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The Most Scenic Drives in America!
Route Details Length: About 140 miles. When to go: Year-round, but best from late spring through fall. Winter brings frigid temperatures. Words to the wise: Bring insect repellent; mosquitoes and other pests thrive in these woods. Nearby attraction: Itasca State Park, featuring Lake Itasca, the source of the Mississippi River. About 20 miles north of Park Rapids on Rte. 71. Fur traders and lumberjacks were ...
Itasca State Park Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park.Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann's Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay ...
... and visited the Fortune Bay Indian Casino. This was a pretty large casino with several restaurants and we noted quite a lot of new development in the area. The casino also had an RV campground with hookups from which we could walk to the casino. Lake Vermilion is a fairly large lake with Voyagers park to the west and Boundary Waters to the ...
... interesting. And, by the way, there is also a Judy Garland Museum. She was born in Grand Rapids and lived here with her parents and siblings until the age of 4: 'Born in 1922, she was Frances Ethel Gumm when she crashed her older sisters' performance at their parents' Grand Rapids theater, making it through Jingle Bells before being carried off the stage.' ...
I awoke early to the sun trying to shine through a thin haze. It is 50F this morning by the lake which feels comfortable standing still but will be cool on the road so I have my rain pant liner in my new mesh pants that Elizabeth gave me and I think that should be comfortable as more heat and perhaps rain is coming.
I have stopped for the day in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. I had to check my map to see ...
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