its all so good riding it impossilbe to choose. i do think the iron range, lake of the woods, and north shore are the best places to go, the thing is you can really go all three places in a few days easy. i once went from park rapids to international fall and back in one day in all ditches so you really can cover a lot of ground in a day. should be able to do 250 a day pretty easy. ill start looking into places to stay. i know of some places in ely, silber bay, two harbor, and virginia that are pretty good.
I grew up in Grand Marais, MN (north-eastern end of the North Shore system). Lots of trails and even more unplowed forest service and logging roads. No snow worth mentioning last year but I have high hopes (as always for this next winter. The trails around Grand Portage are always good (assuming enough snow) - the casino does a nice job keeping up the trails up there.
Yes I also recomend Grand Marais. We were riding up there a month before there was any snow in Two Harbors. Great trail system - always make sure to stop at the Hungry Jack for a burger and beer. Lots of sleds on the weekends though but it's getting that way everywhere up north.
Lots of good trails and routes in the Finland / Isabella area too - lots of fun.
i was up them quite a few years so e went from ely to grand marais and around but i was like 12 so riding was a lot different, it is way awesome up there though, im really thinking this would be the place to go, pretty much from duluth north and east is great great riding.
When Im all done with my racing equip. and have some extra gas and hotel money I might have to get a couple guys together from up here and make a trip down would be nice to meet you all, and have a good time out on the trails.
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