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!
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.
Hiking Eagle Mountain
Hike to one of Minnesota’s coolest vantage points. Every Minnesota Hiker should have Eagle Mountain on their bucket list.
Bower Trout to Swan Lake: A Weekend In-and-Out
Take the journey to Swan Lake for solitude, fishing, and wilderness relaxation. The trek from Bower Trout to Swan Lake is serene and beautiful.
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.
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.…
Clove Lake: A Boundary Waters Beginner’s 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.
Camping on Kawishiwi: A Babies 1st BWCA Trip
Our little guys first Boundary Waters trip was at 10 months old. We chose to camp on Kawishiwi for an easy, fun weekend of family camping.
Finding Johnson Falls: A BWCA Adventure
Drive, paddle, portage, then hike, in that order, to Johnson Falls for a wildly freeing experience in the BWCA. Johnson Falls is an incredible addition to the wilderness experience that the BWCA offers.
Tips & Tricks
How to Wash Dishes in the BWCA Backcountry
Washing dishes anywhere is a chore, but it doesn’t have to be a miserable chore. Get a system down and make dishwashing in the backcountry a snap.
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.
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.
Why Plan your 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 and 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…