Trail Amenities

Grand Rapids Access Point

From combined Highways 169 & 2, turn north onto 3rd Ave NE to Itasca County Fairgrounds. Direct Trail access and parking are located at the north side of the fairgrounds.

Taconite Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit north onto Hwy 15. Trail access is at Bennett Street. Parking is available at the Community Center and on Bennett Street.

Eveleth Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 53, exit west onto Hwy 37/Fayal Road. For parking, turn left at Fayal Pond Park, or continue on to Fayal Ave. and follow the signs to Southside Park.

Marble Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto Co. Rd. 80/Alice Avenue.  Trail access and parking will be .5 miles on left, just past the ball field.

Virginia Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 53, exit east onto 9th Street North. Travel .3 mile to the kiosk and parking on the left.

Nashwauk Access Point

For access to Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, turn north onto Hwy 65 to the parking lot on the west side of the road. Trail access is directly across Hwy 65.

Bovey Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail from Highway 169, take 2nd Ave. W. or 2nd Street exits west to 2nd street.  Turn north onto 1st Ave. W.  Trail access is on left, and parking is available on 1st Ave.

Aurora Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 100/West 3rd Ave. North, the trail kiosk is located at the junction of Hill Street. Parking is located at Pine Grove Park to the south.

Kinney Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, exit north at Hwy 25 and continue .3 mile towards downtown. Trail access and parking lot are on the left.

McKinley Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 135, turn south onto County Road 20. Parking is located one block to the south.

Pengilly Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn south onto Hwy 65. Trail access and parking is available immediately to your right.

Mt. Iron Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, exit north onto Hwy 102 and travel .75 mile into downtown Mountain Iron. Turn left on Main Street, then turn right onto Mountain Ave. Trail access and parking is located one block ahead.

Hibbing Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit west onto Howard Street. Follow Howard Street to 3rd Ave East. Turn right and continue .5 mile. Trail access at Greyhound Bus Museum parking lot on the left.

Tower Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn south onto Pine Street. Parking is available at the Civic Center, and Trail access is located two blocks away. A brand new section of 3.5 miles of Trail was completed fall of 2014 through the new Lake Vermilion State Park. In 2015 another 1.5 miles will be completed connecting to Soudan.

Soudan Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north into Breitung Monument Park. Parking and restrooms are located here. A brand new section of 3.5 miles of Trail was completed in the fall of 2014 through the new Lake Vermilion State Park. In 2015 another 1.5 miles will be completed connecting to Soudan.

Biwabik Access Point

For access to Mesabi Trail™ from Biwabik, travel east approximately one mile along Highway 135. Trail access and parking is available on the right at the northwest corner of Embarrass Lake.

Coleraine Access Point

From Hwy 169, turn onto Curley Ave for .3 mile (following signs to the Mesabi Trail). Trail access is on the north side of the intersections of Cole Ave, Gunn St, and Curley Ave - between the red & white buildings. Parking for the Mesabi Trail is at Longyear Park - turn right onto Cole Ave, the park is 2.5 blocks away.

Gilbert Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 37/Broadway Street, turn east onto Wisconsin Ave. for trail access. Restrooms, parking and water are located at Sherwood Forest Campground.

Ely Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto N. Central Ave/Pioneer Road and continue for three blocks. Trail access and parking is on the right.

Buhl Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, exit onto Pennsylvania Ave. or Forest Street. Trail access and parking is located at State Street and Culver Ave.

Keewatin Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit onto Hwy 82/7th Street and continue north approximately .3 mile. Trail access is at 3rd Ave. and 7th Street.

Chisholm Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit onto 4th Ave SE to Lake Street, veering left. Parking is on Lake Street and 1st Ave. SE.

Calumet Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto Gary Street.  Continue three blocks north to City Park/Depot Center.  Parking is available here.

United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum

801 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-443-7825

Are you a hockey fan? Be sure to stop by this shrine to American Hockey, reflecting the honor, dignity and pride of the legends it represents. Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail in Eveleth, home to some of the greats of the game. After your visit, check out the world’s largest hockey stick in downtown Eveleth.

Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum

1500 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-6017

Take a step back in time to learn about the history of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa! This beautiful museum and gift shop is a must see stop while visiting Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The gift shop carries many crafts and jewelry hand-made by Bois Forte Band Members.

Grand Rapids Attractions Grand Rapids Attractions

10 Northwest 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-9607

There’s a lot to do in Grand Rapids with a wide variety of attractions offering something for every age, from art & culture to education & history. Home to many talented artists, experience art in many different ways; including live performances, art galleries, art walks & self-guided tours. Step back in time and relive history at one of our historical attractions. More information in one convenient spot at VisitGrandRapids.com/area-attractions.

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Minnesota Museum of Mining Minnesota Museum of Mining

701 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-5543

Explore 13 acres of kid friendly, hands on exhibits – iron ore train, huge mine trucks, drill rigs, steam shovels, fire trucks and buses dating to early 1900s. Exhibit on Iron Range Life 1920s to 1950s – steam train diorama – WPA-era castle and amphitheater – ore and rock samples – underground mine replica. Open daily – May 28th to September 12th.

Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-372-6437

Telling the story of the Iron Range – the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work. Ride the trolley. Play mini-golf. Visit the museum & exhibits all rooted in the Iron Range history. Visit our website to learn more.

Virginia Area Historical Society Heritage Museum

800 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-1136

Located alongside beautiful Olcott Park, the museum complex consists of the former park superintendent's residence, a Finnish-style log house, and 1930s tourist cabin. Permanent exhibits depict logging & lumbering industries, Virginia's fires of 1893 & 1900, and Olcott Park's Master Gardener Gunnar Peterson. The VAHS archives are available for research purposes.

The First Stage Gallery – Lyric Center for the Arts

510 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-5577

Shop downtown Virginia and visit the Historic Lyric Center for the Arts! Our art gallery features work by local and regional artists. A new exhibit each month plus lots of artwork for sale. Open Thurs - Sat, 11 am - 3 p.m. Check our website for music and theater events all year long.

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View

611 McKinley Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-4166

View an active iron ore mine during Hibbing Taconite's mining operations. This site offers a 360-degree view of Hibbing Taconite and surrounding area. Free admission. Open daily May 21st to Sept 30th, 9 am to 5 pm. Souvenirs available onsite and at the Tourist Center located at 1202 Howard Street, Hibbing.

Greyhound Bus Museum

1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-5814

The Greyhound Story...From Hibbing to Everywhere. Hibbing is recognized as the birthplace of the bus industry in the U.S. Visit this world class museum and relive the story told with artifacts, 18 buses, audio visual presentations and exhibits.

Hibbing Tourist Center & Gift Boutique

1202 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-4166

Tourism information and souvenirs from the area. Don't miss our gift boutique with items such as handmade soap, lotions, honey, syrups and ethnic foods. Open year round.

Hibbing Historical Society Museum

400 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-8522

The Museum tells the story of Hibbing, "The Town That Moved", through photographs & exhibits, including scale models of the city in 1893 & 1913. Defining the transition from underground to open pit mining, the museum features a "Decades" display of artifacts beginning with the 1870s, as well as logging & mining artifacts. Open Tues through Fri, 10 am to 2 pm or open anytime by appointment.

Ely Bike & Kicksled (Including Bike Rental) Ely Bike & Kicksled (Including Bike Rental)

125 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-2453

A FULL service bike shop, offering bike rental & sales (fat tire, mountain, gravel and youth), bike repair, and a full line of accessories & parts. For the winter months, check out our Finnish made Esla kicksleds; rental and sales. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Ardent Bicycles – Sales, Service & Rental Ardent Bicycles – Sales, Service & Rental

951 Northwest 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-5470

A cycling & outdoor adventure shop. Carrying bikes, parts, gear & clothing from leaders in road, mountain and outdoor brands. Full service from tune up to bike builds and rental.

Bikes on Howard & Bike Rental

407 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-0899

Located in downtown Hibbing just a few blocks from the Mesabi Trail, offering a full service repair shop with a full line of accessories. Choose from a variety of new bikes or rent a bicycle by the day or week.

Mesabi Recreation Bike Shop & Bike Rental

720 9th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-6719

Fisherman’s Point Campground

5401 Campground Road
Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750

218-225-3337

Fifteen minutes from the Mesabi Trail - 93 secluded wooded campsites, most on lake shore; Boat Docks, Fishing Pier, Electrical Hookups, Children's Playground, Bike Rental, Fire Rings, and beautiful Paved Hiking and Biking Paths that weave through the woods.

Itasca County Fairgrounds – Campground

1336 Fairgrounds Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-6470

Picturesque camping "under the pines" at the start of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities available: shower & restroom facilities, laundry, electrical hook-ups, dump station, fishing & swimming lake, walking or biking distance to downtown & restaurants.

Mountain Iron West Two Rivers Campground

4988 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

218-735-8831 or 218-748-7570

Located on West Two Rivers Reservoir 4 miles west of Virginia, 12 miles east of MN Discovery Center, and 1 mile south of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities: 50 sites, showers, flush toilets, picnic pavilion, beach, fishing pier, boat access, volleyball and 18 holes of Disc Golf.

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake

4392 Miller Trunk Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-7491

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake is the perfect vacation spot for tent & RV camping with showers, restrooms, and play equipment. Come enjoy a day in the sun with the kids at our sandy beach.

Gilbert Sherwood Forest Campground

301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-748-2221

In the heart of the Iron Range, all campsites offer a spectacular view of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A modern "mecca" for water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and divers. Come enjoy the hospitality and beauty, direct access to the Mesabi Trail.

