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Maritime-Related National Parks in Minnesota


Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

  • In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72-mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating, and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for bird watching, bicycling, and hiking.?There are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River.

Voyageurs National Park

  • Voyageurs National Park lies within the heart of the North American Continent.?Here you can see and touch rocks half as old as the world, experience the life of a voyageur, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a boreal forest, view the dark skies, or ply the interconnected water routes. Leave your car behind and set out on the water highways of the North Woods.


Are you interested in other historic maritime resources in Minnesota? We have information about historic lighthouses and light stations.