Winter Fun

You can experience the “other” BWCA… no portages & no mosquitoes by dog sled, snow shoe or cross country ski

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Ski into the wilderness on un-groomed trails & lakes, user groomed trails & of course, miles of machined groomed trails just outside the wilderness of the BWCA

Snow Shoeing

Or if you want to use alternate transportation how about Snow Shoeing into the wilderness right outside our door. By using our complimentary snow shoes or your own “shoes” on our wilderness trails & lakes you will see & hear a different BWCA wilderness.
We will help you set up a day of great snowshoeing! Just ask!

Dog Sledding

Each winter Blue Heron joins forces with several dogsled outfitters to put you  in the drivers seat of your own dog sled.

Imagine…  A Winter White World where only the words you really need are “mush” and “whoa” and fuel economy is measured in Milk-Bones per mile.

Here’s how we work together each doing what we do best. The outfitter provides dogs, sleds and a guide. You experience the thrill of mushing each day and Blue Heron provides  relaxing, at-ease evenings, excellent food and comfortable lodging.


Downhill Skiing

We’re less than an hour away from Giant’s Ridge downhill ski center, only two hours from Spirit Mountain in Duluth & less than three hours away from Lutsen Ski Resort.

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