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Isle Royale named to National Geographic list

CALUMET — Isle Royale National Park off the The Keweenaw Peninsula has been named among the “Wild Beautiful Places” on National Geographic’s annual Best of the World list.

The world-renowned publication selected 25 of top travel destinations for 2021, and the remote national park was chosen because “nature runs wild on Michigan’s untamed Isle Royale, a best-kept secret of a national park in the northwestern corner of Lake Superior.”

“Isle Royale is one of the few destinations in the United States where you can experience untamed and unblemished wilderness,” said Brad Barnett, executive director of the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau. “While the national park is remote, it’s still really accessible to travelers of all ages and skill levels. All you need is a passion for the outdoors and desire to explore nature.”

Isle Royale is the nation’s least-visited national park and only accessible by seaplane or ferry.

Because of the 45-mile-long island’s remoteness, visitors are more likely to run into local wildlife than another human while trekking across the parks extensive trail system.

For more information on visiting Isle Royale National Park, go online to https://www.keweenaw.info/recreation/isle-royale-national-park/.

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