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We are venturing into new territory this summer...Voyageurs, Isle Royale and Minnesota's North Shore. Any recommendations on things not to miss? Also, is going to Northern Angle worth the cost of the boat trip over? We aren't wanting the hassle of crossing the border into Canada in our vehicle for just a short time.

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Split Rock Lighthouse (two harbors, near duluth) haven't stayed there yet,  but the new Shipwreck campground gets rave reviews. Great trails and lots to do, see, and eat around Split Rock, Two Harbors, and of course, Duluth. 

Grand Marais is about as close to Canada as you'll get on the shore. Great community. My brother's in-laws live there in summers. Campground is big, right on the lake. Artsy little community, great folk school. Don't miss the big Ben Franklin. It's way more than the old dime stores of yore. Even and Oles pizza. Good walleye fish fry in any number of spots.

Come back a different route. Visit Leech Lake, Bemidji, maybe gooseberry falls, Brainerd. Little Brainerd booms in summer and also winter ice fishing season. They even have a nice (smaller) Costco. Nearby Crosby is a biicyclists paradise, and a busy little town. I enjoy poking around Nisswa too. No shortage of good food in the Brainerd area.

Avoid, if you can, going through the twin cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul.) I35 is old, and congested. I often go up through Wisconsin, but then, I have family there, too.

Have a great time. Take lots of long sleeves and long pants lightweight. Minnesota mosquitos are the unofficial state bird.

 

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Thanks for all the info! We do have a reservation at Split Rock Lighthouse in the Shipwreck Campground for part of our stay and it looks like a good one. I'll look into some of the other places you mentioned. I've already ordered us some of those attractive head net mosquito hats, haha. 😉

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If you stay at the campground in Grand Marais drive to the end of the Gunflint Trail and back. 

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You may want to plan a night or two in Ely, MN. There are some nice campgrounds around there and you can always visit the Wolf Center and the Bear Center. The Soudan Underground Mine tour will take you about a 1/2 mile down for a unique tour. You may want to stop in Duluth and tour the lake freighter, the William A. Irvin. We usually take our out of town guests there and they love it. Some awesome state parks for hiking are along the way up the shore. Happy to answer any questions you may have since it's our home turf. Lots of other great ideas already given as well.

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