Top Things to Do in Northeast Minnesota
Make a pit stop at Remer and gaze at the World’s Largest Eagle. See why Pequot Lakes is called the Home of the Bobber by taking in the World’s Largest Fishing Bobber; the town’s former water tower, which legend has it once belonged to Paul Bunyan. Take a drive out to Eveleth and see the five-ton hockey stick, just a stone’s throw from the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
Take a tour of the iconic Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth. Go for a sample or stay for a while at Vikre Distillery. If you’re the type who can’t stay away from the water, get yourself on a Vista Fleet boat tour. Enjoy some boating and fishing off the Kabetogama Peninsula at Voyageurs National Park.
Learn about the French-Canadian fur trade at Grand Portage National Monument in Cook County. Gaze at the scenic course or the marvelous garden, and bask in the unbeatable food and service at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake or Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes.
Iron Ore Ship passing under the Duluth Lift Bridge
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Scenic Farms and Fresh Markets
Explore Superior National Forest. Take a long walk along the shores of Lake Superior. Experience the Chester Bowl Fall Festival or shop at one of the many agricultural markets that northeast Minnesota has to offer, like the Duluth Farmers Market, the Harvest Festival Farmers Market, Virginia Farmers Market, and Brimson Farmers Market.
Discover America’s Best Roadside Attractions
See why Pequot Lakes is known as the “Home of the Bobber” by gazing at the World’s Largest Fishing Bobber. Said to have belonged to Paul Bunyan, the bobber was once Pequot Lakes’ water tower.
Go a little further south and see the five-ton hockey stick right next to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
Minnesota’s Memorable Road Trips
Treat yourself to a tour of the 27,000-square foot mansion that is the Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth. While you’re in Duluth, go for a tour, tasting, or a cocktail at Vikre Distillery; one of the best craft distilleries in the country. Make it a point to hop on the Vista Fleet boat tour.
Pick your Adventure at These National Parks
Go canoeing, kayaking, or fishing off the Kabetogama Peninsula at Voyageurs National Park. Learn about the French-Canadian fur trade of the nineteenth century, as well as its Native American contributions, at Grand Portage National Monument in Cook County.
Follow the Superior Hiking Trail to Cascade River State Park, an ideal spit for camping, hiking, observing wildlife, and for viewing a breathtaking waterfall.
Go Fishing at Minnesota’s Quiet Lakes
Take the boat out onto Beltrami County and catch Bluegill, Northern Pike, and Walleye at Andrusia Lake. Fish for walleye and musky at Lake Vermillion.
Venture out to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and catch some northern pike, panfish, large and small mouth bass, and much more. See for yourself why Birch Lake is so popular among the locals.
Scenic Golf Courses with Stunning Views
Play 27 scenic holes at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake. The stunning view of the course and the garden, the dining experience, and the genuine hospitality of the staff are second to none.
Experience great golf, gorgeous views, outstanding service, and top-notch eateries at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes.