Winter Activities

Whether you are staying on-site at Skyport Lodge or venturing away from Devil Track Lake, there are endless opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure!

Let us help create customized experiences for you to maximize your perfect vacation!

It is our pleasure to provide snowmobile trail recommendations, private dog sledding adventures,

or guided ice fishing tours. For an unforgettable vacation, the team at Skyport Lodge is at your service.

Snowmobile (on-and off-site)

Skyport Lodge is the snowmobile destination in the Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail area! Snowmobile along hundreds of miles of groomed trails to and from Skyport Lodge. Make us an overnight stop on a long trip, or enjoy our resort as a base-camp for your North Shore snowmobile adventures. We have abundant trailer parking. If you didn’t bring  snowmobiles with you, rentals are available from Steve’s Sports in Grand Marais.

Dog Sled (off-site)

Points Unknown Adventures in Hovland (218-370-0283), also offers dog sledding experiences and lifestyle immersion programs.

On-Site Dining

Enjoy one of our house-made entrées, salads, pastas, sandwiches, steaks, shrimp or healthful kid’s meals at Raven Rock Grill while watching the sun set over Devil Track Lake. 

Ice Fish

Looking to catch some walleye, smallmouth bass, trout, or pike? There are many great ice fishing spots off the Gunflint Trail. Call Little Vince's Guide Service 218-388-9942, or Gunflint Fishing Guide to reserve a guided fishing trip.


Let your hunting adventures take you to Skyport Lodge! We are amidst thousands of acres of public lands for deer, bear, and grouse hunting. More info

Fat Tire Biking

Fat Tire Biking is available along the forest roads and on groomed singletrack trails at nearby Pincushion Mountain. Rent a fat bike from Fireweed Bike Cooperative in Grand Marais.

Cross Country Ski

The Gunflint Trail area has numerous groomed XC Ski trail systems, all within easy reach from Skyport Lodge. View and download maps

Downhill Ski​

Lutsen Mountains, the Midwest’s largest downhill ski resort, is another stop not to miss. With 4 mountains and 95 runs from beginner to expert, they have something for everyone. Approx. 30 minutes from Skyport.

Winter Hike or Snowshoe

The hundreds of miles of hiking trails in our area are available for winter hiking or snowshoeing. And for snowshoeing, you don’t even need a trail! Just strap ‘em on and walk on top of the deep snow! Snowshoe rental is available at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply.  

Learning Attractions

Check out what’s happening at our two art schools in town - the North House Folk School and the Grand Marais Art Colony. They may have woodworking, pottery, painting, printmaking, sculpture, writing, or cooking classes happening while you’re here. Or, schedule your trip around a class. The attractions of the Cook County Historical Society are also popular places to explore.

Make S'mores

After a day playing outside in the snow, warm up by our lakeside fire ring and make some s’mores with your loved ones!

Relax with a Massage

Get a massage at LutZen Reflections or other wellness providers in our area.  


Stop by our local YMCA for a swim in the pool or whirlpool, take a sauna, or a workout class. Skyport Lodge guests receive half price passes!

View Wildlife

Moose, wolves, fox, black bears, loons, beavers, otters and bald eagles are among the many animals that are found on property or in our area.