Windigo Nature Trail
ElevationAscent: 102' 31 m
Descent: -108' -33 m
High: 729' 222 m
Low: 625' 190 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“An easy interpretive trail exhibiting effects over time of nature and man upon Isle Royale.”— Greg Reasor
Family Friendly An easy trail 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.
At the last marker, one can continue down to the waterfront where the trail ends at the junction of the Feldtmann Lake Trail and the Washington Creek Trail, the latter which returns to the Windigo dock.
Or turn right towards the store, and encounter the Moose Exclosure, where balsam fir trees are allowed to grow unaffected by moose grazing that otherwise stunts these trees across the island.
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Land Manager: NPS - Isle Royale National Park