This is a land of special places, from wilderness lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the magnificent Lake Superior to the freshwater-based Voyageurs National Park. Rivers tumble over rapids and waterfalls, which are a sight to behold year-round. Get into unspoiled back country, or “rough it” in sheer comfort at a lakeside lodge. The woods and waters in this area are a great destination for outdoor recreation ranging from fishing, boating, hiking and biking to camping and canoeing. And of course, there’s lots of great food.
Duluth offers big city fun with a seaport flavor, while smaller towns here have some interesting finds. From heritage museums to art galleries, delve into the rich ethnic tapestry that has made northeast Minnesota what it is. In fact, for many visitors, the sights in these north woods towns are their own adventure.