Day hiking is an excellent way to explore Isle Royale National Park. There are a number of short and long hikes available in both the Rock Harbor and Windigo areas. Be sure to bring a daypack with water, snacks, rain gear, and a first aid kit. The terrain at Isle Royale is rough and uneven; be sure to wear sturdy boots or tennis shoes that are broken in. Safety always come first when exploring Isle Royale's backcountry; read these additional hiking safety tips.