In Northern Montana, just south of the Canadian border are over a million of the most spectacular acres in the National Park System. This a landscape of ancient western cedars and snow capped peaks.
Glacier. The Park was founded in 1897.
Drive the Going to the Sun Road. It's a spectacular introduction to the park. Hike to Apikuni Falls and spend a couple of nights in the back-country. Rangers can hook you up with a nice route for a couple days. Reward yourself with a night and dinner at Apgar village lodge.
Don't forget to bring sturdy boots. Our pick is the Salomon Discovery GTX. And don't forget the bear spray!
Everyone loves a roadside attraction. Paul Bunyan and the iconic stop in Bemidji Minnesota. After a quick stop for a photo opt with Paul Bunyan and old "Blue", we would chill at a campfire with our trusty Chaco Z Cloud sandals, Helinox Chair One (you'll want two), the Yeti Colster to keep our favorite beverage cold; the Royal Robbins Throwback Shirt and the Kuhl woman's Mable plaid shirt.
Bridge in Bemidji
On the road, up there on Highway 2, just west of the Iron Range there's an old steel bridge over the Mississippi River. Up there in the headwaters on a foggy summer morning you might run into the ghost of Mark Twain, Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, or Jim Harrison. How many others in the mist?
Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the great American road trip. There’s no better place to start than US Highway 2. First stop the Brule River, “The River of Presidents”. A favorite summer getaway of Calvin Coolidge. More about the Brule River in northern Wisconsin.
A quick stop along the river to wet a line. Don't leave home without a Yeti to keep your favorite beverage cold.
Over the next month we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite stops and across some of American’s most iconic highways. We’ve got road trip fever and we’re sharing all of our fantasy stops with you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook as we hit the road.
Custom Lake Superior gift items for the lake lover in all of us!
Locally made Lake Superior ceramic mugs. Dishwasher safe and the perfect way to enjoy your morning joe. (Joe is also the pottery dude).
Lake Superior adjustable trucker hats. Great for everyone! On size fits most.
12 and 16 oz Hydroflasks will bring joy to the java drinker. Keeps drinks hot for 6 hours and cold for 24. Custom insulated Klean Kanteen coffee mugs and bottles are also available. All in fresh new colors!
Handmade silver Lake Superior wire necklace
Lake Superior soft beach towels. Psst...they make a great family gift. Get 20% OFF when you purchase a set of four!
We've got the goods that will make everyone on your list smile and leave you looking like a pro. All the items can be found at our location on Highway 2, Lake Shore. Can't make it to Ashland? No problem. We can ship most things to you. Just give us a jingle.
Frost River rugged canvas Ruck Sack. Made in Duluth, MN by our neighbors.
Mountain Khakis pants. Amazing fit with comfort and durability.
Stormy Kromer caps. Warm, and legendary. Made in the Michigan's Upper Peninsula by our neighbors.
Darn Tough merino wool socks. Guaranteed for life. Made in Vermont.
Yeti Hopper. Strongest, most durable soft sided cooler ever made. Only cooler he will need.
It's that time again for our end of season gear sale. We have some awesome gently used boats available. Quantities are limited. Boats will be available for pick up on September 12th. Call or stop in to purchase.
Bike rentals are a great way to see the City of Ashland. Cruise around to check out the murals, grab a frozen yogurt on Main Street, stop by our little clothing boutique, Solstice on Main Street and ride through Prentice Park.
We have an awesome part-time job available. Great opportunity for a college student, high school student! Join our team of exceptionally fun folks. Sales Associate position available at Solstice Outdoors and Solstice on Main. Interested? Send your resume to katie at solsticeoutdoorstore.com
Registration is now open for our 2015 Solstice Outdoor 10K and Half Marathon Training Team. We are pleased to have Mari Kay Nabozny back as our ROCKSTAR trainer!
Mari-Kay Nabozny is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified RRCA Running Coach. Over the past 7years she has coached several runners who successfully completed their first races or set new personal records while igniting their passion for distance running. Mari's goal is to provide fun and effective fitness programs that improve your overall fitness level while providing you with the positive support, encouragement, and proper workouts to help you attain your goals! She believes that whatever goal you have, it is attainable.
“I love to motivate people and drive them to challenge themselves, and I hope my energy and love for fitness will help encourage other people. I thrive on trying something new and enjoy helping others discover the joy of running whether they are a beginner or an experienced runner looking to go to the next level.”
For the second year in a row the Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands are set to open on Saturday. The National Park Service is warning that conditions will be slippery and windy. We recommend that you pack water, a camera and wear YakTrax or IceTrekkers for added traction and use lightweight trekking poles. We love the Tubbs two and three piece snowshoe poles. Stop in the shop and pick up your supplies.
Despite our best efforts to run the Book It Free Fun Race and the new Book IT Sprints; mother nature won. The morning was sub zero, blowing snow and frigid even by northern Wisconsin standards. There's always next year! Check out the video Alan shot the morning of Book Across the Bay.
Reviewer: Alan We all have a few pieces of clothing in our wardrobes that we could not imagine living without. Some are practical, some are sentimental, and some are both. Some, like my Patagonia Better Sweater, could tell some pretty good stories.
Part of the reason for that is that it gets worn all the time. Hardly a day goes by that I don't slip it on for something. I wear it when I split a little firewood or take out the recycling. I wear it when I walk the dog. It has been a pillow on airplanes and kept me warm on early trout stream mornings in Wisconsin, Montana, and beyond.
If I'm outside and my Better Sweater isn't on, you can bet it's in my rucksack. In the place that I live, and most of the places I visit, the old timers say that if you don't like the weather just wait a few minutes. Your clothing needs to be adaptable! I love my Better Sweater because it is simple and versatile. It is warm enough for fall sailing and stylish enough for the Pub.
Come experience the first ever Book It Sprints presented by Solstice Outdoors as skiers and snowshoers compete in a fun filled, fast pace event that the whole family can enjoy. Participate in 1 km sprints, relays and dashes, or just come witness an exhilarating, upbeat atmosphere to kick off Book Across the Bay weekend!The morning will kick off at 9:00am with middle/high school, collegiate and adult 1km ski sprint categories where racers will compete head to head in heat eliminating rounds that’s fun for everyone. Snowshoers will wrap up the sprints.
Clothing, gear, and accessories for an active life.
Solstice Outdoors is a locally-owned outdoor store and gear shop in on Highway 2, Ashland, Wisconsin. Open 7 days a week, it's the perfect place to shop for your next big adventure, whether that's paddling the big lake or going out on the town.