The perfect getaway for viewing wildlife

The Iron Trail is home to some of the best wildlife viewing in the United States. Each year, thousands of wildlife and birding enthusiasts getaway to the Iron Trail to view our native species.

With over fourteen wildlife designated viewing areas and attractions, you’ll be able to see arctic wolves, great gray and snowy owls, soaring bald eagles, moose, black bears and tons of other wildlife up close and personal.

You’ll hear the call of the loons at sunset and experience the magic show of the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights at night. The Superior National Forest is home to 155 breeding birds, more than any other national forest in the United States and is also one of the last remaining boreal forests in the country.  It has been named by the American Bird Conservatory as one of the top 100 globally important birding areas.

The Iron Trail boasts wildlife habitat of over 40 species for you to discover. With our hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, paved bike trails, viewing piers, wildlife management areas and the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway, you’ll have a great chance to enjoy Mother Nature’s wildlife in their own backyard. Make sure to bring along a camera and binoculars.