Cross-Country Skiing

Glide through a winter wonderland

Cross-country skiing in Lake County may be one of the best ways to enjoy winter and get a great workout. There’s something magical about Nordic skiing in northern Minnesota, and Lake County offers a pleuthra of groomed trails to explore from the North Shore to Ely, MN.

Lose yourself in nature, release some endorphins, grab your skis, and head out into the peaceful wilderness where you’ll soon find your inner peace. Feel your worries melt away as you focus on the sound of new snow crunch beneath your feet and as you watch your breath rhythmically move in and out.

Head to one of Lake County’s scenic state parks or explore a remote trail somewhere withing the Superior National Forest – the possibilities are endless.

Cross-Country ski trails
in lake county

erkki harju cross-country ski trail two harbors mn

Erkki Harju Ski Trail

The Erkki Harju Ski Trail located right in the city limits of Two Harbors, features 10k of beautiful, groomed cross-country ski trails, with 3K lit ...
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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park earns its popularity for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, and Lake Superior shoreline. Additionally, it features Civilian Conservation Corps log, stone ...
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Korkki Nordic Ski Trail

Korkki Nordic Ski Center is just three miles off Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors, with 11K of single-track trails ranging from intermediate to ...
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Lake County Demonstration Forest

Lake County’s Donald J. Fergusen Demonstration Forest in Two Harbors aims to develop a working forest using state-of-the-art techniques to illustrate that forest management activities ...
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Northwoods Ski Trail

Located in Silver Bay, the Northwoods Ski Trails offer 28K of groomed single track and diagonal trails, ranging from easy to difficult.
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South Farm Ski Trail

South Farm Lake Trail offers opportunities for intermediate-level skiers. The trail is about 5 miles (8 km) long, is user-maintained, and there are rolling hills ...
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