Heritage Park & Campground – Embarrass

4821 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-410-7743 (May -Sept) or 218-984-2084

Hiking & walking trails just steps away, a canoe portage to the Embarrass River and the newest section of the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a beautiful pavilion for a picnic, or visit the nearby Nelimark Farmstead, Museum and Finnish craft shop. Open May 1 to Sept 30.

Biwabik Vermilion Trail Campground

6038 State Hwy 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-6705 (May to Sept) 218-750-1966 (Feb to April)

Range LP Gas Range LP Gas

102 Hoover Road North
Virginia, MN 55792

800-862-8628

Range LP Gas is full service / propane delivery company on the Iron Range. Offering a complete service department to repair or install your propane appliances with 24/7 emergency service! Virginia location offers gasoline and diesel fuel, along with a filling station to fill your propane cylinders.

Range LP Gas Range LP Gas

1613 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-8888

Range LP Gas is a full service / propane delivery company on the Iron Range. Offering a complete service department to repair or install your propane appliances with 24/7 emergency service! Stop by or call our Virginia or Ely store and find out how we can help with your propane needs.

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

The Pickled Loon Saloon The Pickled Loon Saloon

20184 U.S. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-301-0485

The Pickled Loon Saloon is proud of our reputation for great food and service. Our new Grand Rapids location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with various food and drink specials and events. We have 20 different beers on tap and pull tabs too. Fantastic views abound from the outdoor patio.

Rapids Brewing Company Rapids Brewing Company

214 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-9712

Rapids Brewing Co is a brewpub with state-of-the-art brewing equipment in the heart of Grand Rapids. Offering a wide variety of clean, delicious, high-quality beers and fresh, flavorful food made in our wood-fired oven. Our remodeled theater is a first-rate music venue a block from the Mississippi River…a unique gathering place for Grand Rapids

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

As you cruise along the Mesabi Trail, stop by one of the great restaurants offered right onsite at Giants Ridge. Relax in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews (Main Chalet), featuring American fare + local brews. Or, stop by the Wacootah Grille, located adjacent to the Quarry golf course, featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole & Lake Mine.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op Natural Harvest Food Co-op

732 4th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-4663

The area’s only natural foods co-op is located just steps from the Mesabi Trail. All produce is organic and comes from local farmers when available. Offering premium groceries, bulk foods, all-natural body care, supplements, and a great selection of local products. In-house deli offers lunch specials, grab & go foods, fruit smoothies, and a full service coffee bar.

The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse

103 North Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

218-229-0001

Just blocks from the Mesabi Trail – it doesn’t get any fresher that this! Roasted in house organic fair trade coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, when possible locally sourced & organic, sandwiches, soups, bread and amazing sweets & treats. Open: Mon-Fri / 7am – 4pm, Sat / 8am – 4:00pm.

Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Timberlake Restaurant

144 Southeast 17th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

866-800-2200 or 218-326-2600

Come out to the Timberlake Lodge for a relaxing evening after your ride. 84 spacious rooms, including extended stay suites, spa suites & family suites. Finish your evening with a drink and dinner at the Timberlake Restaurant, right on site, offering outdoor patio seating. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast.

JJ’s Coffee & Cream (Ice Cream Too!)

212 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-966-5522

Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail - across from US Bank on Howard Street. Breakfast Items - Deli Sandwiches - Full Espresso Bar - Ice Cream Cones, Sunday's, Malts & Floats. Open Monday to Saturday. Check out our Face Book page for hours, menu and schedule for live music.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

The Good Stuff's in Here! FRESH bakery at great prices. Baked daily; donuts, pastries, pies, & muffins. Full lunch menu w/soup, sandwiches & fresh bread. Don't miss our delicious pasties. Open Mon. thru Thurs. - 5:30 am to 3 pm; Fri. - 5:30 am to 2 pm; Sat. - 7 to 11 am.

Village Inn

1500 13th Street South
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-8289

The Village Inn is a family restaurant, serving breakfast all day, along with delicious salads, burgers, and dinners. Famous for our fresh made pies. Open everyday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

MJ’s Lodge & Resort / Restaurant

28179 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-885-1093

Join us on the shore of beautiful Swan Lake in our family friendly atmosphere - offering newly remodeled cabins and seasonal RV sites. Serving exceptional food plus a full bar. Check out specialty nights - Wed wing night, Thur outside music, Fri fish fry and Sun meat raffle. Open Wed thru Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, noon to 11 pm.

Valentini’s Supper Club Valentini’s Supper Club

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

Serving up the Iron Range’s best authentic Italian cuisine since 1934 – just minutes from the Mesabi Trail and Redhead Mountain Bike Trails! Be sure to visit our location in Hermantown too!!

4 Seasons Market – Ice Cream & More!

54 Roosevelt Avenue
Bovey, MN 55709

218-245-1669

La Cocina & Cantina – Made from Scratch Mexican Cuisine

407 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-8226

The Pebble Spa Co. – Ely The Pebble Spa Co. – Ely

229 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-0809

The Pebble Spa Company is currently made up of 2 cozy spas in the heart of northern Minnesota. Experience the best of the spa world but with the excellent service of the small town! Offering massages, facial treatments, foot & hand treatments, spa parties, couples treatments, holistic healing and phenomenal clothing and gift boutiques. Visit our spas in both Ely and Virginia!

The Pebble Spa Co. – Virginia The Pebble Spa Co. – Virginia

1422 South 12th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-5610

The Pebble Spa Company is currently made up of 2 cozy spas in the heart of northern Minnesota. Experience the best of the spa world but with the excellent service of the small town! Offering massages, facial treatments, foot & hand treatments, spa parties, couples treatments, holistic healing and phenomenal clothing and gift boutiques. Visit our spas in both Virginia and Ely!

Therapeutic Hands – Massage & Bodywork Therapeutic Hands – Massage & Bodywork

208 North Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

218-780-3994

Enjoy a massage to pamper yourself or for pain management – specializing in pelvic stabilization to create balance in the body. Massage offered includes Orthopedic, Myoskeletal, Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports and Chair.

Klockow Brewing Co Klockow Brewing Co

36 Southeast 10th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-7229

Klockow Brewing Co. (est. 2017) is Grand Rapids’ first craft brewery! Come visit us for pints, flights, crowlers and growlers of fresh, hand-crafted ales and lagers. Sixteen beers on tap and non-alcoholic beverages. Food trucks hosted Wed-Sat, or bring your own food. Follow Facebook & Instagram (@klockowbrewing) for beer releases, live music and events. M-Th 2-9; F-Sat 12-10; Sun 12-6.

Virginia Market Square Virginia Market Square

111 South 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

Thursday 2:30pm – 6pm; First week in June through the end of October. “Locally grown produce, eggs, meat, bread, pickles & jams, herbal body care, soap, baked goods.”

Tower Farmers Market Tower Farmers Market

400 Pine Street
Tower, MN 55790

Friday 4pm – 6pm; Early June through end of September. At the Train Depot parking lot.

Mr Ed’s Farm Mr Ed’s Farm

10796 Foss Road
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-966-1354

Located about 11 miles SE of the Mesabi Trail Hibbing access point. Visit a real horse powered farm and established agri-tourism destination with various types of livestock. Admission $5 per person. Contact to Visit: Go to the website or email mredsfarmllc@gmail.com.

The Blueberry Patch The Blueberry Patch

4493 Lilac Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-865-4100

Located about 9 miles SE of the Mesabi Trail Gilbert access point. U-pick blueberry farm, berries are usually ripe in August. Contact for a Visit: Call 218-865-4100 for current picking availability.

Kunnari’s Pick-Your-Own Kunnari’s Pick-Your-Own

6650 Bodas Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-865-4732

Located about 8 miles south of the Mesabi Trail McKinley access point. Pick-your-own strawberries. Contact to Visit: Call 218-865-4732 before coming out, as the season changes from year to year and picking conditions change daily. Kids are welcome, no pets please.

Hibbing Farmers Market Hibbing Farmers Market

1309 East 40th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

Tuesday 2pm – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 1pm; June 18 to October (weather permitting). “We have fresh fruits, vegetables & canned goods, mouth watering farm fresh meats & eggs, a wide variety of fresh baked goods and maple syrup”

Bryndlewood Gardens Bryndlewood Gardens

3251 Horseshoe Lake Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Located a few miles south of the Grand Rapids Mesabi Trail access point. Bryndlewood Gardens offers guided farm tours focusing on high tunnels and sustainable growing practices for vegetable and fruit production. Producing a huge variety of vegetables (leafy greens to tomatoes and eggplants), raspberries, blueberries, fresh chicken eggs, local cut flowers, and bedding plants in the spring. Kids are welcome; no pets please. Contact for a Visit: 1-2 weeks in advance via private message on Facebook (if just wanting to purchase produce, 2-3 days notice is sufficient). Amenities: Fresh drinking water onsite, outhouse available, and can accommodate electrical charging.

Grand Rapids Farmers Market Grand Rapids Farmers Market

11 Golf Course Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Wednesday 8am – 1pm; Saturday 8am – 1pm; Beginning of May to end of October. “Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Honey and Maple Syrup. Home raised meats, Fresh Baked Goods, and Canned Goods.”

Lavalier’s Berry Patch Lavalier’s Berry Patch

28056 County Road 441
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-327-9199

Located about 7 miles SE of the Grand Rapids access point.U-pick strawberries and blueberries; plus apples, tart cherries, vegetables, and honey in season. Contact for a Visit: Call 218-327-9199 for current picking availability.

