Duluth Jake Boyce. Enjoy the video above for more information on this sport! If you would like to book a trip with Day Tripper of Duluth, just click the link. They also offer … KAYAK ICEBERG KAYAK BIKE SHUTTLE BIKE – MOUNTAIN…

Active Adventures: Starting Line Etiquette

FOX 21's William Seay Speaks with the Starting Line Coordinator from Grandma's Marathon

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21 Meteorologist William Seay speaks with Two Harbors Chamber President Janelle Bianco Jones. Jones is also the Starting Line Coordinator for Grandma’s Marathon. She tells FOX 21 it’s important to make sure you don’t bring any bags with you to the starting line because you’ll be asked to discard them. Jones say…

The Duluth Experience Adds New Tours for Summer Season

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we went out to the lake with The Duluth Experience. The organization has many news tours this year including a late-night kayak tour, a walking tour of the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth and more. For more information or to schedule a tour head to theduluthexperience.com. Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Features, Links,…

Duluth Hosts First Paddlers and Rowers Week

DULUTH, Minn. – With seemingly endless fresh water available throughout the state of Minnesota, several Northlanders are passionate about human-powered watercraft sports. This morning we learned more about the newly established Paddlers and Rowers Week. It’s all to celebrate human-powered watercraft. The fun starts on Saturday, June 2 with a “learn to row” event. On Sunday, June 3 there will…

Fast-Paced Fitness with Destination Fitness

Active Adventures: Destination Fitness

DULUTH, Minn. –  Destination Fitness is a one-stop shop for fitness. The workouts can be done at home, in the office, outdoors or the studio. Destination Fitness offers programs for all ages and fitness levels. If you would like more information call (218) 260-6562. For more information head to www.destinationfitnessmn.com. Destination Fitness is located at 4966 Rice Lake Road, Duluth,…

Climbing Ely’s Peak with Vertical Endeavors

Active Adventures: Rock Climbing

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather begins to warm Northlanders are venturing outside to enjoy the nature and all the activities that come with it. For this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21 went rock climbing with Vertical Endeavors at Ely’s Peak. Vertical Endeavors offers several outdoor climbing options and can be reached at (218) 279-9980, or www.verticalendeavors.com/outdoor. The Duluth Climbers…

Fitness Group Focuses Workouts on Moms-to-be

Active Adventures: Fit4Baby

DULUTH, Minn. – A Northland fitness group is focusing their health knowledge on local moms. Twin Ports Fit4Mom offers several different classes and for this week’s Active Adventures franchise owner Lisa Filzen showed us what to expect in a Fit4Baby class. This class focuses on prenatal women. All exercises are approved by doctors. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare…

Working Out with XMT-3 Training Studio

Active Adventures: Why Weight and Resistance Training is Vital for Runners

DULUTH, Minn. – As the weather begins to warm, more and more people are heading outside to enjoy the nice days. Many are doing their first runs outside, while some are training for Grandma’s Marathon. One local personal trainer believes private training can be a game-changer for those looking to get in shape. Eric Franklin, the owner of XMT-3 Training…

Strength Training on New Duluth YMCA Equipment

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. -As Spring weather continues to evade the Northland, FOX 21’s William Seay went inside the Duluth YMCA to work with a personal trainer. Emily Ranta, the Associate Executive Director of the Duluth YMCA says during the “mud season” the center sees an uptick in people and need for personal training. The Duluth YMCA recently got rid of 15-year-old…

Health Professionals Give Tips to Runners

Active Adventures: Gearing up for Grandma's

DULUTH, Minn. – There may still be snow on the ground, but it truly is Spring and Grandma’s Marathon is just over two months away. As runners get ready for race weekend, local health professionals are giving advice to the athletes. Essentia Health is teaming up with Grandma’s Marathon for the prerace seminar Gearing up for Grandma’s. It’s taking palce…

