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11/17/17 – With the arrival of snow came a deep sense of relaxation up here in the woods. While we love the long summer days, we do look forward to a little down-time come November. Cindy used to call it her “November Nap.” We’re not going to let it turn into full hibernation, though. We’re already working steadily behind the scenes to be ready for next paddling season.

Snowy Polly
Sawbill customer David Armstrong shared this snowy vision of Polly Lake, shortly before ice up. Sawbill Lake officially froze over on November 9, a little earlier than usual.
Snowy portage
Portaging is best done with snowshoes this time of year.

We are thrilled to have Sawbill crewmember Jessica Hemmer with us through the winter season. She’s been busy updating the Sawbill Store with a wide variety of used outfitting equipment, used canoes, and some select merchandise.

While we’re officially closed for the season, we are still around and answering phones and emails. We don’t have an answering machine though (sometimes living off the grid really is as quaint as it sounds), so if we don’t answer try again later or shoot us an email.