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!

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

10 Ways to Make Winter Wonderful

Made in Minnesota: 3 Easy Projects to Give or Keep

This time of year brings out the crafter in me. Maybe it’s from years of making homemade Christmas gifts and holiday decorations as a kid that puts me in the mood to create. Whatever it is, I’m not a year-long project person. I’m not even a weeklong project person. One day. A weekend tops. I’d […]

Three Reasons to Love “Off-Season” Hiking

The leaves may be falling and winter fast approaching, but this in-between time of post-autumn-pre-winter is a great time to be in the woods. Need some reasons to bundle up and get out there? Here’s the top three, with some suggested trails to check out on the Mesabi:   1. You can see clearly now. […]

Biking Minnesota’s Mesabi Range

When my husband, Jeff, retired from the Army at age 54, I knew the road ahead would be challenging. What I didn’t know was that literal roads would end up making our relationship stronger than ever.   When Jeff left his Army career, he was determined to keep busy in the garage and workshop of […]