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

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.

Fat Chicken Farm Fat Chicken Farm

6362 Taylor Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-749-2186

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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

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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.

Iron Range Tourism Bureau 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.

Early Frost Farms – Your Embarrass Pit Stop 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.

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.

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
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
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
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
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.

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.

Funding Source

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