Windigo Lodge - Grand Marais, MN

WINDIGO Lodge & Gunflint Trail activities



Canoers come from all over the world to paddle in the Gunflint Train and BWCA(W) area. No matter the weather, Windigo Lodge is nestled in the North Woods of Minnesota and places you in the middle of all the great attractions in Northern Minnesota. We are located at mid trail giving you endless access to the great Gunflint Trail attractions. Come and enjoy fishing Poplar Lake, hiking KeKekabic Trail, and many other great attractions near Windigo Lodge.

Spring & Summer Activities

Big northern pike The summer time at Windigo Lodge is perfect weather to get out and enjoy a canoe or kayak trip along many routes in and around Boundary Water Canoe Area (BWCA). Get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery while hiking along the Kekekabic Trail or venture up to Honeymoon Bluff to watch the sunset.

Fishing along the Gunflint Trail is an adventure in itself. Our lakes offer excellent lake trout and walleye fishing as well as small-mouth bass, northern pike, splake, brook trout and rainbows. Summer fishing is exciting and the weather is great! Hiring a fishing guide from Windigo Lodge is the best way for a first-time visitor to get to know the lakes and the good fishing spots.

Autumn Activities

Fall on the Gunflint Trail is a feast for the eyes. Autumn in Minnesota is full of beautiful changing colors which makes picture perfect scenery for your hike or canoe trip. There are plenty of scenic drives through the beautiful North Woods of Minnesota. While out on your scenic drive, hike, or canoe trip be sure to keep an eye out for a glimpse of moose during the hours of dawn and dusk.

Hunters will enjoy hunting for grouse and deer which are abundant in the surrounding forests making for an exciting and scenic hunt. The Windigo Lodge area is among the top two areas in the nation to hunt grouse and the season runs from mid-September thru February. The best times are usually in mid-October and peaks in December when the hunting pressure has slowed down.

Winter Activities

Snowmobiling in the Gunflint Trail area With a well-marked network of trails that are groomed bi-weekly, Windigo Lodge places you right near all the trail heads. Winter is great for touring along the trails, playing in the powder, and racing across frozen lakes. There is no need for a long drive to the trail, just unload your snowmobile at your cabin and you are able to access the trails from your Windigo cabin. We also offer snowmobile rentals at the Windigo Lodge. Check out our rental prices at the bottom of the page.

Get out and enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or take a scenic dog sled ride with an experienced musher. You can also try your hand and take lessons to try and mush your own dog sled team. Sit up and relax on the upper deck at the Windigo Lodge and watch the northern lights while overlooking the Poplar Lake.

Rentals and Services

Equipment rentals and other services available at Windigo Lodge to make your stay with us more enjoyable and memorable, Call for availability:

  • Fishing guide service (Reservation must be made in advance.)
  • Finnish sauna (on request-no charge for registered guests)
  • Boat rentals - $35 per day. (PDF/life jackets included) (7th day free rentals on boats)
  • Outboard motor rentals  - $55 per day. (Plus replacement of gasoline used.)
  • Pontoon boat rental - $175 per day.
  • Canoe rentals  $25 per day. (PDF/life jackets included) (7th day free rentals on canoes)
  • Snowmobile rentals (Early reservations required).
  • Minnesota DNR game registration.
  • Lighted parking for BWCA users - $8 per day.
  • BWCA(W) users may use our beach to launch.

Windigo Lodge

7890 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN  55604
(218) 388-2222