Summer / Spring / Fall Activities:
Warblers, woodpeckers, and many other varieties abound throughout each season. Listen for the sound of the loons, the drumming of the grouse, and of course the staple sound of the Spring, the white throated sparrow. You will find a bird feeder at each cabin and a jar of sunflower seeds to entice our flying friends.
Flour is a quiet lake surrounded by the Superior National Forest. We rent boats, motors, canoes, kayaks as well as a pontoon boat. There are no motor restrictions but we run 9.9 hp and 25 hp 4-stroke motors.
We’re on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. There are five portages from Flour Lake with two of them directly into the BWCA. Enjoy some wonderful day trips into the quiet country while enjoying the comfort of a cozy cabin at night. Canoe rental is available.
Flour Lake has Bass, Walleye, Lake Trout, Northern, and Herring. We carry a full line of tackle as well as leeches and crawlers. Each guest is provided with a lake map marked with our “secret” fishing spots. Be sure to catch our Fishing Seminar on Monday mornings in July and August; kid’s fishing contest in the summer as well! View Fishing Map
Many trails begin right from your cabin door with beautiful views and vistas, but don’t forget about the Border Route, Magnetic Rock, and Centennial Trail. Nearby Caribou Rock Trail offers great views for sunrises while the even closer Honeymoon Bluff graces us with some of the most beautiful sunsets on the Gunflint – just one mile away.View Hiking Map
Moose Antler Hunting
This is a favorite of ours in spring, and the best thing of all – no bugs! Enjoy a pleasant walk through the forest looking for these monster antlers. When you find one, keep an eye out for the second; moose don’t travel too far before knocking the other one off. It’s no fun running around with 40 pounds on one side of your head!
Spring and Fall are the best times to see Moose! You can catch them feeding in a lake while on a quiet canoe ride, or patroling the dirt roads in the evenings. During the summer months keep an eye on the swamps, such as the nearby Moose Viewing Pond, where they frequent to keep cool. Moose often walk right through the resort too; what a sight!
Our nature center provides many hours of educational fun for the entire family. Enjoy Weekly Campfires in our Tipi, a Fishing Contest for Kids, Hikes, and daily activities. Our Nature Program runs June through August.
Our sand swimming beach provides hours of fun in the lake; we also have a swimming raft to add to your enjoyment. Additionally, the lodge Paddle boat is free to use for any of our guests.
Pine Marten, Fox, Moose, Bear, Wolf; these are just a few animals you can see while hiking, biking, and traveling across the various roads and trails. Many of the smaller animals such as Red Squirrels, Flying Squirrels, Chipmunks, and Pine Martens like to visit the bird feeders throughout each day and night. Some will even pose for really cute pictures!
Cross Country Skiing
We have some of the finest cross-country skiing in the Midwest. As a nationally renowned Nordic Ski Center, our trail system offers over 70km of groomed ski trails with both skate and classic lanes for the beginner to the advanced. Also, enjoy night skiing on our 1.5km lit trail loop! For more information on skiing, visit our Nordic Ski Center page
Don’t forget to bring your skates with you! We clear a large skating rink in front of the Lodge and you’re welcome to try a few spins or play a game of hockey. If you don’t have skates, inquire in the Lodge as we have a large selection of skates for your use.
Although you can see the Northern Lights in any season, it’s during the winter months when the real shows begin. Peak your head out every once in a while after the sun goes down and you may be surprised by the light show to north. Winter is also a great time for stargazing; go for a walk on a moonlit night and you will be awed by the beauty around you.
For the snowshoe enthusiast, or the first time snowshoer, try our marked trails or make your own. This sport is a great way to enjoy the quiet solitude of nature and to see birds, animals, and their tracks. We have a complete line of snowshoes from the traditional wood Bear Paws and Alaskans to the high performance lightweights.
For even more ideas for excitement and adventure, visit Visit Cook County’s own activity page!