Custom-fit Clubs Result in Better Golf Game

Active Adventures: Nevada Bob's Golf

DULUTH, Minn. – Although the Northland is seeing snow once again, Spring is here and warmer weather is on the horizon. This makes it the perfect time to prepare for golf season. Nevada Bob’s Golf is the only spot in the Northland that custom-fits club. Manager Dan Szymczak says getting a custom-fit club can dramatically help your golf game. Nevada…

The Duluth Experience Offers Ice Kayaking Tour

Active Adventures: Ice Kayaking

DULUTH, Minn. – True signs of Spring, the snow is slowly melting and this ice is thawing as ships begin moving in and out of the harbor. For this week’s Active Adventures, the FOX 21 morning crew took advantage of the slightly warmer weather to get outside. The Duluth Experience team is giving ice kayaking tours beginning in April and…

Duluth Rowing Club Nears Fundraising Goal and Boathouse Completion

Active Adventures: Icebreaker Party

DULUTH, Minn. – Over the last few years, the Duluth Rowing Club has worked to build a new home for their club. Now, a fully funded and finished new boathouse is nearly a reality. Northlanders have the chance to help with the final stages of work. More than 90 percent of the $1 million goal has been attained, and the…

Bodyweight Circuit Workout with The Strength Factory

Active Adventures: Strength Factory

SUPERIOR, Wis. -With Spring and Summer around the corner, several people are working to get into shape for the warmer months. One place to do that is The Strength Factory in Superior. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay did a circuit bodyweight workout with CEO Kelly Kellar. The gym focuses on strong bodies and strong minds with…

Local Curling Club Encourages Athletes of All Ages to Join

Active Adventures: Two Harbors Curling Club

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay tried curling for the first time. The morning crew drove up the North Shore to learn about the sport from curlers at the Two Harbors Curling Club. Kay Libby, a club member who’s been curling since she was a teenager, says curling is a great lifetime sport….

Duluth YMCA Offers Opportunity to Stay Active During the Cold Winter

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – New activity sessions are starting up at the Duluth YMCA. Winter session II is beginning next week which includes pretty much all of the YMCA’s programs such as gymnastics, swimming, rock climbing, taekwondo, pickleball, and much more. The Duluth YMCA is located at 302 w 1st st, Duluth, MN 55802. They can be reached at (218) 722-4745….

Keeping Your Body Healthy in Cold Weather

Active Adventures: Safety for Muscles and Joints in Cold Weather

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures we spoke with Annita Winkels, DPT of In Motion Therapy. Winkels gave advice for staying healthy while out in extremely cold weather. In Motion Therapy is located at 2701 W Superior St #112, Duluth, MN 55806. They can be reached at (218) 727-1180 or www.inmotiontherapy.com. Categories: Active Adventures, News, News – Latest…

Scaling the Ice with Duluth Climbers Coalition

Active Adventures: Ice Climbing

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures the FOX 21 morning crew visited Duluth’s newest city park. Quarry Park is a secluded haven for climbing enthusiasts. Athletes with the Duluth Climbers Association can often be found on the rocks. Some of these climbers taught FOX 21’s William Seay about ice climbing. Board Member of Duluth Climbers Coalition Dave Pagel…

Circuit Training with Fitness Edge North

Fitness Edge North is Located in Hermantown at 5237 Miller Trunk Highway

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21 Meteorologist William Seay stopped by Fitness Edge North in Hermantown to give circuit training a try. Fitness Edge North has been in business for the past 12 years. Circuit training at the facility helps customers become more physically fit through combining flexibility, balance and core strength. Click here for more information on…

Spirit Mountain to Feature Fat Tire Biking at Annual Race

Active Adventures: Third Annual Frosted Fatty

DULUTH, Minn. – As many Northlanders know, it’s possible to ride bikes all year, even when there is snow on the ground. Spirit Mountain is celebrating that fact with the Third Annual Frosted Fatty Weekend this weekend. Festivities start up on Saturday, January 20 and run through Sunday, January 21. There will be two days of fat bike races, bike…

Personal Trainer Helps Turn Resolutions into Reality

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA Personal Training

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders have made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2018. The FOX 21 morning crew joined Director of Healthy Living Alisha Bradley for a personal training session. Bradley says it’s important to start small and ease yourself into a workout routine if it’s been away since you hit the gym. She took FOX 21’s…

Saturday Morning at the Races Kicks-off

The races give kids an opportunity to exercise away from the cold weather.

