HOC Winter adventure

A 4 day trip of skiing across the Heart of the Continent including x-country and downhill.

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Day 1

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Ski and Snowshoe Trails
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Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Ski and Snowshoe Trails
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area

Located on the grounds of the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, operating from the Roundhouse and Trappers Cabin, are a number of groomed trails for skiing and snowshoeing throughout the site.

To protect the sensitive plant and…

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Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Scenic Viewpoint
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Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Scenic Viewpoint
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Viewpoint

At the end of the trail from the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Visitors Centre is an excellent viewpoint overlooking the Rainy River and the "Place of the Long Rapids".

The trail is 3 km long and winds through the variety of landscapes past…

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La Place Rendez-Vous
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La Place Rendez-Vous
Accommodation | Hotel or Motel

La Place Rendez-Vous is a full service, year round hotel nestled on the shore of Rainy Lake situated on the Canada-U.S.A Minnesota border in Fort Frances, Ontario.

The lakeside hotel and convention centre is an ideal location whether your…

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Day 2

Beaten Path Nordic Trails
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Beaten Path Nordic Trails
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area

Beaten Path Nordic Trails is an active cross country ski club in the Atikokan/Quetico area.  With the help of many members and volunteers, the Beaten Path have developed some of the best cross-country trails in Ontario.

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Day 3

Leonidas Overlook
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Leonidas Overlook
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Viewpoint

Drive to the top of Leonidas Overlook for a bird's eye view of United Taconite in Eveleth and the surrounding countryside.  From the highest man-made point on the Mesabi Iron Range, built up from stockpiled overburden and lean ore, the panoramic…

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Giants Ridge
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Giants Ridge
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area

Giants Ridge is Minnesota's Finest Ski Area, offering 35 downhill runs, the hottest terrain parks in the Midwest, over 60km of Nordic trails, snowshoe trails, and an amazing snow tubing park! You'll enjoy breathtaking views adjacent to the…

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Green Gate Guest Houses
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Green Gate Guest Houses
Accommodation | Unique or Historical Accommodation

Unique. Private. Cozy. Relaxing. Our one-of-a-kind property is located next to Giants Ridge resort area, about an hour from Duluth, the BWCA, and Lake Superior's legendary North Shore. Enjoy quick and easy access to Giants Ridge golfing and skiing,…

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Day 4

Enger Tower (Duluth, Minnesota)
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Enger Tower (Duluth, Minnesota)
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Viewpoint

Built in 1939,  Enger Tower, a 5 story structure constructed of national Blue Stone taken from this region, stands guard from the top of the Duluth skyline.  Looking out over the Duluth Harbor and the St. Louis Bay, the green beacon mounted at…

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Silver Bay  Overlook
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Silver Bay Overlook
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Viewpoint

High on a hill above the City of Silver Bay and Lake Superior are some short hiking trails that bring users to multiple overlooks.  Interpretive signage at the overlooks helps users identify the sights, which include Palisade Head and Northshore Mining.…

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Lutsen Mountains
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Lutsen Mountains
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area

Lutsen Mountains is Mid-America's largest and tallest ski and snowboard playground. The 4 mountains, 95 runs, and 1000 acres provides a mountain skiing experience, right here in the Heart of the Continent. Offering terrain for all levels from…

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Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
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Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
Accommodation | Lodge or Resort

Spectacular Lake Superior resort offers classic North Shore tradition with contemporary amenities; a place to relax, a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an outdoor adventure, you’ll find the perfect blend of North Woods tradition and…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Ski and Snowshoe Trails
2 Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Scenic Viewpoint
3 La Place Rendez-Vous
4 Beaten Path Nordic Trails
5 Leonidas Overlook
6 Giants Ridge
7 Green Gate Guest Houses
8 Enger Tower (Duluth, Minnesota)
9 Silver Bay Overlook
10 Lutsen Mountains
11 Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior