Where should I go backpacking in Minnesota this weekend?
October 9, 2013 9:18 AM Subscribe
I want to go backpacking in Minnesota or western Wisconsin this weekend. Where should I go?
posted by miyabo to sports, hobbies, & recreation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's what I'm looking for:
- 3-6 mile hike from car to campsite, with plenty of room to explore after setting up camp
- No hunting anywhere nearby
- Dogs allowed (on leash)
- Pretty stuff to look at
- Well-marked trails, I'm not an orienteer
- Less than 4 hours from the Twin Cities
My understanding is that with the government shutdown, national parks are off limits, but the BWCA is open.
So far I'm thinking Bear Head Lake or Eagle Mountain, but I've never been to either place so I'm not sure how good they are. Any other suggestions? Thanks!