Snowshoeing Adventures at Bluefin Bay

January 13, 2016

Winter Hike through the snowYou don’t have to give up your love of hiking just because the trails are blanketed in snow. In fact, winter is one of the best times to get out and explore the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts’ neighborhood.

There are miles and miles of snowy trails in Cook County, with some of the best right in our backyard. Check out some of our favorite routes here, then grab a map at Guest Services, bundle up & have fun!

Oberg Mountain: This moderately challenging loop takes snowshoers around the top of Oberg Mountain to view many breathtaking vistas overlooking Lake Superior, Oberg Lake and the surrounding Sawtooth Mountains.

Carlton Peak: Though getting to the top of Carlton Peak on snowshoes can be quite a challenge, winter ascents are still doable (and rewarding!). Even if you opt out of a summit, the trail still provides excellent snowshoeing.

Leveaux Mountain: With stunning views of the Sawtooth Mountains and the Onion Rivier Valley, the moderately climbing 3.3 mile Leveaux Mountain trail offers unparalleled solitude and wilderness.

Britton Peak: Start at the base of Britton Peak and hike eastward through the rolling hillside. If you’re feeling brave, take the short – yet steep – trek up to the top of the peak!

River Treks: If you’re looking for an even more unique experience, try snowshoeing on one of the area’s frozen rivers. The Onion River and Caribou River are safe bets for winter excursions as the water beneath the ice is typically no more than 2 feet deep. As always, use caution near areas of open water or thin ice.

It’s pretty much true that if you can walk, you can snowshoe. So there’s no training needed to pick up this peaceful North Shore pastime. But if heading out into the wilderness and charting your own course makes your heart skip a beat, don’t fret! Just grab a pair of our complimentary snowshoe rentals and join up with one of our 2-hour guided treks, offered every other day throughout the winter (conditions permitting)