The backcountry canoe route heads south from the Campground through a series of pretty lakes, then north up the west side of the park - it's quite isolated and quiet with large cliffs bordering the route (at the top end you can wave to anybody way above you on the Hawk Ridge Trail viewpoint). Alternatively, Halfway and Bailey lake (separated by just a 310-metre portage) are plenty big-enough for a sea kayaking excursion.
Our 1:25,000 large-scale topographic map is extraordinarily detailed, showing the campground, all trails, lakes, streams, wetlands, open areas and much more. The back side is filled with informative text and colour photographs about the natural and human history of the area, trail and canoe route descriptions, safety tips, contact info, and more. It's just about everything you need to know when planning and then taking your trip.
There is also Voyageurs National Park on the US side, with it 200 "boat-in" campsites, ranger-guided activities, hiking trails and in winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
Or consider Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, that famous peninsula jutting into Lake Superior, with plenty of hiking trails, great vista over the lake and a fine campground to keep you busy.
Add in Grand Portage National Monument, La Verendrye Provincial Park Reserve, Fort William Historical Park, a whole slew of Minnesota State Parks, roaring Kakabeka Falls in the provincial park of the same name, Isle Royale National Park, the new Lake Superior Marine Conservation Reserve and you've got the beginnings of an extremely special collection of wilderness recreation areas.
Our waterproof map and guide is your key to unlocking the potential of this region. One side is a large detailed poster map of the area surrounded by colour photographs; the other side is chock-a-block with text and photos about all the variety of paddling areas, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails, tourist associations, major towns and their attractions, and much more. It's very comprehensive. And it's also waterproof! That means it's plenty tough enough to withstand all the planning sessions and trips you'll need to do this area justice.