Time slips by when you visit this park of the north. Walk the Savanna Portage Trail, a historic trail traveled by fur traders, Dakota and Ojibwe Indians, and explorers more than 200 years ago. Savanna Portage State Park has 15,818 acres of rolling hills, lakes, and bogs. The Continental Divide marks the great division of water: water to the west flows into the Mississippi River; water to the east runs into Lake Superior. Visitors can hike the Continental Divide Trail and see forested vistas. During the summer, visitors enjoy swimming at Loon Lake. Bike enthusiasts can pedal on roads, or on dirt trails designated for mountain bikes. With four fishing lakes and a river, its common for anglers to catch panfish, trout and bass. Come winter, this park offers snowmobilers approximately 32 miles of trails to explore. This park is a favorite among cross-country skiers too, with 14 miles of trails, and an additional 6.4 miles available at Remote Solitude, 1 mile south of the park.

A decent hike through north central Minnesota’s forest and rolling hills. Trail was good enough, perhaps it was a bad trail day for us, but we weren’t over the moon for this one. Occasional view stunners, but overall a mundane hike. Be careful, (as always,) of the grassy leg of this trail, as we were covered in wood ticks by the end. Every tick season is different, this one particularly nasty, so come prepared with proper gear and try to enjoy this forest respite. (Hiked: June/2017)

Beautiful walk-in campsites available.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Monday, October 08, 2012