A couple hikes among towering white pine trees in Minnesota's Superior National Forest
Mesabi Trail

Three “Must-Try” Destinations for Outdoor Rec Lovers

Get Inspired by Red Rock Hiking and Biking

 Built in and around former open pit iron mines, the red dirt of Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm is a gorgeous contrast to fall leaves and crystal blue waters. A world-class mountain bike destination, Redhead’s trails double as stunning hiking routes with amazing views in any season. Enjoy onsite amenities at the Minnesota Discovery Center, an Iron Range museum with stories to tell and a food truck onsite (check availability). Canoes and kayaks are available to rent.
If you’re looking for local music you’ll most likely find it at Jim’s Sports Club in Chisholm. Pasta? Try Valentini’s Supper Club. Local brews? BoomTown’s flagship restaurant and brewery is in Hibbing.

Find Giant Fun at The Ridge

Nestled in the Superior National Forest on lakes Wynne, Sabin and the Embarrass river and mine pit lake, Giants Ridge resort is home to all kinds of autumn adventures Check two acclaimed golf courses, The Legend and The Quarry, and 10 lift-served gravity mountain bike trails with an additional 10 miles of cross country trails. Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride, hiking trails and disc golf, then chill at The Burnt Onion Kitchen.  Many locals will tell you that Vi’s Pizza is the best around, and if you want to be authentic grab a pasty (past-ee) at Carlson’s Sausage and Pasty Kitchen in Biwabik.

Make a Mesabi Connection

There’s not another trail like this one. Anywhere. We’re not kidding. It’s the Mesabi Trail, and it’s 165 miles, 28 towns, from the Mississippi River in the west to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the east, and in between, The Range, with a landscape shaped by mining and reshaped by nature. It’s quite the ride. And with plenty of communities along the way, you’ll find food, drink, any kind of lodging you like, and an unforgettable experience. Got questions? We can help. Call 218-749-8161 or email info@ironrange.org Request maps and other information here.
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