Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603
4 mi W of Hwy 61 on CR 6 (Little Marias Road) from Little Marais (65 mi NE of Duluth)Get Directions
Wolf Ridge is a place where minds open to the joy and wonder of discovery of our natural world.
We seek to stimulate a love and understanding of nature by involving children and adults in direct observation of and participation in outdoor, naturalist-guided activities and adventures. Our programs promote self-awareness, personal growth, and leadership development in the process. Founded in 1971, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental education.
Life grows here.
Our spectacular classroom is our 2,000-acre campus bordered by the Baptism River and features creeks, two lakes, two high peaks, 18-miles of trail, and a mixed forest of maple, birch, and spruce. Wildlife is abundant and includes pine marten, eagles, moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, fox, wolves, beaver, peregrine falcons, and loons. Facilities include five classroom buildings, two dormitories, a dining hall, a raptor aviary, a library, two auditoriums, two rock-climbing walls, two outdoor ropes courses, a farm, and land on Lake Superior.
We offer a broad spectrum of year-round environmental and outdoor learning programs, including:
- Family Camps
- Split Rock Kayak Tours
- Boundary Waters Day Trips
- Overnight Naturalist-Guided Wilderness Trips
- Memorial Weekend Day Pass
- Adult Workshops
- Retreat Center
- Summer Youth Camps
- K-12 School Programs
- Naturalist Training
Please visit our website to learn more about our non-profit educational mission and programs.
Buildings are fully accessible. Our campus terrain is varied, with both steep and flatter areas. All trails are gravel. Some trails, particularly at our main campus on the top of the ridge, are wider and flatter and are suitable for all-terrain wheelchairs. An accessible wooden deck on this trail overlooks Sawmill Valley below. Other trails, such as those leading to the lakes and mountain overlooks, are not accessible.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Varies by program type and duration. Call for information or visit our website www.wolf-ridge.org.
- Air quality improvements
Our educational mission focuses in part on providing programs to help people explore energy and resource use choices and how our actions affect the natural world.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 350
- Catering available
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 350
- Number of meeting rooms: 25