Active Adventures

Learn to Curl At The World Famous Duluth Curling Club

Active Adventures: Curling & Brews With The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Brittney Merlot and Nikki Davidson try their skills out on the ice, curling! The Duluth Experience takes you on the largest indoor sheet of ice and teaches you step by step the skills needed to curl! Duluth’s curling tradition goes back to 1891 when a group of local Duluthians formed The Duluth…

Escape Rooms Take Over The Bong Historical Center For A Good Cause

This Weekend Only! You Can "Escape The Bong" With 3 Different Themed Room Options.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott get locked into a mobile escape room with 1 hour to get out! Watch the video above to see if they got out in time! Northland, you get the chance to try out the 3 new escape rooms that are only here for this weekend only! Grab…

Lungplus Helps You Breathe Warm During Arctic Blasts

Active Adventures: Ways To Stay Active Outside During Cold Snaps

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures we introduce you to Lungplus! Lungplus is a device you place in your mouth and it aids in warming your entire body, so that you can still go outside in the below zero temperatures! It also helps you breathe easier. It also helps you with colds, throat pain, dry cough and will…

Enjoy The Outdoors & Try New Winter Activities At Bluefin Bay On Lake Superior

Active Adventures: Skiing, Snowshoeing, Yaktrack Rentals and More To Get You Outdoors!

TOFTE, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we take you to Bluefin Bay Resorts on Lake Superior! They offer free rentals of skis, snowshoes, yaktraks and more with your stay at the resort! Temperance River State Park is 2 miles away and it’s a great option to get out and test out a new outdoor activity without having to…

Build A Community Of Snowmen!

Northland Gets Hit With More Snow, So Build A Snowman!

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are grabbing a handful of snow and rolling it into a community of snowmen across the Northland, one snowball at a time! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot for her tips and tricks on how to quickly create the perfect snowman or snowoman! Send her your pictures after you’ve built yours, she…

Balsam Bough Harvesting: Make Your Own Wreath!

Active Adventures: Harvesting Boughs And Assembling A Holiday Wreath

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures, Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us deep into the woods to collect balsam boughs! Then we head inside to learn how to assemble your own wreath! A permit is required for collecting balsam boughs and can picked up at the district DNR offices for $25. Minnesota is a leader in…

Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree!

Active Adventures: Hike Into The Superior National Forest For A Family Tradiation!

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are headed into the thick of the woods, to cut down our own Christmas Tree! First things first, MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR PERMIT! On average, 200-300 permits are sold annually! It’s only $5, cash or check only. It can be quickly picked up at the Superior National Forest…

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree From The Superior National Forest!

Great Outdoors Holiday Tradition

SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST, Minn. — In this week’s Great Outdoors we are headed into the thick of the woods, to cut down our own Christmas Tree! First things first, MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR PERMIT! On average, 200-300 permits are sold annually! It’s only $5, cash or check only. It can be quickly picked up at the Superior National Forest…

Cruisin’ The Gunflint Trail

Active Adventures: Winter Wilderness

GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. —  In this weeks Active Adventures we are taking you through 57 miles of wilderness that you can drive on! It’s part of the Superior Scenic Byway in Cook County. The road passes through the Superior National Forest and borders the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada’s Quetico National Park. Snowshoeing, skiing, mushing and snowmobiling trails…

BRAPP! BRAPP! Snocross Rips Through Duluth This Weekend

Active Adventures: Brittney Merlot Chats With The Pro's As They Practice For Snocross Opening Weekend & Takes The Sled Out For A Spin!

AURORA, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures, Brittney Merlot takes us to a small Minnesota town to a practice track made for Snocross Pro’s! We caught up with Corin Todd to chat about this weekends Amsoil Championship Snocross Opener and he even let Brittney take the sled out for a spin. Check it out! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment,…

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…

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,…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

Duluth Trampoline Park Offers Fun for All Ages

Active Adventures: Jumping Around at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

DULUTH, Minn. – A trampoline park is open in Duluth, but it’s much more than what you might think. Planet 3 Extreme Air Park offers extreme dodgeball, trapeze, launchpads, foam pits, dunk zones, a ninja obstacle course. All ages are encouraged to jump at the park. Planet 3 Duluth is located at 101 N 46th Ave W., Duluth, MN 55807….

Searching for Geocaches at Jay Cooke State Park

Active Adventures: Geocaching

CARLTON, Minn. – For this week’s Active Adventures, we went on a nature treasure hunt. FOX 21’s William Seay went geocaching with Park Naturalist Kristine Hiller at Jay Cooke State Park. The state–wide geocache hunt will go through Tuesday, October 31. Another state–wide geocache will start in the Spring. To learn more about visiting Minnesota state parks, head to the…

Local Expert Gives Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy While Bicycling in Cool Temperatures

Active Adventures: Twin Ports Cyclery

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures begin to cool down during the Fall, outdoor athletes adjust their gear to stay healthy and safe. One group that needs to make gear changes is bicyclists. This morning, Denis Sauve, the owner of Twin Ports Cyclery, visited FOX 21 to give some tips. Sauve says the most important parts of the body to…

Mountain Biking Through the Fall Colors

Active Adventures: The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – Colorful leaves are filling trees throughout the Northland. So, for this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21’s William Seay took in the view from a mountain bike. Dave Grandmaison, Co-owner and CEO of The Duluth Experience, took William on the Duluth Traverse Trail. The Duluth Experience offers several tours to experience the Northland with outdoor sports tours, brewery…

Active Adventures: Keeping Your Body Healthy in Cool Weather

In Motion Therapy Physical Therapist Gives Exercise Tips

DULUTH, Minn. – As Fall ushers in cool weather, many Northlanders may feel a change in their body. Annita Winkels, DPT, visited FOX 21 to give some tips on keeping the body feeling great throughout Fall and Winter. Winkels says in temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees the body needs an extra 10 minute warmup before any type of exercise….

Find Your Inner Bliss on Superior Street in Duluth

Inner Bliss Studio Opened September 8, Located at 1434 Superior Street in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – FOX 21’s William Seay found his yoga matt and picked the perfect place on the floor at Inner Bliss in this week’s Active Adventures. Inner Bliss opened September 8 in Duluth, located at 1434 Superior Street. From yoga, meditation, float and massage therapy, there’s something offered for everyone at the new business. Click here to learn more, schedule an appointment…

Health Center Offers 24-Hour Fitness Center and Physical Therapy

Active Adventures: Bodies in Balance

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A fitness center in Two Harbors is promoting fitness and wellness. Bodies in Balance offers physical therapy services as well as a 24-hour gym. For this week’s Active Adventures, FOX 21’s William Seay worked with a physical therapist in the fitness center to get his body moving. Bodies in Balance is located at 1451 Highway 2, Two…