The Surrounding Area


Hiking and Parks:

George Crosby Manitou State Park entrance point is only two miles down the road. George Crosby offers hiking paths throughout the park to the Manitou falls and a boardwalk around Benson lake which offer Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brook Trout.

Tettegouche State Park is sixteen miles from the cabin and one of the more popular State Parks along the North Shore. It is best known for the large Baptism River waterfalls along the Cascade Trail and it's lakeside cliff views of Lake Superior. 

Temperance River State Park is thirteen miles up the North Shore from the cabin and known for the riverside trails that follow along the edges of the Temperance River flowing to the gorge into rushing waterfalls. 

Oberg Mountain loop is a relatively short hike but that leads to long sweeping views of Lake Superior and the North Shore.

The Superior Hiking Trail is one of the most well known trails in Minnesota starting in Duluth going all the way up to Grand Portage (310 miles). There are a handful of entry points in the surrounding area.

Head north on Cramer Road to find endless secluded lakes until you will eventually cross into the Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area full of portages and trails, bring your canoes or kayaks if you can!


Restaurants, Bars and Groceries:

If you are looking to make a grocery or supply run the Finland Co-Op will have most every thing you would need.

For a backwoods full restaurant and bar Trestle Inn is the place to go. Its 10 miles further up Cramer Road in the direction of many local lakes. 

Our Place, Four Seasons, and West Branch Bar and Grill are all restaurants and bars in the town of Finland nine miles away.

Follow Highway 1 towards Isabella and you will run into Wildhurst Lodge, they serve Beer, Wine and Pizza.

For a nice dinner along the North Shore you can head out to Tofte to Bluefin Bay Grille. They have a full restaurant and bar with a view right on Lake Superior. 


Other Activities in the Area:

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center 

Golf at Superior National Course in Lutsen and the local Silver Bay Golf Course.

Ski at Lutsen Mountains

The Adventure Park on the North Shore (Silver Bay)

Fishing trips on Lake Superior or the endless surrounding lakes and rivers

Kayaking tours along the Lake Superior caves

Boundary Waters Wilderness canoeing, portaging and camping


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