Take the path less traveled
There is no better way to enjoy the pristine solitude of Northern Minnesota’s forests than on a pair of snowshoes. Let an experienced guide take you off the beaten path on an interpretive hike through the powdery woods of Cook County. Walk through snow covered trees, follow fox tracks, explore frozen beaver ponds, all under the safe and knowledgeable eye of an experienced guide. Bring the whole family and learn local natural history. Take the path less traveled and have a genuine North Shore experience.
We are now offering both private and group Snowshoeing Tours. Please note the price difference in the listings below.
DUE TO CURRENT STATE RESTRICTIONS, ALL TOURS ARE UNAVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. We can’t wait to get out on the trails with you, once it’s safer to do so! In the meantime, you can still rent or buy snowshoes from us. Visit us in Grand Marais or give us a call at 218-387-3136 to let us help you pick out the best snowshoes and accessories for you. Because of the natural distancing with snowshoeing, these are selling quickly, so give us a call soon.
When we are allowed to have our tours, they may look a little different, but Stone Harbor is here to help you recreate safely on the North Shore with our experienced guides. We are following the recommended guidelines from the CDC, WHO, and the state of Minnesota for guide policies and enhanced cleaning procedures.
We have always operated with small groups and continue to do so. If you do not wish to participate with others, you can request a private tour, although there is an additional cost for this. Outdoor recreating allows social distancing to be easily achievable most of the time, however we ask that you wear masks during closer interactions of six feet or less. Due to this recommended guideline, our complimentary transportation to and from the tour sites is unavailable until further notice.
Half Day Snowshoeing Tour
Half Day Group Snowshoeing Tours are $65/person. Half Day Private Individual Tours are $125/person. These tours are designed for all ages and abilities. Meet your guide at Stone Harbor 15-30 minutes prior to your tour, to get sized for equipment and to fill out waivers. From there, your guide takes you to the woods, where you can discover the beauty of the North Shore’s boreal forests. Your guide brings snacks and hot beverages.
Full Day Snowshoeing Tour
Full Day Group Snowshoeing Tours are $145/person. Full Day Private Individual Tours are $265/person. A whole day of exploring our beautiful boreal forests on snowshoes! Meet at Stone Harbor 15-30 minutes prior to your tour, to get sized for equipment and to fill out waivers. Then head to the woods with your guide for a day of adventure and serenity. Your guide keeps your energy up with lunch and hot beverages.
What We Provide
- Trekking poles
- Snack & warm beverages
Recommended Packing List
- Warm clothing that allows for plenty of movement
- Recommend that you dress in layers to accommodate variable weather conditions and different levels of exertion throughout the day
- A waterproof shell (top and bottom) for your outer layer
- Wicking base layer
- Warm wool socks
- Winter hat
- Warm, waterproof gloves that offer good dexterity
- Neck gaiter or scarf that can cover your mouth and nose
- Waterproof winter snow boots
- Sunglasses and strap
- Water bottle or hydration pack (we have filtered water here at the store, if you need to fill it)
- If needed: medications; eye glasses and/or contact lenses and spare(s)
- Optional: camera in a waterproof, protective case
Are you missing something from the equipment list? All participants receive a 10% discount at Stone Harbor on the day before and the day of the trip. Or if you prefer, we rent high quality Wintergreen clothing to keep you toasty warm.
All Stone Harbor tours and instruction require active, physical participation on the part of the guest. You must sign the Stone Harbor Guided Tours and Instructional Activities Waiver and Release of Liability form and the Stone Harbor Confidential Medical History form prior to participating in any Stone Harbor tour or instruction. Please call us at 218-387-3136 if you have any questions about the physical requirements or the risks associated with the activities.
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply requires tours to be paid in full at the time of booking. If a cancellation notice is given greater than 48 hours before the scheduled tour, a full refund is granted, minus the $20 processing fee per person. No refund is given for cancellations within 48 hours of the tour.
If Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply cancels a tour ahead of time due to weather or other unforeseeable events, a full refund is given. Please note that light rain, snow, fog, or cooler temperatures do not cancel a tour. We are prepared with the correct equipment for different weather conditions.
We are committed to your safety. Our safety policy can be found here.