Fat Chicken Farm Fat Chicken Farm

6362 Taylor Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-749-2186

Located about 9 miles from Heritage Park in Embarrass, a future access point for the Mesabi Trail. Take a short tour of an intensively planted small organic vegetable farm that’s complimented by chickens & bees. See how a couple of high tunnels dramatically extend the short growing season. No charge to visit, but if you want to put in 15 minutes of sweat equity, that would be greatly appreciated! Kids absolutely welcome; dogs must be leashed and kept away from the chickens. Farmer Jana says: “I love playing in the dirt all day, and seeing the life that abounds beneath our feet. And I love sharing great-tasting, healthy food with people.” Contact for a Visit: Email fatchickenfarm@gmail.com to schedule a visit, or take your chances and stop by! Amenities: water, bathroom, charging access, veggie samples if they are available.

Early Frost Farms Early Frost Farms

7273 Palo Tia Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-208-7725

Located just a couple of miles from Heritage Park in Embarrass, and right off a portion of the Mesabi Trail soon to be completed. The Farm produces vegetables, honey, fruit, eggs, wild blueberries, wild bog berries, raspberries, wild mushrooms, peace and serenity. Stop by the General Store for fresh veggies in season; baked goods…including homemade pie (sliced & whole), snacks, ice cream treats and beverages when available. Email us 24 hours in advance if you would like a farm visit; respectful kids welcome, dogs are not because of the free range chickens.

Helstrom Farms Helstrom Farms

10955 South Town Line Road
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-969-6064

Located about 15 miles south of the Hibbing Mesabi Trail access point. Stop by for a quick tour of a 6th generation farm raising organic grass-fed beef and pastured chickens. Contact for a Visit: Call 218-969-6064 at least one day in advance to schedule a visit. Kids are welcome; not pets please. Overnight accommodations in house a possibility.

Ely Farmers Market Ely Farmers Market

721 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

Tuesday 5pm – 7pm; Last Tuesday in May to September. At Whiteside Park. “Bringing you locally sourced and organic plants, produce, baked and canned goods from the finest producers, farmers and artisans in the Ely area.”

AmericInn Lodge and Suites AmericInn Lodge and Suites

5480 Mountain Iron Drive
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-7839 or 800-634-3444

Relax, Renew and Recharge in our inviting lobby and Bear Den Pub. Enjoy our complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary WIFI, warm pool, spa and sauna. 1 & 2 room family, spa & fireplace suites. Enjoy your visit to the area’s Award Winning Lodging Property located on Hwy 53 next to the Sawmill Restaurant. Make sure to visit the Anytime Fitness Center adjoining our building.

Green Heron Bed & Breakfast Green Heron Bed & Breakfast

2810 Meyers Bay Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-5795

A cozy inn on the shores of Pokegama Lake, minutes from Grand Rapids & the Mesabi Trail. Small enough to tailor breakfast to your tastes & schedule; pre-arranged on-site massage available. Ground floor rooms, private baths & views of the lake. Easy lake access, non-motorized water craft available.

Comfort Inn and Suites Comfort Inn and Suites

8570 Rock Ridge Drive
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

866-987-7411 or 218-741-7411

Call 218-741-7411 and ask for the “Trail Package” – $122 for a room, breakfast and Trail Pass. Conveniently located 1 mile west of highways 53 & 169. Amenities include – fridge & microwave in every room, 42″ flat screen TV’s, indoor pool & whirlpool, fitness center, wireless internet and complimentary hot breakfast bar. Newly renovated, strict sanitizing & delivery program.

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-555-1714

Our 173 room resort located on Lake Vermilion features a wide variety of room types, including Jacuzzi or fireplace suites. We feature a pool, sauna and whirlpool. The RV Park features 36 sites, including 16 that have full-power hook up capabilities.

Visit Grand Rapids Visit Grand Rapids

10 Northwest 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

800-355-9740

Welcome to Grand Rapids! Start your Mesabi Trail adventure with us at the farthest west entry point. Grand Rapids provides breathtaking wilderness beauty, a welcoming community, lodging options with a view and the surprise sophistication of arts and culture. Come explore the Mesabi Trail in Grand Rapids…It’s in Minnesota’s Nature.

Eveleth Super 8 Eveleth Super 8

1080 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-1661 or 800-800-8000

Nationally Award Winning Property, all rooms & suites with microwaves & refrigerators. Free Super Start Breakfast Bonanza with Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls & more. Indoor pool, GIANT spa & barrel sauna. 1/2 mile from Mesabi Trail, right off Hwy 53.

Quality Inn & Suites Quality Inn & Suites

502 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-1000

Experience small town charm & hospitality in this historic hotel, right in downtown Virginia – just three blocks from the Mesabi Trail. Completely and newly remodeled – offering 75 rooms, full continental breakfast, pool, hot tub and sauna. Walking distance from downtown restaurants. Some COVID restrictions and closures may be present.

Villas at Giants Ridge Villas at Giants Ridge

6266 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

855-373-4231 or 218-865-4155

Relax and unwind on the shores of pristine Wynne Lake. Choose studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites, or a stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom villa. Enjoy our outdoor pool & hot tub, rent kayaks, canoes and more to adventure the lake. Rent bikes onsite at Giants Ridge and hop on the Mesabi Trail with our convenient access! Call today to book your next northern Minnesota vacation.

Vermilion Park Inn Vermilion Park Inn

30 Center Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2333

A home-style Bed & Breakfast, newly renovated in the historic Old Soudan Miner’s Hospital building. Located adjacent to the Mesabi Trail, within blocks of the Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park, near public access/beach on Lake Vermilion, within 30 miles of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The Lodge at Giants Ridge The Lodge at Giants Ridge

6373 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

877-442-6877 or 218-865-7170

Located right on the Mesabi Trail in the heart of the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Enjoy 1-4 bedroom condos with lodge décor, full kitchenettes & comfortable living areas. Fitness center, large indoor pool, hot tub, and Aveda spa are all onsite.

Hotel Rapids Hotel Rapids

680 U.S. 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-7229

Hotel Rapids is a historic hotel right in town! Hotel Rapids is near the Great River Road scenic byway, the Mississippi River and the beautiful veterans memorial park. it’s a quick drive to some of the best fishing, recreational lakes and bike trails from Hotel Rapids.

Motel Ely

1047 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-3237

Locally owned & operated, this quaint environmentally conscious motel offers impeccably clean & comfortable rooms, offering some of the lowest rates in Ely...without sacrificing quality or service. Make a stay in Ely part of your Mesabi Trail adventure - in the heart of the Superior National Forest, main entry to the BWCAW.

Hampton Inn Hibbing Hampton Inn Hibbing

4225 9th Avenue West
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-0000

At Hampton’s new location, guests will experience comfortable accommodations, outstanding amenities and exceptional value. Enjoy nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, all of which make Hampton Inn Hibbing, MN the perfect getaway. Free WiFi, hot breakfast, indoor pool and access to our spacious fitness center.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau Iron Range Tourism Bureau

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-777-8497

The Iron Range Tourism Bureau serves multiple communities along the Mesabi Trail, including Hibbing, Chisholm, Mountain Iron, Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, Biwabik, Aurora, Hoyt Lakes and Embarrass. Follow us on social media, and visit our website to find out about area events, attractions, lodging and trails.

Green Gate Guest Houses

5748 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-290-2607

Eleven unique vacation rentals along the Mesabi Trail between Biwabik and Giants Ridge. Complimentary 3-day Mesabi Trail wheel passes provided when you mention this ad at time of booking.

The Bike and Ski Bunker

404 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-780-4541

Newly remodeled apartment, sleeps two. Located on the main street of Biwabik, across from Honk the Moose Park. Free wi-fi, microwave and mini-fridge. Indoor bike storage available. Email to reserve the apartment.

Pine View Inn

903 17th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-8918 or 866-263-0535

Just blocks away from the Mesabi Trail - exceptionally clean, comfortable and reasonably priced rooms. Dining options five blocks to 1/4 mile away. Private sauna upon request. Continental breakfast. Fast, fun, and friendly service.

Lakeshor Motor Inn

404 North 6th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-3360 or 800-569-8131

Located between two beautiful lakes in Virginia, where a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere awaits you. Free Wireless internet. Refrig & microwaves in all rooms. Conveniently located by restaurants, and the Mesabi Trail is right our our back door.

Nashwauk Lodging LLC

204 Central Avenue
Nashwauk, MN 55769

218-360-2522

Experience small town charm and hospitality at incredibly reasonable prices. Find our three properties on airbnb - Jasmin's Place, The Bird House, and Jimbo's Bunkhouse. 14 private rooms (with some shared spaces) and a bunkhouse great for larger groups. Rent daily, weekly or monthly.

Paddle Hoppers Paddle Hoppers

17 County Road 63
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-5853

We are your local paddle store, providing sales and service. We offer on and off site kayak and “standup paddle board” rentals (including 1-2 hour rentals), as well as Mississippi River half day trips and some Friday Guided Day trips. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon excursion, rentals for your vacation, something special like a team building paddle, or gear of your own, we’ve got the products and expertise to get you on the water.

Piragis Northwoods Company, Inc.

105 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-6745 or 800-223-6565

Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog have been supplying canoe paddlers and campers since 1979 with top-quality equipment that you can easily pack and carry. Our goal is to make your canoe trip as enjoyable and easy as possible. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. If you can't make it to the store - be sure to shop online!

Annabella’s Antique Mall

407 2nd Street
Bovey, MN 55709

218-245-2055

Explore one of the largest vintage markets in Northern MN...located just six miles from Grand Rapids. Featuring over 10,000 sq. ft. of treasures from over 40 dealers. You'll also find a huge selection of one of a kind finds...including vintage clothing, DIY paint, furniture, jewelry and collectibles. Pre-schedule a tour of the Bovey Speakeasy & Underground Escape Tunnel from the prohibition Era.

