The Gunflint Trail is located in the extreme northeastern part of the North Star State, and it’s renowned for being both beautiful and remote. Now, however, visitors to the trail can worry about one less thing: where to get a decent cup of coffee. In summer 2023, Loons Nest Coffee opened its brick-and-mortar location, making it the first coffee shop on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota.

Well, technically speaking, you’ve been able to do so for a couple years now, thanks to Loons Nest Coffee.

Now you know where to go for your caffeine fix or a quick snack next time you’re exploring the Gunflint Trail. To confirm hours or to place an order for home delivery, visit Loons Nest Coffee on the web. Be sure to check out the coffee shop’s Facebook page for even more updates and information. As I mentioned before, the Gunflint is fairly remote, so be sure you pack all your road trip essentials and get fuel in Grand Marais before you head up. Also, cell service is pretty spotty, so a standalone GPS comes in handy; and when you’re hiking some of the amazing trails up there, an app like AllTrails Plus – which you can use offline (one of my favorite features) – is a great tool to have.