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Your Next Summer Biking Itinerary on the Mesabi

Biking & Hiking in Minnesota’s Iron Range An unforgettable ride along the scenic and historic Mesabi Trail By Holly McCaughan A few years ago, my husband, Chris, and I finally invested in a couple of top-quality bikes, and we’d done quite a bit of cycling on trails near our home. We were hungry for new [...]


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. […]


Have You Found the Perfect MN Golf Course?

The weather is warming up and the grass shoots are becoming visible at last.  With a shift in seasons and warmer temperatures arriving, many people are beginning to crave what is probably the most leisurely and enjoyable of summer activities: golf. With golf balls and a new set of irons in hand, you are getting [...]


Four Wheeling in Minnesota

Spring is a relief to outdoor enthusiasts who are looking forward to the seasonal change from snowmobiling to four wheeling.  There are a ton of Minnesota ATV trails right here on the Iron Range that are regularly maintained and ready for your adventure. […]


Fishing in Northern Minnesota

Spring Fishing – Minnesota Warmer temperatures and melting ice has gotten Iron Range sportsmen excited for spring fishing in Minnesota. The challenge is to have your plan in place for the Spring Fishing Opener, in the beginning of May. (Keep in mind that small and largemouth bass season opens two weeks later in areas South [...]


A Strong Finish at Giants Ridge

Take advantage of the lingering days of winter. Take advantage of the giants ridge spring ski specials! The winter days are winding down to a close. Fortunately, there is still snow and cold weather enough to hit the slopes a few more times at one of the highest rated ski and snowboard destinations in the Midwest. With [...]