Giants Ridge Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Your one stop center for wellness & recreation, with direct access to the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a round (or two) of golf on the best courses in Minnesota. Scale to new heights on our climbing wall, traverse miles of hiking trails, enjoy a round of disc golf or tackle our expanding mountain bike trails. In the winter, enjoy 35 alpine runs, snowboarding parks, world-class cross country skiing plus fat tire biking.

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course

1450 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-8917

Experience one of Minnesota’s best golf courses! This legendary course continues to garner national awards year after year. Once your round is done, stop in for a beverage or have a great meal at The Wilderness Grill!

Ron’s Corner Market

7896 U.S. 169
Bovey, MN 55709

218-247-7351

Glen’s Army Navy Store

710 Northwest 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

800-422-0806

Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-422-0806

Biwabik City Hall

321 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-4183

Swan Lake Sinclair

31277 Minnesota 65
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-885-3806

Nashwauk Little Store

121 1st Street
Nashwauk, MN 55769

218-885-3105

Buhl City Hall

300 Jones Avenue
Buhl, MN 55713

218-258-3226

Keewatin Sinclair

210 West 1st Avenue
Nashwauk, MN 55769

218-778-6140

Redhead Mountain Bike Park Redhead Mountain Bike Park

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-7959

Carved from the walls of an abandoned 400-foot deep water-filled mine pit. Redhead offers nearly 25 miles of hand crafted, purpose built mountain bike trails already on the ground, and more on the way! Difficulty ranges from beginner (easy) to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options. Redhead Beach offers canoe, kayak and SUP Board rentals

Redhead is located at the Minnesota Discovery Center, the Museum of the Iron Range. MDC is the largest museum and cultural center north of the Twin Cities, besides the museum enjoy their research center, 660-acre historic park, trolley rides, miniature golf, and dining at the Rustic Pig.

The Mesabi Trail is accessible directly from the Discovery Center.

Tioga Recreation Area Tioga Recreation Area

23946 Tioga Beach Road
Cohasset, MN 55721

218-328-6225

Northern Minnesota’s next premier outdoor adventure destination, Tioga’s 500 wooded acres features 30 miles of world-class, single-track mountain biking twisting through a rock studded landscape. These professionally built trails range from family-friendly loops like Gurley Flynn to heart-pumping double blacks like Bloodstone.There are jump lines, skills tracks, tech trails, downhill flows and miles of XC trails.

The Tioga Recreation Area also offers two beaches, access to miles of waterways, and snowshoe trails.

Access to the Mesabi Trail is only six miles away in Grand Rapids at the Itasca County Fairgrounds.

Giants Ridge Bike Park Giants Ridge Bike Park

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-8016

Tucked in the towering pines of the Superior National Forest, the Giants Ridge Bike Park is the largest lift-serviced mountain bike park in the Midwest; featuring nine purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails and nearly 20 miles of cross-county mountain bike trails.

Mountain bike rental is available on site, as well as lodging, dining, shopping, and other year-round seasonal adventures including skiing & golfing.

The Park is located at the Giants Ridge Recreation Area – you can access the Mesabi Trail directly from “the Ridge”.

Early Frost Farms – Your Embarrass Pit Stop Early Frost Farms – Your Embarrass Pit Stop

7273 Palo Tia Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-208-7725

Join us for the Pickup Truck Opera – July 31st at 2:00 pm. When you’re riding through Embarrass, be sure to make a pit stop at our bike friendly Early Frost Farms. Stop by the General Store offering snacks, baked goods, ice cream treats and beverages when available. Don’t miss the fresh veggies in season. Other amenities include portable toilets, picnic sites and a bicycle fix-it station.

Chisholm Iron Trail Campground

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-421-7158

Open year round, owned & operated by the City of Chisholm. Offering 27 full hookups with electricity, water, sewer & cable; 50 total sites. 50/30/20 amp electric, air conditioners & heaters allowed. Tent camping is offered. Pets allowed. Clean restrooms, hot showers, dump station, laundry and picnic tables. Located within walking distance to downtown Chisholm.

The Bike and Brewhaus – Feel Like a Kid Again!


218-290-2688

Your go to for E-Bike - Kayak - Paddle Board rentals on the Mesabi Iron Range, where the world is our PLAYGROUND and age has no limits! Serving Lake Vermilion - Ely - the Quad Cities of Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron and Virginia - Biwabik to Hoyt Lakes. Book online - use promo code GETLOST! to receive an extra 10% off.

Iron Range Tourism Bueau

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-777-8497

West Forty RV Park

245 Minnesota 37
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-248-7362

Located outside Gilbert with a connector trail that brings you right to the Mesabi Trail in just a few minutes. We offer the best camping value in Gilbert. Family-owned since 2004, we provide a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of open space so you can roam about. With 49 campsites for tents, campers/RVs or motor homes, we have something for everyone.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association


218-666-5850

Lake Vermilion's scenic 40,000 acres border the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and are almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our 38 member resorts, hotels, campgrounds, cabins and houseboats invite you to experience the beauty and hospitality of Lake Vermilion.

Chisholm Inn and Suites

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

877-255-3156

Enjoy the areas friendliest hotel right across from the Mesabi Trail, Minnesota Discovery Center and the Redhead mountain bike park. Indoor heated pool, sauna & whirlpool, complimentary breakfast buffet, whirlpool suites and bicycle rentals right at the hotel.

Country Inn by Radisson

2601 So Hwy 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

800-456-4000 or 218-327-4960

Located right off US Hwy 169, choose from 56 guest rooms and suites. Start your day with a complimentary "Be Our Guest Breakfast". Enjoy cookies & coffee in the lobby all day. Relax after your bike ride in our indoor pool & whirlpool. Free high-speed internet, dog friendly.

Country Inn of Hoyt Lakes

99 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750

866-444-3555 or 218-225-3555

Five miles from the Mesabi Trail, ten minutes from Giants Ridge Recreation Area and Mountain Bike Bike Park, one hour from the north shore of Lake Superior. Indoor pool & whirlpool, deluxe continental breakfast, rooms have refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and free wireless.

Canelake’s Candies – Minnesota’s Oldest Candy Store Since 1905

414 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-1557

Side Lake – Cozy Northwoods Cabin

Between rides, relax in the woods with a cabin of your own. Comfy 2 bed/2 bath cabin with wifi, full kitchen, whirlpool tub, firepit and charcoal grill. Private setting, sleeps up to six. Perfect for families. Near the center of the trail - great headquarters for exploring year 'round. Just 18 miles from Chisholm.

The Whistling Bird

101 No Broadway Ave
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-741-5030

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean on the Iron Range! Offering authentic Jamaican cooking along with traditional dishes with an island flair, and don't forget to check out our full bar featuring tasty island drinks.

Eveleth Boomtown Brewery & Woodfire

501 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-248-8381

Enjoy our Range brewed beer, inspired eats, eclectic wines and handcrafted cocktails. The name BoomTown pays homage to our rich mining heritage, and the hard working men & women who carved out the small towns dotted along Minnesota's Iron Range.

Hibbing BoomTown Brewery & Woodfire

531 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-440-1710

Enjoy our Range brewed beer, inspired eats, eclectic wines and handcrafted cocktails. The name BoomTown pays homage to our rich mining heritage, and the hard working men & women who carved out the small towns dotted along Minnesota's Iron Range.

Nelimark Farmstead Museum & Gift Shop

4839 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-984-2084

Our Finnish-American Homestead Tours offer a unique look at the handcrafted pioneer log farms that were common in Northern MN at the turn of the century. The gift shop features unique hand-made ethnic items and baked goods.

Dahlin House

Aurora, MN 55705

218-780-2292

A clean, bright house at a nice price. This renovated historic house can be rented in its entirety (min16/max24) or choose from ten smaller units, housing 1-7 people; six bathrooms and three kitchens, one of which is shared. Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail and Giant's Ridge Recreation Area and Mountain Bike Park.

Northern Lights Music Festival Northern Lights Music Festival

Performances in Aurora, Buhl, Chisholm, Ely and Virginia

218-780-2295

Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s Historic Iron Range / July 1-26, 2021
One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, offering lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists. Special adapted opera for KIDS – Rossini’s Cinderella.

Swan Lake Campground and Resort

29995 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-256-4573

We are a small, quiet, family oriented campground and resort. Located on the east shore of beautiful Swan Lake in Pengilly, near Grand Rapids. Three cabins available for weekly or daily rental. Seasonal, weekly and weekend camping for RV's and tents. Come up and relax!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining
Fortune Bay Casino / Dining

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-992-7529

Website

Our 24/7 casino features the latest in gaming technology to keep you entertained! We have 11 blackjack tables and offer live poker. We also have several dining options, including the Sunset Steakhouse and Gold Mine Grill, that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palate!

Fortune Bay Casino / Dining
Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Website

Your one stop center for wellness & recreation, with direct access to the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a round (or two) of golf on the best courses in Minnesota. Scale to new heights on our climbing wall, traverse miles of hiking trails, enjoy a round of disc golf or tackle our expanding mountain bike trails. In the winter, enjoy 35 alpine runs, snowboarding parks, world-class cross country skiing plus fat tire biking.

Giants Ridge
Therapeutic Hands – Massage & Bodywork

208 North Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

218-780-3994

Website

Enjoy a massage to pamper yourself or for pain management – specializing in pelvic stabilization to create balance in the body. Massage offered includes Orthopedic, Myoskeletal, Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports and Chair.

