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

The Best Hiking Trails on the North Shore

Lake Superior cove surrounded by rocky cliffs

Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the best hiking destinations in the Midwest. During your stay at Okontoe (or on your way up or back), be sure to take some time to explore at least a couple of these. Hiking is so good along the North Shore that an entire trail system … Read more

Day Canoe Trip to Stairway Portage

2 women in a canoe with their paddles raised

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota is one of the world’s top destinations for canoeists. And Stairway Portage is one of the best day trips in the BWCA. The entrance point only about 15 minutes from Okontoe. So it’s not only one of the best day trips along the Trail, it’s the easiest … Read more