Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Pushing the Boundaries
Accessible primarily by canoe, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota is one of America's most beautiful and remote places. Its vast wilderness extends 150 miles along the U.S.-Canada border, covering approximately 1,098,000 acres with over 1,100 lakes and 1,500 miles of canoe routes, attracting more than 150,000 visitors annually. To truly understand this incredible destination, you have to come experience it for yourself.
Named one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler, the Boundary Waters is a paddler’s dream come true with more than 1,500 miles of canoe routes over 1,000 lakes, rivers and streams.Read More
With more than 2,000 designated campsites, 1,200 miles of canoe routes and 11 hiking trails, the hardest thing to decide when planning your camping trip to Boundary Waters will be where to go first.Read More
Northern Lights Viewing
As Minnesota’s first designated Dark Sky Sanctuary and one of the country's most remote wilderness areas, the Boundary Waters is the ideal place to witness the northern lights.Read More
Traveling the Gunflint Trail
Located in the northernmost reaches of Minnesota, getting to the Boundary Waters is part of the adventure. Heading north from Grand Marais, drive the secluded, 55-mile Gunflint Trail as it slowly meanders through the Superior National Forest on the way to your final destination.Read More
Dog sledding the Boundary Waters offers a thrilling ride through a magical winter-white landscape filled with wildlife, stunning vistas, and a magical sense of peace and tranquility.Read More
Grand Marais Getaway
For the full Up North experience, carve out some time on either end of your trip to explore the nearby harbor town of Grand Marais. This charming North Shore village draws artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike with scenic hiking, breathtaking mountain biking, artful galleries and more.Read More
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