Myself, my husband Mic, and dog Ansel spent a fun weekend on the Gunflint Trail. We stayed at the Gunflint Pines Resort on Gunflint Lake which welcomes canine companions, making the trip that much more fun.
Wildlife sightings included a wolf, bald eagle, and deer everywhere. Ansel felt it his duty to wake the deer in the morning who slept behind our cabin.
We cross-country skied across the lake the first night, made more exiting knowing that halfway across, we were in Canada; technically an international trip! We ate delicious meals at the Gunflint Lodge down the road and at the Trail Center Restaurant, and to finish up the night, we warmed up in the sauna.
We had a great dog sled ride the next morning then rented a snowmobile in the afternoon, touring around the lake and trails, hiking to see a lovely frozen waterfall. Ansel was content to snooze then so he was ready for a wonderful nighttime walk on the lake to see more stars than we2™ve ever seen.
We didn2™t have time for all the activities offered there; snowshoeing and horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter, canoing, horseback riding, fishing, and biking in the summer.
On the drive there and back we stopped to eat and cruise the galleries and shops in Duluth and Grand Marais, both lovely places.
We are always happy and grateful to be able to include Ansel in our vacation plans; he travels well and is comfortable in his kennel at those times when he can2™t be with us.
There is so much to do at the Gunflint Pines Resort any time of year, we think your whole family would enjoy it. You can check it out on their website www.gunflintpines.com.