No matter the season, treat your canine companion to a Northwoods adventure at Gunflint Lodge, located 40 miles up the Gunflint Trail from the dog-friendly town of Grand Marais. In the warmer months, snag a trophy walleye on a guided fishing trip, rent a pontoon boat to explore Gunflint Lake at your leisure, or take advantage of the resort’s free use of canoes and kayaks. Pups are also welcome to play in the sand and cool off with a swim in the lake. In winter, the lodge offers a dog-friendly ski trail for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Hiking trails are open year-round, and reservations can be made for a dog hike with a naturalist guide. Plan your visit during one of the popular ‘Dog Lover’s Weekends’ when the lodge offers classes and seminars geared toward man’s best friend. At the end of the day, enjoy sunset views and dinner with your furry friend on the patio of the resort’s lakeside restaurant.
Your dog-tired pup won’t have far to walk after your day of adventure in the Minnesota Northwoods. Gunflint Lodge offers a variety of pet-friendly accommodations to keep you warm at night. Standard cabins feature wood-burning fireplaces, plush bedding, and kitchenettes. For a budget-friendly experience, rent one of the rustic Voyageur cabins, which offer four individual bunks and shared bathroom facilities (bring your own sleeping bags and towels).