Enjoying the beautiful woods and waters near Ely, Minnesota.

Hiking the endless miles of trails throughout northeastern Minnesota.

Paddling through the chains of lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Visit northeastern Minnesota

Northeastern Minnesota - a Great Place to Play! No matter what your interests - wildlife watching, camping, hiking, the arts, history or just a scenic drive - you can find a place to do it as you travel from Grand Rapids to Ely to the northern most points of Lake Superior's North Shore. 

Learn more about vacation opportunities that could take you through the wilderness, to a luxury resort, onto the fairway of a world-class golf course, along beautiful trails, to the edge of a stunningly clear lake, back in time to a historic site, and so much more! 

Ash River Trail Nestled between Namakan and Kabetogama lakes is the Ash River Trail, the central entrance to Voyageurs National Park. It's a small yet lively community that caters to anglers, families and snowmobilers year round. Six unique resorts and a luxury houseboat rental business strive to provide the up-north vacation you deserve! Come stay & play on "the Trail!" 

The Crane Lake area features adventures for the seasoned travelers as well as those visiting for the first time. A wide variety of accommodations are available from rustic back to nature to luxurious restful retreats. Voyageurs National Park is just waiting for you to get out there! The best place in Minnesota to experience the majestic scenery and fantastic fishing - our wildlife is just that WILD. View nature in its most natural state. The wildlife loves it here and so will you. 

An abundance of crystal clear blue lakes and rivers, thousands of acres of public forest, the Edge of Wilderness National Scenic Byway, and friendly hosts at our lodging facilities bring folks back to the Edge of Wilderness Resort Area year after year. Come explore our unlimited year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.  

If you want a wilderness adventure or just a laid-back vacation with time to relax and bond with family and friends, Ely has what you're looking for. Ely and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness provide one of the great outdoor experiences available. Resorts and lodges offer relaxation alongside prisitine lakes, wonderful scenery and good fishing. You will also find excellent dining and shopping adventures for unique items to remind you of your delightful stay. 

A picturesque harbor village of comforts and culture - restaurants, galleries, shops, theater, music - with scenic views of rock strewn shores and splashing waves. The dramatic backdrop of the forested Sawtooth Mountains beckons a visit to Grand Marais and up the Gunflint Trail. 

Take in the profound beauty of Lake Superior from the shores of Grand Portage. Panoramic views offers everything from cascading waterfalls and the Sawtooth Mountain Range to the Superior National Forest and the constantly changing waters of the world's largest freshwater lake. Quality lodging and casino gaming round out a wonderful vacation experience. 

This picturesque area has been a favorite of those planning MN family vacations, fishing trips, and couple's getaways for over 100 years.  The area is known for its distinguished fishing lakes and forests, as well as its convenient location to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.  Located in northeast Minnesota, an easy 3-hour or 180 mile drive, Grand Rapids is an ideal setting to host your next business trip, meeting or convention.  the location of Grand Rapids makes it close enough to be convenient, but far enough to provide you with a real escape. 

The Gunflint Trail is the entry point to some of America's most pristine natural areas: the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The incredible beauty of our lakes and forests, combined with exceptional resorts and outfitters, make vacation experiences unforgettable, every time. 

Visit historic sites on the Iron Range including the childhood home of Bob Dylan. Minnesota's hottest Off-Road Vehicle park, Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, miles of recreational trails for hiking and biking, plus outstanding golf courses and our clear, deep spring-fed lakes create the setting for a perfect getaway! To top it off, enjoy scenic fall color drives along the Superior National Forest Scenic ByWay. 

Lake Kabetogama Islands - Big Pines - Bluffs - Invigorate your senses with over 25,000 acres of pristine water with over 200 islands and miles of scenic shoreline. Kabetogama Lake is the central entrance to Voyageurs National Park offering the tranquility of wilderness, excellent fishing and a full range of recreational activities. 

Lake Vermilion, perfect for a family or fishing vacation.  Escape - to water, sun, and clean, clear air. A great place to relax.  Enjoy – our 40,000 lake. With enough to do for all ages and interests.  Explore - all the Wild North has to offer. Base your vacation here with attractions and activities in all directions.

Lutsen-Tofte offers world-class outdoor recreation, including golf, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. A North Shore destination surrounded by gorgeous woods, water and wilderness. Mother Nature provides a wonderful venue for exploring: wildflowers, berries, wildlife and inland lakes abound. First-class lodging and dining complement the beauty of the region perfectly.  

The small community of Orr nestled on the shore of Pelican Lake is the southern gateway to Voyageurs National Park. This tranquil area boasts 11 resorts, 3 motels and a B&B amidst the wilderness of the North Woods and offers a unique vacation experience for those who love nature and convenience. Explore the world class fishing on Pelican Lakes 11,000 acres of water and more than 50 islands.  All this, plus the Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, access to hiking trails and unforgettable scenery!   

This area is truly the Heart of the North Shore. Dramatic scenery and popular attractions are within minutes of Beaver Bay/East Beaver Bay, Finland, Isabella, Little Marais and Silver Bay. Visit four State Parks: Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, George H Crosby Manitou and Tettegouche. Opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Share the beauty and excitement. 

A small harbor town on a Great Lake, Two Harbors is home to historic attractions, outstanding lodging, dining and shopping, plus incredible views of Lake Superior and the Superior National Forest. Visitors love our trails, golf courses, beaches and so much more.