On the off hours and days, the Center encourages residents to take advantage of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Loaner canoes and paddles are available for sign-out. Swimming and canoeing are available on the Center's Pickett Lake which is bordered by bedrock ridges and outcroppings. The sauna on Pickett Lake is available two days a week. The surrounding forest, wetlands and glaciated ridges provide a wild, peaceful daily setting.