When the wind chill drops below zero degrees, the unique stone fire shelter at Brighton Beach is a perfect place to go to be outside, but stay somewhat protected from the frigid elements. The building itself is architecturally and ascetically interesting with its solid rock masonry and narrow windows that frame views of Lake Superior.
On a recent sub-zero day, we packed a picnic lunch and a few logs, bundled up, and headed for the fire shelter. While trying to light the fire, we learned that Butane lighters don’t like -6 degrees, as ours wouldn’t ignite.
Some warmth from Tim’s armpit saved the day.
The kids were thrilled to roast hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores. Why is it that campfire food always tastes so good?!
Having the warmth from the fire took the edge off of the harsh weather and allowed us to be outdoors on such a bright, sunny day. And being by the lake when there is sea smoke is always fascinating.
Have you spent time at the Brighton Beach stone fire shelter? Share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!