Embarrass, MN

Embarrass is an interesting mixture of climate, history, and heritage. It is located on two watersheds – the Pike River and the Embarrass River – and supports a large variety of wildlife. It is commonly known as the coldest place in America during the winter months when temperatures can reach 60 degrees below zero!

The Embarrass River, once traveled by voyageurs, runs through the area. Embarrass is one of the communities within our Land of the Mesabi area that is served by other trails which are great for outdoor adventures.

Highlights

Embarrass retains a uniquely Finnish-American feel.  The town is also known for its old log homes and homesteads bringing it national fame.  Some of these homes allow tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Embarrass is also home to the Darwin Myers Wildlife Management Area, a great spot for birding.

Heritage Park & Campground – Embarrass

4789 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. Following state guidelines for distancing and cleaning procedures.

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, a future access point for the Mesabi Trail. Early Frost Farms produces vegetables, honey, fruit, eggs, beautiful walking trails, wild blueberries, wild bog berries,raspberries, wild mushrooms, peace and serenity. Stop by for homemade pie (sliced and whole pies, subject to availability) or stay overnight. Free farm tours; tent camping for $10/night (max 15 people); RV rental for $30/night (sleeps 7 – shower, toilet, A/C. kitchenette). Respectful kids are welcome, dogs are not because of the free range chickens. LBGTQ allies. Contact for a Visit: Email earlyfrostfarms@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance.

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.

Fat Chicken Farm
Early Frost Farms

7273 Palo Tia Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-208-7725

Located just a couple of miles from Heritage Park in Embarrass, a future access point for the Mesabi Trail. Early Frost Farms produces vegetables, honey, fruit, eggs, beautiful walking trails, wild blueberries, wild bog berries,raspberries, wild mushrooms, peace and serenity. Stop by for homemade pie (sliced and whole pies, subject to availability) or stay overnight. Free farm tours; tent camping for $10/night (max 15 people); RV rental for $30/night (sleeps 7 – shower, toilet, A/C. kitchenette). Respectful kids are welcome, dogs are not because of the free range chickens. LBGTQ allies. Contact for a Visit: Email earlyfrostfarms@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance.

Early Frost Farms
Heritage Park & Campground – Embarrass

4789 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. Following state guidelines for distancing and cleaning procedures.

Funding Source

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