This area of the Mesabi TrailSM is still under development.
Embarrass is an interesting mixture of climate, history, and heritage. It is located on two watersheds - the Pike River and the Embarrass River - and supports a large variety of wildlife. It is commonly known as the coldest place in America during the winter months when temperatures can reach 60 degrees below zero!
The Embarrass River, once traveled by voyageurs, runs through the area. Although Embarrass is not currently served by the Mesabi Trail, it will be in the near future. Embarrass is one of the communities within our Land of the Mesabi area that is served by other trails which are great for outdoor adventures.
Embarrass retains a uniquely Finnish-American feel. In the summer, the Finnish-American Festival is celebrated. The town is also known for its log homes bringing it national fame. Some of these homes allow tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Embarrass has a campground, restaurants, and service stations.