Minnesota’s Best Fall Color Hike: Oberg Mountain Loop Trail

hiker looks over the guard rail at one of Oberg Mountains many overlooks

Of course “the best” of anything is always up for debate. But in this case, the Oberg Mountain Loop hiking trail truly is in the running for Minnesota’s Best Fall Color Hike. This hike is known for it’s several spectacular views of Lake Superior as well as equally great views of the surrounding inland “mountains” … Read more

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

Okontoe’s Own Mini Canoe Trip to Shoko Lake

Want a mini canoe trip right from Okontoe’s canoe launch? We have access to three small lakes that are linked by short portages. Part of your stay at Okontoe includes free use of our canoes. One of the activities our guests love to do is paddle over to Shoko Lake to fish, swim or simply … 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