Backpacking and Hiking

From day hikes that give you a new perspective on the lakes you’ve paddled, to multi-day wilderness backpacking trails that will test and reward you, the Boundary Water abounds with hiking opportunities.

Two men hiking the Boundary Waters

Stand Up Paddle Board

This non-traditional method of traveling through lakes, rivers and portage trails is becoming increasingly popular. Learn how to get started and go on your own paddleboard adventure! 

Image of a man using a stand up paddle board in the Boundary Waters


Few people venture into the Boundary Waters in the winter. But for those who embrace cold, a wonderland of silence, peace and adventure awaits. Find out why even people who prefer warm weather fall in love with the frozen wilderness.

Image of a man hiking in the snow in the Boundary Waters