DULUTH, Minn.– Friday was a day for the races over at the college of St. Scholastica. Kids of all ages took part in the first Saturday Morning at the Races of this winter. Around 400 kids had a chance to exercise and take part in a friendly competition at the St. Scholastica gym. The races vary from 1/8 of a mile…

Fat Tire Biking Trails Expand in Cook County Ahead of Annual Race

Active Adventures: 2nd Annual Norpine Fat Tire Bike Classic

COOK COUNTY, Minn. – Cold temperatures and snow covering the ground in the Northland means fat tire bike enthusiasts are hitting the trails. The second annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic is being held Saturday, January 6. Approximately 200 cyclists are expected from across the United States and Canada. Racers can compete in a 24-mile race or 16-mile race. Racing begins…

FIT4MOM Twin Ports Demonstrates Quick Workout for Busy Moms

Active Adventures: FIT4MOM Twin Ports

DULUTH, Minn. – The holiday season is extremely busy for families and sometimes it can be easy to pass on a regular workout routine. One Northland mom, Lisa Filzen, says there are ways to work something no matter how busy you may be. Filzen is the Owner of FIT4MOM Twin Ports. She says they offer a wide range of classes,…

Mont du Lac Offers Major Discount on Season Passes

DULUTH, Minn. – Snowfall this week has excited winter sports enthusiasts all over the Northland. Mont du Lac Resort is offering a special on season passes through the weekend. Season passes are priced at $99, which amounts to about $250 in savings. Passholder Perks include Passholder Tuesday – bring a friend for $5.00 (rental not included), 10% off cabin rental,…

Active Adventures: Positive Energy Outdoors Winter Camp

Winter Camps will be Available for Children in December, January and February

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Active Adventures Steph Love with Positive Energy Outdoors stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about upcoming winter camps. Positive Energy Outdoors looks to encourage people and animal powered exploration of the outdoors. Winter Break Day Camp will give children three days to explore and play outdoors. In addition to snowshoeing and learning…

Expert Tips for Sticking to a Diet and Exercise Plan During the Holidays

Active Adventures: Anytime Fitness Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – -Sticking to a diet and exercise plan can be difficult during the holiday season. FOX 21 spoke with a personal trainer from Anytime Fitness in Duluth. The trainer, Andy Schobert, says it’s important to manage your portions when at holiday events. Schobert says using a fitness tracker can help because people can know how many calories they’re…

Spirit Mountain Offers Kids’ Camps and Cyber Monday Deals

DULUTH, Minn. – Winter is almost here and a local ski hill is ready to take on winter sports. Spirit Mountain offers winter kids programs for all ages and skill levels. There are varying winter kids’ programs from ages 4-12. There are Learn to Ski and Ride packages for ages 13 and up, as well as lessons starting at age…

Working Out with Kettlebells

Active Adventures: Duluth YMCA

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth YMCA in downtown offers several options for exercise. They have offerings from group classes, rock climbing, racquetball, to swimming lessons, pickleball, basketball, and much more. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay learned how to work with kettlebells. Alisha Bradley, Director of Healthy Living for the YMCA, says it’s a strength training device…

Gearing Up for Cold Weather

Active Adventures: Proper Dressing for Frigid Temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. – Below average temperatures have been keeping the Northland cold throughout the week. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay got advice for dressing for the cold weather. Eve Graves told William how to dress if he’s interested in skiing, jogging, or doing some other active activity in frigid temperatures. Graves tells FOX 21, “there’s no…