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!

Most magical Mesabi beaches

The Mesabi has great lakes, tons of campgrounds, and some pretty awesome beaches, you just have to know where to look. Which one is your fav? Stubler Beach: This spring-fed mine lake* is a beauty! Right on the Mesabi Trail, it’s the perfect swimming hole for cooling off. Located in Buhl, this beach is clean, sandy […]

Top Ten End-of-Summer Mesabi Events

Soak up all the sun and fun you can this summer with the top 10 most magical Mesabi events in August:   #10. Movies in the Park On August 26, Veteran’s Park in Eveleth hosts movie night under the stars. You can’t do this in January! Bring a chair for a showing of “Minions” Concessions […]

Ride the Range on two wheels or four

In a couple days, hundreds of Harleys will hit the streets of Iron Range communities as the Harley Owners Group Rally kicks off in Eveleth. Welcome, HOG riders! A they cruise around using ride maps created by the local HOG members and Iron Range Tourism, they’ll be stopping to enjoy views like Hull Rust Mine, […]

My Magic Minnesota Vacation

Explore the Iron Range, Minnesota for an unforgettable getaway By Elizabeth Welden,nature-loving blogger History in the Making Call me a nerd, but when I travel I like to learn along the way. Great scenery, food and recreation are important, of course, but I’m fascinated by the stories of a place. Who are the people that live […]

Iron Range Food Tour

Venture north to Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range and you’ll find 75 miles of paved cycling trails, 60 miles of hiking trails, many small, friendly lakes, and one-of-a-kind attractions that explore the region’s history and mystery. The must-see list is long, but wherever the trails take you – into the woods, onto the course, or into […]

Spring a ding-ding: events & activities to get you back outside #MesabiIsMagic

Longer days are here, and spring is right around the corner on the Mesabi Iron Range. If you’ve been hibernating, it’s time to get out and move! Head onto the ice for crappies on our smaller, and easy-to-get-to lakes, or go on up to Giants Ridge for the best spring skiing in the Midwest! It’s not […]

5 Tips for Making the Most of Giants Ridge

Giants Ridge is a winter hot spot near Biwabik on the magical Minnesota Mesabi Iron Range,  with alpine and nordic skiing, fat bike trails, snowmobile trails, an ice bar, onsite and offsite lodging and a bunch of other cool stuff. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy whatever it is you want to do, […]

February’s full of fun events

February is chock full of events on the Mesabi Range, from an ATV ride and the Sax-Zim Bog Birding Festival (Feb 12-14), to dinner and an interactive murder mystery at the Minnesota Discovery Center (Feb 20). There are events for everyone during this magic Mesabi month!   See the Wolak and Donnelly Duo bring a […]

Taconite Trail Turns Thirty

Thirty years after its official completion, the Taconite Trail (connecting Grand Rapids to the Iron Range, to Ely) is still a favorite Minnesota trail among snowmobilers. Spanning 165 miles, the trail was one of the first of its kind, designed as a major artery in a system of smaller, spur-like trails. The Taconite helped jumpstart […]

Low snow? Go birding in The Bog!

Birding? It’s one of our favorite winter pastimes. Of course, the Mesabi Iron Range is known for thousands of miles of  immaculate snowmobile trails, excellent Nordic skiing and  great family alpine skiing at Giants Ridge. But when winter won’t produce snow for our trails, we know we can still make for the woods. Snowshoeing, fat […]