In the winter, there are two kinds of people who visit the shore – the ones who go specifically for outdoor sports and activities, and the others who would rather NOT spend time in the fluffy white stuff.

The first kind is easy, there is downhill skiing at Lutsen, Spirit, or Giant’s Ridge. There is snowmobiling, XC skiing, snowshoeing, etc.

The second kind of person has less obvious activities. The most popular is spending time with a book or tablet in front of a flickering fire.  Cove Point Lodge has many rooms and cottages with plenty of heat, fireplaces and of course, coffee. Other non-snow activities include a wintry drive up the shore or inland to Ely that may include a cozy lunch at a cafe, or a stroll through a gift shop.

There are always additional “hydrotherapy” self-care activities including packing your favorite Epsom salts, or bath bombs and soaking in a jetted tub in a lodge room or cottage. Or head to the pool area and bask in the sauna, soak in the hot tub, and float in the pool.

Guests have been seen practicing yoga, meditating, playing games, crafting, scrapbooking, walking the halls to get their indoor steps in, there are so many things to do that don’t include snow activities – need a big table? Ask the staff if you can use a dining room table when the dining room is not open for service.  The views are fantastic!