Off-Grid Lifestyle Immersion with Points Unknown

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    • November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019

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  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: The Points Unknown homestead is fully off-grid and low-environemtnal impact. Our 18 solar panels and 24 deep-stage batteries harvest and store renewable energy, and our outdoor wood furnace powers our in-floor heating.
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  1. Points Unknown Guest Suite and Mindful Paddling & Hiking Guide Services

    Points Unknown Guest Suite and Mindful Paddling & Hiking Guide Services

    82 Irish Creek Road
    Hovland, MN 55606
    Call: (218) 370-0283

    One of the most unique lodging options you will find along Lake Superior's North Shore or near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior Hiking Trail! We are open year 'round!

    The Points Unknown Guest Suite is located within our off-grid homestead, in Minnesota’s remote north woods, 35 minutes northeast of Grand Marais.

    We are located 7 miles from the conventional grid. Our energy comes from 16 solar panels mounted on the roof of our homestead. We have 24 batteries in which this solar energy is stored. On cloudy days, we have a propane generator that produces the energy used and stored. Propane, having a by-product of water, lessens our carbon footprint. We ask that our guests help us conserve our energy wherever possible.

    We also offer Mindful Paddling & Hiking Guide Services with priority given to our Guest Suite guests.

    What are “Mindful” Paddling and Hiking Tours? Not paddling hard or fast, or slinging the heaviest pack on your back, but being present to the experience; taking time in nature to see, hear, smell, taste and feel along the way. Slow things down; bring your camera, and be willing to be dazzled.

    General Information
    All of the tours and trips that Points Unknown offers are educational in nature. You do not need to know how to paddle to participate in the canoe trips and will learn what you need to know for a fun, safe and successful trip. Learning the flora and fauna in our unique area is just one of the highlights of any experience we provide. You very likely will spot some wildlife!



    Please visit our website for more details.

  2. Points Unknown: Dog Sledding Adventures!

    Points Unknown: Dog Sledding Adventures!

    82 Irish Creek Road
    Hovland, MN 55606
    Call: 218-370-0283

    Open

    Dec 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020

    Points Unknown is a fully Off-Grid Sled Dog Kennel in the remote north woods of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region.

    You’ll be immersed in the lifestyle of a Northwoods dog musher once you arrive at our remote homestead located conveniently between Grand Marais and Grand Portage. This promises to be an experience of a lifetime!

    Our kennel is educational in nature and offers a variety of sled dog experiences including:
    -Taste of the Northwoods Sledding Adventures (1.5 hrs)
    -Hands-On Dog Sledding Adventures (3 hrs)
    -Customized Learn-to-Mush Adventures
    -Women's Dog Sledding Adventures
    -Kennel tours
    -Fall Training Weekends
    -Off-Grid Lifestyle Immersions

    Our dogs are highly trained and socialized. Here you can learn to properly interact with sled dogs and enjoy a taste of dog sledding, or dive deeper and learn to run your own small team including the process of harnessing the dogs and getting your team trail-ready! There will be plenty of cuddle time with the sled dogs as well.

    Prior to your experience, we’ll chat with you about what you can expect, how to dress and if you have any special needs which we need to be aware of, all so that your time with us can be most fulfilling.

    Please visit www.points-unknown.com for more information.

    NEW this year, we also offer a unique Off-Grid Guest Suite. Come enjoy the most unique lodging experience along the north shore, near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail!

    We’re located 7 miles up the Arrowhead Trail on Irish Creek Road in Hovland, just north Grand Marais and south of Grand Portage, MN. Directions will be provided when you book your adventure with us.

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