Our next stop after Isle Royale was Voyageurs National Park, right on the Minnesota/Canada border. There isn’t a great direct route from Grand Portage, so it was close to a five-hour journey. With the ferry from Isle Royale putting us back on the mainland around 4:00pm, we were destined for a late arrival. However, after a couple of days eating nothing but snack food, a good dinner was needed. We […]

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Monday August 8th was an early morning for us. We were heading to Isle Royale National Park, an island in Lake Superior, and we had a 7:30am boat to catch at the docks in Grand Portage, Minnesota. Isle Royale is accessible via boat or seaplane, and there are few different departure points in Minnesota and Michigan (Isle Royale is Michigan land). We opted for the Voyager II out of Grand Portage, which […]

Categories: U.S National Parks

After a fun three days in Chicago, it was time to hit the road again. This time we were heading north to Isle Royale National Park, an island in Lake Superior accessible by ferry from Grand Portage, Minnesota. Making the trek in one day was a bit more than we could handle, however, so we planned for a night of camping at Minneopa State Park in southern Minnesota. Getting there […]

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