This Historic Minnesota Ghost Town Could Be Home To The Next State Park

Taconite Harbor is a former mining community on the north shore of Lake Superior that was abandoned in the 1980s – now a ghost town, with its location and history, we think it would be excellent as the next Minnesota state park.

Thus, Taconite Harbor has a history related to the state’s iron ore industry, Lake Superior frontage, and a scenic river with nearby waterfalls, as well as proximity to both a state trail and a national scenic trail. The site contains just the types of features – in fact, combines several of them – that have been transformed into state park units. Finally, it is surrounded by adjacent, publicly-protected land and is already home to considerable DNR infrastructure and management.

Therefore, we think Taconite Harbor would be perfect as Minnesota’s next state park – don’t you?

Have you visited Taconite Harbor’s ghost town? What other places in the Land of 10,000 Lakes would be good candidates for Minnesota’s next state park?

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