VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK

We spent three glorious days in Voyageurs National Park, in upper Minnesota.  After a full day of driving from North Dakota (and a quick stop to have the RV checked due to an engine light), we arrived to the most glorious sight - our lodging right on the edge of Lake Kabetogama, a roaring fire burning, an incredible sunset, and some Adirondack chairs with our names on them.  It was the perfect ending to a long day in the RV.  The kids were quick to hit the lake, and we stayed up way too late!










Killing some mosquitos...
Early morning down by the lake...
Our first day there, we hit the water.  Kayaking, paddle boarding, water trampoline, canoeing, swimming.  It was a great way to enjoy the park, as the water and lakes are its main attraction.





















Reading by the campfire in the evening.


The BEST sunsets.
The second day we were there, games in the morning down by the lake.
We spent day 2 on a boat with a park ranger guide, who took us up and down the park's "water highways".  We learned so much! It was such a fantastic way to see the park, and the way that thousands of lakes (and the four main ones) link.  GORGEOUS!

Minnesota "loon".  The kids loved this because I call them loons all the time.
Exploring the Ellsworth Rock Gardens on one of the many islands we stopped on.




Sundial.






Bird Estuary

We spotted at least 7 eagle nests that afternoon, and at least 6 eagles!


Stop at Stevens Island, one of two islands previously inhabited by a person.  Stevens built a cabin for himself, and lived there until age 94, subsisting on the land.



Final Stop to hike to Kettle Falls.

Stop at the Kettle Falls Hotel.  Such a fun place!


Enjoying our last afternoon.  

4 readers by a fire pit.


Goodbye, Voyageurs!




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