Minnesota National Parks
This 9-mile portage was a vital link on one of the main routes for Indians, explorers, missionaries, and fur traders heading for the Northwest.
For 72 miles, from Dayton to Hastings, Minnesota, the Mississippi flows through a variety of landscapes, including cultural, historical, and industrial features.
Hiking Adventures in Seven States The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven states.
From this quarry American Indians obtained materials (catlinite) for making pipes used in ceremonies.
The 252-mile stretch of the Saint Croix and Namekagon rivers was one of the initial riverways designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.
One third of Voyageurs National Park is water, mostly in four main lakes which are all linked by waterways. Scattered throughout are forest areas which from the sky almost look like a giant jigsaw puzzle.