Willard Munger State Trail|
Willard Munger state trail starts right behind the Willard Munger Inn. If we were
any closer to the trail we would be right on it! If Snowmobiling is your thing,
you can connect with the North Shore Trail going north or connect to almost anywhere
else you want to go in other directions.|
Western Waterfront Trail |
just behind the Munger Inn-2 blocks by trail. This trail is great for birding
and watching wild life such as deer, ducks and geese and beavers. We are grooming
this trail on an experimental basis for classical skiing beginning the snow season.
The trail can be accesses right behind the Willard Munger Inn from the Willard
Munger Trail Parking lot. This is a restricted trail and is not accessible to
Snowmobiles. The trail length is about 2 miles and is an excellent trail for beginner
cross country skiers or for anyone who wants to get out for a short ski.|
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The Superior Hiking Trail|
leads right from the Munger Inn! Along this trail you can gaze across the St.
Louis River or rest overlooking the city of Duluth and many beautiful landmarks.
Wildlife is everywhere with abundant populations of both fox, deer and other animals.
For more information on the Superior Hiking Trail check out their website at shta.org.|
Western Hillside Trails|
at the Lake Superior Zoo, right across the street from the Willard Munger Inn.
Many of these trails also connect with the Munger Trail and are nice for birding
and for their remoteness. Lots of deer, partridge and an occasional bear can be
seen while hiking these trails. In winter these trails are not groomed and are
suitable for snow shoeing. Maps are available in the Munger Inn office.|
Cooke State Park Trails|
about 7 miles away from the Munger Inn by taking The Willard Munger Trail or by
driving your car west on Highway 23. Jay Cooke State Park is perhaps Minnesota's
most pristine park with the scenic St. Louis River flowing right through it. There
are numerous groomed cross country ski trails in the park for all skill level
Cross Country Trails|
about two miles away from the Munger Inn by car or trail. This beautiful area
is part of an old growth forest and has one beautiful viewing points that allow
you to get a wonderful view of the St. Louis River and the Duluth harbor. The
cross-country ski trails at Magney Snively are beautiful and remote and are maintained
by the city of Duluth. They are groomed for skate skiers as well as traditional
about 3 miles from the Munger Inn by car or on Wisconsin side of St. Louis River.
Here you will find even more beautiful trails suitable for all levels of ability.
These trails are groomed by the city of Superior, Wisconsin for skaters as well
as traditional skiers. You can ski across the St. Louis River from the Water front
Trail (conditions permitting) to these beautiful trails. |
Park cross-counrty Ski Trails|
about 7 miles north by car on I-35 to East Duluth. You won't want to miss a car
ride or hike along the spectacular 7 bridges road which follows the Lester River,
not to mention experiencing the well maintained and groomed cross country ski
trails at Lester Park.|
This is a privately
run cross-country ski trail system which is very well maintained and has a nice
warming house. The cost to ski Snowflake is nominal and you will find it to be
a great place to ski for all levels of ability.
Lake Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe Area|
is a great cross-country ski area maintained by Minnesota Power. The trails are
very well maintained and there is a nice warming house with hot cider and coffee.
You will live this ski area. The ski area is located beyond Snowflake on Highway
4 (commonly known as the Rice Lake Road or Rudy Perpich Memorial Highway) which
leads to Ely, Minnesota. |
off of Highway 2 approximately 20 miles east to Brule, Wisconsin, Turn right on
After Hours Road. For $3 per day you will find some great cross country ski trails
groomed for both classical and skate skiing.|
addition to the above trails, there are dozens of other very nice trails in the
area suitable for hiking, snow shoeing or cross country skiing. If you do not
have your own skis we can arrange for you to get cross-country skis on a rental
basis from the Willard Munger Inn. We can also provide you with warm clothing
from our supply of snowsuits, bibs and jackets. |