morning mist rises from wilderness lake gunflint trail

canoeing along the north shore

Hundreds of lakes and rivers dot the inland landscape, perfect for canoeing. Don’t have or want to haul a canoe? Not sure where to go? See an Outfitter, they have everything you need to spend a few hours, a day, a few nights, a week or more canoeing and camping. And since our backyard includes the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, they have all the equipment and permits you need to spend some time in the wilderness. And they’ll help you plan your trip, and, if you want, they’ll go along as a guide.

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Each visit to this area is a wilderness adventure. Encounter a never ending variety of clear water lakes and enjoy nature - feed a moose, call a loon, fish for tasty walleye, listen to the crackle of your campfire, or just enjoy the fading sunset as dusk settles in the Gunflint wilderness. Our unique trips set the standards for adventure in the Boundary Waters country, from our care for the environment, to the thorough planning of your trip and the commitment to excellence we offer based on our 70+ years of outfitting at Gunflint.

143 S Gunflint Lake Rd | Grand Marais
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As the original Gunflint Trail outfitter, we’ve been helping people explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for 100 years. Our experts know the area, the lakes, and have everything you need to make memories that will last a lifetime. Kevlar canoes, complete or partial outfitting with meal options, fishing gear, permits, and towing services are available. We can also provide bunkhouse beds or other lodging, as well as a hot breakfast option.

774 Clearwater Road | Grand Marais
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Provides complete and partial outfitting services for wilderness canoe trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park. We offer customers quality lightweight equipment and good food at reasonable costs for their trip into canoe country.

7778 Gunflint Trail | Grand Marais
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Small store with hand-picked interesting items, eclectic mix of groceries and some surprises.

579 South Gunflint Lake |
mile 82.4

With great rates, excellent service, a convenient location and quality equipment, Sawtooth Outfitters should be your first choice for BWCA canoe outfitting, kayak rentals and tours, as well as bicycle rentals and service. Stop in to check out our outdoor gear store where you will find a wide variety of products to fit the needs of any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you are visiting the North Shore looking for fun and adventure or planning a wilderness canoe trip, we are here to help.

7213 Minnesota 61 | Tofte
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A fine selection of books, maps, clothes, pins, patches, postcards and posters, and Granite Gear.

618 1st Avenue | Two Harbors
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Grand Marais outdoor adventure store. High quality gear and clothing, hand-picked by our staff. We also have a rental shop and offer outdoor tours all year long.

22 East 1st Street | Grand Marais
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Unique gifts, exclusive apparel, ski/snowboard accessories, home decor, books, toys and more! In the historic Scandinavian Chalet

In the Chalet, 452 Ski Hill Road | Lutsen
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Where sportsmen meet. Sporting goods, live bait, tackle and licenses, hardware, gas, home goods and everything you forgot.

18 1st Ave W | Grand Marais

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