Grand Marais, Minnesota
Frigid temperatures and icy terrain may not seem like typical vacation fare, but for an adventure-filled holiday, northern
Minnesota offers the perfect destination.
What to do: Where else can you guide a dog team along the North Shore of Lake Superior? Let Arleigh Jorgenson Sled Dog Adventures set you up for a half- or full-day of mushing through wooded paths. For a similar—but less exhausting—experience, ride along with a veteran musher. Hot chocolate and cider await your return; dogmushing.com.
Where to stay: Relax at the Lutsen Resort for Scandinavian-style ambience and take advantage of the hotel’s sauna and pub. Choose one of the Sea Villas for breathtaking views of Lake Superior and wood-burning stoves to keep you toasty warm; 800/258-8736 or lutsenresort.com.
(Published December 2011)