The Iron Range Blog

Read through our blog articles to discover highlights of the Iron Range.  The Iron Range blog is a great way to find out the latest trends in Minnesota’s nature for fishing, hunting, and hiking.  Those who enjoy boating and family activities will enjoy the information in these articles as well. Are you ready to experience the grand adventure offered by northern Minnesota?  Get ready to pack your bags and visit Minnesota’s Iron Range – after reading through our articles!

Top Five FREE Things to Do on the Mesabi

Free yourself and your whole family with these fun – and totally free – things to do this spring and summer.   1. Museums and Historic Sites: That’s right, free admission to the interesting and educational – and that’s just the wonderful staff! The exhibits are great, too. Best of the best: Hibbing Area Historical […]

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Your Next Summer Biking Itinerary on the Mesabi

Biking & Hiking in Minnesota’s Iron Range An unforgettable ride along the scenic and historic Mesabi Trail By Holly McCaughan   A few years ago, my husband, Chris, and I finally invested in a couple of top-quality bikes, and we’d done quite a bit of cycling on trails near our home. We were hungry for […]

Get in the snow, be in the know: Info on Nordic and snowshoe trails on the Mesabi

Here on the Mesabi Iron Range, getting outside is an essential part of getting through winter! For many, Nordic skiing or snowshoeing is the best way to find fresh air, exercise and the beauty of winter, all in one! Rent Nordic skis and snowshoes from Giants Ridge, where there are 60 km of Nordic trails, […]

Bazaar Times on the Mesabi

It’s the first week of November. That glorious season when some in northern Minnesota don orange and head into the woods while others, mostly women, make the rounds of the holiday bazaars.    You can literally map a route across the region and spend days stopping into churches, community centers, armories and memorial buildings, shopping […]

Experience a New Connection

By late September, 2017, the Mesabi Trail will be whole again once more. The completion of a massive construction project that caused the paved cycling trail to be rerouted for nearly two years is reaching its conclusion in Virginia. It was an inconvenience that may very well be worth it: trail users will now experience […]

Three Days Away for 600 Bucks

What can a couple do for $600 or less?  Spend three days on the Mesabi!  Lodging Find midweek rates from $59 to $109 double occupancy at most of our great hotels, motels resorts and B&Bs. View your selection here!    Say you go with the $109 room for two nights, with tax and tips, you’ll […]

Kick up some dust before you walk down the aisle

Motoring Mesabi: Bring your Bachelor Party to the Range The awesome golf on the Mesabi makes for a fun bachelor party, but did you ever think about hitting the trails in an ATV? We’ve got the state’s largest ATV rec area in Gilbert – we call it The Park – and you can spend the […]

One Day on the Mesabi

You’re ready to ride, are the trails?

This time of year, we’re all dying to get outside and enjoy our favorite activities, and that means the folks who maintain our trails are busy getting them ready for you. Take a look at what’s happening on the paved Mesabi Trail this time of year, and you’ll get a new appreciation for the work […]

Must-See Mesabi for Families