Tofte Charters - Area Activities

Links to help you plan and enjoy your time off of the water or for the non fishing members of your group

Outdoor Activties

Superior National Golf Course
Superior National at Lutsen has been dubbed the most beautiful public golf course in Minnesota 27 holes carved into the Superior National Forest cross the winding Poplar River several times. Not to mention the ever present panoramic Lake Superior views.

Gitchi–Gami State Trail
Although still under construction, the Gitchi Gami state trail is great for a casual bike ride or relaxing stroll. Short sections have been completed and when finished will connect Two Harbors and Grand Marais. About 13 miles of trail has been completed in the Schroeder / Tofte / Lutsen area. Superior National Forest logging roads are another option for the more avid biker.

Superior Hiking Trail
Hike the ancient Sawtooth Mountains of the north shore. This nationally known trail has something for every level of hiker.

Lutsen Mountains
The Sawtooth Mountain Park includes the Alpine Slide, Mountain Tram, Hiking Trails and Voyageur Canoe Tours. Fun for all ages.

Superior National Forest
Explore the seemly endless back roads and trails of the Superior National Forest. Maps can be picked up at the Ranger Station in Tofte or the gas stations in Tofte. Or sit in on one of the Naturalist Programs offered throughout the area. You can also try the hide & seek game of Geocaching. Tofte´s zip code is 55615.

State Parks
State parks are in abundance along the North Shore. Here are a few close by:
Gooseberry Falls
Split Rock Lighthouse
Temperance River
Cascade River
Judge Magney
Grand Portage

Grand Marais, Minnesota
Artsy and quirky, the North Shore harbor village of Grand Marais welcomes creatives, families and adventure-seekers alike. The accolades almost speak for themselves. Grand Marais has been named America’s Coolest Small Town (Budget Travel Magazine), Top 10 Beach Getaways (Outside Magazine), and Next Great Adventure Town (National Geographic Adventure Magazine). In Grand Marais you’ll meet some of the most friendly, creative and talented people – both visitors and locals alike.

Grand Portage National Monument
If you like history, summer is the time to visit the North West Company’s reconstructed headquarters on Lake Superior. From Tofte an one hour drive north along Lake Superior will bring you to Grand Portage home of the National Monument.

Indoor Activities

North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum
Take a trip back in North Shore history with a trip to the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum. Located in Tofte.

Cross River Heritage Center
Located in Schroeder it is the place to visit to experience local heritage and culture.

Massage Therapy & Spa Services
Waves of Superior Spa at Surfside on Lake Superior
Destination resort spa, for the complete spa experience.

WatersMeet Spa at Lutsen Resort
Massage therapy

Woodlands Spa at Caribou Highlands
Massage therapy

Ely, Minnesota
The International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center are located in Ely, MN. It is a bit of a drive at 100 miles from Tofte. But the scenic and curvy highway 1 and the neat town of Ely make it worth a day trip. Just south of Ely a few miles is the Soudan Underground Mine State Park.


Lamb's Campground Gift Shop
Cross River Heritage Center

Bluefin Bay Gift Shop
WatersEdge Trading Company
Holiday Station Store
Tofte General Store
Tall Tale Yarn Shop

Lutsen Resort Gift Shop
Caribou Crossing Gift Shop
Clearview General Store

Grand Marais
Many to choose from


Sawtooth Outfitters
Located in Tofte, they will set you up for canoeing, kayaking, or biking.

Sawbill Outfitters
Located on Sawbill Lake and the edge of the BWCA, 24 miles inland from Tofte. Day trip into the boundary waters without putting a canoe on your vehicle.

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