Activities on the Gunflint Trail

Unforgettable memories unlocked from the breath-taking views

Take a step back from your daily hustle and enjoy the wilderness of Northern Minnesota.

The Gunflint Trail and the Boundary Water’s Canoe Area Wilderness provide year-round offerings perfect for everyone in the family.

Activities through Sag Lodge

No matter the season, you will always have as much as you’d like to do.

Additional Popular Activities along the Gunflint Trail

Moose and wildlife viewing. The Superior National Forest is home to a vast variety of animals. Hear the call of the Loon and watch them dive in the water through the summer months. Spot a moose in the local ponds while enjoying the fall colors. Catch a glimpse of a red fox scurrying through the snow in the winter. Watch otters play on the lake as the ice begins to melt away in the spring.

Blueberry Picking. The summer months bring us wild berry season! Hit the trails with a container in hand and gather enough for a quick snack or make wild berry pie, muffins, and jam. Visit Cook County hosts an annual Biggest Blueberry Contest with prizes! Read more here.

Bird Watching. The Gunflint Trail is a haven for birders. Every season brings a change of bird song to be heard. Check out Visit Cook County’s Birding Guide (pdf) and the Superior National Forest’s Bird Info and Checklist (pdf).

Cozy up for Hygge Season. Many locals develop an appreciation for the long winter season. A big factor is finding a sense of comfort in the winter. While the snow, cold, and ice-covered lakes lend themselves to winter activities. Our comforts of home provide a place of rest and reflection in the winter months. Take a step out of your busy life and enjoy a good book and warm beverage without worry of what is next on the day’s to-do list.