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DIRECT
ACCESS to 
ATV and SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
 

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Finland, MN is your gateway to hundreds of miles of ATV and Snowmobile trails. You can get to Duluth, Ely, Grand Marais and every town in between. There are plenty of stops along the way for food & fuel. You will also find gorgeous vistas of Lake Superior, canyons and rock palisades. 

 

Restaurants in Finland:

Trestle Inn Restaurant & Saloon

- Wildhurst Lodge & Campground

Our Place

Four Seasons Supper Club

- Finland Co-op

As of July 29th, 2022 the Moose Run trail, along with the trails into and around Finland are open. The 
Moose Walk will remain closed until further
notice.

Not a resident? Click here to get your trail pass! 

Click here to download ATV Trail Map

Click here to download Snowmobile Trail Map

Need a rental? Visit http://timberghosttours.com/

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FISHING, KAYAKING
and 
BOAT RECREATION

 

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Anglers must have the proper license and abide by the rules outlined in the current Minnesota Fishing Regulations. mndnr.gov/regulations/fishing 

Note: You can purchase a fishing license at the Holiday gas station or Beaver Bay Sports in Beaver Bay, MN. Beaver Bay Sports sells tackle as well as worms and leaches.

Looking to fish Finland, MN? Anglers may find northern pike, walleye, crappies, sunfish, and yellow perch in the larger area lakes. All persons 16 and older are required to have the appropriate license with them when fishing. Trout fishing requires a trout stamp. The Baptism, Caribou, and Manitou rivers are among the area’s better brook trout streams.

 

Fishing Lakes in Finland:

 

- Lax Lake 

- Nine Mile 

- Sonju

- Dumbbell

- Echo

- Balsam

- Benson

- Crooked

- Cloquet

- Leskinen 

- Egge Lake

Tetagouche

Click here for a list of more fishing lakes in Finland, MN.

Rivers in Finland:

- Baptism River

- Caribou River

- Manitou River

- Gooseberry River

- Encampment River

- Knife River

Click here for a list of more rivers/creeks in Finland, MN.

 

Public boat accesses and canoe carry-in sites include Greenwood Lake, Sand Lake, Nine Mile Lake, Echo Lake, and Hare Lake. Other nearby public water accesses include Taconite Safe Harbor, Pine Lake, McDougal Lake, Crooked Lake, Hogback Lake, Divide Lake, Dumbbell Lake, Benson Lake, and Lax Lake. 

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STATE PARKS and RECREATION
 

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GEORGE CROSBY MANITOU STATE PARK 

This north-country wilderness park features waterfalls cascading through a volcanic canyon surrounded by majestic forest. The trails in the park wind through forests of fir, cedar, spruce, and northern hardwoods. Although the trails are steep and challenging for hikers and backpackers, they offer spectacular views. Secluded campsites are for backpackers only. Splake (a hybrid of brook and lake trout) reside in Benson Lake. Vehicle permit required.

 

TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK

This developed park features some of the most scenic shoreline along Lake Superior including Shovel Point and Palisade Head. Day-hikers can enjoy miles of trails along the Baptism River and its waterfalls, and campers can choose among dozens of camping areas for RVs, carry-in sites, and group camps. Vehicle permit required.

 
SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK

Obviously, it’s all about the lighthouse! The MN Historical Center runs a great visitor center with exhibits, tours and a short film. The state park is all the land surrounding the lighthouse and has great hiking trails, a covered picnic pavilion, and in the winter the trails are dedicated to Fat Bikes.

 

 

TEMPERANCE RIVER STATE PARK

The Temperance River Gorge and the accompanying waterfalls cut through volcanic rock, racing toward Lake Superior. Hiking trails will also allow hikers to scale Carlton Peak, one of the highest points along the North Shore. 

 

 

CARIBOU FALLS STATE WAYSIDE

A 3/4 mile hike along the Caribou River leads to the base of Caribou Falls (35ft waterfall), and also provides stunning views of Lake Superior and the Caribou River gorge. The wayside offers access to the Superior Hiking Trail.

 

 

BLACK BEACH CAMPGROUND AND RECREATION AREA

As one of the region’s easiest access points to Lake Superior, Black Beach was formed by iron mining spoils. 

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MINUTES from WATERFALLS and WALKING TRAILS
 

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Finland, MN is home to several scenic walking trails and waterfalls. Whether you're getting ready to hike, bike, trail run, or explore other outdoor activities, we have 9 scenic "must see" trails in the Finland area.

 

Walking Trails:

Caribou Falls Trail  1.2mi

Lake Superior: Manitou and Caribou Rivers  14.3mi

- Superior Hiking Trail: Section 13   2.8mi

Superior Hiking Trail: Crystal Creek to Blesner Creek  24.3mi

Superior Hiking Trail: Lake County Road 6 to Hwy 1   7.5 mi

- Sonju Lake via Superior Hiking Trail  3.2mi

Egge Lake  5.1mi

Hogback Lake Loop  3.1mi

Johnson Lake  1.0mi

 

Waterfalls:

 

- Illgen Falls (Finland, MN)

The Cascades of the Manitou River (Finland, MN)

- The Cascades of the Baptism River (Silver Bay, MN)

- Glen Avon Falls (Beaver Bay, MN)

- Beaver Falls (Beaver Bay, MN)

- Waterfalls of the Split Rock River (Two Harbors, MN)

- Gooseberry Falls State Park (Two Harbors, MN)

 

 

 

For waterfall driving instructions click here.

Image by Tim Foster

EXPLORE the NORTH SHORE on BIKE 
 

There are nine different bike trails to choose from in Silver Bay. We have listed out some of the most popular trails, however, feel free to click on this link to see all trails in Silver Bay. 

 

Red Dot ATV Trail

Red Dot - Moose Walk Trail

- SHT - North Sonju Lake Campsite Trail

Red Dot Trail

 

Bike rentals are available at the Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay. You may call (218) 226-3221 to reserve your Trek bike(s).

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