Edge of the Wilderness
National Forest: Chippewa National Forest
Length: 47.0 mi / 75.6 km
Time to Allow: Three hours to visit the entire byway
Travel this spectacular, winding byway by many pristine lakes, forests, swamps, rolling hills, and other unique features. Outdoor recreation, interpretive sites, and other exciting opportunities await the traveler. During fall, the northwoods is adorned with the brilliant colors of red sugar maples, bronze oak trees and glowing gold aspen and birch.
With over 1,300 lakes, 925 miles of streams, and 400,000 acres of wetlands to choose from, the Edge of the Wilderness is a water-lover’s paradise. Whether you’re into sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, swimming or fishing, this byway has something for everyone.
Winter brings beauty and tranquility to the Edge of the Wilderness in Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest. Bring your friends and family on a cross-country skiing trip through this historic mining country of undulating hills, pine forests, and icy lakefronts with hoarfrost-covered birch and cattail.
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1-Day Trip: Tour of the Edge
Take a natural and historic tour of the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway.