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Minnesota journalist Carly Aplin dogsledding in Ely / Dave Puente

Land of Rugged Beauty

Discover the wild beauty of Northeast Minnesota, where panoramic lake views, scenic rivers, tumbling waterfalls and dramatic woods are a sight to behold year-round. Wonder-filled cities await as well.

The magnificent Lake Superior, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the freshwater-based Voyageurs National Park are highlights in this region where fishing, boating, hiking, biking, canoeing and camping rule. Explore unspoiled back country, or “rough it” in comfort at a lakeside lodge.

Experience the rich cultural tapestry of northeast Minnesota in Duluth, which brings big city fun with a seaport vibe. Smaller towns in the region are worthy of exploration, offering heritage museums, art galleries, and delicious food and craft beer.

Northern Lights at Voyaguers National Park

See the Northern Lights at Voyaguers National Park in northern Minnesota / Martha Shuff

Stellar Skies

Northern Lights

Experience the magic of the aurora borealis as they weave, flicker and pulse their way across the night skies above these unique northeast Minnesota spots.

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Family snowshoeing along the Cascade River

Make cherished winter memories on a snowshoeing adventure with the whole family

Winter Walks

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing is easy to learn and an inexpensive way to get the whole family outdoors in the snowy winter months. And you may not be the only ones making tracks: You’ll likely discover animal tracks in the snow that you won't see any other time of year.

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Dog sled team pulling musher through the snow

Dog sledding on the Gunflint Trail / Layne Kennedy

Say Mush

Dogsledding the Boundary Waters

Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is best known as a bucket list destination for summer canoe trips. But winter transforms this magnificent landscape into a forested cathedral of ice, snow and silence, offering another adventure like no other—dog sledding.

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Bentleyville Tour of Lights Duluth

Bentleyville Tour of Lights, Duluth / Dennis O'Hara

A Superior City

Must-Do Duluth

Considered the "Gateway to the North Shore," Duluth buzzes with energy thanks to its dramatic natural beauty, lakefront trails, thriving arts and culture, great restaurants, local breweries and more.

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Voyageurs National Park snowmobile on frozen lake

Voyageurs National Park snowmobiler / Abdiel Nieves

Adventures Abound

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park cloaked in its winter array is a beautiful, dramatic landscape of glistening snow, frozen lakes and frost-glazed pines. Snowmobile, cross-county ski or snowshoe your way through this captivating, snow-draped wonderland.

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