The Kabetogama/Voyageurs National Park area is a 4 season area with many things to do but water is the main focus of the area! Fish hundreds of miles of shoreline and islands, cruise to the Kettle Falls damn or Crane Lake for lunch, visit the Ellsworth Rock Gardens, travel up river and view the rock cliffs on your way to Ash River Falls or take a sunset cruise!
Starting in September, hunting is in its prime as ruffed grouse and black bear season opens. White-tail deer season open the first Saturday in November. Northern Minnesota has thousands of acres of public hunting land with miles of perfect trails for the hunter. Fall also offers some spectacular fishing days! Nothing beats a warm fall day on one of our area lakes or nearby Sullivan Bay while taking in excellent fishing action and the brilliant fall colors!
canoed by 18th century French-Canadian Voyageurs who transported goods and furs along the international border lakes.
(218) 875-2111 Daily, 9:00 am - 5 pm May 8th - Sept 30th
Meadwood Rd. Ash River Trail
Open daily May 7-September 30 9-5. Visit the center and enjoy hiking trails filled with pine and spectacular views
of Kabetogama Lake. (218) 374-3221
The Ellsworth Rock Gardens are located on the Kabetogama Peninsula across from Cutover Island. The site includes a
picnic area and dock access to facilitate exploration of the gardens and rock sculptures that were developed here by
Jack Ellsworth from the 1940s to the 1960s.
Here you can see the wild bears in their natural habitat up close and personal. Don't forget your cameras! Near Orr.
At the Voyageurs National Park and Orr Area Information Center. Open daily, year 'round. The center offers
the chance to walk through a bog without getting your feet wet! Access from HWY 53 in Orr - (218) 757-3932
Near Tower, MN Open daily in summer from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, (218)-753-2245
Visit the Kettle Falls Historic District where you can look south into Canada from the international border, visit the dam,
the 1912 dam tenders cabin, the site of a blind pig and the 1912 Kettle Falls Hotel.
State of the art facility will preserve and educate all visitors about the history of Koochiching County with well-researched and
exciting exhibits. Over 10,000 items are exhibited in the museum and cover other topics including Native American artifacts,
geology, homesteading era, early settlement, farm equipment, antique cars, toy and dolls, and much more! Museum opened May thru September.
The Bronko Nagurski Museum is a lasting tribute to an outstanding man, athlete and citizen. It is the first modern
museum in America dedicated to an individual football player. Museum opened May thru September.
For more information call (218)283-4316
The art and craft of papermaking is as old as recorded history, and, in International Falls, the growth of the papermaking
industry and the growth of the city have gone hand in hand. Tours are offered June through August. 218-285-5011
Named for the that can often be seen dancing in the sky, this is Minnesota's northernmost byway. This breathtaking route
traverses 191 miles along Minnesota Highway 11 through lakes, the legendary Rainy River, forests, farmland, and several cities and small towns.