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Things to Do in Lutsen


Introduction to the Lutsen Area

Lutsen is more than just the most epic ski-hill in the midwest. The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail runs right through it, there are miles of multi-use trails, and it's just 10 miles from Cascade River State Park.

It's the perfect spot for outdoor adventure on the North Shore.

Highlighted Things to Do in Lutsen

from our blog

  • Must See Waterfalls

    Spend a day chasing waterfalls along the North Shore of Lake Superior!
  • How to spot a moose

    Catching a glimpse of a good ole Minnesota Moose can be memorizing and a great story to tell. Here is how to find one!
  • Dog-Friendly Adventures

    Explore the North Shore with your best companion!


Hiking is a favorite vacation activity for guests at our resort. From a short walk to see river cascades to a hike down Moose Mountain to combing cobblestone beaches – Minnesota’s North Shore has hundreds of miles of hiking trails.

Superior Hiking Trail (SHT)

The North Shore of Lake Superior boasts one of the top 10 trails in the nation – the Superior Hiking Trail. The trail begins in Duluth and meanders through the ridge lines and woodlands along Lake Superior’s coast, ending at the Canadian border. While the entire trail is over 200 miles, many sections are 3-7 miles in length and are easily accessible.


Minnesota’s North Shore has jagged Sawtooth rock ridges rising high above the depths of Lake Superior. The varied topography cuts a stunning relief against the vast blue horizon of the world’s largest inland lake. With all these rocks and hills, it only makes sense to climb a few!

Guided Climbing Tours
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply offers climbing tours for all skill levels. Try something new on your north shore vacation and make your friends and neighbors jealous!
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Miles of both rugged and paved trails near our doorstep, on-site bike repair and washing stations and “Cooler by the Lake” temperatures make Caribou Highlands the best basecamp for North Shore biking.

The variety of area trails means that there’s something for bikers of all skill levels. See our map of nearby trailheads and parking areas below or check out the complete list of area bike trails at Visit Cook County’s website.

The closest trail is at the bottom of Ski Hill Road and is the newly paved Gitchi Gami Trail. A quick trip up the road provides hard-pack mountain bike trails. So have a hearty breakfast at Moguls, fill your water bottles and enjoy some fabulous biking.

Amenities for Bikers

Bike Wash Station
Bike Repair Station
Shuttles Available