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Category Archives: Trails

Tour Duluth’s Split Rock Lighthouse

There are quite a few “must-see” attractions along Minnesota’s beautiful North Shore. The incredible shoreline along Lake Superior is one of them, with its sparkling blue waters, rocky shorelines and cliffs, and rugged hardwood forests rising steeply from the shores.  There’s more to the Duluth area than incredible scenery, though.  There are a variety of […]

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It’s Time to Tap the Trees!

As warmer days and cooler nights begin . . . the sap starts to run . . . which means it’s time to tap the trees! On Saturday, March 18, outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to learn in-depth and hands-on about the basics of maple syruping through this small-group, workshop-style experience. After a hearty breakfast at one of the […]

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Upcoming Winter Events to Enjoy in Duluth

If you’re planning to visit Duluth at some point this winter, odds are you are interested in the many wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation that can be found here.  Whether you’re into alpine skiing or snowboarding, nordic skiing, hockey, ice fishing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, or something even less traditional like dog-sledding, Duluth is the place […]

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Minnesota’s 8 National Park Sites

Did you know Minnesota has 8 National Park Sites? The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. Why not stay in a local engaging B&B community and take part in the celebration! Top to bottom, Minnesota’s National Park sites touch every region in the state. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park featuring some of […]

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Minnesota Waterfalls Road Trip

The Ultimate Minnesota Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It If you’re up for an epic Minnesota adventure, you have to try this road trip! You get to see countless stunning Minnesota waterfalls in 7 northern locations, on top of experiencing one of the most famously beautiful drives along […]

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Winter Can Be Fun!

With new fallen snow in the Southern Region the past two weekends have been filled with guests who choose to embrace winter as only Minnesotans can do. Two couples in particular shared that they were “first-timers” to the B&B experience and we think they’re hooked now! Both complimented their stay with snowshoe outings. One of the B&B couples had a fun-guided tour […]

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Historic Hutchinson House #20 Coolest in MN

HighwayHighlights.com blogger, Seth Hardmeyer, writes about roadside oddities and attractions found in his home state of Minnesota.  Updated weekly, posts include stories about roadside oddities, unique features and places, geographical landmarks, architecture and other Minnesota musings. In his December 29 post, Seth names The Top 50 Coolest Houses in Minnesota, which features the Historic Hutchinson House […]

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Easter Snow Conditions on the Banadad

While the last groomer set tracks on the Gunflint’s  Banadad Ski Trail  earlier this month there still is plenty of snow on the eastern end of the trail. Four inches of new snow fell yesterday and another 3 inches today leaving over eighteen on the trail.  Right now there is more then enough snow for […]

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Ski the Gunflint’s Banadad in the Spring

April First and this is not an April fools joke. The skiing is great!

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MUSHERS MOVE NORTH, AND BRING BACK THE GUNFLINT MAIL RUN:

  Despite the cancellation of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Duluth, dog sled racing will still take place at the end of January – in Grand Marais, one of the state’s only snow-covered spots. Before the first running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in 1978, there was the Gunflint Mail Run. […]

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