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The 650-member North Star Ski Touring Club is the largest ski touring club in lower 48.   Formed in 1967,  the club sponsors a year-round schedule of activities including day, weekend, and week-long trips to many locations in North America and Europe. 


The North Star's Karen Monsen in 2008  proposed creating a non-profit Association to take over management of the Banadad Ski Trail.  Then with the help of other North Starers and Boundary Country Trekking staff the  Banadad Trail Association was organized. 

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Boundary Country Trekking is an adventure travel company based on the Gunflint Trail offering lodge to lodge and yurt skiing, lodge to lodge hiking, biking, bird viewing trips and more


We started maintaining the Banadad along with other lodges on the Gunflint Trail in 1984. Later we took over the total responsibility for the trail. In 2009 with the aid of member of the North Star Ski Touring club  we help to form the Banadad Trail Association.


Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B and Wilderness Yurts are located on a peaceful lake next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness (BWCA) just off the Gunflint trail and a thirty mile drive inland from the Lake Superior coastal town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Here you will find truly secluded and peaceful lodging in northern minnesota's northwoods. 


If you’re planning an outdoor adventure in Northern Minnesota, shop at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply. Nestled on the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior, Stone Harbor is your premier store for high-quality gear and clothing, guided tours, rentals, and friendly outdoor advice.

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NSFCU is the top dog mortgage lender on the North Shore with the lowest fixed rates available, lowest fees, and local processing and underwriting. We offer a variety of programs to suit a variety of situations whether its a rustic cabin, raw land, or a new home with a large yard for "man's best friend", we can help!


Proud to be helping buyers make their North Shore dreams come true since 1971. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, give Coldwell Banker North Shore a call- 218.387.2131

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At Cooke Custom Sewing we are a family team that has been actively designing and sewing for the outdoor industry since 1980. Our designs have been birthed out of our own hands-on backcountry experience combined with Dan's background in engineering. We were the first to commercially produce canoe covers designed for the canoe tripper as well as many specialized innovations for the outdoor enthusiast. 

When you are ready to get away, Heston’s Lodge is waiting for you.  Secluded log cabins dot the shoreline of Gunflint Lake on Minnesota’s historical Gunflint Trail.  Nestled amid tall pines and old cedars, you will find plenty of peace and quiet.

Focusing on the Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Northwoods Volunteer Connection coordinates volunteers to complete work on public lands that keeps our forests healthy and trails and campsites open for use. We take care of the logistics and provide the tools and equipment needed to complete the job. All you have to do is show up and lend a hand!

Trail Partners
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