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Windigo Nature Loop

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Length


1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


113' 34 m

Ascent

-117' -36 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

729' 222 m

High

617' 188 m

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Shared By Greg Reasor

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An easy interpretive loop exhibiting effects over time of nature and man upon Isle Royale.

Greg Reasor

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy loop for those stopping off the ferry and returning the same day, or anyone with an hour to spare. Kids will learn plenty about Isle Royale, and adults will, too.

Overview

Stop by the Windigo Visitor Center for a flyer describing the 11 markers along the Windigo Nature Trail.

Description

Begin by the store uphill from the Visitor Center and hike along the hills around Windigo. See several examples of how man, moose, and natural forces have shaped Isle Royale.

At the last marker, continue down to the waterfront where the Windigo Nature Trail ends at the junction of the Feldtmann Lake Trail and the Washington Creek Trail, head right onto the Washington Creek Trail, which returns to the Windigo dock.

Look for the Moose Exclosure, where balsam fir trees are allowed to grow unaffected by moose grazing that otherwise stunts these trees across the island.

Flora & Fauna

Canada dogwood, thimbleberry, aspen and balsam fir trees are abundant. Moose tracks have been seen on the trail.

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