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Explore Getaway Kettle River

Located in Willow River, MN, on the road to Duluth, Getaway Kettle River is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Wolf Creek Falls Trail
Distance: 1.5 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This out-and-back trail is an easy hike featuring a waterfall, great for families and warm summer days.

Kettle River: Banning State Park to Old Dam Site
Distance: 4.1 mi
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This trail loops around along one side of Kettle River through Banning State Park, and features some interesting rock formations, the river, and a waterfall. Make sure to stop at Toby’s gas station by Banning State Park for a giant custard donut on your way back.

Trillium Trail to Quarry Loop Trail
Distance: 2.7 mi
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This is the perfect trail to explore the Quarry; take your time to enjoy the area and take in the scenic views.

Sustenance and Snacks

Denham Run
~17 minutes from Outpost
Known locally as hands-down the best restaurant in town, if you’re looking for dinner away from your cabin, Denham Run is the spot to check out.

Peggy Sue’s Café
~6 minutes from Outpost
Located in an historical building, built in 1895, Peggy Sue’s Café is the perfect spot for some diner food and a chance to meet some locals and learn more about the history of Willow River, MN.

KJ’s Market
~21 minutes from Outpost
Stop by KJ Market on your way to the Outpost to stock up on your favorite ingredients for your campfire recipes.

Endzone Bar and Grill
~5 minutes from Outpost
This bar and grill is located off the historic Highway 61 on the shores of the Kettle River, with all your favorite pub food.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Robinson Park
~ 20 minutes from Outpost
This park is one of our favorite spots near the Outpost with options to explore and get into nature all year. There are hiking trails to take you to waterfalls or to the shores of Kettle River, access to the whitewater paddling in Banning State Park, and Ice-Climbing and Bouldering parks. There are events at this park year round, so be sure to check out their website before you go to see what seasonal festivities you might find.

Moose Lake Brewing Co
~18 minutes from Outpost
Located on the shores of Moose Lake, Moose Lake Brewing Co is one of our favorite spots for a handcrafted brew. They even have self-guided tours for you to explore their brewing history and learn more about how they make their beer.

Three Twenty Brewing Co
~40 minutes from Outpost
Three Twenty Brewing Co is a great spot to enjoy an afternoon tasting local brews and playing cribbage with those who matter most.

Peaceful Pines Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard
~40 minutes from outpost
For the perfect fall escape, head to Peaceful Pines Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard to enjoy your favorite fall apple treats while grabbing a pumpkin to carve on your Getaway or bring home to put on your porch.

Ready to escape the city and head into nature? Book your Getaway today.