A growing number of resorts along the Gunflint Trail are staying open during winter. Here are details on just a few:
Bearskin Lodge: I skied, skated and snowshoed here, and stayed in a cabin with a well-stocked kitchen and a stone fireplace; mushing experiences are also available (1-800-338-4170; bearskin.com).
Golden Eagle Lodge: Ten cabins line Flour Lake at this family-owned resort, which shares the Central Gunflint Trails with Bearskin (1-218-388-2204; golden-eagle.com).
Gunflint Lodge: Offerings here include electric-powered fat-tire bikes and a terrific restaurant overlooking the lake. The resort is on the Upper Gunflint Trail system (1-800-328-3325; gunflint.com).
Gunflint Pines: Sledding, ice fishing and a row of A-frame cabins distinguish this mom-and-pop (1-218-388-4454; gunflintpines.com).
Heston’s Lodge: Charming log cabins on the shores of Gunflint Lake with access to the Upper Gunflint Trails (1-218-388-2243; hestons.com).
Poplar Creek Guesthouse and B&B: The hop-on point for the Banadad Trail, this place has a yurt and a range of B&B rooms, including one with a kitchen (1-800-322-8327; poplarcreekbnb.com).
Poplar Haus: A newcomer with five cute cabins and an already popular restaurant (1-218-388-2222; poplarhaus.com).
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