Sports & Recreation
SILVER BAY GOLF COURSE & DRIVING RANGE
Silver Bay Golf Course was built in 1959 by the Reserve Mining Company and has matured into one of the finest 9-hole layouts in the state. Silver Bay Golf Course was opened to the public in 1983. It is now owned by the City of Silver Bay. All are welcome. Surrounded by heavily forested hills, the course is laid out across the east branch of the Beaver River, offering natural beauty and a challenge to golfers. Other features: • Driving range adjacent to the golf course • Pro Shop • Sandwich grill open daily • Dining room seats 100 and is available for party rentals Go to SilverBayGolf.com for more information.
ATV AND SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
We have 100 miles of local snowmobile and ATV trails. Look at the ATV and Snowmobile Trails map (see page 11) for all the trail riding options in this area. The trails connect to the The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail, a 146-mile natural surface trail from Duluth to Grand Marais. It runs through St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties in northeastern Minnesota, winding its way through the forests on the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior. This trail provides access to some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in Minnesota. In winter, it connects with hundreds of miles of snowmobile club trails and many communities in the area. Plans to modify the state trail to accommodate ATVs are pending. The trail system is well marked and accessible. You’ll find plenty of amenities, such as restaurants, bars and restrooms along the trail.
This is the North Shore’s hub for rock climbing. The biggest cliffs on the lake are at Palisade Head, (a huge cliff just 2.5 miles from Silver Bay) and Shovel Point, both managed by Tettegouche State Park. Just 23 miles south is Silver Creek, another climbing destination.
Tettegouche, Split Rock and Crosby Manitou (in Finland) are all beautiful places to snowshoe. When the cross country trails are not at their best, this is a perfect alternative. During freeze/thaw conditions, you can still find excellent snowshoeing conditions, especially away from the Lake Superior.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Northwoods Ski Trail is located off Penn Avenue just outside of Silver Bay. It is a beautiful wooded, single track trail that follows the Beaver River. It then moves away from the river over rolling hills and eventually connects to the trails at Tettegouche State Park. Classic only. Groomed by the local ski club by volunteers. Tettegouche State Park: The park grooms 15.5 miles of trails for classic and four miles for skate skiing. All trails are moderate to difficult and include long, fast downhills.
SLED DOG RACE RUNS THROUGH SILVER BAY
The 400-mile John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, the longest sled dog marathon in the lower 48 states, runs through all the Silver Bay area communities. The sled dog marathon takes place the last week in January.