It may still be spring, but we’re doing summer!

The spirit of summer has officially been set off today at Lutsen Resort as we hosted our first sea kayak tour of the season. Activities Director, Drew Price, took a full group of our guests out on Lake Superior to enjoy the sunny afternoon.

Guests learn the basics before heading out to sea

Guests learn the basics before heading out to sea

As I was watching Drew go through the fundamental paddling techniques with our guests, I was brought back to last September, which was the end of the kayak season of 2014. I remember thinking how I had a whole nine months before I was able to lead one of these tours, but it came so fast! We will be in the full swing of things before we know it.

Guests adjust the boats on shore prior to heading out

Guests adjust the boats on shore prior to heading out

It was an ideal day for the first tour of the season. Winds were calm and therefore the waters were flat. The sunshine and upcoming long weekend rendered extra energy and enthusiasm.

One by one, Drew sends each boat out

One by one, Drew sends each boat out

The water is still sitting at a 37.3 degrees F. Not quite warm enough for a swim!

These sisters are ready to go!

These sisters are ready to go!

Front desk employee, Katie, and her sister joined our tour today as well. If you happen to be at the main lodge while she’s working, she can tell you all about it.

Drew paddles to catch up with the fleet

Drew paddles to catch up with the fleet

Drew has been looking forward to this moment all spring. Paddling sports are kicking off for the season. We added a new activity to our program this year: stand-up paddle boarding. Make sure you check our activities calendar for the upcoming dates and details for those tours.

There they go!

There they go!

Make your Memorial Day weekend more memorable by taking advantage of this beautiful weather we have in store and partake in summer activities. Fishing, paddle sports, camping, cook outs, biking, hiking, etc., all offer an excellent reason to come visit Lutsen. The summer of 2015 has officially begun; let us make it a good one full of new adventures and fond memories starting this weekend!