The Best Canoeing in Minnesota

Looking for the best canoeing in Minnesota? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Minnesota. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near Minnesota

  • Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Canoe to the Palisades on Seagull Lake in the BWCA

    Begin your trip at the Seagull Lake boat launch at Trail's End Campground. The campground, located in Superior National Forest at the very end of the Gunflint Trail, is an hour and half drive from the nearest town of Grand Marais and is a great place to stay the night before. There are no motors ...
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  • Kabetogama, Minnesota

    Canoe or Kayak Lake Kabetogama

    4.8
    Lake Kabetogama is located in Voyageurs National Park and is one of the main attractions for the park. We saw so many vehicles with boat trailers in every parking lot. There are houseboat campsites, lots of fishing, tour boats, rental canoes and kayaks. Since we don't own our own boats, we rente...
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  • Bemidji, Minnesota

    Paddle at Big Wolf Lake

    4.0
    Big Wolf Lake is a relatively little lake in comparison to neighboring waters (Leech, Cass, or even Bemidji).  Start out at the access point on the southwestern part of the lake. The southern bay mostly consists of summer residences. If you paddle north, you'll cross a point that separates the la...
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  • Lake Bronson, Minnesota

    Hike the Aspen Parklands Trail at Lake Bronson State Park

    3.4 mi
    Built in the 1930's by the Works Progress Administration, Lake Bronson was originally designed to be a major tourist attraction for the region. Due to lack of funding, most of the planned projects were never completed and the park has faded into obscurity. However, it still offers some of the bes...
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