Therapeutic Hands – Massage & Bodywork
Green Heron Bed & Breakfast

2810 Meyers Bay Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-5795

Website

A cozy inn on the shores of Pokegama Lake, minutes from Grand Rapids & the Mesabi Trail. Small enough to tailor breakfast to your tastes & schedule; pre-arranged on-site massage available. Ground floor rooms, private baths & views of the lake. Easy lake access, non-motorized water craft available.

Green Heron Bed & Breakfast
Grand Rapids Attractions

10 Northwest 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-9607

Website

There’s a lot to do in Grand Rapids with a wide variety of attractions offering something for every age, from art & culture to education & history. Home to many talented artists, experience art in many different ways; including live performances, art galleries, art walks & self-guided tours. Step back in time and relive history at one of our historical attractions. More information in one convenient spot at VisitGrandRapids.com/area-attractions.

Grand Rapids Attractions
Natural Harvest Food Co-op

732 4th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-4663

Website

The area’s only natural foods co-op is located just steps from the Mesabi Trail. All produce is organic and comes from local farmers when available. Offering premium groceries, bulk foods, all-natural body care, supplements, and a great selection of local products. In-house deli offers lunch specials, grab & go foods, fruit smoothies, and a full service coffee bar.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course

1450 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-8917

Website

Experience one of Minnesota’s best golf courses! This legendary course continues to garner national awards year after year. Once your round is done, stop in for a beverage or have a great meal at The Wilderness Grill!

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course
Lavalier’s Berry Patch

28056 County Road 441
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-327-9199

Website

Located about 7 miles SE of the Grand Rapids access point.U-pick strawberries and blueberries; plus apples, tart cherries, vegetables, and honey in season. Contact for a Visit: Call 218-327-9199 for current picking availability.

Lavalier’s Berry Patch
United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum

801 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-443-7825

Website

Are you a hockey fan? Be sure to stop by this shrine to American Hockey, reflecting the honor, dignity and pride of the legends it represents. Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail in Eveleth, home to some of the greats of the game. After your visit, check out the world’s largest hockey stick in downtown Eveleth.

United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum
Early Frost Farms

7273 Palo Tia Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-208-7725

Website

Located just a couple of miles from Heritage Park in Embarrass, and right off a portion of the Mesabi Trail soon to be completed. The Farm produces vegetables, honey, fruit, eggs, wild blueberries, wild bog berries, raspberries, wild mushrooms, peace and serenity. Stop by the General Store for fresh veggies in season; baked goods…including homemade pie (sliced & whole), snacks, ice cream treats and beverages when available. Email us 24 hours in advance if you would like a farm visit; respectful kids welcome, dogs are not because of the free range chickens.

Early Frost Farms
Hibbing Farmers Market

1309 East 40th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

Website

Tuesday 2pm – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 1pm; June 18 to October (weather permitting). “We have fresh fruits, vegetables & canned goods, mouth watering farm fresh meats & eggs, a wide variety of fresh baked goods and maple syrup”

Hibbing Farmers Market
Virginia Market Square

111 South 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

Website

Thursday 2:30pm – 6pm; First week in June through the end of October. “Locally grown produce, eggs, meat, bread, pickles & jams, herbal body care, soap, baked goods.”

Virginia Market Square
Iron Range Tourism Bureau

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-777-8497

Website

The Iron Range Tourism Bureau serves multiple communities along the Mesabi Trail, including Hibbing, Chisholm, Mountain Iron, Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert, Biwabik, Aurora, Hoyt Lakes and Embarrass. Follow us on social media, and visit our website to find out about area events, attractions, lodging and trails.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau
Hotel Rapids

680 U.S. 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-7229

Website

Hotel Rapids is a historic hotel right in town! Hotel Rapids is near the Great River Road scenic byway, the Mississippi River and the beautiful veterans memorial park. it’s a quick drive to some of the best fishing, recreational lakes and bike trails from Hotel Rapids.

Hotel Rapids
Bryndlewood Gardens

3251 Horseshoe Lake Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Website

Located a few miles south of the Grand Rapids Mesabi Trail access point. Bryndlewood Gardens offers guided farm tours focusing on high tunnels and sustainable growing practices for vegetable and fruit production. Producing a huge variety of vegetables (leafy greens to tomatoes and eggplants), raspberries, blueberries, fresh chicken eggs, local cut flowers, and bedding plants in the spring. Kids are welcome; no pets please. Contact for a Visit: 1-2 weeks in advance via private message on Facebook (if just wanting to purchase produce, 2-3 days notice is sufficient). Amenities: Fresh drinking water onsite, outhouse available, and can accommodate electrical charging.

Bryndlewood Gardens
Villas at Giants Ridge

6266 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

855-373-4231 or 218-865-4155

Website

Relax and unwind on the shores of pristine Wynne Lake. Choose studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites, or a stand alone 3 or 4 bedroom villa. Enjoy our outdoor pool & hot tub, rent kayaks, canoes and more to adventure the lake. Rent bikes onsite at Giants Ridge and hop on the Mesabi Trail with our convenient access! Call today to book your next northern Minnesota vacation.

Villas at Giants Ridge
Ardent Bicycles – Sales, Service & Rental

951 Northwest 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-5470

Website

A cycling & outdoor adventure shop. Carrying bikes, parts, gear & clothing from leaders in road, mountain and outdoor brands. Full service from tune up to bike builds and rental.

Ardent Bicycles – Sales, Service & Rental
Ely Bike & Kicksled (Including Bike Rental)

125 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-2453

Website

A FULL service bike shop, offering bike rental & sales (fat tire, mountain, gravel and youth), bike repair, and a full line of accessories & parts. For the winter months, check out our Finnish made Esla kicksleds; rental and sales. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Ely Bike & Kicksled (Including Bike Rental)
Early Frost Farms – Your Embarrass Pit Stop

7273 Palo Tia Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-208-7725

Website

Join us for the Pickup Truck Opera – July 31st at 2:00 pm. When you’re riding through Embarrass, be sure to make a pit stop at our bike friendly Early Frost Farms. Stop by the General Store offering snacks, baked goods, ice cream treats and beverages when available. Don’t miss the fresh veggies in season. Other amenities include portable toilets, picnic sites and a bicycle fix-it station.

Early Frost Farms – Your Embarrass Pit Stop
Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-422-0806

Mr Ed’s Farm

10796 Foss Road
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-966-1354

Website

Located about 11 miles SE of the Mesabi Trail Hibbing access point. Visit a real horse powered farm and established agri-tourism destination with various types of livestock. Admission $5 per person. Contact to Visit: Go to the website or email mredsfarmllc@gmail.com.

Mr Ed’s Farm
Nashwauk Little Store

121 1st Street
Nashwauk, MN 55769

218-885-3105

Biwabik City Hall

321 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-4183

Fat Chicken Farm

6362 Taylor Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-749-2186

Website

Located about 9 miles from Heritage Park in Embarrass, a future access point for the Mesabi Trail. Take a short tour of an intensively planted small organic vegetable farm that’s complimented by chickens & bees. See how a couple of high tunnels dramatically extend the short growing season. No charge to visit, but if you want to put in 15 minutes of sweat equity, that would be greatly appreciated! Kids absolutely welcome; dogs must be leashed and kept away from the chickens. Farmer Jana says: “I love playing in the dirt all day, and seeing the life that abounds beneath our feet. And I love sharing great-tasting, healthy food with people.” Contact for a Visit: Email fatchickenfarm@gmail.com to schedule a visit, or take your chances and stop by! Amenities: water, bathroom, charging access, veggie samples if they are available.

Fat Chicken Farm
The Pickled Loon Saloon

20184 U.S. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-301-0485

Website

The Pickled Loon Saloon is proud of our reputation for great food and service. Our new Grand Rapids location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with various food and drink specials and events. We have 20 different beers on tap and pull tabs too. Fantastic views abound from the outdoor patio.

The Pickled Loon Saloon
Redhead Mountain Bike Park

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-7959

Website

Carved from the walls of an abandoned 400-foot deep water-filled mine pit. Redhead offers nearly 25 miles of hand crafted, purpose built mountain bike trails already on the ground, and more on the way! Difficulty ranges from beginner (easy) to expert level with a wide array of terrain features and options. Redhead Beach offers canoe, kayak and SUP Board rentals

Redhead is located at the Minnesota Discovery Center, the Museum of the Iron Range. MDC is the largest museum and cultural center north of the Twin Cities, besides the museum enjoy their research center, 660-acre historic park, trolley rides, miniature golf, and dining at the Rustic Pig.

The Mesabi Trail is accessible directly from the Discovery Center.

Redhead Mountain Bike Park
Ron’s Corner Market

7896 U.S. 169
Bovey, MN 55709

218-247-7351

The Lodge at Giants Ridge

6373 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

877-442-6877 or 218-865-7170

Website

Located right on the Mesabi Trail in the heart of the Giants Ridge Recreation Area. Enjoy 1-4 bedroom condos with lodge décor, full kitchenettes & comfortable living areas. Fitness center, large indoor pool, hot tub, and Aveda spa are all onsite.

The Lodge at Giants Ridge
The Blueberry Patch

4493 Lilac Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-865-4100

Website

Located about 9 miles SE of the Mesabi Trail Gilbert access point. U-pick blueberry farm, berries are usually ripe in August. Contact for a Visit: Call 218-865-4100 for current picking availability.

The Blueberry Patch
Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum

1500 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-6017

Website

Take a step back in time to learn about the history of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa! This beautiful museum and gift shop is a must see stop while visiting Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The gift shop carries many crafts and jewelry hand-made by Bois Forte Band Members.

