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Strap on a pair of snowshoes and your ready to conquer winter in the north woods! Rentals are available at many resorts, shops and ski areas. Below are some suggested routes.

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Ski and Snow Report for Minnesota's North Shore and Gunflint Trail
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Snowshoeing in/near Duluth and

along the North Shore of Lake Superior

 

Duluth Area:

 

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Park Point Rec Area
From I-35, drive south on Lake Avenue, cross the Aerial Lift Bridge to 45th Street; snowshoe throughout the park area and south of the airport.

 

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Kingsbury Creek Trail/ Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
From I-35S, drive west on Grand Avenue, follow zoo signs; snowshoe through the Fairmount Park area, up the trail and through the zoo.

 

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Lester Park
From I-35, continue on London Road, drive north on 61st Avenue East, which turns into Lester River Rd; snowshoe through the park and adjacent golf course, please stay off the tracked ski trails.

 

North Shore of Lake Superior and Gunflint Trail:

 

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Wolf Rock
From Hwy 61, drive north on County Road 106 (at junction with the Rustic Inn) which turns into 617 to the parking area; snowshoe to Wolf Rock and return or continue on as far as Gooseberry Falls State Park.

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All North Shore State Parks
Snowshoe any of the parks, please avoid groomed ski and snowmobile trails.

 

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Caribou State Wayside
On Hwy 61 about 5 1/2 miles northeast of Little Marais; snowshoe along the river  and into the woods to Sugarloaf Rd.

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Oberg Mountain
From Hwy 61 in Lutsen, drive north on the Onion River Rd (FR 336) about 2 miles to parking; snowshoe the Oberg loop or you can make a longer winter hike to Moose Mountain at Lutsen Mountains, where you can take the gondola down or snowshoe the last few miles.

Lutsen Lodging Dining

 

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Superior National at Lutsen
Off Hwy 61 in Lutsen; try out snowshoes on these rolling acres and through the Poplar River valley forests.

Lutsen Lodging Dining

 

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Sweetheart's Bluff
In Grand Marais in the Rec Park; very easy place to snowshoe.

Grand Marais Lodging Dining

 

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Up the Gunflint Trail
Golden Eagle Lodge, Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Pines Resort, all have snowshoe trails; you can also snowshoe George Washington Pines, but please stay off the ski track.

Gunflint Trail Lodging Dining

 

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Kadunce River State Wayside
On Hwy 61 about 8 miles northeast of Grand Marais; hike the trail and the shoreline up the river.

Grand Marais Lodging Dining

 

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High Falls
In Grand Portage State Park; an easy winter hike to the High Falls which leaves plenty of time to explore the lower trails.

Grand Portage Lodging Dining

 

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