4 Reasons You Should Escape to Voyageurs National Park

Explore the waterways and hiking trails in this peaceful, picturesque Minnesota National Park to see wildlife, birds and historic sites.

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Voyageurs National Park

Hiking Trails

Traverse the short, wheelchair-accessible Ethno-botanical Garden Trail to see native plants and visit a replica Native American encampment. More adventurous hikers can get to the Anderson Bay Trail by boat for a nearly 2-mile loop on rocky cliff near a lake. Check out more national parks are perfect for social distancing.

Historic Sites

Hop on a boat and visit one of the park’s historical sites. Explore the I.W. Stevens Resort, a collection of preserved buildings from the grand 1930s resort era. The Harry Oveson Fish Camp displays the lifestyle of commercial fishermen in the mid-1900s.

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Birding Hotspot

Wildlife Watching

Learn how hundreds of years of human and natural history intersect. Discover how early fur traders made a living while you try to catch a glimpse of the local fauna, such as moose, white-tailed deer, coyotes, red foxes, gray wolves, beavers, river otters and more. These are the best places to camp in national parks

Kelsey Roseth
Kelsey Roseth is a freelance journalist and advertising agency owner based in Fargo, North Dakota. Her passion for birding began at the onset of a chronic pain condition — she found solace in studying the beautiful birds in her backyard. Today, Kelsey's writing focuses on the outdoors, covering topics from ornithology to entomology, gardening to exploration of the outdoors as a person with a disability. She is proud to serve on the board of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.