Welcome to the Shire in the Woods! Located in McGrath, Minnesota, we are tucked away in the heart of the Solana State Forest and have the Soo Line South Trail running right alongside us. Relax with a good book in front of a fireplace or take a stroll in the beautiful woods. The Shire can serve your family, friends, hold your next retreat, facilitate special groups and meetings, host a wedding, and more! Whatever your event, we will work with you to best serve your needs. The outdoors and especially the circle drive would be great for demonstrations or clinics with horses for example, or you can come and just be a hermit.
There are many things to do in and around the Shire. Enjoy wooded solitude and hiking in the Solana State Forest, kayaking in Banning State Park, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing or snowmobiling on the Soo Line Trail and surrounding trails, or pick up a game of golf. Plan your next birding or photography adventure, or just enjoy the quiet sounds of nature as the many frogs and birds sing their melodies.