If you are looking for a unique getaway weekend where you can actually make your own snowshoes and take them on picturesque hikes, I recommend joining Rhonda and John Smit at the Silent Sport Lodge. They will guide you through the construction of your snowshoes then take you along their many beautiful hiking and cross ski paths into the woods and along the Sturgeon River. There is so much to explore along these paths lined with animal tracks, deer beds, a beaver dam and antique cabin. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful variety of birds attracted to the many birdfeeders just outside the sunroom and living room. Occasionally, an eagle will make an appearance or fly by. The lodge and amenities are not only attractive but also very comfortable. Rhonda and John are warm, gracious hosts who make you feel right at home! Together, they create delicious homemade entrées, jams and syrups using many homegrown ingredients! We’re looking forward to our next visit!