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 weekend there, or add some side trips on our regional trails.

ATVs crawl over rocks in the Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in Gilbert, MN

Need machines? Rent ’em!

Off Road Rentals in Sturgeon River, MN is right on the way to the Mesabi Iron Range from the Twin Cities area. Talk to Shelly – she’ll get you set up with everything you need for a fun four-wheeling trip!

Rent ATVs, including side-by-sides, at Off Road Rentals in Sturgeon Lake, MN.

After your ride, it’s time to relax

If you’re a camping type of group, Sherwood Forest Campground in Gilbert offers great sites and a trail right to The Park. Plus, Gilbert kindly provides a liquor store, and restaurants including The Whistling Bird, Wandering Pines and two cafes, within walking distance from the campgrounds.

Jessica Leitz, owner of The Whistling Bird restaurant, serves up a Caribbean-style menu and plenty of other delish dishes.

Lodging to Your Liking

If you’d rather stay in a hotel, there’s a Super 8 in Eveleth with trail connection to The Park and BoomTown Restaurant right across the street. (There’s also an ATV dealer within spittin’ distance, in case you’re in the market to buy or need repairs).  At nearby Giants Ridge, stay at The Lodge, The Villas, or The Residence, for a resort-style experience – including golf if you like – plus onsite dining at The Burnt Onion. Take a break from riding to try the new climbing wall at Giants Ridge.

The Lodge at Giants Ridge offers 2- 3- and 4-bedroom suites.

Play on 4 Wheels, Go Home in 1 Piece

While you’re here, we want you to have a blast – but we also want you to be safe. Wear a helmet. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t get crazy, you’ve got a wedding coming up! Check the rules before you decide.

Riders enjoy the Northern Traxx ATV Trail near Chisholm, MN.

Got extra time? Hang out with us!

With the US Hockey Hall of Fame Museum (a sports fan must), mountain bike trails, mine tours, spa services and more, you might want to stay longer than you thought!

Riders at The Park in Gilbert, MN.

Questions? Just ask!

We’re here to help. If you need a party bus, ideas for evening entertainment, or anything else, give us a call at 218-749-8161, request or download some maps, and get the guys (or gals – we offer equal opportunity fun!), and get up here!

Water “play area” at The Park in Gilbert, MN.

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