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Voyageurs National Park,Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park lies within the heart of the North American Continent.

Voyageurs National Park,Minnesota
FORDF250HDXLT, Apr 9, 2017
      The first people to occupy the lands now designated as Voyageurs National Park arrived nearly 10,000 years ago during the Paleo-Indian Period.

      Groups entered the area as the waters of glacial Lake Agassiz receded. This ancient lake once covered 110,000 square miles of Minnesota, North Dakota, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan in Canada.

      During the Archaic Period (8,000 B.C. - 100 B.C.) people followed a mobile, hunting and gathering lifestyle. Fishing was a major source of food, although the gathering of plants continued to be important as well.

      During the Woodland Period (100 A.D.- 900 A.D.) people increased their use of the wild rice that is native to this area. They began to use ceramics to fashion small, side-notched triangular projectile points.

      Over 220 pre-contact archeological sites have been documented within the park, including sites that are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

      Please remember while exploring the park that all archeological and historic resources are protected by law. Do not destroy or collect any items that you find; instead enjoy looking at the items and leave them where you found them.

      Early Cultures - Voyageurs National Park

      The Heart of the Continent
      Voyageurs National Park lies within the heart of the North American Continent. Here you can see and touch rocks half as old as the world, experience the life of a voyageur, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a boreal forest, view the dark skies, or ply the interconnected water routes.

      Leave your car behind and set out on the water highways of the North Woods.

      Voyageurs National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

      Voyageurs National Park is in northern Minnesota, near the Canadian border. It covers a vast area and is known for its forests, waterways and huge, island-dotted Rainy, Kabetogama and Namakan lakes. The Ellsworth Rock Gardens, created by artist Jack Ellsworth, are a series of abstract sculptures on a terraced outcrop. The remote Kettle Falls area has a dam and a red-roofed hotel, both from the early 20th century.

      Voyageurs National Park - Wikipedia

      Not one of the larger parks or anything and not a whole lot of it was open,as is much the case with the northern parks in winter but the solitude in the woods for a couple of miles was very relaxing and refreshing.I could hang out here all the time exploring if I lived nearby.
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