traveling and meeting other cultures: ideas, destinations, reviews and tips
Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, United States
Idea About: place
Country: Canada, United States
Upon entering the Northwest Angle by road, the traveler must report to U.S. Customs via videophone installed this booth. You must report to Canadian customs from the same booth on your way back.
Canada (1) | United States (12)
Lake of the Woods occupies parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. Lake of the Woods is over seventy miles long and wide, and contains more than 14,552 islands and 65,000 miles (105,000 km) of shoreline. There are many recreational opportunities available on the lake and in the surrounding countryside. Much of the lake is fairly remote, but resorts and equipment outfitters offer options for those who do not have access to their own boats and equipment. Lake of the Woods separates a small land area of Minnesota from the rest of the United States. The Northwest Angle and the town of Angle Inlet can only be reached from the rest of Minnesota by crossing the lake or by traveling through Canada.
What Makes It Special
Auroras (northern and southern (polar) lights or aurorae or aurora borealis); 15,000 islands to explore; Ojibwe (native North American people) pictographs.
Useful Visitor Information and Tips
The vast size and terrain of Lake of the Woods provides many fishing environments and opportunities. Minnesota and Ontario both offer state sanctioned parks and campsites. The largest land feature in Lake of the Woods is the Aulneau Peninsula. It is connected to the mainland with a tiny neck of land at its southeast corner.
Web Sites: Lake of the Woods Vacation Area Guide