What to Do on the Gunflint Trail: Summer & Fall Edition

Gunflint Trail surrounded by trees in the fall

Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail is one of the most beautiful drives in the country, especially from mid-May through October. And this drive provides loads of fun things to do for the whole family. “The Trail” begins in Grand Marais and stretches 58 miles northwest to dead-end at (aptly named) Trail’s End Campground. For those who’ve been … Read more

23 Fun Family Hikes Near Grand Marais

family hike at Blueberry Hill, Gunflint Trail - mom, dad, baby in backpack and dog

The little harbor town of Grand Marais, Minnesota is surrounded by some of the best family hiking in the Midwest. And almost all these trails are an easy day trip from your stay at Okontoe—or they make fun stops on your way up or back home. Here are 23 of the best hiking trails for … Read more

11 Fun Things to Do within 5 Miles of Okontoe

a couple views the sunset from Honeymoon Bluff

Okontoe’s section of the Gunflint Trial is LOADED with fun things to do. Many of these are within 5 miles of us! If you have just an hour or two and are looking for something to do away from camp but close by, we have some great suggestions for you: [NOTE: Hours at the local … Read more

Shovel Point Hike in Tettegouche State Park

fog along lake superior

Shovel Point is one of the North Shore’s most scenic and accessible hikes—if you can find a parking spot at the hugely popular Tettegouche Visitor Center! What We Love about the Hike to Shovel Point The Stunning Views You’ll not be on the trail three minutes before the first overlook. In this view you’ll see … Read more

Hiking Mount Josephine on Minnesota’s North Shore

woman overlooking lake superior from Mt Josephine

Mount Josephine is just five miles from the US/Canada international border. The hike to its summit is one of the most beautiful in the state. Don’t miss it if you’ll be in the Grand Marais/Grand Portage area! Why You’ll Love the Mount Josephine Hike It’s Challenging If you start at the trailhead (more on that … Read more