Scout Groups

Scout Groups

Lodging

The Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota is the perfect stop-over point for hundreds of Boy Scouts each summer as the troops head into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Many area lodging properties offer competitive group rates and options such as continental breakfast, hospitality rooms and indoor swimming pools. For transportation & shuttle services, email contact Sue Scherer with Northern Lights Sports or call her at 800-688-7669, ext. 8024. Download a Scouts informational flier.

Transportation

Located in Biwabik, Minnesota, Northern Lights Van Shuttle Service has been driving Scout Groups for 11 years. They can help you plan your trip to include local sight-seeing tours, even fishing seminars. Will transport to & from Ely or Atikokan, Ontario scout bases with quick pick-ups at the Duluth, Hibbing, or Minneapolis airports. 
 
Contact Sue Scherer with Northern Lights Sports or call her at 800-688-7669, ext. 8024. Download a Scouts informational flier.

Fun

Disc Golf

$8 includes rental discs & course fee. Drive your discs at one of Minnesota's best disc golf courses! Covering over 80 acres and up to 10,000 feet (champion position) of fairway distance, our course is one of the world's largest. Our 18-hole mountain course has dual concrete tees and multiple pin placements. We have a pro shop, practice tee and driving range. Instruction is available. Average play time for 18 holes is 2-1/2 hours. Email Rental Shop for more information and disc golf hours or call 800-688-7669, ext. 8024 or 218-865-8024.

Mountain Biking & Paved Bike Trails

Climb 40 km of maintained mountainside trails, consisting of single track, cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and abandoned logging roads. This is Minnesota recreation at its finest. The best time to mountain bike is May through October. Download the Mountain Bike Trail Map.
 
 
 
 
The Mesabi Trail runs right through Giants Ridge and was just named Best Rural Bike Trail in Minnesota by Star Tribune journalists. In describing the Mesabi Trail, Tribune editors said: "It's hard to beat the Mesabi Tail, with 115 miles of completed paving that squeezes through rock cuts and offers stunning overlooks of open-pit mines, marinated in that North Country scenery." The Mesabi Trail currently stretches from Grand Rapids to McKinley, with additional paved spurs to Fayal Township, and between Biwabik, Giants Ridge and Aurora. Trail is open spring through fall. Trail passes are required and may be purchased at the Giants Ridge Rental Shop. 3-Day Pass - $5; Season Pass - $15. The Giants Ridge Rental Shop offers a "Lodge to Lodge" program and will design a package to suit your style. Craig Johnson and the Rental Shop staff can help you plan lodging, luggage shuttles, box lunches along the trail, as well as shuttle you and your bikes back to your vehicle when you're finished. Part of your package includes suggestions on great places to eat, awesome overlooks to see, cool historical sites to visit, and practical things like convenience stores and rest stops. Hosted rides, group rides for up to 25 people, and sag-wagon supported rides are available. Email Craig Johnson for "Lodge to Lodge" information or call 800-688-7669, ext. 8024.
 
Click here to view the Mesabi Trail interactive map or click here to download the Mesabi Trail brochure with a map.
 
For transportation & shuttle services, email contact Sue Scherer with Northern Lights Sports or call her at 800-688-7669, ext. 8024. Download a Scouts informational flier.

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