Since moving to Indiana, I’ve heard of boy scouts going up to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. It is a wilderness area full of lakes and rugged terrain on the border of the United States and Canada. It is one of the most beautiful and remote places in the country. In August of 2020, my Dad, brother Brad, and I took a trip up there for a few days of adventure.
To enter the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area you have to have an entry permit. This limits the number of people entering each permitted area per day. This creates a better experience so you don’t run into as many people and so the areas aren’t overstressed.
The area consists of over 1,100 lakes connected by trails called portages. From your entry point you canoe or hike from lake to lake carrying your gear and canoe. Brad purchased inflatable 2-person kayaks which were much lighter and easier to carry than a canoe.
It was a great trip I look forward to repeating someday. Check out our route and trip pictures below.