summer in minnesota

Few things are better than summer in Minnesota. The Lodge at Giants Ridge offers endless on-site activities for their guests in the summertime. While Giants Ridge is known for some of the best golf in Minnesota, we offer activities for every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.

Water Activities

Leave the memories of traveling far for a lake day behind. When guests stay at Giants Ridge, their lodge is minutes away from the shore of Sabin Lake. In fact, Giants Ridge Recreation Area is home to Sabin, Wynne and the Embarrass Mine lakes. The surrounding Boundary Waters don’t allow motorized watercrafts but Giants Ridge Recreation lakes do. The facility provides fishing boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to rent. If you’re interested in fishing, head to Sabin lake and put your trolling skills to the test. The lake is filled with northern pike, bluegills and more importantly, walleye. If you catch the proper sized walleye, throw a fish fry for your friends and family back at your lodge.

Disc Golf

Giants Ridge offers one of Minnesota’s most challenging and longest disc golf courses. The 80-acre course is located on the mountain and reaches up to 500 feet in elevation. Come prepared to play 18 holes with your friends on this rocky, wooded terrain. The view is breathtaking, so don’t forget a camera! Interested in playing? Head to the Giants Ridge Gift Shop for disc golf rentals.

Hiking

Few destinations are more beautiful than summer in Minnesota. Giants Ridge offers five exceptional trails that are located close to your lodge! Pick a trail to explore and see for yourself!

 

  • Northface Hiking Trail
      • West of the lodge
      • Mountain views
      • About 3 miles

 

  • Birches Hiking Trail
      • Across the Legend golf course
      • Overlooks Wynne Creek
      • About 4 miles

 

  • Sleeping Giant Hiking Trail
      • Across the Mesabi Bike Trail
      • Mountain views
      • About 3 miles

 

  • Narrows Trail
      • Between Wynne and Sabin Lakes
      • Beginner’s hike with water/woods views
      • About 1 mile

 

  • Mesabi Trail (Hiking, Walking & Biking Trail)
      • Outside of the ski chalet
      • Overlooks open-pit mines and North Country scenery
      • Stretches 115 miles

The Lodge at Giants Ridge is the ideal place to spend your summer vacation. With the expansive list of activities, you’ll never want to come home! Call 218-865-7170 to learn more about planning your summer getaway today.