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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“Great restaurant to get food and drinks at. Very old world feel to Silver Street.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Ski Area
“You can go to the top of North America's largest ski flying hill. Spectacular views!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Campground
“Two different access points to Lake Superior. Great place to walk along the shore. Campground, Large Green Space Park with small playground. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Small, very popular out-of-the-way restaurant and bar with Up North ambiance and varied menu with German specialties as well as vegetarian options. I love the mushroom cheese polenta - good for at least three meals!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Ski Lodge
“It's why we're all here! Great skiing in the winter, great hiking in the summer and incredible fall colors. Sky Bar, Dudleys, the Lodge Restaurant and more. Don't forget the indoor pool and sauna and the fitness center.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Little bit of a drive; albeit an easy one just down US 2, but a full-service grocery store when a local stop won't cut it or if you need more than just a few things. Prices are better than a lot of grocery items at the local convenience store.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Absolutely put this on your list to go, especially at night. Make sure to bring a fire starter, chairs, blankets, and s’more supplies to make a great family evening. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Our local community gathering place. Trivia night, live music, open mic and (dog) friendly atmosphere. A Powder Hound Fav. Food can be ordered in from Brewster’s or other”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to shop
“With pro-shop and expert groomed trails, this is a hotspot for ski training and recreational skiers alike.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
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“They don't deliver all the way out to the hill, but it's a great place to go for pizza and salads!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Offering a variety of theatrical, musical and artistic performances....a must see in this beautifully resorted theater.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Conveniently located across the street. Food & beverage specials. Early dining and off to the ski resort for nightlife”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Friendly staff. Community favorite. Join the Easy Striders running group on Saturday mornings at 7am. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“closest and best coffee and breakfast. Also excellent dinner Friday and Saturday”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“For over 50 years Big Powderhorn Mountain has been a premier downhill ski experience. Perfectly groomed runs, novice to expert levels and all around family friendly experience. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort is 8.4 miles from Our Finnish Farmhouse. About a 15 minute drive.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Blackjack Chalet, now called the "Loggers Lounge," is a restaurant, bar and music venue located at the base of Blackjack Mountain. It is a great way to end the day skiing. The Resort also brings in a very diverse array of talented musicians from Chicago, Milwaukee, and elsewhere. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great restaurant to get food and drinks at. Very old world feel to Silver Street.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Small, very popular out-of-the-way restaurant and bar with Up North ambiance and varied menu with German specialties as well as vegetarian options. I love the mushroom cheese polenta - good for at least three meals!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Ski Lodge
“It's why we're all here! Great skiing in the winter, great hiking in the summer and incredible fall colors. Sky Bar, Dudleys, the Lodge Restaurant and more. Don't forget the indoor pool and sauna and the fitness center.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“They don't deliver all the way out to the hill, but it's a great place to go for pizza and salads!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Conveniently located across the street. Food & beverage specials. Early dining and off to the ski resort for nightlife”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“For over 50 years Big Powderhorn Mountain has been a premier downhill ski experience. Perfectly groomed runs, novice to expert levels and all around family friendly experience. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort is 8.4 miles from Our Finnish Farmhouse. About a 15 minute drive.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, great service and it's the closest restaurant when Indianhead spots are closed.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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