Travel Blogs from Crane Lake
Flew from Minneapolis to Duluth, MN and then drove to Crane Lake in northern MN not far from International Falls. Our departure from Minneapolis was a bit sad....we had such a great time at the MN State Fair and had a wonderful time with our friend, Michael, with whom we stayed as well as with our friends Judy and Doug. Judy was our guide for the …
... to join the Indians who long inhabited this remote realm of sparkling lakes and dense green forests—an enchanted land that has inspired more than its share of legends, folklore, and of course, stories about the fish that got away. As you drive through the region, where wild orchids brighten hidden bogs and the Mississippi is but a gentle woodland stream, it’s easy to see why so many tall tales have been born here.
... led to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River! Wow! Never thought we'd be doing this & it was great!! You can walk across the river on rocks or a bridge, we did both 7 then of course, I took off my shoes & socks and went in the cool clear water!!! It was truly amazing! We will absolutely need to come back here and stay in the park! There is so much more to do & see than we had time for today! Minnesota ...
... the border. The headquarters of Voyagers National Park are here and it too was closed but due to the sequester (you'd think they could find another time with such a short summer season). Although we had been driving most of the day and not seen very much except farmland and small lakes we decided to go a little further. We stopped at ...
... parade and fireworks. A bonus of living so close to the border with America is that we also got to watch the American's Independence Day fireworks too (without crossing the border). Although a bit sneaky, I found it amusing that the entire town would all collect near the river edge under the shadow of a water tower, and then wait patiently for it to drop dark and for the show to begin. Although, I’m sure the Americans would have been doing the exact ...
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