A great day trip from Bluefin Bay: Paddle in the BWCAW

August 4, 2015

Canoe on the waterLooking for a great way to spend the day in nature? How about a quick trip to the Boundary Waters?

Just 25 miles from Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts up the Sawbill Trail lies the nearest entry point into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), a 1.1 million acre paddler’s paradise with more than 1,000 lakes and 1,500 miles of canoe routes. But don’t let its size scare you off; with about 6 hours (and a little sun screen) you can get a taste of the backcountry in a single trip.

You could organize your own trip into the BWCAW, but it’s far easier to let Sawbill Canoe Outfitters do the work. Located at the end of the Sawbill Trail, they’ll rent equipment, plan a route and hand over detailed maps to get you in, paddling and out of the lakes safely.

In addition to partial outfitting, Sawbill offers fully guided tours for an extra layer of comfort and another pair of hands for portaging that canoe. Bill and Cindy Hansen and their crew will take great care of you.