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" Ski the Top of the World on the Continental Divide "
Fall/Summer Covered Wagon Rides

"Top of the World" Covered Wagon Rides
Scenic Tours of the Continetal Divide

PDFWagon Rides Flyer
PDFFall Colors Poster

horse-drawn covered wagon ridesWe invite you to ride in an authentic horse-drawn covered wagon on the high ridge known for centuries as the "Top of the World". Our narrated tour follows the Leech Lake-Red Lake Trail, the same route traveled by Native Americans, early explorers and pioneers. Your tour will begin at the Lumberjack Hall of Fame building in the Buena Vista Village.

Along the wagon route you will see Lake Julia, where the waters flow to the Hudson Bay, and Larson Lake on the other side of the ridge, where the waters flow south to the Gulf of Mexico. You may see bald eagles, various birds, Canadian geese, fox, and deer. You'll also hear stories about the homesteaders and their lives.

Climb aboard for a journey into the past…

horse-drawn covered wagon ridesBuena Vista Area Attractions
Working sawmill, horses, wildlife, caboose, train cars (view original logging paintings), early
1900's schoolhouse, log church and miniature Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox statues.
Ranch facilities – horses, barn, round pen, corrals, old-time logging sleighs, Buena Vista Ski
Area chalet and facilities.

Wagon Route – Time - Capacity
The covered wagon holds 10 – 15 people.
Wagon rides usually run 30-45 minutes each.

Cost for the Covered Wagon Ride is $150

Call 218-766-9919, 218-243-2250 or e-mail suzanne@bvskiarea.com for reservations


"Top of the World" Fall Colors Covered Wagon Rides

horse-drawn covered wagon ridesSaturday, September 17, 11am - 3pm
Sunday, September 18, 1pm - 3pm
Buena Vista Ski Area & Logging Village
19600 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN

Call 218-766-9919 or e-mail suzanne@bvskiarea.com

PDFFall Colors Poster

Fall colors are spectacular at Buena Vista. Catch the colors in a horse-drawn covered wagon on the high ridge known for centuries as the "Top of the World." Nature is reflected in nine lakes visible from the pinnacle of the divide which separates waters flowing to the Hudson Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Part of the path follows the Leech Lake-Red Lake Trail. The same route traveled by American Indians, early explorers and pioneers.

Admission for the forty-minute ride is $6.00 for 13 years and over and $3.00 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free.

horse-drawn covered wagon ridesOther items of interest and activities on the weekend will include:

  • View logging paintings by Andrew Stenstrom and Michael DeWitt in the Milwaukee Train Car
  • Enjoy music in the Museum, where crafts and lunch will be for sale
  • Self-guided tour of the original town site of Buena Vista

A special Thank You to our Fall Color Rides Sponsors: The Go & Whoa Harness Club, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting - KB101, KZY, 99.1, and True Oldies 104.5, Buena Vista Logging Days Heritage Museum and Buena Vista Ski Area.

For more information, call 218-243-2250 or e-mail suzanne@bvskiarea.com

Fall color rides are sponsored by the Go and Whoa Harness Club and the Buena vista Logging Heritage Museum.

horse-drawn covered wagon rides

horse-drawn covered wagon rides


Buena Vista Ski Area
19600 Irvine Ave. NW Bemidji, MN 56601
218-243-2231 · 800-777-7958 · general@bvskiarea.com

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