Soudan Underground Mine


Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

 (DNR) This park is home to Minnesota’s oldest iron ore mine, where visitors can learn about how mining shaped the history and culture of the Iron Range. Explore the dry house, drill shop, crusher house and engine house, and take the boardwalk past one of the deepest open mine pits. Take an underground mine tour and […]

August 27, 2013

Kawishiwi Falls


Parks & Geology

 (From Ely.com) Kawishiwi Falls Trail: Features:  A popular 1.5 mile round-trip hiking trail offers stunning views of the 70ft. drop Kawishiwi Falls/Fall Lake Dam. Location:  Approximately 5 miles from Ely, Minnesota off the Fernberg Road (Lake County #18). Description:  The name Kawishiwi  in Ojibwe language means “river full of beaver or muskrat houses”.  Native Americans, […]

August 27, 2013

Historic Ely


Historical & Museum

(from Wiki) Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,460 at the 2010 census.[6] It is located on the Vermilion Iron Range, and is historically home to several iron ore mines. Today the city of Ely is best known as a popular entry point for the Boundary Waters […]

August 27, 2013

Echo Trail (Superior National Forest)


Parks & Geology

(from USDA) The Echo Lake Hunter Walking Trail is 13 miles total and is part of an area managed for ruffed grouse habitat. Ruffed grouse reach their highest densities in areas with a variety of aspen age classes. White-tailed deer, woodcock and nongame wildlife that require young forests also benefit. Timber sales were used to cut […]

August 27, 2013

Superior National Forest


Parks & Geology

(from site) Established in 1909, the Superior is known for its boreal forest ecosystem, numerous clean lakes, and a colorful cultural history. The one million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lies within the boundaries of the Forest. Management by the USDA-Forest Service, under principles of ecosystem management and multiple use, the Forest provides for a diverse […]

August 27, 2013

Split Rock Light House


Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

(from site) Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark’s construction. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Split Rock Light Station soon became one of Minnesota’s best known landmarks. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the light station offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. Split Rock […]

August 27, 2013

D&IR Railroad Depot Museum


Historical & Museum

(from site) The Depot Museum located in the 1907 headquarters of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad, highlights the early pioneering history of the county including exhibits on Lake County archeological digs to the first shipment of iron ore from Minnesota and the vast logging companies from the turn-of-the-century. The museum faces the harbor, site of […]

August 27, 2013