Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior

      Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior About 14 miles north of Grand Marais on Highway 61 is the Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior.  In July 1929, the Naniboujou Lodge Lake Superior opened as an exclusive, members-only club.  Minnesotans could hold only 25% of the  1,000 memberships.  The focus of the club was hunting in the […]

Gooseberry Falls State Park MN

Gooseberry Falls State Park MN The area known as Gooseberry Falls State Park MN is intricately tied to the human use of Lake Superior. At different times, the Cree, the Dakota, and the Ojibwa lived along the North Shore. As early as 1670, the Gooseberry River appeared on explorer maps. The river was either named […]

Minnesota Facts: Most Professional Hockey Players

Minnesota Facts: Most Professional Hockey Players This is the first installment in our new “Minnesota Facts” category here at the Open Road Adventures blog. We’ll be writing a lot more like this in the future (perhaps we already have by the time you found this ), so if you like this sort of thing, please […]

Buchanan Minnesota – First Ghost Town on the North Shore

Buchanan Minnesota – First Ghost Town on the North Shore The Buchanan historical marker is located along old Highway 61 in Minnesota near present day Knife River, and itgives the visitor a glimpse of the early days of North Shore settlement. The text on the marker merely hints at the true story of the area. […]

Soudan Mine Tour on Minnesota’s Iron Range

Soudan Underground Mine State Park By Jeremy Kemp from NorthernWilds.com The Soudan Mine tour takes place a half mile beneath the surface, where visitors ride tiny rail cars through tunnels where iron miners once toiled. | DNR photo by Deborah Rose Soudan Underground Mine State Park isn’t what most travelers expect when they think about a state park. […]

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