Valentine’s Day on the Gunflint Trail

February 4, 2019

In many parts of the country, Valentine’s Day is overlooked when it comes to spending time outside engaged with winter activities. It’s understandable, as all the pavement in a city doesn’t lend itself to getting outdoors at this time of year.

On the Gunflint Trail, however, the middle of February is the perfect time to embrace your love of the natural world. In fact, Valentine’s Day and the Gunflint Trail go hand-in-hand for many people.

Indeed, for couples who enjoy adding a dash of adventure to the holiday traditionally associated with chocolates, red balloons in the shape of a heart and flavorless candies, the Gunflint Trail is the place to be for Valentine’s Day this year. Forget the cliches and spend your day skiing, snowshoeing or dogsledding. These are the perfect means to get outdoors and celebrate this winter holiday with the one you love. And without question, it’s still winter up the Gunflint Trail! In fact, February often features some of our best snow of the season, with daytime temperatures milder than we typically see in January.

Following a day outside in the natural playground, celebrate Valentine’s Day with the person you love at Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge. We’re featuring a special gourmet menu for Valentine’s evening this year, one that is sure to appeal to both the romantic side of the holiday and to satisfy your hunger after a busy day outdoors.

Following dinner, step outside the Lodge to gaze upon the Northern Lights as they dance across the night sky. A quiet setting in the natural world is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day this year. And there’s no place lovelier than the Gunflint Trail in February.