Scenic State Park, Bigfork
Known for its tall pines and pristine beach, Scenic State Park lives up to its name as a pristine destination for outdoor activities. The Chase Point Trail rewards hikers with overlooks of the Coon and Sandwick lakes, as interpretive signs provide information about the park and its natural history along the way.
The unusual ridge, deposited by glaciers and known as an esker, extends for almost a mile between the two lakes, providing a spectacular vantage point from which to appreciate a peaceful view very similar to the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Soak in the lake views or try your hand at catching walleye, muskie, bass, and more at Marcell Lodge, located in the Edge of the Wilderness Resort Area. The lodge is located on Ranier Lake in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest.
While there, be sure to hop over to the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center for its nature activities and interpretive displays about the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway and surrounding area. It includes area information, a gift shop, an environmental education room, an outdoor amphitheater, an interpretive trail, a fishing/wildlife-watching pier, and free naturalist programs throughout the summer.