Visit the quaint village of Grand Marais, located 18 miles from your lodging, with its harbor, lighthouse, museum, galleries and shops . Many artists make their home in the area and you’ll find their pieces displayed in a variety of shops. The town has an unusual number of interesting dining options for its size….from sophisticated culinary menus to simple locally-caught fish. Walk out to Artists Point or along the break-wall to the lighthouse for a delightful interlude. More info Pick up a full trip description from our activities desk. more info
Spend the day exploring the Lutsen area! While you can’t “do Lutsen” in a day, we’ve got an idea of what our “perfect day” is. Head to nearby Lutsen Mountains where you can ride a gondola to the top of Moose Mountain for some spectacular views. Take a thrilling ride on the Alpine slide. Check out a working sculpture studio, tour a maple syrup operation or hike up to the top of Oberg Mountain. Pick up a more detailed brochure of this day trip at our activities desk.
Tofte, about 7 miles from the resort, offers a little bit of everything. Bring your own bike or rent one and ride the paved Gitchi-Gami bike trail, hike up to Carlton Peak, stop at the Fishing Museum or Historic Center or explore a nature center. Take a picnic lunch down to the beach at the Temperance River. Pick up a more detailed brochure of this day trip at our activities desk.
The Gunflint Trail is loaded with scenery and history! The drive takes you through a forest in various stages of regeneration after recent wildfires and ends at the Boundary Water Canoe Area. Stop at historic Gunflint Lodge for a bite to eat before or after viewing the fascinating, new Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. By July, Gunflint Lodge should have their adventurous “Canopy Tour” complete. Watch for moose along the way….the “Trail” is notorious for moose sightings. A number of great hiking options are available from the road. Pick up a more detailed brochure of this day trip at our activities desk.
This daytrip includes a short hike to the highest waterfall in Minnesota, right on the Canadian border, a visit to an historic fur trading fort and the Grand Portage Ojibwe or Anishinabe Heritage Center. Several additional side trips, hikes and great pebble beach stops are available. Take a box lunch from the resort or both Naniboujou Lodge and Chicago Bay Market offer interesting lunch options. Pick up a more detailed brochure of this day trip at our activities desk.