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!

Superior Fall Drives on the Iron Range

WATCH: Our Fall Drives are Golden Minnesota fall drives In northeastern Minnesota, four special fall color routes combine nature’s beauty with a touch of unique state history. More than 320,000 acres of the Superior National Forest meld together  with dozens of lakes and rivers, making  the Iron Range a great place to enjoy scenic drives. The […]

Conquer Scenic Bike Trails on the Iron Range

One of the best ways to see the Iron Range is to hop on a bike and pedal the scenic bike trails that crisscross Minnesota’s north woods. Multiple trail options give everyone a chance to experience the quiet forests, clear lakes and welcoming communities on the Range. Plus, you can make a speedy get-away from […]

Choose Your Next Northern Minnesota Vacation Package

Getting a great deal on a great place to stay is easy when you book your family vacation on the Iron Range.  Choose a northern Minnesota vacation package that fits your needs, pack your bags and stay on the Range. Are you ready for a peaceful get-away?   Head to the Northern Comfort Bed and Breakfast […]

Summer has arrived on the Iron Range!

Summer is here on the Iron Range. The sun warmed the lakes, ripened the berries, and brought the incredible scents of pine and fern to the woods again. It’s time to get outside and enjoy it! Take your pick of great campsites and spend a summer evening around the campfire. There are over 300 sites […]

Hibbing honors man who created Greyhound shrine

While one iconic American company is celebrating 100 years of bus transportation, the museum dedicated to its past will be dropping “Greyhound” from its name and honoring instead the man who made the shrine possible. Greyhound Bus Lines can trace its roots back to Hibbing, when an entrepreneur saw a way to make money bringing northeastern […]

Iron Range Family Vacation on a Budget

Your family vacation is one of the best parts of summer. You get a chance to bond with your kids and experience travel through their eyes. If your family is like mine, you’re on a budget and appreciate the free and fun stops along the journey. Here are a few that I’ve found while traveling […]

When the digging’s done: What happens to mineland?

Mining has been happening in northern Minnesota for over 100 years but what’s most surprising about the Iron Range, at least to a nonnative, is the extent of mine reclamation that’s taken place. It’s not a wasteland. Reclamation: reforesting, wetland re-creation, mine pits filling with groundwater, these things are happening all the time. Either managed […]

Mesabi Trail Tour celebrates milestone

For 10 years, “happy trails” has been more than a corny saying for participants and volunteers of the Mesabi Trail Tour. A decade of offering bicycling enthusiasts a fun and exciting way to experience northern Minnesota’s Mesabi Trail has resulted in a reputation for being one of the best-run tours in the state. “Our volunteers are […]

The Iron Range: Your Minnesota Golf Course Destination

Vacation planning became a lot more fun when I discovered the number of golf courses on the Iron Range. Sure, I was looking forward to spending time with friends on the lake. But I’m not the type to just lounge on an air mattress all day. I need to get out, walk a quick nine […]

A Group Tour to Hibbing Taconite Mine

Experiencing the Iron Range’s gorgeous lakes and woods has always been a wonderful part of my trip to northern Minnesota, but I was ready for something different. So on a sunny June day I walked to an overlook and caught sight of a gigantic machine loading tons of blasted rock into a truck so big […]