Bois Forte Heritage Center & Cultural Museum
Kunnari’s Pick-Your-Own

6650 Bodas Road
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-865-4732

Website

Located about 8 miles south of the Mesabi Trail McKinley access point. Pick-your-own strawberries. Contact to Visit: Call 218-865-4732 before coming out, as the season changes from year to year and picking conditions change daily. Kids are welcome, no pets please.

Kunnari’s Pick-Your-Own
Buhl City Hall

300 Jones Avenue
Buhl, MN 55713

218-258-3226

Range LP Gas

102 Hoover Road North
Virginia, MN 55792

800-862-8628

Website

Range LP Gas is full service / propane delivery company on the Iron Range. Offering a complete service department to repair or install your propane appliances with 24/7 emergency service! Virginia location offers gasoline and diesel fuel, along with a filling station to fill your propane cylinders.

Range LP Gas
The Pebble Spa Co. – Virginia

1422 South 12th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-5610

Website

The Pebble Spa Company is currently made up of 2 cozy spas in the heart of northern Minnesota. Experience the best of the spa world but with the excellent service of the small town! Offering massages, facial treatments, foot & hand treatments, spa parties, couples treatments, holistic healing and phenomenal clothing and gift boutiques. Visit our spas in both Virginia and Ely!

The Pebble Spa Co. – Virginia
Visit Grand Rapids

10 Northwest 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

800-355-9740

Website

Welcome to Grand Rapids! Start your Mesabi Trail adventure with us at the farthest west entry point. Grand Rapids provides breathtaking wilderness beauty, a welcoming community, lodging options with a view and the surprise sophistication of arts and culture. Come explore the Mesabi Trail in Grand Rapids…It’s in Minnesota’s Nature.

Visit Grand Rapids
Tioga Recreation Area

23946 Tioga Beach Road
Cohasset, MN 55721

218-328-6225

Website

Northern Minnesota’s next premier outdoor adventure destination, Tioga’s 500 wooded acres features 30 miles of world-class, single-track mountain biking twisting through a rock studded landscape. These professionally built trails range from family-friendly loops like Gurley Flynn to heart-pumping double blacks like Bloodstone.There are jump lines, skills tracks, tech trails, downhill flows and miles of XC trails.

The Tioga Recreation Area also offers two beaches, access to miles of waterways, and snowshoe trails.

Access to the Mesabi Trail is only six miles away in Grand Rapids at the Itasca County Fairgrounds.

Tioga Recreation Area
Swan Lake Sinclair

31277 Minnesota 65
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-885-3806

Vermilion Park Inn

30 Center Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2333

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A home-style Bed & Breakfast, newly renovated in the historic Old Soudan Miner’s Hospital building. Located adjacent to the Mesabi Trail, within blocks of the Lake Vermilion Soudan Underground Mine State Park, near public access/beach on Lake Vermilion, within 30 miles of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Vermilion Park Inn
Ely Farmers Market

721 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

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Tuesday 5pm – 7pm; Last Tuesday in May to September. At Whiteside Park. “Bringing you locally sourced and organic plants, produce, baked and canned goods from the finest producers, farmers and artisans in the Ely area.”

Ely Farmers Market
Valentini’s Supper Club

31 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-2607

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Serving up the Iron Range’s best authentic Italian cuisine since 1934 – just minutes from the Mesabi Trail and Redhead Mountain Bike Trails! Be sure to visit our location in Hermantown too!!

Valentini’s Supper Club
Klockow Brewing Co

36 Southeast 10th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-7229

Website

Klockow Brewing Co. (est. 2017) is Grand Rapids’ first craft brewery! Come visit us for pints, flights, crowlers and growlers of fresh, hand-crafted ales and lagers. Sixteen beers on tap and non-alcoholic beverages. Food trucks hosted Wed-Sat, or bring your own food. Follow Facebook & Instagram (@klockowbrewing) for beer releases, live music and events. M-Th 2-9; F-Sat 12-10; Sun 12-6.

Klockow Brewing Co
Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range

1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

800-372-6437

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Telling the story of the Iron Range – the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work. Ride the trolley. Play mini-golf. Visit the museum & exhibits all rooted in the Iron Range history. Visit our website to learn more.

Minnesota Discovery Center – The Museum of the Iron Range
Glen’s Army Navy Store

710 Northwest 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

800-422-0806

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-555-1714

Website

Our 173 room resort located on Lake Vermilion features a wide variety of room types, including Jacuzzi or fireplace suites. We feature a pool, sauna and whirlpool. The RV Park features 36 sites, including 16 that have full-power hook up capabilities.

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park
Eveleth Super 8

1080 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-1661 or 800-800-8000

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Nationally Award Winning Property, all rooms & suites with microwaves & refrigerators. Free Super Start Breakfast Bonanza with Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls & more. Indoor pool, GIANT spa & barrel sauna. 1/2 mile from Mesabi Trail, right off Hwy 53.

Eveleth Super 8
Paddle Hoppers

17 County Road 63
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-5853

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We are your local paddle store, providing sales and service. We offer on and off site kayak and “standup paddle board” rentals (including 1-2 hour rentals), as well as Mississippi River half day trips and some Friday Guided Day trips. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon excursion, rentals for your vacation, something special like a team building paddle, or gear of your own, we’ve got the products and expertise to get you on the water.

Paddle Hoppers
Minnesota Museum of Mining

701 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-5543

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Explore 13 acres of kid friendly, hands on exhibits – iron ore train, huge mine trucks, drill rigs, steam shovels, fire trucks and buses dating to early 1900s. Exhibit on Iron Range Life 1920s to 1950s – steam train diorama – WPA-era castle and amphitheater – ore and rock samples – underground mine replica. Open daily – May 28th to September 12th.

Minnesota Museum of Mining
Hampton Inn Hibbing

4225 9th Avenue West
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-0000

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At Hampton’s new location, guests will experience comfortable accommodations, outstanding amenities and exceptional value. Enjoy nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, all of which make Hampton Inn Hibbing, MN the perfect getaway. Free WiFi, hot breakfast, indoor pool and access to our spacious fitness center.

Hampton Inn Hibbing
Grand Rapids Farmers Market

11 Golf Course Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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Wednesday 8am – 1pm; Saturday 8am – 1pm; Beginning of May to end of October. “Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Honey and Maple Syrup. Home raised meats, Fresh Baked Goods, and Canned Goods.”

Grand Rapids Farmers Market
The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse

103 North Main Street
Aurora, MN 55705

218-229-0001

Website

Just blocks from the Mesabi Trail – it doesn’t get any fresher that this! Roasted in house organic fair trade coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, when possible locally sourced & organic, sandwiches, soups, bread and amazing sweets & treats. Open: Mon-Fri / 7am – 4pm, Sat / 8am – 4:00pm.

The Hive Coffee & Bakehouse
Keewatin Sinclair

210 West 1st Avenue
Nashwauk, MN 55769

218-778-6140

AmericInn Lodge and Suites

5480 Mountain Iron Drive
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-7839 or 800-634-3444

Website

Relax, Renew and Recharge in our inviting lobby and Bear Den Pub. Enjoy our complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary WIFI, warm pool, spa and sauna. 1 & 2 room family, spa & fireplace suites. Enjoy your visit to the area’s Award Winning Lodging Property located on Hwy 53 next to the Sawmill Restaurant. Make sure to visit the Anytime Fitness Center adjoining our building.

AmericInn Lodge and Suites
Rapids Brewing Company

214 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-999-9712

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Rapids Brewing Co is a brewpub with state-of-the-art brewing equipment in the heart of Grand Rapids. Offering a wide variety of clean, delicious, high-quality beers and fresh, flavorful food made in our wood-fired oven. Our remodeled theater is a first-rate music venue a block from the Mississippi River…a unique gathering place for Grand Rapids

Rapids Brewing Company
Giants Ridge Bike Park

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-8016

Website

Tucked in the towering pines of the Superior National Forest, the Giants Ridge Bike Park is the largest lift-serviced mountain bike park in the Midwest; featuring nine purpose-built gravity mountain bike trails and nearly 20 miles of cross-county mountain bike trails.

Mountain bike rental is available on site, as well as lodging, dining, shopping, and other year-round seasonal adventures including skiing & golfing.

The Park is located at the Giants Ridge Recreation Area – you can access the Mesabi Trail directly from “the Ridge”.

Giants Ridge Bike Park
Helstrom Farms

10955 South Town Line Road
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-969-6064

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Located about 15 miles south of the Hibbing Mesabi Trail access point. Stop by for a quick tour of a 6th generation farm raising organic grass-fed beef and pastured chickens. Contact for a Visit: Call 218-969-6064 at least one day in advance to schedule a visit. Kids are welcome; not pets please. Overnight accommodations in house a possibility.

Helstrom Farms
Quality Inn & Suites

502 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-1000

Website

Experience small town charm & hospitality in this historic hotel, right in downtown Virginia – just three blocks from the Mesabi Trail. Completely and newly remodeled – offering 75 rooms, full continental breakfast, pool, hot tub and sauna. Walking distance from downtown restaurants. Some COVID restrictions and closures may be present.

Quality Inn & Suites
The Pebble Spa Co. – Ely

229 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-0809

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The Pebble Spa Company is currently made up of 2 cozy spas in the heart of northern Minnesota. Experience the best of the spa world but with the excellent service of the small town! Offering massages, facial treatments, foot & hand treatments, spa parties, couples treatments, holistic healing and phenomenal clothing and gift boutiques. Visit our spas in both Ely and Virginia!

The Pebble Spa Co. – Ely
Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Website

As you cruise along the Mesabi Trail, stop by one of the great restaurants offered right onsite at Giants Ridge. Relax in the Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews (Main Chalet), featuring American fare + local brews. Or, stop by the Wacootah Grille, located adjacent to the Quarry golf course, featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole & Lake Mine.

Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews + Wacootah Grille at Giants Ridge
Northern Lights Music Festival

Performances in Aurora, Buhl, Chisholm, Ely and Virginia

218-780-2295

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Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s Historic Iron Range / July 1-26, 2021
One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, offering lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists. Special adapted opera for KIDS – Rossini’s Cinderella.

Northern Lights Music Festival
Range LP Gas

1613 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-8888

Website

Range LP Gas is a full service / propane delivery company on the Iron Range. Offering a complete service department to repair or install your propane appliances with 24/7 emergency service! Stop by or call our Virginia or Ely store and find out how we can help with your propane needs.

Range LP Gas
Tower Farmers Market

400 Pine Street
Tower, MN 55790

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Friday 4pm – 6pm; Early June through end of September. At the Train Depot parking lot.

Tower Farmers Market
Comfort Inn and Suites

8570 Rock Ridge Drive
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

866-987-7411 or 218-741-7411

Website

Call 218-741-7411 and ask for the “Trail Package” – $122 for a room, breakfast and Trail Pass. Conveniently located 1 mile west of highways 53 & 169. Amenities include – fridge & microwave in every room, 42″ flat screen TV’s, indoor pool & whirlpool, fitness center, wireless internet and complimentary hot breakfast bar. Newly renovated, strict sanitizing & delivery program.

Comfort Inn and Suites
Motel Ely

1047 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-3237

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Locally owned & operated, this quaint environmentally conscious motel offers impeccably clean & comfortable rooms, offering some of the lowest rates in Ely...without sacrificing quality or service. Make a stay in Ely part of your Mesabi Trail adventure - in the heart of the Superior National Forest, main entry to the BWCAW.

Fisherman’s Point Campground

5401 Campground Road
Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750

218-225-3337

Website

Fifteen minutes from the Mesabi Trail - 93 secluded wooded campsites, most on lake shore; Boat Docks, Fishing Pier, Electrical Hookups, Children's Playground, Bike Rental, Fire Rings, and beautiful Paved Hiking and Biking Paths that weave through the woods.

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake

4392 Miller Trunk Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-7491

Website

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake is the perfect vacation spot for tent & RV camping with showers, restrooms, and play equipment. Come enjoy a day in the sun with the kids at our sandy beach.

Timberlake Lodge Hotel and Timberlake Restaurant

144 Southeast 17th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

866-800-2200 or 218-326-2600

Website

Come out to the Timberlake Lodge for a relaxing evening after your ride. 84 spacious rooms, including extended stay suites, spa suites & family suites. Finish your evening with a drink and dinner at the Timberlake Restaurant, right on site, offering outdoor patio seating. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast.

Pine View Inn

903 17th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-8918 or 866-263-0535

Website

Just blocks away from the Mesabi Trail - exceptionally clean, comfortable and reasonably priced rooms. Dining options five blocks to 1/4 mile away. Private sauna upon request. Continental breakfast. Fast, fun, and friendly service.

Lakeshor Motor Inn

404 North 6th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-3360 or 800-569-8131

Website

Located between two beautiful lakes in Virginia, where a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere awaits you. Free Wireless internet. Refrig & microwaves in all rooms. Conveniently located by restaurants, and the Mesabi Trail is right our our back door.

Hibbing Historical Society Museum

400 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-8522

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The Museum tells the story of Hibbing, "The Town That Moved", through photographs & exhibits, including scale models of the city in 1893 & 1913. Defining the transition from underground to open pit mining, the museum features a "Decades" display of artifacts beginning with the 1870s, as well as logging & mining artifacts. Open Tues through Fri, 10 am to 2 pm or open anytime by appointment.

Itasca County Fairgrounds – Campground

1336 Fairgrounds Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-6470

Website

Picturesque camping "under the pines" at the start of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities available: shower & restroom facilities, laundry, electrical hook-ups, dump station, fishing & swimming lake, walking or biking distance to downtown & restaurants.

West Forty RV Park

245 Minnesota 37
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-248-7362

Website

Located outside Gilbert with a connector trail that brings you right to the Mesabi Trail in just a few minutes. We offer the best camping value in Gilbert. Family-owned since 2004, we provide a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of open space so you can roam about. With 49 campsites for tents, campers/RVs or motor homes, we have something for everyone.

Side Lake – Cozy Northwoods Cabin

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Between rides, relax in the woods with a cabin of your own. Comfy 2 bed/2 bath cabin with wifi, full kitchen, whirlpool tub, firepit and charcoal grill. Private setting, sleeps up to six. Perfect for families. Near the center of the trail - great headquarters for exploring year 'round. Just 18 miles from Chisholm.

Greyhound Bus Museum

1201 Greyhound Boulevard
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-263-5814

Website

The Greyhound Story...From Hibbing to Everywhere. Hibbing is recognized as the birthplace of the bus industry in the U.S. Visit this world class museum and relive the story told with artifacts, 18 buses, audio visual presentations and exhibits.

Hibbing BoomTown Brewery & Woodfire

531 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-440-1710

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Enjoy our Range brewed beer, inspired eats, eclectic wines and handcrafted cocktails. The name BoomTown pays homage to our rich mining heritage, and the hard working men & women who carved out the small towns dotted along Minnesota's Iron Range.

Green Gate Guest Houses

5748 Giants Ridge Road
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-290-2607

Website

Eleven unique vacation rentals along the Mesabi Trail between Biwabik and Giants Ridge. Complimentary 3-day Mesabi Trail wheel passes provided when you mention this ad at time of booking.

Chisholm Inn and Suites

501 Iron Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

877-255-3156

Website

Enjoy the areas friendliest hotel right across from the Mesabi Trail, Minnesota Discovery Center and the Redhead mountain bike park. Indoor heated pool, sauna & whirlpool, complimentary breakfast buffet, whirlpool suites and bicycle rentals right at the hotel.

Mountain Iron West Two Rivers Campground

4988 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

218-735-8831 or 218-748-7570

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Located on West Two Rivers Reservoir 4 miles west of Virginia, 12 miles east of MN Discovery Center, and 1 mile south of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities: 50 sites, showers, flush toilets, picnic pavilion, beach, fishing pier, boat access, volleyball and 18 holes of Disc Golf.

Soudan’s Only Store – Ice Cream & More!

24 Main Street
Soudan, MN 55782

218-753-2205

Right on the Mesabi Trail, just minutes away from Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park, in the historic 1894 Mine Headquarters. Stop by for cones & malts or gas & groceries...and pick up your Mesabi Trail wheel pass!

Hibbing Tourist Center & Gift Boutique

1202 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-4166

Website

Tourism information and souvenirs from the area. Don't miss our gift boutique with items such as handmade soap, lotions, honey, syrups and ethnic foods. Open year round.

The First Stage Gallery – Lyric Center for the Arts

510 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-5577

Website

Shop downtown Virginia and visit the Historic Lyric Center for the Arts! Our art gallery features work by local and regional artists. A new exhibit each month plus lots of artwork for sale. Open Thurs - Sat, 11 am - 3 p.m. Check our website for music and theater events all year long.

Black Bear Bakery

17 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-254-4772

Website

The Good Stuff's in Here! FRESH bakery at great prices. Baked daily; donuts, pastries, pies, & muffins. Full lunch menu w/soup, sandwiches & fresh bread. Don't miss our delicious pasties. Open Mon. thru Thurs. - 5:30 am to 3 pm; Fri. - 5:30 am to 2 pm; Sat. - 7 to 11 am.

The Whistling Bird

101 No Broadway Ave
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-741-5030

Website

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean on the Iron Range! Offering authentic Jamaican cooking along with traditional dishes with an island flair, and don't forget to check out our full bar featuring tasty island drinks.

Nashwauk Lodging LLC

204 Central Avenue
Nashwauk, MN 55769

218-360-2522

Website

Experience small town charm and hospitality at incredibly reasonable prices. Find our three properties on airbnb - Jasmin's Place, The Bird House, and Jimbo's Bunkhouse. 14 private rooms (with some shared spaces) and a bunkhouse great for larger groups. Rent daily, weekly or monthly.

Eveleth Boomtown Brewery & Woodfire

501 Hat Trick Avenue
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-248-8381

Website

Enjoy our Range brewed beer, inspired eats, eclectic wines and handcrafted cocktails. The name BoomTown pays homage to our rich mining heritage, and the hard working men & women who carved out the small towns dotted along Minnesota's Iron Range.

Gilbert Sherwood Forest Campground

301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-748-2221

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In the heart of the Iron Range, all campsites offer a spectacular view of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A modern "mecca" for water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and divers. Come enjoy the hospitality and beauty, direct access to the Mesabi Trail.

Swan Lake Campground and Resort

29995 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-256-4573

Website

We are a small, quiet, family oriented campground and resort. Located on the east shore of beautiful Swan Lake in Pengilly, near Grand Rapids. Three cabins available for weekly or daily rental. Seasonal, weekly and weekend camping for RV's and tents. Come up and relax!

Chisholm Iron Trail Campground

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-421-7158

Website

Open year round, owned & operated by the City of Chisholm. Offering 27 full hookups with electricity, water, sewer & cable; 50 total sites. 50/30/20 amp electric, air conditioners & heaters allowed. Tent camping is offered. Pets allowed. Clean restrooms, hot showers, dump station, laundry and picnic tables. Located within walking distance to downtown Chisholm.

The Bike and Brewhaus – Feel Like a Kid Again!


