The Iron Trail: Hibbing - Virginia - Biwabik - Ely Professional Review and Guide
"Manmade lakes and hills that are slowly being reclaimed by nature give way to ancient, forested highlands on this 110-mile route through the Mesabi and Vermilion Iron Ranges. A detour off the Iron Trail wanders into the remote (and very cold) community of Embarrass, known for its pioneer-era log houses and barns.
Special attractions: Stunning views of hills, pit lakes, and mini-canyons created by a century of intensive mining; Hull Rust Mahoning, the world’s largest open-pit iron mine; Ironworld Discovery Center outside Chisholm; Minnesota’s oldest and deepest underground mine at Tower Soudan State Park; mountain biking and downhill and cross-country skiing at Giant’s Ridge Recreation Area near Biwabik; distinctive Finnish architecture and handicrafts in Embarrass. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."