When you visit Lake of the Woods you are about as far North as you can get and still be in the continental U.S. Located North of the 48th parallel and away from urban light & air pollution, Minnesota's True North offers a panoramic view of the Aurora Borealis or Northern lights. They can be a virtual light show on practically any clear evening.
Each season brings a fresh round of activity. In the winter it holds ice fisherman in toasty houses. Spring heralds a fishing frenzy for pre-spawn walleyes near Franz Jevne State Park. Summer brings a variety of water sports and wildlife. The fall palette is especially vibrant as native deciduous trees reflect their coats of many colors.