Minnesota is one of the beautiful destinations for road trips. The stunning landscape of Minnesota attracts most of the tourists. It is known for its lakes and forests. Minnesota also has a nickname “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” which indicates lakes of Minnesota, size from large to very small.
The state has only one national park, Voyageurs National Park. One of the most diverse and unique national parks loved by the visitors.
Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park is located in northern Minnesota. The park is one of the most unique national parks in the U.S which can be accessed by boat. The park covers over 134,000 acres of forest and 84,000 acres of water. The park has endless adventures for hikers from challenging trails to easy trails like Oberholtzer Trail. The park also offers many opportunities for canoeing, boating, fishing, and more.
One of the most attractive activities in Voyageurs is stargazing. If you get to visit the park on clear nights you can see the spectacular northern lights. There is no guarantee that you will see the northern lights during your visit, if you like to see you can track the Northern Lights forecastThey start as a faint glow on the Voyageurs National Park covers a massive area and the best way to get the full experience is to get out on the water.
Voyageurs is truly a wonderland with stunning landscapes. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the park you should go for boat tours. The boat tours are operated by the national park, led by a national park ranger. The ranger will provide information on the historical, cultural, and natural features of the park.
The best time of year to visit Voyageurs National Park in September and October when the park is in fall. It is the perfect weather for exploring the park. The park is definitely worth visiting – if you love water and nature.
Places to Visit in Voyageurs National Park
- Rainy Lake
- Kettle Falls
- Grassy Bay Cliffs
- Kabetogama Peninsula
- Ellsworth Rock Gardens
- Ash River Visitor Center
- Crane Lake