Gunflint Trail, Cook County, Minnesota

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Gunflint Trail

Notice the tree damage still evident from the "blow down" on July 4, 1999. Photograph taken ten years later in August 2009.
Location of Site: County Road 12
County-
State/province:
Cook County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: Trail/path
Current Function: Road/street/highway


Cook County

Gunflint Trail, Cook County, Minnesota
(47.763531918312° N, 90.339374542236° WLatitude: 47°45′48.715″N
Longitude: 90°20′21.748″W
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The Gunflint Trail runs 57 miles (92 kilometers) from Grand Marais on the North Shore of Lake Superior to Lake Saganaga near the Ontario, Canadian border. Originally it was a footpath but now it is a paved two-lane road (County Road 12) that allows access to the Superior National Forest and parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness. The Gunflint is a Minnesota Scenic Byway.

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