National Parks & Wildernesses

  • Tranquility in the Turtle-Flambeau

    Near the northeast Wisconsin town of Mercer, paddling is as wild as you want it to be.

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  • Snow heaven on the Gunflint Trail

    On the edge of the Boundary Waters, cross-country skiers find snow that sparkles into April.

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  • Grand sand

    Along Lake Michigan, the Sleeping Bear Dunes are a giant playground for families.

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  • Exploring Isle Royale

    Famous for its moose and wolves, this Lake Superior wilderness island is beguiling.

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  • Adventure on the Gunflint Trail

    For outdoorsy folks, this wilderness in northeast Minnesota is a year-round playground.

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  • Michigan's Pictured Rocks

    There's a lot of scenery crammed into one stretch of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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  • Land of big water

    On vast Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park, a little horsepower is a good thing to have.

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  • Volunteer vacations

    Sign up to work in a lighthouse, study wolves or join the fur trade.

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