Celebrating Over 80 Years of Hospitality. We've been welcoming guests to Nor'Wester for more than 80 years. Hosting memorable vacations on the legendary Gunflint Trail is our family tradition. Rustic warmth and old-fashioned hospitality go hand-in-hand with comfortable surroundings and modern conveniences. Choose from cozy cabins at the lakeshore (including spacious villas for larger groups), or lakeside camping and RV sites.
"Up North" vacations and outfitted wilderness canoe trips on Minnesota's legendary Gunflint Trail. Nor'Wester Lodge is located on Poplar Lake at the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been hosted by the Brandt family since 1931.
Nor'wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters has been one of the most unforgettable Northern Minnesota vacation spots for over 80 years. Located on the historic Gunflint Trail right on the shore of Poplar Lake, Nor'Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters is surrounded by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Superior National Forest.
This Northeastern Minnesota resort offers lakeside cabin and villa accommodations, and a campground. The location is perfect for family vacations and quiet resort getaways. The area is known for excellent fishing for walleye, lake trout, northern pike and smallmouth bass. In winter, reliable snow depth from December through March creates a winter wonderland.
View Nor'Wester Lodge and Outfitters in a larger map. A premier destination for snowmobiles, with miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
Like hiking? Nor'Wester Lodge area on the Gunflint Trail offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails just waiting for you. Don't forget to bring your camera!
A Legendary Location! Take the Scenic Highway 61 North Shore Drive of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Marais, then head up the Gunflint Trail into the heart of the Superior National Forest.
We are only 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota. ...and only 2.5 miles from the Canada border.