Lakes and Routes
BWCA Bootleg Lake- A Slice of Solitude Among Popular Lakes
With it’s growing popularity, it’s hard to find solitude in the BWCA. Bootleg Lake is the key to finding that peace. A waterfall, great fishing, and minimal traffic, it doesn’t get much better than this for solitude in Minnesota’s BWCA.
BWCA Larch Creek to Clove Lake
This out and back route in the BWCA is perfect for beginners seeking full immersion into the Boundary Waters without the lengthy portages. Camp on!
Easy BWCA Entry Points for Junior Paddlers Age 2 & Under
Keep your canoe camping trip simple with these four easy, toddler friendly entry points in the BWCA.
Hiking Eagle Mountain, Minnesota
Hike to one of Minnesota’s coolest vantage points. Every Minnesota Hiker should have Eagle Mountain on their bucket list.
Baker Lake to Kelly Lake: Passing the Torch in the BWCA
Planning great trips and keeping traditions alive in the next generation is all an outdoorsman can hope for. This simple route is great for families looking for grand adventure in a short excursion.
BWCA Jack Lake Mine
Looking to add something extra to your BWCA trip? The Jack Lake mine will do the trick. A chunk of adventure that history left behind for us to explore. Bonus; it’s really easy to get to. Whether you’re camping within the BWCA or just looking for a day trip, it’s a simple trek in.
Bower Trout to Swan Lake: A weekend In-and-Out
The importance of “getting away from it all” as a couple is immense. It’s a really difficult thing to do in the go-go-go world we live in. Scott and I have been together for 13 years. Our first trip together to the Boundary Waters was when we were 16 years old, just babies! We’ve gone…
Hog Creek to Perent Lake: A Destination Lake
Winding waterways, beaver dams, tight turns, and a chance to see a moose. This is just a small portion of what Hog Creek has to offer. Some use Hog Creek as an entry or exit for a route through the BWCA, we used it as a way to get to our destination of Perent Lake.…
Camping on Kawishiwi: Baby’s First BWCA Trip
August of 2020, we embarked on an adventure of great mystery. We had no idea what to expect, BWCA with a baby? Were we crazy? No… just ambitious. But ambition did not get the better of us. Through careful planning and thorough packing, we managed to have a very successful trek. Here’s how… Why Kawishiwi?…
Clove Lake: A Boundary Waters Beginner Lake
Check out Clove Lake to see if it’s the perfect lake to get your family out on your next camping adventure in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.
Tips & Tricks
Frugal Canoe Camping: Acquiring Gear on a Budget
Get the camping gear you need on a budget with these money saving tips.
Keep It Simple: How to Rough-It With a Toddler
Camping with toddlers in the backcountry can seem like a daunting task. Read on to learn what you need, what you don’t and how to camp successfully with your toddler.
Brule is Cruel: Lessons Learned in the B.W.C.A
Lessons are learned in every adventure. We learned some hard lessons on a BWCA camping trip that will stick with us as we adventure on.
Best Age to Tackle The Boundary Waters for Kids
What is the right age to bring a child into the BWCA? Short answer: Any age. Long answer: Read about it here.
Why Plan Your Summer BWCA Trip in January?
It’s a winter wonderland with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice fishing! Why think about the that summer trip that’s far off in the future? I’d love for everyone to learn from my mistakes and get on their summer plans before it’s too late your left with tough decisions on alternate plans. Read on and learn…
Don’t Rock the Canoe: Getting Babies & Toddlers on the Water
Being the Minnesotan that I am, one of my favorite activities is canoeing. Being in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it makes sense! Any parent would understand that sharing your passions with your kids is priceless. But some of our passions are a little more difficult to accomplish with kids in tow. Difficult is not…
Safety Tips for Toddlers in the Wilderness
Camping with your kids is such a rewarding experience! Keeping those munchkins safe while adventuring is key for a fun memorable experience.