More than 2,000 miles of scenic, groomed trails await you in northeastern Minnesota snowmobile country. The best part? The trails lead right to the doors of one of the Midwest's best winter resorts, Giants Ridge! The well-marked trail system winds its way through the breathtaking scenery of northeastern Minnesota's Iron Trail. The pristine Superior National Forest encompasses this extensive trail system. Combined with over 100 inches of natural snowfall each year, these trails have direct access to lodging, fuel, dining and entertainment, making northeastern Minnesota a snowmobiler's paradise.
To rent snowmobiles, please contact:
Rapid Rental- www.rapidrents.com or call 218.741.8608. Rentals located in Virginia, MN approximately 20 minutes away. Pick up or delivery available.
"Biwabik," Ojibway for valuable, is the gateway to Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort. Long valued for its iron ore, today, Biwabik is a travel destination. The community is the home of the "Honk the Moose" statue and boasts a well-lit paved walking trail and a sliding hill.
True to the ethnic diversity of Iron Trail communities, Biwabik treats visitors to its unique Bavarian style. It has become the area's year-round center of attraction, hosting thousands of Alpine & Nordic skiers, snowmobilers and golfers. Biwabik is host to several seasonal festivals – Maifest Children's Festival (first Saturday in May), featuring games, rides, food and music in the park; the Fourth of July, which presents the area's largest (Calithumpian) Fourth of July Parade; and Weihnachtsfest (the first Saturday in December), a Christmas lighting celebration complete with fireworks, displays, ethnic food, music and entertainment.
For more information about Biwabik, visit: http://www.cityofbiwabik.com
While you're visiting Giants Ridge, be sure to take advantage of the spectacular ice fishing found in northeastern Minnesota. With an abundance of lakes and rivers, the region is well known for its' spectacular ice fishing. Reel-in bass, trout, walleye, northern pike, crappie, sunfish and more FROM one of the nearby abandoned mine-pit lakes, Wynne or Sabin Lakes or make the short trip to nearby Lake Vermilion.
For more information about ice fishing in northeastern Minnesota, call 800-688-7669 or visit http://www.ironrange.org/