A variety of lodging options plus a wealth of guided activities and kayaking lessons make this a top North Shore destination with a little of everything. Guests can hike, bike, catch a nature talk, learn about fly-fishing, zip down an alpine slide and ride a gondola into the Sawtooth Mountains — all within a mile of the resort’s historic red lodge. Anyone preferring relaxation to perspiration can get a massage at the onsite spa, and enjoy lakeside dining or a scenic spot on the cobblestone beach where the Poplar River empties into Lake Superior. 5700 W. Hwy. 61, Lutsen; 1-800-258-8736; lutsenresort.com