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The best cross country trails in the area claims one employee. Cross country skiing through the gunflint trail, about 6 hours north of the Twin Cities.
It's a trek (6.5 hour drive from the Twin Cities), but dog weekends at the Gunflint Lodge in the Superior National Forest are a great winter getaway. We've done it three times. We haul our two hounds up there and hibernate in our own cabin, enjoying the great restaurant at the lodge, and getting out on the frozen lake and the trails with the dogs a few times a day. Also, doing dog sled rides looking for moose with the lodge's dog team.
Make it a long weekend. Crack open the piggy bank, drive about five or six hours to the North Shore (and a bit beyond--but watch out for moose!), and discover this nature lover's nirvana in the Superior National Forest, adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. We daresay there's nothing else like it in the state. Deer regularly come to feed in front of all cabins, which range in size from one to four bedrooms. But it's your own ability to graze that best distinguishes the Gunflint Lodge... More »
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