Lake of the Sunset Glow

ATV trail planned

Great news for ATV riders – a group has formed to develop an ATV loop trail which would connect the east end of Lake Vermilion to the communities of Ely, Babbitt and Embarrass. ¬†The proposed trail would also connect to both the Lake Vermilion and Bear Head State Parks. You can read about the details… Read more »

Musky fishing on Lake Vermilion

Here is a nice article written by Dale Bowman for the Chicago Sun- Times which helps capture the feel of fishing on Lake Vermilion: Lake Vermilion offers much more than your average fishing destination

Nice Fish!

Another great fish story for a family vacationing on Lake Vermilion: 38″ Northern caught by 10 year old

Ancient Water found in the Soudan Underground Mine

Click here for an Article and video on finding the water in the Soudan Mine and what it might mean

Lake Vermilion State Park Snapshot Tour

Some of the most frequent questions we have been getting lately are about the Lake Vermilion State Park. Here is a great “Snapshot Tour” of the new park put together by the Minnesota DNR which will give you a taste of the terrain, geology and lake shore encompassed in the park’s boundaries. Lake Vermilion State… Read more »

Cormorant control on Lake Vermilion

The issue of the booming population of cormorants on Lake Vermilion has been a hot topic for a few years. About a decade ago, a similar phenomenon took place on Leech Lake, which ended up devastating the fishery there for several years before it began to recover. Using the lessons learned on Leech Lake, the… Read more »

We’re Back!

After a long break, we are back to blogging again. Check back for updates! If you are in the Twin Cities this weekend, stop by and visit our booth at the Northwest Sports Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. We are in #1212.

Lake Vermilion Harbor Festival

The annual Lake Vermilion Harbor Festival is taking place this weekend in Tower, next to the Historic Train and Depot and in the Tower Civic Center. There are over 100 crafters with displays, food vendors, entertainment, and demonstrations. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday, June 2 and 10-4 on Sunday, June 3.

Soudan Underground Mine State Park tours resume May 26

The following is a press release from the Minnesota DNR (Released May 21, 2012) Tours of Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower are scheduled to resume on May 26, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today. The tours were suspended last season after a March 2011 fire in the mine shaft damaged… Read more »

New Aquatic Invasive Species Rules Decal Required on Watercraft

IMPORTANT UPDATE – On May 8, the Minnesota legislature REPEALED this requirement. The stickers are still available, and they contain valuable information about the laws in Minnesota regarding invasive species if you would like to get one. THE LAW REGARDING INVASIVES DID NOT CHANGE – only the sticker requirement was repealed. A new law passed… Read more »

Looking for Lodging? You've come to the right place.

Explore Minnesota