Nashwauk Area: From Timber to Taconite


Nashwauk Area Attractions

Mesabi Hiking and Biking Trail to O'Brien Reservoir and The City of Keewatin

A perfect way to take in the grandeur of the Nashwauk area...and get fit, too! A paved walk/bikeway with breathtaking views and vistas! Future development of the trail will someday extend from Grand Rapids to Ely.

Mesabi Hiking & Biking Trail
The Mesabi Hiking and Biking Trail takes you to the scenery.
Good Hunting and Fishing

Did we say "good?" We meant Great hunting and fishing! There are literally thousands of lakes in the Nashwauk area, each one stocked with great fishing action and excitement for your whole family. You could catch a "wall-hanger" or even a state record!

And the Nashwauk area is a hunter's paradise, offering excellent conditions whether your quarry is deer, black bear, ruffed grouse, ducks or geese. If you do your hunting with a camera, you'll find untold opportunities here.
Guide Services

If the fishing and hunting are so good, then why would you need a guide? You don't! But many visitors have found they can make the most of their time spent with us by using guides, and often develop long-term friendships with the area guides.


Hawkins Pit Observation Stand

People who never saw the mines in their glory during full operation are amazed when they look out over the Hawkins Mine. As the sign says, the Hawkins Mine was the first mine in Itasca County, shipping out 25-million tons of iron ore between 1902 and 1962. Bring your camera for shots like these.

Hawkins Mine Pit Observation Sign
Mine Overlook Mine Overlook, too

Snowmobile Trail around Town
Snowmobilers visiting the Iron Range will be thrilled with more than 2,000 miles of groomed snowmobibles trails connecting Evelth to International Falls or Grand Rapids to Ely. Take the Nashwauk Connection and cruise the local trails, or pick up the Taconite Trail for a marathon of fun in the snow!
CITY PARK SIGN Nashwauk Area Wayside Rest and Park
(on the north side of town)

Picnic Area and Pavilion

Water, Electric and Sewer Hook-up for RV's

Dumping Station

Annual Events
Home, Sport and Travel Show
April

July 4th Celebration
3 days of activities
Big Grand Parade
Fireworks - July 3rd

Community-wide Garage Sale
First Weekend in August

Children's Halloween Party
Health Fair and Craft Show

October

Ethnic Tree Lighting
November

Winter Wonderland
December

Kitty Kat Races
January

The people of Nashwauk Love their Parades!
Area Churches

St. Cecilia's Catholic
Nashwauk Lutheran
Nashwauk United Methodist
Nashwauk Alliance

Chamber Information

Nashwauk Chamber of Commerce
301 Central Avenue
Nashwauk, Minnesota 55769
(218) 885-1210

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