Shhh, is that a moose? Uncover the history and allure of this 57-mile National Scenic Byway at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Canada’s Quetico National Park. We all romanticize about a quaint, little lodge in the woods. But on the Gunflint Trail, it’s real. The log lodge, the grand resort, the shimmering lakes and a million acres of pristine Minnesota forest. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Pull up a chair by the fireplace, soak up the sun on the dock or treat yourself to a sauna—your warm and welcoming hosts will make sure you won’t ever want to go home.
Wander endless hiking trails and lose yourself in the wilderness. The further you in go, the closer you’ll get to the things that really matter.
Paddle across the glacially-carved finger lakes of the BWCAW and marvel at the simple, ancient beauty. Large becomes epic. Quiet becomes total silence. Adventures become the stories you’ll tell for a lifetime.
Watch for wildlife, especially the elusive moose, wolves, bear, deer, loon, fox and lynx. Keep an eye open at all times, because you never know when something spectacular will appear.
Relax with your toes in the water on the edge of a dock at one of our many lodge resorts. It’s a favorite pastime of Gunflint Trail visitors, the simplicity is better than you can imagine.
Bundle up and experience the Gunflint Trail during the winter months. You can enjoy cross-country skiing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling and more.
It’s easy to see why the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has been named by National Geographic as one of the world’s “50 Places of a Lifetime.” Whether for a day or a week, solo or with family, the Gunflint Trail is the place to experience nature at its best and most pure. Come see how this extraordinary place will fill your spirit and move your soul.pure. Come see how this extraordinary place will fill your spirit and move your soul.