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5/24/15 - Wine Lake Tradition Continues!

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 8:26pm

5/23/25 - The yearly Wine Lake trip, eagerly awaited by a select group of Sawbill gentlemen, departed on Saturday.


The re-telling of "enHansenated" stories is an essential part of the Wine Lake trip.


Roy wanted to come along, but he wasn't invited. Maybe next year, Roy!

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5/23/15- The Sawbill Dock, New & Improved!

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:33pm

The landing dock used by Sawbill customers to enter Sawbill Lake has been extended to twice its former length. That means no more traffic jams!


The former dock, known as the iPod Classic of docks, was in need of an upgrade.


This is cause for celebration!

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5/22/15 - Eden Prairie Students Visit Sawbill Campground

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:50pm

5/22/15 - Eden Prairie High School students participating in the Camping, Climbing, and Canoeing class stayed in the Sawbill Campground last weekend.


All 108 students were very polite and had a lot of fun.


A student showing off his skills - what a catch!


Already looking forward to next year.

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5/19/15 - Hopefully, this is the last picture of snow this season!

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 8:55am

5/19/15 - Hopefully, this is the last picture of snow this season! It's only fun because the forecast is very good for the rest of the week and most of the Memorial Day weekend. - Bill


This looks like a typical summer sunrise picture of the Sawbill Store until you notice the snow on the roof and picnic table.


It's hard to get motivated to wash snow covered canoes.

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5/15/15 - Wilderness does make you smarter!

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:09am

5/15/15 - Listen to this interview with Dr. Frank Ferraro about the effect of wilderness on the brain from the WTIP-FM North Shore Community Radio show, "The Roadhouse." Ferraro's research may lead to your doctor writing you a prescription for a canoe trip! - Bill

Here is the latest edition of the Cook County West End News from WTIP.


Listen to the West End News to find out why Sawbill friend, Jenna Wagner, is sporting a surgical gown.

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5/13/15 - Does a canoe trip make you smarter?

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:02am

5/13/15 - Long time Sawbill customer, Frank Ferraro, is a psychology professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. In recent years, he has conducted experiments on the effect of wilderness on the human brain.

Recently, Dr. Ferraro was interviewed on WTIP-FM, North Shore Community Radio show, "The Road House." His research and the findings seem to confirm what many people feel intuitively about the benefit of wilderness on the human psyche. - Bill

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5/12/15 - Snow...

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:27am

5/12/15 - It is normal to have a day of two of snow in May up here in the north woods. This morning we woke up to a lovely coating of snow on the trees and the canoes. We love it, especially because tomorrow's forecast is warm and sunny. - Bill


The Wenonah canoes were a little heavy this morning. Within a few hours, they'll be back to their lightweight selves.

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