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Isle Royale National Park, MI
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Remote and fascinating

We enjoyed renting a small boat with a moto and making the trip down to the historic lighthouse... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
Remote, interesting, but sad too

We enjoyed a brief excursion via The Sandy to the Edison Fishery & the site of the moose study... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
Jean5787
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Greenwood, Indiana
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Old fishery now a living history museum maintained by the National Park Service.
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We enjoyed renting a small boat with a moto and making the trip down to the historic lighthouse, fishery, and to spend time with Candy, the moose expert’s wife. They have been studying the moose on the island for 47 years. They have to much...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a brief excursion via The Sandy to the Edison Fishery & the site of the moose study. Both are very interesting & I recommend the excursion. It was sad to see that the NPS has been unable to preserve some of the fishery...More

1  Thank Jean5787
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

We rented a motorboat to get here, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Vintage tools, nets, boats abound. Great photo opportunities. It was great to imagine the hardy folks that lived there

2  Thank Favahome
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

IMHO, the VERY best thing you can do when you visit IR. Requires that you take a boat ride on the SANDY to get there - I don't think any of the hiking trails will get you there. A ranger gives a walking tour around...More

1  Thank RogerDetroit
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

A rare look into what life used to be like on the Island. A volunteer Ranger gave us a tour of what commercial fishing used to be like.

1  Thank mafischl
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Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a great boat trip from Rock Harbor. Rolf Peterson at the moose and wolf research center is a DO NOT MISS.

1  Thank TODD R
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

On day three we took the Sandy six miles east along Rock Harbor to the last fishery on Isle Royale. Volunteers stay at the site and greet you and give you a brief tour. Then you can walk an easy trail a quarter of a...More

3  Thank Ted O
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Reviewed August 31, 2014

Staying at Rock Harbor Lodge from Friday afternoon to Monday, the only activity available was the Edisen Fishery/Rock Harbor Lighthouse. It was a 3 1/2 hour tour and basically nothing else to do in the area, unless you wanted to hiked 5 miles or go...More

1  Thank Carol T
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The fishery and Light house were alright . What they do not advertise is that a short hike from there is the Wolf and Moose Research facility. It was both fun for my son and educational for all of us.

3  Thank Shawn456
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

took the boat tour over to the Edisen Fishery which included a visit to the Wolf/Moose research station run by the Petersons (known globally for their research which spans 50 or so years now). really worthwhile!

1  Thank amy f
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