Posts Categorized: winter

Follow the dogsleds on Minnesota’s North Shore

Mother-daughter mushing Rita and her Stoney Creek dogsled te By Lisa Meyers McClintick For most Minnesota vacationers, dogsledding is one of the most exciting and authentic ways to enjoy the North Shore’s winter scenery. If you have dog lovers in the family, even better. I couldn’t wait to take my 6-year-old twin girls on a… Read more »

Minnesota’s North Shore: A winter wonderland

Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick Lake Superior’s daily ice show  Winter visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore come for endless cross-country skiing, the state’s most challenging and extensive downhill runs at Lutsen Mountains, snowshoeing at state parks, snowmobiling through Superior National Forest, and the many laid-back evening concerts. It’s all fun and easily fills a long… Read more »

Walker’s Eelpout festival: Spring break on ice

Let’s see…We have the fake-baked Coors girls looking like Barbie in Siberia, a bikini contest, and a whole lot of people donning swim trunks to jump into Leech Lake where 4-foot chunks of ice have been removed. This is Walker, Minn., during one of the town’s biggest events of the year. The annual Eelpout Festival… Read more »

Travel to Minnesota’s dogsledding destinations

Riding behind a dogsled team with brisk winter air rushing into your face should be on every Minnesotan’s bucket list. You don’t even have to spend much. For $10 a person, you can get a 10- or 15-minute dogsled ride around Gull Lake or across a golf course most snowy Saturdays at Cragun’s Resort in… Read more »