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Address: Lake Itasca, MN
Activities: Driving
Description: A narrow one-way road that twists and turns through a couple of thousand...
A narrow one-way road that twists and turns through a couple of thousand acres of pine trees at Itasca State Park.
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Drive slowly and appreciate the beauty!

The best way to do this drive is slowly! It is gorgeous in any season, especially Fall. We went the last time in August but still great - you never know what you can see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Glenwood, Minnesota
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Glenwood, Minnesota
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The best way to do this drive is slowly! It is gorgeous in any season, especially Fall. We went the last time in August but still great - you never know what you can see.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went slow and stop at nearly all the attractions. Blowdown Trail was, by appearances, the least traveled and had the most mosquitoes. Interesting in its own right but not the best for kids IMO. Bohall Trail is a better option and much more traveled, ending in a lovely view of Bohall Lake. Beaver Lake had a nesting pair of Trumpeter... More 

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SIOUX FALLS
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The eight miles trip its a must! We seen porcupine, deers and so many Eagles. Next time we will bring our bikes

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wilderness Drive is by far my favorite part of ISP. 10 miles on a one way blacktop road that is filled w/beautiful scenery...heavily wooded with small ponds & lakes with multiple scenic pullovers. I just rode my bike from the bike rental hut thru the Wilderness Drive and back...about 16 miles. Even when I was lacking in oxygen due to... More 

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Princeton, Minnesota, USA
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The one way wilderness drive is beautiful. it curves through the park along many lakes. The drive is relaxing and allows everyone to get close to nature.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take the time to drive around the wilderness drive from the Headwaters back to the Lodge. Most of it is a one-way road, shared with bicyclists. Opportunities to stop and take short hikes, seeing the old and tall trees, passing lakes and swamps and an interpretive walk. Filled with the beauty of the wilderness.

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Pacific Junction, Iowa
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a must! It's great for the chilly, rainy days. Bring a thick sweater and cover up to help keep mosquitoes at bay, if you choose to venture out on the trails. This is a beautiful drive that you should take nice and slow to watch for all the wild life (I didn't see any bears, but did see... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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256 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful 10 mile one way drive. Places to pull off and go for hikes and even a 100 foot fire tower to climb to the top for amazing views of the whole park!!

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Minneapolis
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85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I took this drive. It is a one way paved 10 mile drive. Take your time and enjoy. Beautiful pine tree canopies. There are several places where you can stop and park to take a quick hike. We stopped twice to see both the biggest white pine and the biggest red pine. Both were a quick walk... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon bike riding however you need to watch for cars as you share the road with them and some people drive too fast. Some of the bike trails were marked as closed/under construction but we took them anyway and they were fine. This was much safer than sharing the road with cars. Beautiful ride. Take... More 

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Address: Lake Itasca, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lake Itasca

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