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Gunflint Trail

The Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway is a legendary exploration of nature from the edge of the wilderness. It connects Gunflint Lake to Grand Marais and offers guests many things to do:

Towering Pines Canopy Tour: take this 2+ hour long trip above the white pine across eight zip lines. The views from the top are sure to take your breath away.

 Paddling: it’s easy to find a place to a paddle along the Gunflint. Canoe, kayak or stand up paddle (SUP) in the Boundary Waters Canoe area or on another surrounding lake. Since many of the lakes are paddle only, you’re likely to find a peaceful corner to explore.

Fishing: toss a line into one of the many inland lakes or streams and try your luck at fishing. Cook County boasts the state record for seven types of fish including Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Walleye.

Hiking: many hiking  trails surround the Gunflint Trail and range in length and difficulty. Here are a few to check out:

Wildlife Viewing: this area is excellent for viewing wildlife. Grab your binoculars for some bird watching, or try spotting a deer, moose, bear or wolf.

Gunflint Hills Golf Course: this scenic 9-hole par 36 course is just 4 miles north of Grand Marais.

Dogsledding: return when the snow flies to catch a glimpse of the Gunflint Mail Run (2016 Dates TBD) or the John Beargrease Marathon (January 23-29, 2016). Or, book your own doglsedding adventure with one of the local dog mushing companies.

Snowmobiling: though it’s hard to imagine snowmobiling in the middle of the summer, the 450-miles of trails that wind through Cook County offer a unique experience to riders during the winter months. Rent a snowmobile through a local company, print out a map of the trails, and be prepared for days of fun.

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