When you’re here make the most of your free time.

With great lodging and a large assortment of activities available for residents and visitors, there are so many fun things to do on the Iron Range for family fun. Get out there and explore!


Winter days on the Iron Range offer fun and adventure – when paired with warm clothing.  Outdoor adventurers can spend the day snowboarding the slopes of Giants Ridge, while the shopping enthusiast traverses the malls and local shops of Range towns.  Snowmobiling opportunities are even more extensive than the summer’s ATV / OHV trails, since the tamarack bogs are frozen over and the lakes themselves are integrated into the trail system. The lakes are host to ice fishing houses and tip-ups to catch the winter walleye and crappies.


Summers in Northern Minnesota may be short – but they are certainly full of adventure!  The deep wilderness offers camping, hiking, and fishing opportunities for the outdoorsman. Explore the Mesabi Trail, golf some of the best courses in Minnesota – then take a canoe deep into the Boundary Waters.  For those who wish to explore a little closer to home, there are many historic sites and museums, packed with northern traditions and local legends. Drive a little farther for a day on an Iron Range golf course with breathtaking, rustic scenery – or its little brother, the Mini Golf course! The Iron Range makes a great summer vacation destination, whether you are with family or a group of friends.


The lakes and rivers that are found in the midst of the Superior National Forest provide the perfect opportunities prime habitat for the area’s wildlife. Nearly half of the land that stretches across the Iron Range is designated Public Land.  The public land is cared for by the DNR and US Forest Service for the avid hikers, hunters, and fisherman to utilize.

Whether you hunt grouse, deer, or waterfowl – or are simply looking for photo opportunities – there are thousands of acres available for you to find the Perfect Spot.