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!

Let’s Make Some Snow!

Like all Midwestern ski resorts, Giants Ridge targets Thanksgiving weekend for its opening date. This usually depends on the temps, of course. “Real” snow isn’t necessary – ski hills the caliber of Giants Ridge will make their own. Every run might not be open, but enthusiasts will be out there anyway, taking advantage of their […]

Hunting Season is Here

What’s it like during hunting season on the Iron Range? Orange is the color of the day, not only for hunters, but anyone in the great outdoors this time of year. Even dogs wear orange neckerchiefs or collars so they stand out in the brown foliage of the season. Hunting clothes hang outdoors (to air […]

Best fall hikes on the Iron Range

Lookout Mountain Looking for an afternoon hike, say, 1-4 hours, maybe after a morning on the golf course or visiting area museums? Head up to the Laurentian Divide Recreation Area, a US Forest Service site that serves as the trailhead for Lookout Mountain, and a 15-mile trail system. The site, along North America’s north-south continental divide, is […]

Find Sweet Treats this Autumn on the Iron Range

Best Places for a Sweet Treat this Autumn on the Iron Range! The 12 communities of the Mesabi Iron Range are home to scenic views, top-notch trails and gorgeous golf courses. With recreational diversity comes the need to feed a variety of palates, and this region won’t disappoint.

Top Four Scenic Drives in Northeastern Minnesota

From the Superior National Forest and Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness, to the Laurentian Divide and North Shore of Lake Superior and back. These four fall color drives are loaded with brilliant colors and plenty to see and do!

Bike Trails, Races & Tours

From the Mississippi River to the Boundary Waters, the Mesabi Trail is an epic landmark for bicyclists, hikers, and inline skaters alike – as well as the winter snowmobilers.

Summer Festivals on the Iron Range

One thing that the Iron Range is well known for is its enthusiastic participation in a variety of summer festivals.  From the Land of the Loon to the Harvest Moon festival, the summer months are full of opportunities to obtain unique handcrafted masterpieces, deep fried food, and the opportunity to spend some quality time out […]

Great Places to Eat on the Iron Range

We all like to hear about where the “locals” eat.  Truthfully, the Iron Range restaurants that are still open consistently deliver great plates of food and a unique atmosphere. (Iron Rangers are too picky to allow anything less than really good restaurants into the region!) But – if you really want to know, here are […]

Northern Minnesota Lodging Ideas

The lodging available in Northern Minnesota appeals to a wide variety of visitors.  The Iron Range holds and abundance of resorts, hotels, B&B, and campgrounds – all waiting for you to discover. What are you looking for? With all the Northern Minnesota lodging options, you can be sure that what you’re looking for can be found somewhere […]

Tips for Planning a Minnesota Vacation

For most students, the countdown has officially begun – only 6 weeks left until school lets out for the year. For parents, another countdown has begun: narrowing down the ideas to plan a perfect Minnesota vacation for 2015.