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This Little Known Park In Minnesota Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All

There are few places in Minnesota more secluded than the islands on some of our larger lakes. When you’re looking for a true getaway, nothing beats taking a boat ride out to your own piece of paradise. One island in particular will really take you far away, because it’s the northernmost park in the entire state park system. It’s the Garden Island State Recreation Area, and it’s sitting in the middle of Lake of the Woods between the Northwest Angle and Zippel Bay.

Have you ever visited this secluded park before? Where else have you gone on or around Lake of the Woods?

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!