Relaxation Recreation Reward

FETCH!
Picking Berries
Relaxing on the Deck

Relaxation

More than anything, relaxation is what a vacation to Nor’Wester Lodge is all about it. Define it any way you like: Sleeping in. Sitting on your deck with a cool drink. (and maybe visiting, reading, beach imageor just gazing out over the lake) Watching a beaver tug a log across the water to its ever-growing home. Watching your child catch that first fish. Paddling a canoe. Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over an open fire. Seeing more stars than you ever thought the sky could hold. Watching the sunset or a wild display of northern lights. Playing Scrabble or “Go Fish”. Wandering along picking fresh berries. (that MIGHT make it home for pancakes or a pie) Hunting for wildflowers. Plodding along on snowshoes looking for animal tracks. Swishing through the quiet forest on cross country skis. Taking your time as you travel by snowmobile to places that are rarely encountered… Seeing a moose use your snowmobile tracks for easier traveling. Pulling a fish from a hole in the ice. It’s this type of break in your daily routine that gives you a chance to relax and recharge.

Recreation

The tradition of hospitality that started here at Nor’Wester more than 70 years ago started in a place that looks almost the same as it does today. All the things your grandparents came to see are still right here. Moose. Loons. Deer. Eagles. Wolves. The woods are still unspoiled, the lakes are still clean and cool, the big fish are still biting, and the clear skies dance with northern lights and zillions of stars. Here at Nor’Wester Lodge fun and recreation are a year round thing.

Spring, Summer, & Fall Fun

Head off to any of the numerous nearby trails for hiking, mountain biking, wildlife spotting, birding, and berry picking. Our waterfront is well equipped for your every favorite at-the-lake activity. Take out a boat with a motor and explore Poplar Lake. Fish for walleye, northern, smallmouth bass, and crappie. If you like, check the action at a nearby trout lake. Cool off with some exciting waterskiing. Or, rent a canoe and paddle around Poplar Lake or into the Boundary Waters for a day of paddling and fishing. By the way, kids love the paddleboat, and the rental pontoon is perfect for a group, and a memorable sunset ride.

Winter Fun in the Woods

In the winter, you couldn’t find a better spot for snowmobiling. The snowmobile trails in the Gunflint area traverse some of the most spectacular woods in this part of the country. We have a vast system of local trails that connect to the state trails – you could ride for days, and you still wouldn’t see many other people. But you might see wolves, deer, moose or their tracks. It’s a wild place here, and it’s easy to get the feeling that you have the place to yourself. If that’s not enough try showshoeing, skiing or watching the sled dogs go by!

Spring, Summer, & Fall Fun

Head off to any of the numerous nearby trails for hiking, mountain biking, wildlife spotting, birding, and berry picking. Our waterfront is well equipped for your every favorite at-the-lake activity. Take out a boat with a motor and explore Poplar Lake. Fish for walleye, northern, smallmouth bass, and crappie. If you like, check the action at a nearby trout lake. Cool off with some exciting waterskiing. Or, rent a canoe and paddle around Poplar Lake or into the Boundary Waters for a day of paddling and fishing. By the way, kids love the paddleboat, and the rental pontoon is perfect for a group, and a memorable sunset ride.

Winter Fun in the Woods

In the winter, you couldn’t find a better spot for snowmobiling. The snowmobile trails in the Gunflint area traverse some of the most spectacular woods in this part of the country. We have a vast system of local trails that connect to the state trails – you could ride for days, and you still wouldn’t see many other people. But you might see wolves, deer, moose or their tracks. It’s a wild place here, and it’s easy to get the feeling that you have the place to yourself. If that’s not enough try showshoeing, skiing or watching the sled dogs go by!

Reward

If you’d welcome a place where the phone doesn’t ring, the only thing you need to dress for is the weather, and the biggest road has only two lanes… then this is it! When you start to call it “daytime” and “nighttime” instead of naming hours and minutes, you’re getting there. Most folks say that it happens on the third day – so plan to stay for a few. If you’ve been here before, you know all about it. If you’re new, prepare to be amazed, delighted, rewarded, and relaxed. Really relaxed. The joy of just enjoying yourself and losing yourself to the experiences you will share with nature. So if you are looking for a place to recharge your batteries, get back in touch with nature or just create some incredible memories be sure to book a stay with us here at Nor’Wester Lodge. Relaxation is just a phone call away. 1-800-993-4386