Snowshoeing is winter hiking. Lash on a pair of these woven frames and you’ve commandeered the great outdoors. Venture out for an afternoon wildlife expedition. Track hares, shrews, wolves, deer, and ermine. Step soundlessly through the north woods, stopping to guess the width of a virgin pine, to listen to the chickadees, or just to savor the moment.
Lots of folks like to snowshoe the Superior Hiking Trail, but you can snowshoe anywhere. If the trail is also a groomed ski trail, walk on the sides, not on the tracked trail. Many resorts, shops, and ski areas rent snowshoes. Listed below are some suggested routes.
Bell Sheep Homestead near Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
office is staffed Fri-Sun 9 am- 4pm; call ahead on weekdays and staff will make an effort to meet you
Sawtooth Outfitters in Tofte
Lutsen Rec in Lutsen
Cascade Lodge in Lutsen
Stone Harbor in Grand Marais
Golden Eagle Lodge on the Gunflint Trail
Gunflint Lodge on the Gunflint Trail
Gunflint Pines on the Gunflint Trail
Several resorts offer snowshoes free for use by guests
Check out the Events page for Snowshoe workshops and guided walks