We are going to have another great weekend in Borderland with fairly moderate temperatures and little or now precipitation. That should be enough to get people out enjoying everything our area has to offer. For instance, the anglers say fish are schooling up and feeding aggressively with the decreasing daylight. If you find a school of fish, you will do well. Jigging with a minnow has been the favored method. ATV riders are all getting out to enjoy the last of the fall colors clinging to the trees. It’s a great time to ride and trails are being identified and marked with regularity throughout the northland. Maybe you just want to hike, or maybe you want to hike with a shotgun and look for some ruffed grouse. Those are all possibilities.
As the colder weather settles in, fewer anglers will get out and whitetail deer hunting will become the center of attention. Then, as a skim of ice forms over Rainy Lake, anglers will start getting the ice fishing gear lined up and ready. Snowmobile clubs has been out to clear their trails as have the cross country ski groups. There will be no shortage of recreational opportunities as we head into winter.
The Christmas season kicks off with the Chamber of Commerce’s “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” Parade the day after Thanksgiving. This event mixes hot chocolate and cookies at Smokey Bear Park with Santa and dog sleds in the parade and other family fun. If you’re in the area, be sure to head downtown in International Falls on November 25th For all the Fun.