Length - 350 miles
The original path that has today become the Gunflint Trail was originally an overland footpath used to travel from the inland lakes to the shore of Lake Superior. Today it is a paved, 57-mile road. Surrounded by lakes, forests, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, there is plenty to do and an incredible setting in which to do it.
The beginning of the Gunflint Trail is in the town of Grand Marais, which is located on the shore of Lake Superior. Once you leave Grand Marais on Country Road 12 (The Gunflint Trail) you will be driving away from Lake Superior, but in the first few miles of your drive up the Trail, you will have some stunning overlooks of Lake Superior and the Grand Marais harbor.
People come here to do something different -- big
things, like canoe trips, and watching a kid catch his first fish, and
small things, like hearing a loon or sitting by the fire in the evening
with a good book you never seem to find time to read in the city. And
people come here to see things -- big things like moose, and small things
like migrating birds, wild flowers, and berries on the bush just ripe for
Loon Lake, The Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN