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The Great Escape: Three tips to Visit Isle Royale National Park

An echoing horn sounded across the sliver of water leading us to Lake Superior’s open waters. We were gliding along a narrow vein from Houghton Michigan, beginning the six hour voyage to the island of Isle Royale National Park. Few have heard its name – yet our visit during peak season in August suggested otherwise. The Ranger III was swollen with excited passengers, their brightly colored outdoor gear contrasting with somber colors of the 1958 vessel. Our first mistake was…

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The Green Fire is Dying

The green fire is dying, that fire Aldo Leopold spoke of in his essay Thinking Like a Mountain. In his writing, it appeared as a light in a…

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How to See Voyageurs National Park

“We’re almost to Canada!” I exclaimed as we entered International Falls, a quaint paper mill town bordering our neighbor to the north. Forty minutes later we turned into…

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Secrets of Voyageurs

There are places bathed in fame, known for their glorious geysers or enchanting peaks. Then there are places shadowed in obscurity, known by few. Voyageurs National Park is…

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The Art of Badlands National Park

When I recently listed out the charms of South Dakota, I left out #8: Badlands National Park. It was our crown jewel visit in the state. This park offered…