Bemidji (Beltrami County)

What is there not to find for your silent sports passions in and around Bemidji, MN? The Big Bog State Recreation Area offers amazing hiking and paddling (check out the August 2020 Silent Sports Magazine story by Polly Scotland, soon to be online), Lake Bemidji State Park with its Paul Bunyan Trail (120 miles!) and home of the epic Finlandia ski race,  often along the shores of the 6,765 acre Lake Bemidji with miles of hiking, running, biking, and XC ski trails, the Mississippi Headwaters State Park, and the Bemidji Cross Country Ski Club will detail the amenities of trails such as Movil Maze (14K of challenging trails), Three Island Park (mostly flat and river-view scenic), the classic only Hobson State Trail, Buena Vista Ski Area (with Alpine and 25K of Nordic), and others. The family can enjoy themselves at the Headwaters Science Center, Beltrami County Historical Center (Museum), Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land, and enough restaurants to keep you satisfied wither casual or fine dining!

* Lake Bemidji B&B: 218-556-8815 | Link: stay@lakebemidjibandb.com Overlooking Lake Bemidji, stay and be pampered by owners Dick & Jill Beardsley, and benefit by their expertise of all there is to do in this silent sports mecca on Minnesota. Highly rated, great food, beautiful rooms, and have your pick of 400 lakes within 25 miles!  Here is a link to a greeting from Jill:

* Kohl’s Resort – Email: relax@kohlsresort.com / 218-243-2131 /  https://www.kohlsresort.com/ Stay in a hotel with ALL the amenities but also within the Buena Vista State Forest and also on Big Turtle Lake. Located only 12 miles north of Bemidji.

Cabin No. 1, of many, many choices!

Beautiful views everywhere, with choices of suites (some poolside) and cabins of different size accommodations. Year-round service to silent sport seekers.

Duluth (St Louis County)

The Outdoor Capital of the USA!  With over 90 miles of Mountain bike trails, the Superior Hiking Trail, a plethora of immaculately groomed ski trails, numerous bodies of water for paddling, and so much more. This will be one of your favorite destinations!

 Urban Silent Sports Retreat is a vacation rental designed for the Silent Sports lover.  With plenty of safe indoor storage for your toys, an attached garage, laundry. Use this as your home base while enjoying the area with up to 7 people and your furry canine friends. A waxing bench in the basement is another bonus! Centrally located just a mile up from Lake Superior, get right on the Duluth Traverse trails from the house, hiking trails at Chester, Lester, Bagley, Hartley, Jay Cooke State park, Pattison State Park, the Superior Hiking trail and more—all less than a 30 minute drive! Nordic ski the Superior Municipal Forest trails that are groomed daily!  Snowflake, Lester, Chester, Hartley, Jay Cooke, Korkki, Bagley, Spirit, Magney, and many more to enjoy less than 30 minutes from the house.  218-355-0960 or Urbansilentsportsretreat@gmail.com

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