Summer is prime time for wildflowers at Cove Point Lodge, and our shoreline has been putting on a show this summer! Fireweed is the latest star (on the ground) in the Cove, and we thought it was time for a closer look at this showy plant that makes us think that turning leaves will be around the next corner…but don’t worry. There is still plenty of summer to enjoy.

Also known as Rosebay and Great Willowherb, fireweed is a Minnesota native perennial that blooms from June through August. Fireweed clusters bloom from the bottom up, and a fireweed plant in full bloom signifies that the season change is near, and that fall will soon be in the air.

Fireweed likes to reside on the fringe – forest edges, shorelines, meadow corners, and is happiest with some sun, and some shade. We find fireweed to be a most easy going plant, and like all of our guests, we enjoy their visit each season.

Need a little more wandering freely time in your life? Ready to relax and renew next to the water and walk amongst the trees? We’re near everywhere that you should go, and it’s a great time to navigate to the North Shore. We’ve got trails, state parks, waterfalls, and miles and miles of shore to explore. 

Our availability is limited, but we still have space available this summer! Give us a call or head on over to our packages page for all the details. Friluftsliv is the life for us! We hope to see you soon. 

It’s been a beautiful summer next to Lake Superior, and our resident fireweed says that we still have a little time left this season before we begin the shift into fall. Have you navigated to the North Shore this season? It’s not too late!