Best Sea Kayaking in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. The Twin Ports: Duluth-Superior Harbor


Duluth and Superior together called the “Twin Ports,” are the leading bulk cargo ports on the Great Lakes, with forty to forty-five million tons of cargo shipped each season, and total tonnage as high…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Duluth, MN - Sea Kayaking - 10 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Lake Superior Water Trail


There are plans in the works for a water trail around the whole of Lake Superior, and currently two sections are in existence: the Minnesota trail and the Keewenaw waterway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsu…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Duluth, MN - Sea Kayaking - 5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Grand Portage Bay & the Susie Islands


Like Isle Royale, the Susie Islands give paddlers a taste of the Canadian North Shore, with cobble beaches, rocky basalt and granite points covered with boreal forest, and a few arctic plants left beh…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Grand Portage, MN - Sea Kayaking - 4.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Lake Superior: Two Harbors to Cook County Line


The North Shore of Lake Superior is a rocky shoreline, often treacherous, but also beautiful. It can be traveled by canoe, but a sea kayak is better suited to these unprotected and often windswept wa…
From the guidebook "Paddling Minnesota"
Finland, MN - Sea Kayaking
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Lake Superior: Susie Islands


This cluster of islands provides protected water for a day trip-the only such spot on Minnesota's North Shore. Unfortunately, the islands themselves are not open for public use. The Susies are rock…
From the guidebook "Paddling Minnesota"
Grand Portage, MN - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides