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Located in the heart of North America, Voyageurs National Park looks as beautiful today as it did when French trappers arrived in Minnesota back in the 17th and 18th centuries. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the thick, verdant forest, canoe along the intricate water routes and admire the starry night skies.

As you explore the lakes and rivers of Voyageurs National Park (about 440 kilometers north of Minneapolis), it is easy to imagine the voyageurs of the past dipping their canoe paddles into the clear, dark water. Replicate this experience by renting a canoe or kayak from one of the outfitters found in and around the park. Voyageurs also features numerous hiking trails — which can be traversed by ski or snowshoe in the winter — and campgrounds.