Isle Royale National Park

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101 mi 163 km

Hikes

128 mi 207 km

Trails
Gems
1 Gems

Easy Trails
17 Trails
Intermediate Trails
13 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Isle Royale National Park is a park unlike any other, with a one of a kind location within the pristine waters of Lake Superior. Due to the remote location, the park is only accessible by private watercraft, seaplane or ferry. Weather exerts a strong influence over travel to the island, as well as your trip once you arrive. As an island park, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy Isle Royale from the water, land, or air.

Explore this rugged, isolated island, far from the trappings of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for scuba divers, boaters, canoeists, and kayakers as well as for land-loving visitors such as hikers and backpackers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Getting Here
Due to the remoteness of the Isle Royale, ferries and sea planes are most used to bring visitors to and from the park. These modes of transportation leave from the following communities:

Michigan

  • Houghton
  • Copper Harbor
Minnesota
  • Grand Portage

Further information about transportation to the island can be found here.

Camping and Lodging
Camping on Isle Royale is exclusively dispersed, and the only accommodations available are those that visitors bring with them. Weather patterns on the island can be unpredictable, so visitors should be prepared for all weather types.
Food and Drink
Due to the remote location, visitors will need to bring all of their food with them and will also have to bring water or a purification system.

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Slovak Don't tip lol just kidding!
J J's Family Restaurant All the food is good
Pita Pit Double stamps on Tuesdays
Mongo's Grill Add an egg to your bowl! Delicious!!
Boston Pizza Great service, just a bunch of beauties
Tokyo House Everything was great, really enjoyed the meal
Taco Time Solid food at a good price. Great service for a fast food restaurant.
Bight Restaurant Try the poutine. It's to die for!
Java Hut Improve on customer service. A lady waited for her Phili melt for exactly 28 minutes. Then the waitress loudly said "they're having problems with the grill". Hello, don't wait 30 minutes for that.
Applebee's Neighbourhood Grill & Bar They do honour the free mozzarella sticks deal! Our server took our phone and showed her manager who approved it. Woot!
Thai Kitchen A definate stop if in Thunder Bay!!
The Silver Birch Great new restaurant! Had the pickerel blt......wonderful
Sushi Station Trust Hendel: order #20, 30, 34, 41, 43, 108, 164. Avoid pad Thai & chicken curry.
Tomlin Restaurant The chef's tasting!!!!
Niva's Restaurant I am experiencing SUCH GOOD SERVICE right now. Walked in and was asked what I took in my coffee on my way to my table. Server is friendly, coffee is being tended to. A+ service!
The Sweet North Bakery It's not cheap, but wow do you ever get what you pay for! Highly recommend!
The Hoito Don't judge a book by its cover, this place is popular for a reason! Try the finnish pancakes. They are the size of dinner plates and breakfast is served all day.
314 Bay St., Thunder Bay ON — (807) 345-6323
Maltese Grocery All the meats, cheeses, breads. Everything here is quality!
301 Pearl St, Thunder Bay ON — (807) 344-5911
Kangas Sauna Breakfasts better than Hoitos.
Masala Grille Buffet is worth it every time!
Other Activities
A visit to Isle Royale is the perfect experience for those visitors seeking time to commune with true wilderness. With many trails that are open for exploration, and with a thrilling coastline, Isle Royale showcases some of the best terrain in the United States to test your skills.
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