218-290-2688

Website

Your go to for E-Bike - Kayak - Paddle Board rentals on the Mesabi Iron Range, where the world is our PLAYGROUND and age has no limits! Serving Lake Vermilion - Ely - the Quad Cities of Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron and Virginia - Biwabik to Hoyt Lakes. Book online - use promo code GETLOST! to receive an extra 10% off.

The Bike and Ski Bunker

404 Main Street
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-780-4541

Newly remodeled apartment, sleeps two. Located on the main street of Biwabik, across from Honk the Moose Park. Free wi-fi, microwave and mini-fridge. Indoor bike storage available. Email to reserve the apartment.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association


218-666-5850

Website

Lake Vermilion's scenic 40,000 acres border the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and are almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our 38 member resorts, hotels, campgrounds, cabins and houseboats invite you to experience the beauty and hospitality of Lake Vermilion.

Heritage Park & Campground – Embarrass

4821 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-410-7743 (May -Sept) or 218-984-2084

Website

Hiking & walking trails just steps away, a canoe portage to the Embarrass River and the newest section of the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a beautiful pavilion for a picnic, or visit the nearby Nelimark Farmstead, Museum and Finnish craft shop. Open May 1 to Sept 30.

Country Inn of Hoyt Lakes

99 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750

866-444-3555 or 218-225-3555

Website

Five miles from the Mesabi Trail, ten minutes from Giants Ridge Recreation Area and Mountain Bike Bike Park, one hour from the north shore of Lake Superior. Indoor pool & whirlpool, deluxe continental breakfast, rooms have refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and free wireless.

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View

611 McKinley Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-4166

Website

View an active iron ore mine during Hibbing Taconite's mining operations. This site offers a 360-degree view of Hibbing Taconite and surrounding area. Free admission. Open daily May 21st to Sept 30th, 9 am to 5 pm. Souvenirs available onsite and at the Tourist Center located at 1202 Howard Street, Hibbing.

Country Inn by Radisson

2601 So Hwy 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

800-456-4000 or 218-327-4960

Website

Located right off US Hwy 169, choose from 56 guest rooms and suites. Start your day with a complimentary "Be Our Guest Breakfast". Enjoy cookies & coffee in the lobby all day. Relax after your bike ride in our indoor pool & whirlpool. Free high-speed internet, dog friendly.

JJ’s Coffee & Cream (Ice Cream Too!)

212 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-966-5522

Website

Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail - across from US Bank on Howard Street. Breakfast Items - Deli Sandwiches - Full Espresso Bar - Ice Cream Cones, Sunday's, Malts & Floats. Open Monday to Saturday. Check out our Face Book page for hours, menu and schedule for live music.

Virginia Area Historical Society Heritage Museum

800 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-1136

Website

Located alongside beautiful Olcott Park, the museum complex consists of the former park superintendent's residence, a Finnish-style log house, and 1930s tourist cabin. Permanent exhibits depict logging & lumbering industries, Virginia's fires of 1893 & 1900, and Olcott Park's Master Gardener Gunnar Peterson. The VAHS archives are available for research purposes.

Annabella’s Antique Mall

407 2nd Street
Bovey, MN 55709

218-245-2055

Website

Explore one of the largest vintage markets in Northern MN...located just six miles from Grand Rapids. Featuring over 10,000 sq. ft. of treasures from over 40 dealers. You'll also find a huge selection of one of a kind finds...including vintage clothing, DIY paint, furniture, jewelry and collectibles. Pre-schedule a tour of the Bovey Speakeasy & Underground Escape Tunnel from the prohibition Era.

Village Inn

1500 13th Street South
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-8289

Website

The Village Inn is a family restaurant, serving breakfast all day, along with delicious salads, burgers, and dinners. Famous for our fresh made pies. Open everyday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Piragis Northwoods Company, Inc.

105 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-6745 or 800-223-6565

Website

Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog have been supplying canoe paddlers and campers since 1979 with top-quality equipment that you can easily pack and carry. Our goal is to make your canoe trip as enjoyable and easy as possible. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. If you can't make it to the store - be sure to shop online!

Dahlin House

Aurora, MN 55705

218-780-2292

Website

A clean, bright house at a nice price. This renovated historic house can be rented in its entirety (min16/max24) or choose from ten smaller units, housing 1-7 people; six bathrooms and three kitchens, one of which is shared. Just minutes from the Mesabi Trail and Giant's Ridge Recreation Area and Mountain Bike Park.

MJ’s Lodge & Resort / Restaurant

28179 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-885-1093

Website

Join us on the shore of beautiful Swan Lake in our family friendly atmosphere - offering newly remodeled cabins and seasonal RV sites. Serving exceptional food plus a full bar. Check out specialty nights - Wed wing night, Thur outside music, Fri fish fry and Sun meat raffle. Open Wed thru Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, noon to 11 pm.

Bikes on Howard & Bike Rental

407 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

218-262-0899

Website

Located in downtown Hibbing just a few blocks from the Mesabi Trail, offering a full service repair shop with a full line of accessories. Choose from a variety of new bikes or rent a bicycle by the day or week.

Nelimark Farmstead Museum & Gift Shop

4839 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-984-2084

Website

Our Finnish-American Homestead Tours offer a unique look at the handcrafted pioneer log farms that were common in Northern MN at the turn of the century. The gift shop features unique hand-made ethnic items and baked goods.

Biwabik Vermilion Trail Campground

6038 State Hwy 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-6705 (May to Sept) 218-750-1966 (Feb to April)

Website

Mesabi Recreation Bike Shop & Bike Rental

720 9th Street North
Virginia, MN 55792

218-749-6719

Website

Canelake’s Candies – Minnesota’s Oldest Candy Store Since 1905

414 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-1557

Website

Gilbert Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 37/Broadway Street, turn east onto Wisconsin Ave. for trail access. Restrooms, parking and water are located at Sherwood Forest Campground.

Taconite Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit north onto Hwy 15. Trail access is at Bennett Street. Parking is available at the Community Center and on Bennett Street.

Buhl Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, exit onto Pennsylvania Ave. or Forest Street. Trail access and parking is located at State Street and Culver Ave.

4 Seasons Market – Ice Cream & More!

54 Roosevelt Avenue
Bovey, MN 55709

218-245-1669

La Cocina & Cantina – Made from Scratch Mexican Cuisine

407 Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792

218-741-8226

Hibbing Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit west onto Howard Street. Follow Howard Street to 3rd Ave East. Turn right and continue .5 mile. Trail access at Greyhound Bus Museum parking lot on the left.

Bovey Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail from Highway 169, take 2nd Ave. W. or 2nd Street exits west to 2nd street.  Turn north onto 1st Ave. W.  Trail access is on left, and parking is available on 1st Ave.

Tower Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn south onto Pine Street. Parking is available at the Civic Center, and Trail access is located two blocks away. A brand new section of 3.5 miles of Trail was completed fall of 2014 through the new Lake Vermilion State Park. In 2015 another 1.5 miles will be completed connecting to Soudan.

Keewatin Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit onto Hwy 82/7th Street and continue north approximately .3 mile. Trail access is at 3rd Ave. and 7th Street.

Grand Rapids Access Point

From combined Highways 169 & 2, turn north onto 3rd Ave NE to Itasca County Fairgrounds. Direct Trail access and parking are located at the north side of the fairgrounds.

Eveleth Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 53, exit west onto Hwy 37/Fayal Road. For parking, turn left at Fayal Pond Park, or continue on to Fayal Ave. and follow the signs to Southside Park.

McKinley Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 135, turn south onto County Road 20. Parking is located one block to the south.

Marble Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto Co. Rd. 80/Alice Avenue.  Trail access and parking will be .5 miles on left, just past the ball field.

Iron Range Tourism Bueau

111 Station 44 Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

800-777-8497

Coleraine Access Point

From Hwy 169, turn onto Curley Ave for .3 mile (following signs to the Mesabi Trail). Trail access is on the north side of the intersections of Cole Ave, Gunn St, and Curley Ave - between the red & white buildings. Parking for the Mesabi Trail is at Longyear Park - turn right onto Cole Ave, the park is 2.5 blocks away.

Calumet Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto Gary Street.  Continue three blocks north to City Park/Depot Center.  Parking is available here.

Aurora Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 100/West 3rd Ave. North, the trail kiosk is located at the junction of Hill Street. Parking is located at Pine Grove Park to the south.

Kinney Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, exit north at Hwy 25 and continue .3 mile towards downtown. Trail access and parking lot are on the left.

Soudan Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north into Breitung Monument Park. Parking and restrooms are located here. A brand new section of 3.5 miles of Trail was completed in the fall of 2014 through the new Lake Vermilion State Park. In 2015 another 1.5 miles will be completed connecting to Soudan.

Biwabik Access Point

For access to Mesabi Trail™ from Biwabik, travel east approximately one mile along Highway 135. Trail access and parking is available on the right at the northwest corner of Embarrass Lake.

Pengilly Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn south onto Hwy 65. Trail access and parking is available immediately to your right.

Nashwauk Access Point

For access to Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, turn north onto Hwy 65 to the parking lot on the west side of the road. Trail access is directly across Hwy 65.

Ely Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto N. Central Ave/Pioneer Road and continue for three blocks. Trail access and parking is on the right.

Chisholm Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 169, exit onto 4th Ave SE to Lake Street, veering left. Parking is on Lake Street and 1st Ave. SE.

Mt. Iron Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, exit north onto Hwy 102 and travel .75 mile into downtown Mountain Iron. Turn left on Main Street, then turn right onto Mountain Ave. Trail access and parking is located one block ahead.

Virginia Access Point

For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Highway 53, exit east onto 9th Street North. Travel .3 mile to the kiosk and parking on the left.

Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.